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July 25, 2012 10:07 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brian Sansoni, 202-662-2517 (office)/ 202-680-9327 (mobile) or via email at bsansoni@cleaninginstitute.org  

ACI Statement: Senate Committee Markup of "Safe Chemicals Act"

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 25, 2012 – The American Cleaning Institute issued the following statement by ACI President & CEO Ernie Rosenberg in response to the July 25 mark-up of the "Safe Chemicals Act" by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee:

"ACI has been and remains committed to passage of legislation that strengthens and modernizes the Toxic Substance Control Act. We have been thoroughly engaged in bipartisan discussions to get us on that path.

"It is critical that any legislation enacted into law continues to enhance consumer confidence in a strong, reliable and credible federal chemical management program. We will continue our efforts to obtain a bill that protects product and process innovations without detracting from EPA’s ability to conduct a robust chemical management program.

"We recognize and commend the effort and engagement of many Senators on both sides of the aisle. ACI will work toward opportunities for all sides to come together for a bipartisan, bicameral bill that promotes the safe use of chemicals, enhances public confidence in the chemical management system, protects American jobs and maintains U.S. global leadership in chemical innovation."

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The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI - formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market. ACI members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers. ACI (www.cleaninginstitute.org) and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.