Washington, DC, June 22, 2016 – The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) released the following statement from Ernie Rosenberg, ACI President & CEO, on President Barack Obama signing into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which modernizes the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA):
"Seeing this legislation become the law of the land represents the culmination of an incredible journey. It’s been nearly a decade since the American Cleaning Institute and other voices began calling for modernizing TSCA, the principal federal chemical safety law.
"We thank President Obama for signing the Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act and congratulate the bipartisan leaders in both houses of Congress who worked diligently in the trenches to get this bill to the President’s desk. The passage of a bipartisan environmental statute, the first major environmental legislation in 25 years, in the face of partisan pressures is a huge achievement.
"There is still a great deal of work that lies in front of us to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency implements this law effectively, fairly and efficiently so that the federal program is once again credible."