Fri September 2, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations for a Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC), per the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act and its amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The committee is to provide independent advice and expert consultation to the EPA Administrator regarding the scientific and technical aspects of risk assessments, methodologies and pollution prevention measures or approaches. If you or someone you know has scientific or technical expertise relevant to chemical risk assessment and pollution prevention—whether from industry, government, labor, public health or other groups—please view EPA’s announcement for more information. Nominations and comments must be received on or before October 11.

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Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $427 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly one million American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers legislative and regulatory advocacy, market research, industry promotion and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show. All profits from NPE are reinvested into SPI’s industry services. Find SPI online at www.plasticsindustry.org and www.inthehopper.org.

"From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry," said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO, SPI. "Our most recent economic reports show that the plastics industry as a whole is resilient, and has come through the recession significantly better than other U.S. manufacturing sectors."