Mon April 17, 2017

On April 5, Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) president and CEO William R. Carteaux met for hours at the request of senior officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking to understand the impact of federal environmental regulations on the plastics industry and identify opportunities for reform.

The meeting was the latest engagement with “beachhead team” political advisors in the Trump administration, where PLASTICS again emphasized our member priorities and the critical role of the plastics industry in the U.S. economy.

Carteaux continued to advocate for the proper and timely development of regulations under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and commended EPA Administrator Pruitt’s actions to delay the effective date of the amended Risk Management Program (RMP) rule. More broadly, he encouraged efforts to revise, reduce or eliminate those permitting and regulatory requirements that lack clarity, are outdated or are otherwise ineffective.

PLASTICS and its membership are recognized as valuable resources for the administration and EPA. EPA has asked PLASTICS directly for input to inform its Regulatory Reform Task Force, which will evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations about their repeal, replacement or modification.

Please help us amplify your voice and respond to EPA’s request, so that we can provide the best possible information on federal environmental regulatory reform. We need your input on what’s working and what changes are needed.

Please help by taking this survey today. It will be live through Tuesday, May 2. Your answers will be confidential and compiled with those of your colleagues. The results will inform a response to EPA and further PLASTICS regulatory advocacy.