WASHINGTON — Recently the American Cleaning Institute announced its support of the U.S. Senate’s proposed bipartisan bill, the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” which aims to update the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, according to a press release.

“We cannot let a once-in-a-generation opportunity pass us by that could enact a meaningful, bipartisan solution to the outdated federal chemical management system we have had in place since 1976,” ACI President and CEO Ernie Rosenberg said in the release. ““A stronger federal chemical law should reflect progress in science and technology and advance further innovations. A well designed, updated law can further enable our industries’ ongoing work to develop and innovate more sustainable cleaning products.”

The bill, which was introduced by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and David Vitter (R-LA), is meant to overhaul and strengthen the TSCA.

“We applaud Senators Udall and Vitter and the legislation’s co-sponsors for setting us on the path to passing a more effective law to govern chemicals in commerce,” Rosenberg added.

For the original release, please click here.