CSPA Comments on Senator Lautenberg's Decision to Leave the Senate

WASHINGTON--()--The following is a statement from Chris Cathcart, President and CEO of the Consumer Specialty Products Association:

The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) has been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work closely with Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and his staff over the past several years.

Senator Lautenberg has been a steadfast leader in developing and enforcing federal protections on public health and the environment in the United States and globally. Since 2005, he has advocated for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that would provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with both the tools and the authority to manage chemical safety. His work has helped maximize protections and provide a pathway for chemical manufacturers and chemical users to develop and market safe and effective products and services, including those from downstream companies CSPA represents.

When Senator Lautenberg reached out to industry to work with him on TSCA modernization, CSPA accepted this challenge. Our experience working with his office has been productive and positiveā€”resulting in a better understanding and greater appreciation of the needs, priorities and challenges faced by industry, the EPA and the public/NGO community. It is our hope and expectation that this partnership will continue over the next two years in an effort to enact bipartisan TSCA legislation that will serve as a legacy to his passion, commitment and leadership on chemical safety and management.

About CSPA

The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is the premier trade association representing the interests of companies engaged in the manufacture, formulation, distribution and sale of more than $80 billion annually in the U.S. of familiar consumer products that help household and institutional customers create cleaner and healthier environments. CSPA member companies employ hundreds of thousands of people globally. Products CSPA represents include disinfectants that kill germs in homes, hospitals and restaurants; candles, and fragrances and air fresheners that eliminate odors; pest management products for home, garden and pets; cleaning products and polishes for use throughout the home and institutions; products used to protect and improve the performance and appearance of automobiles; aerosol products and a host of other products used every day. Through its product stewardship program, Product CareĀ®, and scientific and business-to-business endeavors, CSPA provides its members a platform to effectively address issues regarding the health, safety and sustainability of their products. For more information, please visit www.cspa.org.

Contacts

Consumer Specialty Products Association
Lynne Harris, 202-833-7311
or
Larry Jones, 202-833-7317

Release Summary

The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) commends Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) for his work to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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Contacts

Consumer Specialty Products Association
Lynne Harris, 202-833-7311
or
Larry Jones, 202-833-7317