U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) has given his backing to the Frank J. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.
This piece of legislation — the first large-scale environmental reform passed by Congress in 20 years — affords to manufacturing companies regulatory predictability as well as updates the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.
“South Carolina has been home to a manufacturing revolution over the past decade, and by providing regulatory predictability regarding chemicals, we can help ensure that growth continues,” Scott said. “With 96 percent of all manufactured goods using raw materials and products created by the chemical industry, the Chemical Safety Act for the 21st Century is incredibly important for manufacturers across South Carolina and the nation.”
The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 covers chemicals used in several sectors, including aerospace, automotive, equipment manufacturing, paper products and travel goods.
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