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SFIA Applauds Signing of Bill to Reform Toxic Substances Control Act

Date: 6/24/16

Silver Spring, MD, June 24, 2016 - The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) is pleased with President Obama’s signing of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (FRL-21). This bill will bring needed reform to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

SFIA joined over 100 business and industry interests on a letter to the United States Senate on May 24, 2016, urging support of TSCA reform. The new law more effectively regulates potentially hazardous chemicals and restores the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to monitor and control these dangerous substances.

FRL-21, which is now the Nation’s primary chemical management law, establishes a new standard for chemical safety in America. Through its transparency and evidence-based approach, FRL-21 protects consumer safety and health, preserves the environment, and establishes predictability for the industry.

“SFIA is very pleased this important bill has been signed into law,” said Bill Sells, SFIA Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs. “TSCA update was long overdue and the passage of this legislation will provide industry with the regulatory certainty it needs while ensuring appropriate protections for the environment.”

The SFIA strives to make informed decisions about chemical safety that directly benefit our members. Updating TSCA ensures the safe use of chemicals and encourages development of new products while protecting American jobs.

ABOUT SFIA:  The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), the #1 source for sport and fitness research, is the leading global trade association of manufacturers, retailers, and marketers in the sports products and fitness industry. SFIA seeks to promote sports and fitness participation as well as industry vitality through research, thought leadership, public affairs, industry affairs, and member services. For more information, please visit www.sfia.org.

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