SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News
  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • IPC Applauds Congressional Action on the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for 21st Century Act Final agreement includes IPC-backed language

IPC Applauds Congressional Action on the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for 21st Century Act Final agreement includes IPC-backed language

May 24, 2016

On behalf of the electronics industry and an estimated 800,000 Americans employed in 2,200 U.S. member facilities, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries ® is applauding the U.S. Congress for taking the final steps toward passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576/S. 697).

After months of work, the U.S. House approved the bipartisan compromise today on a vote of 403-12, and the U.S. Senate is expected to follow suit within days, sending the measure to President Obama for his anticipated signature.

With input from its members, IPC has long supported reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, which the Lautenberg Act would achieve. Most recently, IPC sent an endorsement letter to congressional leaders last Friday, and member-company executives communicated with their elected officials in recent weeks.

In particular, IPC applauds the bill’s provisions that strengthen federal preemption of state chemicals regulations, because uniform, science-based regulations are the best way to protect the public while minimizing barriers to interstate commerce. Additionally, the bill includes language sought by IPC calling for a negotiated rulemaking to reduce TSCA burdens on byproducts sent for recycling.

Our industry strongly supports the goal of improving our nation’s chemical management system, and this bill is a big step in the right direction,” said Dr. John W. Mitchell, IPC president and CEO. “A cost-effective, science-based federal regulatory program is essential to our members who work with chemicals to manufacture products for the global market. This bill is good for the U.S. economy and the environment. “IPC commends the senators and representatives in both parties who worked together to achieve this landmark legislation,” Mitchell added. “Together with our members, we look forward to celebrating its passage, and then we will continue to remain engaged in the regulatory process as this bill is implemented.”


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,700 member companies, which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

Jun 20, 2017 -

Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. First to Recertify for IPC Qualified Manufacturers Listing

Jun 14, 2017 -

IPC Submits Comments to Trump Administration Regarding Modernization of NAFTA

Jun 07, 2017 -

IPC Hand Soldering Competition Winner Crowned at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2017

Jun 01, 2017 -

North American PCB Order Growth Pushes Book-to-Bill Ratio Higher

May 16, 2017 -

IPC Report Details How PCB Manufacturers Meet Current and Future Technology Demands

May 15, 2017 -

Taiwan Union Technology Corporation Receives the First IPC-4101 Qualified Products Listing Certification

May 15, 2017 -

IPC to Host Fourth Annual Reliability Forum in Germany

May 04, 2017 -

Electronics Industry Leaders Meet with Members of Congress and Leaders of Trump Administration Executives urge policymakers to support pro-manufacturing policies

May 04, 2017 -

IPC Welcomes New Senior Director of Learning and Professional Development

May 03, 2017 -

North American PCB Order Growth Boosts Book-to-Bill Ratio

832 more news from Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) »

Jun 22, 2017 -

PNC Inc. Invests in LED Laser Direct Imaging system from Miva Technologies

Jun 22, 2017 -

Addressing The Modulation of Light Output -- High Quality LED Manufacturing

Jun 22, 2017 -

Schleuniger, Inc. Receives 2017 Best of Manchester Award

Jun 21, 2017 -

Inovar Inc. Breaks Ground for New Facility on USU Innovation Campus

Jun 21, 2017 -

PNC Inc. Launches Design Webinar Series

Jun 21, 2017 -

Saelig Introduces Mercury™ T2C USB 2.0 & Power Delivery Protocol Analyzer With Type-C Connection

Jun 20, 2017 -

Europlacer Secures Fourth Award from Industry Analysts Frost & Sullivan.

Jun 20, 2017 -

In Memory of Jim D. Raby, PE

Jun 20, 2017 -

Micro-Focused IR Thermal Testing with PDR's Focused IR

Jun 20, 2017 -

SCS to Present ‘Using Conformal Coatings to Mitigate System Failures’ during upcoming Webinar

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

IPC Applauds Congressional Action on the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for 21st Century Act Final agreement includes IPC-backed language news release has been viewed 455 times

  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • IPC Applauds Congressional Action on the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for 21st Century Act Final agreement includes IPC-backed language
Precision Auger Dispense Pump

Smart Factory Starter Kit - KIC