Dow, Intel Back New Industry Fees To Boost Chemical Safety

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT) -- Representatives for Intel Corp., Dow Chemical Co. and a chemical distributor told lawmakers Wednesday they would support the creation of “reasonable” user fees to help pay for increased U.S. Environmental Protection Agency oversight of the chemical industry.

The endorsements came during a U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the recently unveiled draft legislation to overhaul the current chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. The bill is known as the Chemicals in Commerce Act.

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., pointed out that...
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