1/22/15 • General

Corn Refiners Association calls on Congress for TSCA Reform

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to encourage the development of new products and technologies, the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) has asked Congress to revise the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Along with a broad group of trade associations, CRA sent a letter to all members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives calling for bipartisan reform of TSCA.

Enacted nearly 40 years ago, TSCA provides the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with authority to require reporting, testing requirements, and restrictions relating to chemical substances. It addresses the production, importation, use, and disposal of specific chemicals used in the refining of corn products.

Chemistry plays an important role on our nation’s economy. Americans enjoy healthier, more fulfilling and longer lives due to advancements in chemistry. Technology has drastically changed since TSCA was enacted in 1976. TSCA needs to be modernized so that the regulations are compatible with current technology.

The letter was sent from the American Alliance for Innovation, a coalition of 144 trade associations representing a broad sector of industries.

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.