The bipartisan Chemical Safety Improvement Act is an important effort to update chemical regulations as "science and technology have changed considerably over the past 40 years," said ACC's vice president of communications, Anne Kolton. The ACC has praised the bill's proposals to assess risks based on products' intended uses, as chemical firms seek a "streamlined" approval process, Kolton said. Last month, ACC board chair Craig Morrison told a House committee that the current Toxic Substances Control Act has allowed for innovation and introduction of new products, an important issue to U.S. chemical manufacturers that produce three times as many new chemicals as the EU.

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