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Louisiana Chemical Association Responds to the EPA’s Final HON Rule

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Louisiana Chemical Association Responds to the EPA’s Final HON Rule

BATON ROUGE – April 9, 2024 - Today, Greg Bowser, President and CEO of the Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA), made the following response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final HON rule.

LCA has long argued that the EPA has been using a flawed Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment for ethylene oxide, which was used in determining their newest ruling. There were significant flaws in the process of developing the IRIS value, which has led to an overly conservative value that is far below the actual background numbers of ethylene oxide.

In response to the EPA's regulatory actions, LCA will be closely reviewing the rule and its potential implications for its member companies in an effort to assess the rule's impact on Louisiana Industry and determine appropriate courses of action.  LCA remains committed to advocating for scientifically sound regulatory measures and that regulatory decisions are based on accurate and reliable data.

LCA will be meeting with its member companies and anticipates reaching a decision on the next steps to be taken in response to the EPA's regulation in the near future. Further updates regarding the organization's stance and actions will be communicated at that time.



About the Louisiana Chemical Association

The Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA) was formed in 1959 to promote a positive business climate for chemical manufacturing that ensures long-term economic growth for its 70 member companies that operate more than 100 sites throughout Louisiana.

LCA, Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance and related organizations work to protect and expand Louisiana’s petrochemical manufacturing base. It is critical for the industry to have a unified voice in state governmental activities because legislative and regulatory actions can affect capital investment and job retention and growth.

LCA is governed by a Board of Directors that consists of 17 member company representatives, primarily plant managers and divisional vice presidents. LCA has an experienced staff with expertise in the chemical industry, environmental, health, safety, security, governmental affairs, communications and association management.

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