Product Regulatory & Stewardship Committee
The Product Regulatory & Stewardship Committee provides a forum through which PCA member companies can monitor, influence and respond to product-related legislative, chemical management and regulatory issues relevant to the pine chemicals industry.
Meet your PR&S committee members.
Mark your calendars for upcoming committee conference calls and meetings.
Minutes of committee discussions, conference calls and meetings. (Must be signed in as a member to view)
Guidance Documents, Resources and Tools to assist member companies prevent adverse events.
Library of reports and documents containing information of value to companies in the pine chemicals industry.
Technical Abstracts of interest from the PRS Committee
The PCA Product, Regulatory and Stewardship Committee monitors environmental regulations on a global basis and proactively responds to regulations that could negatively impact our industry. This work includes, at times, substantial investments in developing data to assure regulatory decisions are based on accurate information. Additionally, committee members meet with regulatory agencies to educate them on our industry and our technology. The committee actively cooperates with regulatory committees of other associations both in the United States and globally.
- Continue to be involved in implementation of the new TSCA-LSCA law as a member of the American Alliance for Innovation (AAI) and HESI.
- Prepare for the Prioritization of pine chemicals for Risk Assessment.
- Support modernization of risk assessment through HESI projects.
- Attempt to remove hydrogenated rosin from GADSL.
- Continue to work with HARRPA on issues impacting the pine chemical industry and utilize this information in global regulatory efforts e.g. polymer registration, microplastics, and dossier updates.
- Review and comment on draft risk assessments when issued.
- Continue to work with the Industry Coordinating Group on issues pertinent to both Canada and USA, e.g. plastics, risk assessment, and changes to CEPA.
- Support efforts by taskforce to convince DTSC to remove hydrogenated rosin substances from the Candidate Chemicals List.
- Attempt to influence changes to the CARB Fragrance Exemption concerning pine oil.
- Bring the proposed Global Regulatory Studies Library to completion
- Monitor global regulations for impact on pine chemicals and related materials and advocate accordingly, e.g. mini-REACHs.
- Expand the reach of our influence through membership in other organizations such as ICG, AAI and Green
- Chemistry Coalition as opportunities present themselves.
- Decide on a Chairman for the coming year. Increase the number of members on the committee. Increase involvement of South American members, if possible.
- Increased connectivity with Asia – China Gum Rosin Association.
- Collaborations with EU H4R REACH consortium on issues of mutual importance – REACH data sharing & possible polymer registrations.
- Continued work with AAI and ACC to lobby for reasonable TSCA reform – Vitter / Udall Senate Bill.
- Petitioned California DTSC to remove hydrogenated rosin & derivatives from California Safer Consumer Products
- Act Candidate Chemicals List (response pending).
- Extensive dialogue with ICG , HC, EC to positively influence outcome of Canada CMP3 – esp. polymers.
- Commissioned a PCA White Paper on the skin sensitization potential of rosin and its derivatives – eta May.
- Drafted White Paper on UVCB Identity Issue.