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California Chemical Industry Forum

(Section updated and new material added 4:45pm Wednesday 6/28/06)


Radisson Hotel LAX

May 10, 2006



Why the Industry Forum?

In 2003 the California Legislature (The Senate Environmental Quality Committee and the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials) commissioned a study of how chemicals are produced, handled, used and controlled in California.  The study was undertaken by the California Policy Research Center of the Office of the President of the University of California.  After two years of study, Dr. Michael Wilson, lead author and assistant research scientist at UC Berkeley's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, presented his team's findings and recommendations to the Legislature on March 14, 2006 in a report entitled, Green Chemistry in California: A Framework for Leadership in Chemicals Policy and Innovation


Chief among the report's recommendations is the formulation of a comprehensive chemical policy by the state of California.  The report proposes to serve as the basis for the work of a task force chartered by the Legislature to formulate recommendations for the chemical policy.


The Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) together with the American Chemistry Council (ACC) hosted a one-day Industry Forum to focus on the issues raised and opportunities presented by the UC report to the California Legislature.  Other major cosponsoring industry associations included the California Manufactures & Technology Association (CMTA), the Environmental Industrial Association (IEA), the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), Western Wood Preservers Institute (WWPI), Industrial Association of Contra Costa Co (IACCC), the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), and the Western States Petroleum Association (API).


Approximately 100 attendees, representing large and small chemical manufacturers and distributors, downstream chemical users, trade associations, consultants, law firms, regulators educators and NGO's were present to hear presentations diverse points of view by talented and accomplished speakers and panelists.


The forum was intended to serve as a timely and relevant informative session, the beginning of dialogue and a call to action for all participants in the chemical industry in California. 


Note:  The opinions expressed during the Forum were those of the speakers and the organization they represented.  The comments should not be construed to represent the collective or individual opinions of the Forum sponsor and co-sponsors.

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