From: Richard Rosera <richardrosera**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] ACS Opposes CSB Defunding Proposal
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:34:58 -0400
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Per the CSB public meeting of April 13, the House Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee has jurisdiction for the CSB in the budget process; see the following link for more information, including its membership & schedule of hearings (nothing yet scheduled for the budget):  Subcommittee members are as follows:


  • Ken Calvert, California, Chairman
  • Mike Simpson, Idaho
  • Tom Cole, Oklahoma
  • David Joyce, Ohio
  • Chris Stewart, Utah, Vice Chair
  • Mark Amodei, Nevada
  • Evan Jenkins, West Virginia


  • Betty McCollum, Minnesota, Ranking Member
  • Chellie Pingree, Maine
  • Derek Kilmer, Washington
  • Marcy Kaptur, Ohio
Richard Rosera
Rosearray EHS Services LLC

On Apr 14, 2017, at 5:13 PM, Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG> wrote:

An update on the American Chemical Society's response to the administration's proposal to eliminate funding for the Chemical Safety Board can be found at:
Live links to the news stories and the letters mentioned below can be found at this web site.

Hours after the White House released its FY18 budget, ACS issued a press release opposing the budget.

ACS media quotes opposing elimination of CSB funding were reported in Bloomberg News, Forbes and Chemistry World.

Additional ACS actions:

=B7 ACS, along with several other organizations sent a letter to Congressional appropriators urging them to include FY18 funding for U.S. CSB  (see blog post for links to these letters)

=B7 ACS is working with AIChE on a webinar to be recorded on 4/25 featuring CSB Chair Vanessa Sutherland and representatives from AIChE and ACS speaking about the role of CSB and its important mission in promoting safety in the chemistry enterprise.

=B7 ACS is working on developing a Congressional "Dear Colleague" letter to generate congressional support for CSB FY18 funding.

=B7 CSB will be taking part in the ACS Board of Directors Legislative Summit on April 25 - goal is to foster greater collaboration between CSB and ACS

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