The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently updated ChemView, an online tool to find information about nearly 10,000chemicals regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). AGC members have reported that it is sometimes difficult to find useful information on chemicals used in construction – this new resource may assist contractors in evaluating chemicals and their potential hazards, as well as making more informed choices about the products they use on the job site. In addition, there are numerous green building rating systems that now “give points” for avoiding the use of certain chemicals.
MBI members would agree that compliance with environmental regulations can be very costly, while falling out of compliance can be even more expensive. Therefore, MBI works to educate members on environmental regulatory issues and continues to advocate at the state and local levels for common-sense environmental laws and ordinances.
MBI works to reach common ground in which environmental regulations and business can co-exist. The construction industry agrees that over-burdensome regulatory authority stymies growth opportunities and hinders the development of creative measures that will foster sustainable construction.
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