“The American Cleaning Institute is disappointed by the Department’s insinuation that consumers need [protection] from ingredients in household cleaning products. The fact is that millions of people safely and effectively use cleaning products every day in homes, offices, healthcare facilities and many other commercial settings. This action by DEC is unnecessary and burdensome to manufacturers who will be forced, by July 1, 2019, to create new websites in order to sell their products to the citizens of New York.
“Consumers should understand that cleaning product manufacturers already provide detailed information online about the ingredients in the products they use safety and effectively every day.”
Also in response to rule on ingredient disclosure, the Household & Commercial Products Association released the following statement:
“The members of the Household & Commercial Products Association are clearly disappointed and quite frankly perplexed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) decision to finalize its rule on chemical reporting and disclosure entitled, ‘Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program.’
“Despite HCPA’s diligent efforts to work proactively and collaboratively with NGO’s and the NYSDEC, the rule still has many unworkable, costly and unscientific provisions. This program as currently outlined will ultimately cost existing and future jobs, while stifling cleaner and greener product innovation that consumers and workers are increasingly looking for.
“Consumers and workers should be able to feel confident that regulations are developed based on the best available science through a transparent process that encourages public participation. The NYSDEC’s decision to move forward unilaterally goes against this principle, is premature and leaves industry no choice but to consider all options, including litigation, to address the significant issues with this flawed guidance.
“HCPA prides itself on working with legislators in a bipartisan manner.”