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Regulatory Codes and Standards

The Vinyl Institute serves as the collective voice for vinyl industry priorities with government regulatory agencies and guidelines, codes and standards organizations affecting the industry.

Regulatory Efforts

Vinyl Institute members are committed to providing products and services that enhance the quality of life today and for future generations. To support this commitment, the Vinyl Institute leads the Health, Safety and Environmental Committee, which is a group of member company representatives that monitor the vinyl industry’s performance in safe, environmentally responsible manufacturing practices throughout the industry. The committee works with government agencies on issues of manufacturing standards-setting and compliance, and annually recognizes outstanding workplace safety and environmental performance achievements among Vinyl Institute member companies.

PVC Mact Industry Efforts

The Vinyl Institute leads a working group that engages in discussions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding PVC Maximum Achievable Control Technology (PVC Mact) standards regarding industry petitions for reconsideration. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency develops MACT regulations for each major industry as required by the federal Clean Air Act. A MACT requires all manufacturing plants in an industry sector to improve to the level of the best performer in terms of controlling air emissions.

Guidelines, Codes and Standards Efforts

In addition the Vinyl Institute participates in many codes and standards development processes with a number organizations to ensure objectivity and sound science are employed. The focus of these efforts remains on the use of multi-attribute standards, the use of life-cycle information and the evaluation of human health impacts from both a risk and hazard approach. To participate on a codes and standards committee on behalf of the vinyl industry, contact Richard Krock.