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ANSI Network on Chemical Regulation

ANSI Network on Chemical Regulation The Network on Chemical Regulation (Network) is an issue-driven forum established to enable U.S. manufacturers and other stakeholders with one voice when addressing domestic, regional, foreign and global chemical regulations.

ANSI Network on Chemical Regulation Overview

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) established the manufacturers Network on Chemical Regulation (Network) in response to business concerns about the impact of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) and other global chemical controls.

The purpose of the Network is to:

  • Disseminate information;
  • Identify issues of concern;
  • Share best practices;
  • Explore training needs; and
  • Leverage resources in areas pertaining to chemical-related regulations and regulatory controls.

The Network will achieve its objectives by facilitating cooperation and collaboration across industries, identifying existing and needed standards and compliance programs, working together to inject scientific research into policy debates, and encouraging a “risk based” approach rather than a “list based” approach to chemical references in regulation.

Network Membership

The Network is open to participation from any affected stakeholder, including representatives of industry, trade/professional associations, standards developing organizations, code developing organizations, conformity assessment bodies, government agencies, consumer groups, organized labor, and academia.

The intent is to create a highly inclusive forum with participation from a range of perspectives that is not disproportionately dependent upon any single interest, organization, or stakeholder group.

To be added to the Network distribution list, please send an email to

Network Meetings

The inaugural meeting of the Network on Chemical Regulation (Network) took place on Wednesday, October 17, 2007, in Washington, DC.

 View proceedings of this meeting.

Document Library

The Network Document Library contains documents relating to the work of the Network on Chemical Regulation.

  Access the Network Document Library

Membership in ANSI

If you are not already a member of ANSI, find out more about the benefits of ANSI membership.

Staff Contacts

George Gulla
Vice President, Publications Sales and Membership
Tel: 212.642.4945
Fax: 212.398.0023

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