2022 Policy Priorities

The Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) is the voice for Michigan’s business of chemistry. Chemistry is one of our state’s largest manufacturing sectors, supporting more than 80,000 Michigan jobs and directly impacting more than 96% of all manufactured goods. The MCC’s mission is to influence policies that promote and grow a safe, sustainable, and competitive business of chemistry in Michigan.

Ensure the Responsible and Effective Regulation of Chemistry Products

  • Chemicals Regulation – The MCC advocates for regulatory policies that are grounded in sound science and risk-based principles and provide maximal consistency of implementation.
  • Product Codes and Market Access – The MCC advocates for updated product standards, including in construction and infrastructure, which allow full use of advanced materials.

Promote Competitive Manufacturing Policies for the Business of Chemistry

  • Safety and Security – The MCC advocates for policies and resources that promote the critical safety and security interests of the business of chemistry.
  • Environmental Stewardship – The MCC advocates for responsible environmental policies and programs that provide consistency and certainty for Michigan manufacturers. This includes:
    • Climate and carbon policies that maintain competitiveness and allow the business of chemistry to provide climate solutions.
    • A strong sustainable materials management approach for waste and recycling policies.
    • An effective science-based response and coherent risk communication for emerging contaminants.
    • Practical remediation rules and criteria that encourage cleanups of legacy sites.
    • Effective state air and water permitting programs.
  • Energy Competitiveness – The MCC advocates for policies to help achieve competitive energy supplies for Michigan ratepayers. The MCC supports policies that enable competitive electric markets, greater industrial energy management options, cost-of-service rates, customer-focused utility regulation, fuel-neutral energy policies, and increased import capacity. The MCC also supports the development of responsible energy infrastructure that safeguards our natural resources.
  • Workforce Development – The MCC advocates for resources and policies, including increased career exploration and skilled trades opportunities, to help develop the next generation of talent.
  • Economic Development – The MCC advocates for policies that recognize and support the critical and unique role of chemistry in enabling key economic sectors and the long-term success of our state. 

The MCC provides strong leadership on industry-critical issues, and works closely
with legislators, regulators, and other stakeholders to achieve constructive outcomes.

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2022 Policy Priorities.