ISSA Advocacy Weekly Recap—Register Today for the Clean Advocacy Summit


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Welcome to the ISSA Advocacy Weekly Recap, our regular roundup of the latest public policy issues impacting the cleaning industry. This week’s recap touches on ISSA’s Clean Advocacy Summit, changes to California’s Prop 65 warning requirements, Canadian political opposition to USMCA, and more.

California Adopts Clarifying Changes to Prop 65 Warning Requirements
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment adopted clarifying amendments to its regulations governing how “clear and reasonable” warning should be provided under Proposition 65. According to the state agency, their intent is to “provide more specific guidance for manufacturers, retailers, and other businesses in the chain of commerce on how to satisfy their responsibilities to provide consumer product exposure warnings” for substances listed under the state’s right-to-know scheme. The changes—originally proposed in November 2018 and updated last October—focus in particular on situations where a business does not comply with Prop 65 through an on-product label, but rather by providing written notice and warning materials to an ”authorized agent” for a retail seller.

Trudeau Wants USMCA Deal Ratified Quickly, Opposition Says Not So Fast
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged legislators to quickly approve a new continental trade pact but the main opposition party said it wanted to study the deal, indicating the ratification process could drag on. Canada is the only one of the three signatories not to have formally blessed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) deal and officials fret the process may well last until April.

Register Today for ISSA’s 2020 Clean Advocacy Summit
The recent congressional passage of the USMCA, the signing of the first phase of a U.S. trade agreement with China, the upcoming 2020 elections—what’s does it all mean for you, your business, and the cleaning industry? Find out by attending ISSA’s inaugural Clean Advocacy Summit, March 25-26, 2020 in Washington, D.C.! As a summit attendee, you’ll receive insider perspectives on these and other pressing issues for the profession, as well as learn more about, network with, and advance the full spectrum of the cleaning industry. Register today as space is limited for this exclusive event!

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