2019 Policy Priorities

The Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) is the unified 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 generating $262 million in Michigan state and local taxes. The MCC’s mission is to influence policies that promote and grow a safe, environmentally responsible, and competitive business of chemistry in Michigan.

Ensure the Responsible and Effective Regulation of Chemistry Products

  • Chemicals Regulation – The MCC will advocate for regulatory policies that are grounded in sound science and risk-based principles, and that provide for maximum consistency.
  • Product Codes and Market Access – The MCC will advocate for product codes, including in construction and infrastructure, that are open and allow for maximum use of advanced materials.

Promote Competitive Manufacturing Policies for the Business of Chemistry

  • Environmental Stewardship – The MCC will advocate for responsible environmental policies and programs that provide consistency and certainty for Michigan manufacturers. This focus will include:
    • An effective science-based response and coherent risk communication regarding emerging contaminants.
    • Practical cleanup rules and criteria that encourage efficient cleanups of legacy sites.
    • A sustainable materials management approach for waste and recycling policies.
    • Effective and responsive state air and water permitting programs.
  • Energy Competitiveness – The MCC will advocate for policies to help achieve competitive energy supplies for Michigan ratepayers. The MCC supports competitive electric markets and capacity resource reviews, better industrial energy management opportunities, cost-of-service rates, strong regulatory oversight of utilities, and fuel-neutral energy policies.
  • Safety and Security – The MCC will advocate for policies that respect the critical safety and security interests of the business of chemistry.
  • Workforce Development – The MCC will advocate for resources and policies, including increased career exploration and skilled trades opportunities, to help develop the next generation of talent.

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