The Chlorinated Paraffins Industry Association (CPIA) was formed in the late 1970's to address the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee's recommendations for testing chlorinated paraffins. CPIA has responded to regulatory and scientific positions of organizations such as the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the National Toxicology Program (NTP), California's Science Advisory Panel under Proposition 65, EPA's Office of Toxic Substances, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as well as the regulatory bodies in Canada and the Europe Union.
CPIA was actively involved in the US EPA's review of chlorinated paraffins. After an extensive six-year assessment, the EPA concluded that there was no need to restrict the use of chlorinated paraffins. Current priority issues for the CPIA include reviewing Canada's Issue Table for Short-chain Chlorinated Paraffins and monitoring governmental initiatives on a world-wide basis.
CPIA has established close working relationships with its European counterparts and allied industry associations. Membership is open to North American manufacturers of chlorinated paraffins. CPIA has also established an active outreach program with customers and users of chlorinated paraffins.
CPIA is managed by RegNet Environmental Services.
Last Reviewed - February 15, 2012