U.S. Energy and Environmental Interest Groups: Institutional Profiles

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ADHESIVE AND SEALANT COUNCIL

1627 K Street, N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, D.C, 20006


ORGANIZATION AND RESOURCES

The Adhesive and Sealant Council, originally called the Rubber and Plastic Adhesive and Sealant Council, was founded in 1957 to represent the interests of manufacturers of adhesive products and their suppliers of raw materials. It is a relatively small trade association with 200 members and a limited budget of about $500,000 a year derived from the dues of its corporate membership who contribute according to their production and income. It has a professional staff of 10 in Washington, D.C.


POLICY CONCERNS

The Council opposes any regulation of the industry for public health or environmental legislation. It was originally successful in obtaining an exemption from disposal regulation under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for small generators of hazardous waste. Their lobbyists testify consistently against any change in RCRA. The law, however, was amended in 1986 to include more small generators under RCRA control, partially because of the testimony of another trade association, the Hazardous Waste Treatment Council,* which sought to expand the market for its members' services.


TACTICS

The Council publishes an annual membership directory and a monthly newsletter and holds semiannual conventions in March and October.

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