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Detrimental Ban on Coal Tar Products Gets Hearing

2018-01-12T14:18:29+00:00January 12th, 2018|

Bill # and Title: SB 168 – Ban on the Sale or Use of Coal Tar Pavement Products
Author: Sen. David Niezgodski (D-South Bend)
Summary: Prohibits the sale, or offer for sale, and the application to pavement of a coal tar pavement product except as required for purposes of research on the effects of the coal tar pavement product on the environment.
Chamber Position: Oppose
Status: Heard in the Senate Environmental Affairs Committee, but no vote was taken.

Update/Chamber Action: The Chamber provided testimony indicating that the bill will have a chilling effect on Indiana businesses and that coal tar pavement products are currently legal to sell and use in Indiana. The Chamber has member companies that produce these products, and it could also affect the steel industry as this is a byproduct of steel production. Thus, we testified we would like to see an Environmental Protection Agency study before Indiana takes any action.

Resource: Greg Ellis at (317) 264-6881 or email: gellis@indianachamber.com