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ADDENDUM TO THE AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
THE AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL
THE CENTER FOR CHEMICAL PROCESS SAFETY
THE CHLORINE INSTITUTE, INC.
THE MARY KAY O'CONNOR PROCESS SAFETY CENTER
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTORS
THE SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
The American Chemical Society (ACS) joins with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); American Chemistry Council (ACC); Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), a directorate of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; The Chlorine Institute, Inc. (CI); Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) at Texas A&M University; National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD); and the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) )—collectively "the Signatories"— in recognizing the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to advance safer and more healthful American workplaces and communities through better identification and management of chemical reactivity hazards (CRH). ACS agrees to all of the provisions of the original Alliance signed on March 30, 2004 by OSHA and the Signatories. In amending this Alliance, OSHA, the Signatories and ACS recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort. Except where expressly provided, this addendum does not in any way void or otherwise alter the terms of the Agreement.
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication, and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance Program participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, neither OSHA nor EPA are endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor do the Agencies enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.
All commitments made by the Federal signatory agencies to this Alliance are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and each agency's budget priorities. Nothing in this Alliance, in and of itself, obligates any of the Federal signatory agencies to expend appropriations or to enter into any contract, assistance agreement, interagency agreement, or other financial obligations.
This Alliance is neither a fiscal nor a funds obligation document. Any endeavor involving reimbursement or contribution of funds between the parties to this Alliance will be handled in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and procedures, and will be subject to separate subsidiary agreements that will be effected in writing by representatives of all parties.
This Alliance does not create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable by law or equity against the Federal signatory agencies, their officers or employees, or any other person. This Alliance does not direct or apply to any person outside of the parties to the Alliance.
An implementation team made up of representatives of all of the organizations will meet to develop a revised plan of action, update working procedures, and redefine the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, the team will continue to meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members include representatives of OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team.