Chemicals, Regulatory Developments

Proposed TSCA Regs by the End of the Year

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act has brought about a long overdue reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Act was passed to address many of TSCA’s shortcomings and to allow the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) more authority to evaluate and mitigate the risks associated with chemicals used in this country.

At a time when many TSCA stakeholders are dedicating resources to complete the Chemical Data Report (CDR), the EPA is embarking on the regulatory development process to implement the provisions of the new Act. The agency recently held a series of public meetings to gain input from manufacturers, processors, and other stakeholders on how to craft regulations for key areas addressed by the new legislation.

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