• EPA Initiates Development Processes for TSCA Amendments
  • January 18, 2017 | Author: Douglas G. Haynam
  • Law Firm: Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP - Toledo Office
  • On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. This legislation amended the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) for the first time since its original enactment and was designed to implement major changes and improvements in the federal law that gives EPA authority to evaluate and regulate the importation, production, distribution, use and disposal of chemicals and chemical products. The goal of TSCA remains to regulate chemical substances that present an “unreasonable” risk of injury to human health or the environment, but the amended TSCA will do so much more aggressively and provide EPA with tools and deadlines that will change the way businesses introduce and market both existing and new chemicals into the economy.