Tag Archives: TSCA

TSCA and Asbestos—a New Approach or One That Reveals the Same Old Problems?

On November 29, EPA announced that it will review the hazard and exposure risks caused by asbestos. Asbestos will be one of the first ten substances to be evaluated under the TSCA amendments commonly referred to as the Lautenberg Act. As we have discussed elsewhere, TSCA now requires EPA to produce a risk evaluation work … Continue Reading

Toxic Substances Control Act Revised for the 21st Century

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act into law.  The Act is the first significant change to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act in 40 years and amends the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) methods for reviewing chemical substances before they are marketed and allowed to be used in consumer products. … Continue Reading

Senate Passes Legislation to Reform the Toxic Substances Control Act

On December 17, 2015, the United States Senate passed a bill by voice vote that updates the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976.  The bipartisan supported legislation would implement major changes to TSCA, which regulates the manufacturing and sale of chemicals. TSCA requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate new and existing chemical … Continue Reading

USEPA Takes First Step Toward Possible Federal Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing

On May 9th the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) initiated a process that may result in federal regulation of the fluids used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking).  In the past 10 years, United States production of oil and gas has skyrocketed, due in part to the increased use of fracking technologies that use high‐pressure injection … Continue Reading
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