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Reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

A debate has begun recently at the federal level regarding reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the primary chemical regulation in the US.  While there is disagreement about how best to reform TSCA, there is widespread agreement among stakeholders— industry, the Environmental Protection Agency, state environmental agencies, and health, labor, and environmental groups—that TSCA is outdated and ineffective, and must be modified or replaced. 

Legislation

Safe Chemicals Act of 2010

S. 3209

April 15, 2010
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Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010

H.R. 5820

July 22, 2010
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Discussion Draft

April 15, 2010

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Industry Perspectives

10 Principles for Modernizing TSCA

American Chemistry Council
The ACC outlines a set of 10 principles it suggests guide TSCA reform discussions.
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Environmental, Health and Labor Perspectives

A Platform for Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition
The Safer Chemicals Healthy Families Coalition outlines 9 principles it suggests TSCA reform discussions. Download pdf

The Health Case for Reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
January 2010
A Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition report documenting some of the scientific findings and economic analysis underlying their position that by reforming TSCA, we can reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals, improve our nation’s health, and lower the cost of health care.
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Ten Essential Elements in TSCA Reform

Richard A. Denison
January 2009
Environmental Law Reporter
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Government Resources on TSCA Reform

States’ Principles on Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act

December 2009
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Essential Principles for Reform of Chemicals Management Legislation

US EPA
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U.S. Government Accountability Office Reports on TSCA

Go to documents

Congressional Hearings

Hearing on H.R. 5820, the "Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010"

July 29, 2010

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Subcommitee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection

 

Business Perspectives on Reforming U.S. Chemical Safety Laws
March 9, 2010
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health

TSCA and Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals: Examining Domestic and International Actions
March 4, 2010
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Current Science on Public Exposures to Toxic Chemicals
February 4, 2010
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health

Oversight Hearing on the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act
December 2, 2009
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health

Prioritizing Chemicals for Safety Determination
November 17, 2009
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Revisiting the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
February 26, 2009
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Oversight on EPA Toxic Chemical Policies
April 29, 2008
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

Oversight on the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Chemicals Management Program at EPA
August 2, 2006
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

 


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