tsca Articles

  • Nanotechnology and TSCA

    Untitled Document If you've read Michael Crichton's book, "Prey," you are familiar with self-replicating products of nanotechnology that turn on their human creators ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA Reform: Grounds For Optimism

    In a rare showing of bipartisan support for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), senators David Vitter (Republican-Louisiana) and the late Frank Lautenberg (Democrat-New Jersey) recently introduced the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA). The bill offers a new and potentially politically viable framework for TSCA reform and renewed hope that needed modernisation of this important ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA AND NANOSCALE MATERIALS UPDATE

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued on May 10, 2005, notice of its much anticipated stakeholder meeting on nanotechnology, which occurred on June 23, 2005, in Washington, D.C. The public meeting, which was well-attended, was convened to “discuss a potential voluntary pilot program for certain nanoscale materials and the information needed to adequately inform the conduct of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA Reform: Is It Likely This Term?

    The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has remained largely unchanged since its enactment in 1976. After years of failed efforts to revise TSCA, and with the help of a motivated Democratic-lead Congress, TSCA legislative reform was off to a brisk start in 2009-2010, during which time over a dozen hearings were convened on how to improve the law. The momentum has slowed considerably since ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The Devilish Details of TSCA Reform

    On April 14, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, which is intended to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act to require chemical companies to demonstrate the safety of industrial chemicals and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate safety based on the best available ...


    By Acta Group

  • The Devilish Details of TSCA Reform

    On April 14, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, which is intended to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act to require chemical companies to demonstrate the safety of industrial chemicals and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate safety based on the best available science. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA and the Regulation of Renewable Chemicals

    The dual national goals of reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and greening the economy converge in biobased chemicals, the promising and rapidly evolving field of technology that produces commercial chemicals from renewable feedstocks. Although biobased chemicals have a long history, increasing sensitivity to reliance on nonrenewable feedstocks and the environmental impact of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA Reform: Is It Likely This Term?

    The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has remained largely unchanged since its enactment in 1976. After years of failed efforts to revise TSCA, and with the help of a motivated Democratic-lead Congress, TSCA legislative reform was off to a brisk start in 2009-2010, during which time over a dozen hearings were convened on how to improve the law. The momentum has slowed considerably since ...


    By Acta Group

  • TSCA and the Regulation of Renewable Chemicals

    The dual national goals of reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and greening the economy converge in biobased chemicals, the promising and rapidly evolving field of technology that produces commercial chemicals from renewable feedstocks. Although biobased chemicals have a long history, increasing sensitivity to reliance on nonrenewable feedstocks and the environmental impact of ...


    By Acta Group

  • TSCA - Chemical Testing Issues

    This Article introduces the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA),1 and describes chemical substances for which testing could be conducted under TSCA, chemical testing that could be required, persons required to conduct the tests, procedures that have been considered for selecting test chemicals, and associated legal challenges. I. TSCA The U.S. Congress enacted TSCA in 1976 to regulate ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA and Engineered Nanoscale Substances

    Abstract The federal law that regulates new and existing chemical substances, including engineered nanoscale chemical substances, is the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). While there is much debate over how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should deploy its significant TSCA authority to address potential risks to human health and the environment posed by engineered nanoscale ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Lautenberg Reintroduces TSCA Reform Legislation:

    On April 14, 2011, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. The bill is intended to amend and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require chemical companies to demonstrate the safety of industrial chemicals and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate safety based on the best available science. The bill is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Could TSCA Reform Be Coming Soon?

    On April 14, 2011, Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S. 847) to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Lautenberg initiated similar legislation, S. 3209, in ...


    By Acta Group

  • Senate EPW hearing on TSCA reform

    On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a hearing on S. 697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. The following individuals testified during the hearing: James Jones, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Dr. Richard ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Biofuels Digest Series On TSCA And The Bioeconomy

    Biofuels Digest is running a "Thought Leadership" series of articles highlighting some of the ways the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) applies to biobased products. The articles, written by Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) Senior Policy Advisor and former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Chemistry program, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., ...

  • Seeking Guidance on TSCA Section 8C

    Challenge A manufacturer of wood treatment chemicals became concerned with potential adverse chemical reactions to pressure treated wood. Although no formal letters or reports of such reactions had been reported to the EPA, the client became worried about how such reactions could impact business. Solution In response to the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • TSCA Reform: Legislative Action Begins

    On April 15, 2010, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) released the text of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010, S. 3209 (SCA),1 which is intended to address the “core failings” of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). On the same day, Representatives Bobby Rush (D-IL), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and Henry Waxman (D-CA), Chairman of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA and the Future of Chemical Regulation (PDF)

    Congress enacted the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 1976. 1 Despite the passage of over two decades, its core provisions have not been substantively amended. 2 Some believe change is needed, even essential. Indeed, the question of whether TSCA is fundamentally flawed or whether EPA ’ s implementation of it is lacking, has been the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Hope Is Restored In Finally Modernizing TSCA

    In a rare bipartisan expression of support for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and the late Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., introduced on May 22, 2013, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), S. 1009. The bill offers a new and potentially politically viable framework for TSCA reform and renewed hope that badly needed modernization of this ancient law may ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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