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  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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., ...

  • 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 the 111th Congress. Below is a summary of key ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Transcript: “TSCA Reform: What’s Happening, and What’s Next?

    As we are poised to witness the reauthorization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) -- the first revision of our domestic chemical management law in 40 years -- stakeholders will need immediately to understand what the "new TSCA" means for their industrial operations and strategically adjust their global operations to the new law. In late 2015, Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA reform—prospects on passage and thoughts on implementation

    Competing proposals are working their way through the House and Senate to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the nation's primary law for managing chemicals in commerce, including biobased and renewable chemicals. In an article published in the July 23, 2015, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report, former senior U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials Charles Auer and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Regulatory Developments - TSCA Reform: Detailed Review of Representative Shimkus` Second Discussion Draft of TSCA Reform Legislation

    On May 12, 2015, Representative John Shimkus (R-IL), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, released a new (second) draft of the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (TMA2 DD). In April, Shimkus released an initial discussion ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Enhancing chemical management within the framework of existing TSCA regulations

    Since its promulgation in 1976, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which is administered by EPA, has focused on human health and the environment, with the overarching goals of evaluating risks and assessing human health and environmental effects before a chemical is introduced into commerce. In May 2010, EPA added 6,300 chemicals and 3,800 facilities to the Envirofacts database, which is ...


    By 3E Company

  • Washington Watch - GAO Recommends TSCA Improvements, and a Senate Bill Responds with a Proposal

    In June, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report critical of the federal government’s ability under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to assess and prevent risks from new and existing chemical substances. Entitled Chemical Regulation: Options Exist to Improve EPA's Ability to Assess Health Risks and Manage Its Chemical Review Program,1 the report is not the first (or ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA regulations: today`s challenges and tomorrow`s reforms

    The question most often asked when addressing this topic is, "Are you ready for TSCA reform?" as if it is looming on the horizon but has yet to happen. The truth, however, is that most producers, manufacturers, and importers of chemical substances are dealing with chemical management changes on a daily basis. Last year, there seemed to be growing momentum on this topic when both the Toxic ...


    By 3E Company

  • Internal Guidelines and TSCA: The Implications of EPA`s Case Against DuPont

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has urged industry for years to view federal environmental standards as floors, not ceilings. Companies have been urged at every opportunity to do better than what the law requires, and to improve upon federally enforced environmental standards whenever possible. Many in industry have heeded the call and have proactively established ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 10 things you need to know about the new U.S. chemicals law

    The updated Toxic Substances Control Act brings new hope for protecting Americans’ health and environment. Here's what it does — and doesn’t — do. “This is a big deal,” said President Barack Obama as he signed into ...


    By Ensia

  • Request Recording and Materials from Panel Discussion with EPA Alumni: “TSCA Reform: What’s Happening Now, and What’s Next?”

    Request Recording and slides from “TSCA Reform Panel Summit: What’s Happening Now, and What’s Next?” ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA’s action plans signal a new chapter for TSCA while informing the future legislative debate on chemicals

    Late last December, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced action plans on phthalates, long-chain chlorinated paraffi ns (LCCPs), and short-chain chlorinated paraffi ns (SCCPs). Th e four action plans are the fi rst of many, as EPA intends to issue eight more or so in 2010. Th is EPA initiative announces actions that are almost breathtaking in scope, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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