TSCA regulation Articles

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Verisk 3E

  • 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 Verisk 3E

  • 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.

  • 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 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 Reform: An Analysis of Key Provisions and Fundamental Shifts in the Amended TSCA

    On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg), which makes important changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Lautenberg results in fundamental shifts in the requirements and approach under TSCA, while introducing important new concepts and approaches. It is our view that the body of changes, including ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA tips for European chemical stakeholders

    Changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) occasioned by enactment of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act have fundamentally changed the way the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reviews new and assesses existing chemical substances in surprising and subtle ways. Our 26-professionals TSCA practice in Washington, D.C. has been “doing TSCA” ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • EPA proposes TSCA user fees

    Abstract We all knew it was coming, and the proposal has finally arrived. On February 8,2018, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule regarding user fees for the administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). As amended by the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act TSCA provides the EPA ...


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


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New TSCA inspires new litigation

    When the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was legislatively 'modernised' in June 2016, no one in the legal community doubted litigation was in our collective future. We have not been disappointed. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its legal counsel for these purposes, the US Department of Justice (DoJ), are facing multiple lawsuits in several federal appeals courts and the very ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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.

  • New Bipartisan TSCA legislation introduced in senate

    On March 10, 2015, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and David Vitter (R-LA) introduced the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a bipartisan bill that would reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The bill has 15 ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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