tsca News

  • TSCA Reform Is Here

    On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which significantly amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and expands the authority and requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with regard to the regulation of “chemical substances,” notably including heavy metals considered to be harmful to ...


    By X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

  • CSPA Supports TSCA Modernization

    The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) today is testifying before the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works and the Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health. The joint legislative hearing is regarding Senator Frank Lautenberg’s (D-NJ) Safe Chemicals Act (S. 847) that would modernize the Toxic Substances Control ...

  • TSCA Reform: House Committee Passes Amended TSCA Modernization Act

    On June 2-3, 2015, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a markup hearing on the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576). Representative John Shimkus (R-IL), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, formally introduced the bill on May ...


    By Acta Group

  • Lautenberg Reintroduces TSCA Reform Legislation

    On April 14, 2011, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, which is intended to 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 co-sponsored by Senators Amy ...


    By Acta Group

  • ACS Holds Briefing on TSCA Reform

    Today the American Chemical Society (ACS) held a briefing intended to provide a forum to explore the perspectives, roles, and activities of various stakeholders regarding reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). E. Donald Elliott, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, moderated the panel, which included Andy Ingrejas, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families; Sarah Brozena, American Chemistry ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Upcoming Chemical Watch TSCA Webinar Covering TSCA Sections 8 and 14

    On September 12, 2016, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®); Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., B&C Senior Chemist; and Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice President of B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), will present " ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • CRS releases reports concerning TSCA and TSCA reform legislation

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released two reports concerning the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) -- a February 23, 2011, report entitled "The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): A Summary of the Act and Its Major Requirements," and a July 25, 2011, report entitled "Proposed Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in the 112th Congress: S. 847 Compared with Current ...


    By Acta Group

  • Senate expected to schedule TSCA hearing

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) has learned that the Senate is preparing to schedule a hearing on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in early February, most likely on February 4, 2010. As noted in our 2010 Predictions memorandum, a new and significantly revised Kid-Safe Chemicals Act (KSCA) has not yet surfaced. The fact that the Senate is ...


    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, which is intended to 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 co-sponsored by Senators Amy ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA regulatory compliance: challenges and solutions

    Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) requirements are often overlooked or not well understood.  Not only do TSCA import requirements need to be considered prior to importation, but other requirements under TSCA which apply after the materials are used and finished products are manufactured must also be understood.  For this webinar, join a panel of 3E Experts who will provide an overview ...


    By 3E Company

  • DuPont Statement in Support of Bipartisan TSCA Reform

    DuPont applauded the bipartisan Chemical Safety Improvement Act introduced by Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and David Vitter and numerous Republican and Democrat co-sponsors. “DuPont strongly supports TSCA modernization, and we believe that successful ...


    By DuPont

  • Lautenberg and inhofe will hold stakeholder meeting on TSCA reform

    Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Chair of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health, and James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, announced that their staffs will co-host on June 21, 2011, the first of several stakeholder meetings concerning reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). ...


    By Acta Group

  • TSCA and the Regulation of Renewable Chemicals in Industrial Biotechnology

    The rapid commercialization of biobased chemicals has the potential to be derailed by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) premanufacture review requirements, which apply to biobased chemicals that are deemed "new" chemicals. TSCA can have a serious impact on the commercialization of bio-based chemicals and a lack of awareness of the potential commercial and regulatory impact may result in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Lautenberg and Inhofe Will Hold Stakeholder Meeting on TSCA Reform

    Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Chair of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health, and James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, announced that their staffs will co-host on June 21, 2011, the first of several stakeholder meetings concerning reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Senate Committee Passes TSCA Reauthorization Legislation

    In a largely symbolic vote along party lines, on July 25, 2012, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee by a 10-8 vote passed an amended version of Senator Frank Lautenberg's (D-NJ) Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S. 847). Despite the Committee's passage of the bill, the legislation faces a headwind of opposition from Senate Republicans and the chemical industry and is unlikely to be passed ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Announces TSCA Work Plan Chemicals

    On March 1, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) announced a work plan of 83 chemicals for further review under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA identified seven chemicals for risk assessment in 2012, and intends to complete some of these assessments this year and initiate new assessments from the work plan in the coming ...


    By Acta Group

  • House Subcommittee Holds TSCA Oversight Hearing

    The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, held a June 13, 2013, hearing on "Title I of the Toxic Substances Control Act: Understanding its History and Reviewing its Impact." The oversight hearing was intended to improve the Subcommittee's understanding of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and its implementation. The ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • BRAG Teams with SCD-iBIO for November TSCA Workshop

    BRAG will be sponsoring an in-depth TSCA workshop with the Society for the Commercial Development of Industrial Biotechnology (SCD-iBIO) on November 11, 2013, in Philadelphia as part of the 2nd International SCD-iBIO Forum, Commercializing Global Green: Markets From The Value Chain Perspective. More information is available ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Senator Vitter Announces Legislation to Amend TSCA

    Senator David Vitter (R-LA) announced today that he and Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) are the lead co-sponsors on a bill to reauthorize and amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The bill, entitled the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), is co-sponsored by the following Senators: Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Mike Crapo (R-ID) ...


    By Acta Group

  • TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Rule Webinar Invitation

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) is hosting a complimentary webinar on the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule on September 15, 2011. The new rule ushers in a new chemical information reporting era under TSCA, and promises to pose some formidable compliance challenges for entities subject to its provisions. This webinar will provide an overview of ...


    By Acta Group

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