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  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Federal Issues - TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA

    Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Senate Committee Holds Hearing on TSCA Reform

    On July 31, 2013, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on "Strengthening Public Health Protections by Addressing Toxic Chemical Threats." To date, two bills have been introduced in the Senate that would reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) -- the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013 (S. 696) (SCA) and the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009) (CSIA). The late ...


    By Acta Group

  • Senate Committee Holds Hearing on TSCA Reform

    On July 31, 2013, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on "Strengthening Public Health Protections by Addressing Toxic Chemical Threats." To date, two bills have been introduced in the Senate that would reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) -- the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013 (S. 696) (SCA) and the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009) (CSIA). The late ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Reform Empowers EPA

    United States President Barack Obama has signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. The Act, signed on June 22, 2016, amends the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). Under the TSCA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for regulating the production, importation, use and disposal of chemicals. Under the new TSCA regime, the EPA ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • EPA issues direct final SNURs for 12 substances

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Federal Register notice promulgating direct final significant new use rules (SNUR) for 12 chemical substances under Section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).1 For two of the 12 substances, EPA issued final SNURs that set forth the same exposure controls that were negotiated with the initial premanufacture notice ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA issues direct final SNURs for 23 substances

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Federal Register notice promulgating direct final significant new use rules (SNUR) for 23 chemical substances under Section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).1 For four of the 23 substances, EPA issued final SNURs that set forth the same exposure controls thatwere negotiated with the initial premanufacture notice ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Data deficit on Elk River chemicals shows need for TSCA reform, legislators say

    Members of a House subcommittee pointed to the lack of toxicity and other data on chemicals that recently contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents as illustrating a key reason the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) needs to be revised. West Virginia officials had to scramble in early January after the chemicals leaked into the Elk River and got into the ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Summary of Changes in the Chemical Safety Improvement Act(CSIA, S. 1009) and the Boxer TSCA Version Released September 18, 2014

    Background This analysis reviews the changes made to the original version of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) (identified as CSIA1 in this memorandum) based on Senator Barbara Boxer's (D-CA) version of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation released on September 18, 2014 (Boxer TSCA). This analysis attempts to analyze both the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Assessing the Effectiveness of U.S. Chemical Safety Laws

    On February 3, 2011, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health held a hearing entitled "Assessing the Effectiveness of U.S. Chemical Safety Laws." Subcommittee Chair Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) last year introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010, a bill that would have reformed the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by shifting ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Senate subcommittee holds hearing on assessing the effectiveness of U.S. chemical safety laws

    On February 3, 2011, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health held a hearing entitled "Assessing the Effectiveness of U.S. Chemical Safety Laws." Subcommittee Chair Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) last year introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010, a bill that would have reformed the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by shifting ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA proposes SNURs for carbon nanotubes

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed significant new use rules (SNUR) under Section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for two chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN). EPA identified the substances generically as multi-walled carbon nanotubes and single-walled carbon nanotubes. According to the notice, these substances ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Releases First Set of Draft Risk Assessments Under Existing Chemicals Work Plan Effort

    EPA today released for public comment draft risk assessments, for particular uses, on five chemicals found in common household products. The draft risk assessments were developed as part of the agency’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan, which identified common chemicals for review over the coming years to assess any impacts on people’s health and the environment. ...

  • EPA Promulgates final SNURs for Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Infused Carbon Nanostructures

    On February 12, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued, through a direct final rule, significant new use rules (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 35 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN).  The 35 substances include four identified as multi-walled carbon nanotubes (generic) that were the subject of a December 3, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Proposes SNURs for 37 Chemical Substances, Including 14 Nanomaterials

    On February 25, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published proposed significant new use rules (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 37 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN). In addition, 17 of the chemical substances are subject to TSCA Section 5(e) consent orders issued by EPA. If issued in final, the SNURs would require ...


    By Acta Group

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