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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • American chemistry council calls for TSCA overhaul

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) on Aug. 4 released its guidelines for modernizing the United States" chemical safety laws. "The chemical industry is committed to the safety of our products. Current law is more than 30 years old and the law must be updated to keep pace with science," said Cal Dooley, president and chief executive officer. Dooley hosted a press briefing in Washington, D.C. ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • 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.

  • TSCA Reform: The Current State Of Play WEBINAR

    Wondering where we are now and what may happen to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform when Congress is back in session? "TSCA Reform: The Current State of Play," featuring Lynn L. Bergeson and hosted by Compliance & Risks, will bring you up to date on the very latest developments in the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Senate Committee and subcommittee hold oversight hearing on TSCA

    Today the full Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health held a joint hearing entitled “Oversight Hearing on the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act.” During the hearing, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Chair of the Subcommittee, stated that he is preparing legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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 Acta Group

  • BRAG Workshop Advises on `Getting To Yes` with TSCA

    On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the BIO World Congress, BRAG sponsored a workshop entitled "Commercializing Renewable Chemicals and TSCA: Getting To Yes," which highlighted the potential pitfalls awaiting biobased and renewable chemicals on their way to EPA approval, pitfalls that are often unanticipated, resulting in delays, expense, and even termination on the road to commercialization. Lynn L. ...


    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.

  • Inside EPA Reports On Loss Of Green Chemistry Provision From TSCA Reform

    On July 1, 2016, Inside EPA published "Committee Jurisdiction Issues Blocked Green Chemistry From TSCA Reform," an article discussing the passage of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) law and the lack of language from previous versions boosting federal support of green chemistry. The majority of the bill was reviewed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, but the green chemistry ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Biotech Review Staff Prepares To Handle Engineered Microorganism TSCA Submissions

    On November 9, 2016, Inside EPA published “ New TSCA Requirements Raise Challenges To EPA Biotech Review Staff” (subscription required), outlining what EPA has done to adapt to revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requirements for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Chemical Watch Webinar Series `The New TSCA - What You Need to Know`

    Thursday, July 14, 2016 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time/11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time/16:00 British Summer Time In this second episode of the complimentary webinar series "The New TSCA -- What You Need To Know," Chemical Watch and an assembled faculty of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) experts will take a deeper dive into the profound changes that ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Senate Committee and Subcommittee Hold Hearing on TSCA Reform Legislation

    On November 17, 2011, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Committee's Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health Subcommittee held a hearing on legislation intended to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S. 847). Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), who introduced the legislation on April 14, 2011, and is Chair of the Subcommittee, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Senate Committee and Subcommittee Hold Hearing on TSCA Reform Legislation

    On November 17, 2011, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Committee's Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health Subcommittee held a hearing on legislation intended to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S. 847). Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), who introduced the legislation on April 14, 2011, and is Chair of the Subcommittee, ...


    By Acta Group

  • Senate committee and subcommittee hold hearing on TSCA reform legislation

    On November 17, 2011, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Committee's Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health Subcommittee held a hearing on legislation intended to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S. 847). Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), who introduced the legislation on April 14, 2011, and is Chair of the Subcommittee, ...


    By Acta Group

  • 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.

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