TSCA Amendments Promise New Chemical Regulation in 2017

November 11, 2016
Todd D. Kantorczyk and Zachary J. Koslap
The Legal Intelligencer

On June 22, President Barack Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which fundamentally changes certain aspects of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), a statute that gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) broad authority to impose restrictions on the manufacture, processing, use, distribution, use or disposal of any chemical substance currently or proposed to be placed in commerce. These changes, which are designed to promote the more frequent, timely and systematic review and regulation of new and existing chemical substances, have the potential to result in a number of new regulatory requirements for a wide range of industries.

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