ABSTRACT

Implementation of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Amendments (P.L. 114-182) [June 7, 2017]   [open pdf - 140KB]

"Since President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (P.L. 114-182) on June 22, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been implementing the act's amendments to Title I of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA; 15 U.S.C. 2601-2629). TSCA as amended establishes a framework to identify commercial chemicals that present unreasonable risks and to regulate the product life cycle of a chemical (i.e., manufacture or importation, processing, distribution, use, and disposal) so that it no longer presents unreasonable risk. Nearly one year after the enactment of P.L. 114-182, EPA continues to take steps toward potential regulation of existing chemicals under the amended statute, though it has not promulgated any regulation that restricts activities associated with the existing use of any chemical. This CRS ( Congressional Research Service) Insight summarizes select EPA actions to implement the TSCA amendments."

Report Number:
CRS Insight, IN10713
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Date:
2017-06-07
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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pdf
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