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Toxic Substances Control Act Amendments, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Finance of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-Fifth Congress, Second Session, March 7, April 26, and July 25, 1978   [open pdf - 227MB]

This is from the March 7, April 26, and July 25, 1978 hearings on "Toxic Substances Control Act Amendments," held before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Finance of the U.S. House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. From the opening statement of Bob Eckhardt: "Today, the subcommittee begins oversight and authorization hearings on the Toxic Substances Control Act. Enacted into law in 1976, the act, Public Law 94-469, requires manufacturers and processors of potentially harmful chemical substances and mixtures to test the substances in accordance with rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. [...] The Senate-passed bill, S. 1531, significantly increases the authorization levels for the toxic substances program from $12.6 million to $50 million for fiscal year 1978, and from $16.2 million to $100 million for fiscal year 1979. [...] In addition to the Federal grant program outlined in S. 1531, the subcommittee has been asked to consider a proposal introduced by Congressman Brodhead, H.R. 9616. H.R. 9616 establishes a national system for compensation to persons who suffer ill health as a consequence of toxic substance pollution." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Frederick R. Anderson, Nicholas A. Ashford, William M. Brodhead, William D. Ford, Julian Gresser, Robert P. Griffin, Steven D. Jellinek, James L. Kimble, Norman J. Landau, Donald W. Riegle, Jr., Philip E. Ruppe, Herbert Schaumburg, and Stephen M. Soble.

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Serial No. 95-150
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1978
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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