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Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Toxic Substances Control Act Reform: What's Happening, and What's Next?

Betting on Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform before the 2016 presidential election is anything but a sure thing. While most remain optimistic, with each passing day, the window of opportunity is narrowed. One possibility is...

The Price of Reform: Models for Financing a Toxic Substances Control Act 2.0

At the start of the 114th Congress, lawmakers from both parties in the House and the Senate have voiced support for reviewing and reforming the 39-year old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Assuming that the diverse TSCA stakeholder...

The Price of Chemical Control: Learning From Struggle and Success

When President Gerald Ford signed the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) into law in 1976, he declared it “one of the most important pieces of environmental legislation . . . enacted by the Congress,” one that would “close a gap in our...

Regulating Industrial Chemicals: Lessons for U.S. Lawmakers From the European Union’s REACH Program

Should Europe’s chemicals law, called REACH, be considered by U.S. policymakers interested in reform of TSCA? The new REACH registration process, while burdensome, is more workable than was originally feared. However, it appears that...

Comment on Regulating Industrial Chemicals: Lessons for U.S. Lawmakers From the European Union’s REACH Program

It is entirely appropriate to consider how REACH may influence reconsideration of the U.S. chemical regulatory environment, and the report provides some critical insights. But REACH is not the only consideration—Canada’s Chemical...

Observations on Indiana University’s Report, Regulating Industrial Chemicals: Lessons for U.S. Lawmakers From the European Union’s REACH Program

The REACH regulation in Europe is a unique product of the European system and European political compromises, so that REACH would be very difficult to replicate in the United States. There are no substantial discussions about doing so...

Toxic Substances Control Act Reform: Risk Management

Several key issues have emerged as pivotal in ongoing efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Progress on these complex issues is central to the success of TSCA reform. To foster further discussion of these critical...

TSCA Reform: Information Confidentiality, Availability, and Sharing

Several key issues emerged as pivotal in ongoing efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Progress on these complex issues is central to the success of TSCA reform. To foster further discussion of these critical topics...

Toxic Substances Control Act Reform: Chemical Prioritization

Several key issues have emerged as pivotal in ongoing efforts to reform TSCA. Progress on these complex issues is central to the success of TSCA reform. As part of its ongoing series on TSCA reform priorities and challenges, on October...

TSCA Reform: Hazard, Use, and Exposure Data

Several key issues emerged as pivotal in ongoing efforts to reform TSCA. Progress on these complex issues is central to the success of TSCA reform. To foster further discussion of these critical topics, ELI convened a series of issue-...