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Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

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-...

TSCA Reform: The Standard of Safety

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. On July 21, 2011, ELI convened a panel of experts to examine the central issue of...

Key Issues for Reform of TSCA

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...

The Importance of Implementation in Rethinking Chemicals Management Policies: The Toxic Substances Control Act

Since the passage of the Toxic Substances Control Act in 1976, EPA has struggled with implementation of the law, and with intermittent initiatives has explored, proposed, and attempted solutions to key chemicals management...

EPA's Action Plans Signal a New Chapter for TSCA While Informing the Future Legislative Debate on Chemicals

Late last December, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced action plans on phthalates, long-chain chlorinated paraffins (LCCPs), and short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs). The four action...

Obama and EPA Take on TSCA Reform

Environmental policy was a key issue during the presidential campaign in 2008. Then-Sen. Barack Obama pledged a major change in U.S. environmental policy: "We cannot afford more of the same timid politics when the future of our...

Ten Essential Elements in TSCA Reform

Editors' Summary:

Congress enacted TSCA in 1976 to control risks from chemicals in commerce. It requires the government to review most new chemicals while they are being developed and it gives government the power to regulate...

Chemical Regulation: Preparing to Address the Challenges Ahead

Editors' Summary: There are increasing calls for significant reform of how chemicals are regulated in the United States. The advent of the European Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals system, rapid...

TSCA Reform: Building a Program That Can Work

Editors' Summary:

The time for TSCA reform is basically now or never. The emerging framework of chemical management from other countries and U.S. states may or may not need to be steered in a new direction or aligned in a more...

TSCA--Chemical Testing Issues

This Article introduces the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and describes chemical substances for which testing could be conducted under TSCA, chemical testing that could be required, persons required to conduct the tests,...