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Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Preventing Pollution? U.S. Toxic Chemicals and Pesticides Policy and Sustainable Development

Introduction

This Article considers the extent to which the United States has made progress in the management of chemicals and pesticides in light of the commitments it made in 1992 to promote sustainable development....

Disposal and Remediation Options Under the PCB Mega Rule

Editors' Summary: On June 29, 1998, EPA published its PCB Mega Rule, a comprehensive revision of TSCA regulations that govern the remediation and disposal of PCB-contaminated material. The PCB Mega Rule affords the regulated...

Radon in Rental Housing: Legal and Policy Strategies for Reducing Health Risks

Over the past several years, considerable public and private efforts in this country have been directed at reducing the risk of cancer that human exposure to high levels of radon gas poses. These efforts appear to have succeeded in...

A Practitioner's Guide to the Toxic Substances Control Act: Part III

Editors' Summary: In this final installment of a three-part Article, the authors complete their detailed examination of the TSCA statute and regulatory program. The authors begin the installment by discussing TSCA §§ 6 and 7's...

A Practitioner's Guide to the Toxic Substances Control Act: Part II

Editors' Summary: In this second installment of a three-part Article, the authors continue a detailed examination of the TSCA statute and regulatory program. They begin the installment with a review of TSCA § 5(e) orders and consent...

A Practitioner's Guide to the Toxic Substances Control Act: Part I

Editors' Summary: TSCA provides EPA with broad authority to address potential hazards posed by the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, use, and disposal of chemical substances and mixtures. In this first of a three-...

How to Handle Difficult Chemicals: The Unused Tool in EPA's Chemical Toolbox--Section 7 of the Toxic Substances Control Act

Editors' Summary: After TSCA was enacted in 1976, some commentators described it as the most powerful of all the environmental laws. Congress intended it to provide for the comprehensive and direct control of commercial chemicals'...

Tribes as States: Indian Tribal Authority to Regulate and Enforce Federal Environmental Laws and Regulations

Editors' Summary: The principles of federalism, state primacy, and tribal sovereignty all impact how federal environmental regulations are implemented and enforced on Indian lands. In recent years, Congress increasingly has crafted...

The "Regulatory Confusion" Defense to Environmental Penalties: Can You Beat the Rap?

Editors' Summary: Environmental regulations can be complex and confusing. Even sophisticated companies sometimes have trouble deciphering the regulations. A number of defendants have argued that environmental penalties should be...