Tag Archives: TSCA

US House Subcommittee Unanimously Approves TSCA Reform Legislation

On May 14, 2015, the Subcommittee on Environment & the Economy of the US House Committee on Energy & Commerce (E&C Committee) unanimously approved a “discussion draft” bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) proposed by Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL).  The discussion draft, entitled the “TSCA Modernization Act of 2015,” was approved by a … Continue Reading

US Senate Environment Committee Approves TSCA Reform Bill

On April 28, 2015, the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee approved S.697, the bipartisan bill introduced on March 10 by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and David Vitter (R-LA) to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  Before approving S.697, the EPW Committee amended the bill with compromise language negotiated by Senators Udall … Continue Reading

US EPA Updates List of TSCA “Work Plan” Chemicals for Risk Analysis

US EPA has updated its Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan for Chemical Assessments, the Agency’s list of priority chemicals for analysis, adding 23 new chemicals to the list while removing or consolidating 16 others. US EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) produced the original list of Work Plan chemicals in … Continue Reading

Squire Sanders Lawyer Stephen A. Owens Provides Statement in Support of TSCA Reform

U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and David Vitter (R-LA) announced last Thursday that former top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials from the Administrations of President Barack Obama and George W. Bush were supporting the bipartisan legislation that the Senators introduced last week to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Squire Sanders lawyer Stephen … Continue Reading

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces the Chemical Safety Improvement Act to Reform TSCA

On May 22, 2013, Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and David Vitter (R-LA) introduced the “Chemical Safety Improvement Act” (CSIA).  Co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of 14 additional Senators, the CSIA would “modernize” the existing Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and bring about a major overhaul of this country’s chemical management regulatory regime. Among its more … Continue Reading

US Government Accountability Office Recommends More Aggressive TSCA Efforts by US EPA

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report critiquing the EPA’s efforts under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and recommending that EPA take more aggressive steps under TSCA to achieve the agency’s goals of ensuring the safety of chemicals. The GAO report, “EPA Has Increased Efforts to Assess and Control Chemicals, but … Continue Reading