Volume 88 Issue 33 | pp. 35-37
Issue Date: August 16, 2010

Recasting TSCA

Congressional hearing probes safety and other provisions of bill to reform chemical control law
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: EPA, TSCA, Chemical regulation

A major Chemical industry organization has for the past year been calling for a fundamental shift in how the Environmental Protection Agency regulates commercial substances. After consulting with business groups and activists, lawmakers in the House of Representatives responded in July by introducing legislation that would do just that.

The resulting legislation, however, contains key provisions that the requesting organization—the American Chemistry Council (ACC), an association of chemical manufacturers—staunchly opposes. Another . . .

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