Volume 93 Issue 26 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 29, 2015 | Web Date: June 24, 2015

House Passes Bipartisan Chemicals Regulation Reform Bill

Congress: Legislation would modernize 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: TSCA, chemicals management, Congress

In a strong bipartisan showing, the U.S. House of Representatives on June 23 passed legislation that would overhaul how commercial chemicals are regulated. Lawmakers approved the bill, which would update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), voting 398-1.

The proposed TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576) would change how thousands of chemicals that are already on the market are controlled. It would, however, leave in place existing rules for approving new substances.

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