Volume 90 Issue 4 | p. 22
Issue Date: January 23, 2012 | Web Date: January 24, 2012

Chemical Regulation: TSCA Reform, Water Permit Debates Likely To Continue

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: TSCA, Congress, pesticides, water

Reform of the 1976 law that regulates the manufacture of commercial chemicals—the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)—remains on the legislative agenda for 2012. There is broad support for modernization of TSCA among the chemical industry, businesses that use chemicals, environmental and health activists, and labor. These groups disagree, however, on the details.

Observers agree that a pending bill, S. 847, to update TSCA is unlikely to move through both houses of Congress this year. The . . .

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