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EPA Bans Mercury Compounds Under Reformed Toxic Substances Control Act

The EPA is banning exports of five mercury compounds, effective Jan. 1, 2020, under the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act. An EPA notice published in the Federal Register lists the five mercury compounds: mercury (I) chloride or calomel; mercury (II) oxide; mercury (II) sulfate; mercury (II) nitrate; and cinnabar or … Read more »

What Does the Loss of ‘Green Chemistry’ Provision from Amended TSCA Mean for Biochemicals?

After years of negotiations between lawmakers, chemical companies and environmental groups, an updated Toxic Substances Control Act — the nation’s primary chemical safety regulations — became law late last month, greeted by much fanfare on both sides of the isle and the issue. One industry sector that probably wasn’t celebrating … Read more »

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EPA Outlines Plan to Implement New Chemical Safety Rules

President Obama last week signed into law an overhaul to the Toxic Substances Control Act, requiring new testing and regulation of thousands of chemicals used in everything from cleaning products to paint thinners and clothing. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act includes: Mandatory requirement for … Read more »

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House Passes Chemical Safety Law Reform

The US House of Representatives today approved new chemical safety rules that will overhaul the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). It passed 403 to 12. The Senate is expected to approved the bill this week. President Barack Obama has said he will sign the chemical safety bill — called … Read more »

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Chemical Reform and Reporting: What’s Next?

Using safer chemicals and improving chemical reporting has become a top priority for companies as the federal government moves closer to chemical reform legislation and consumers increasingly demand safer products and product transparency. The last few years has seen retailers and manufactures including Target, Walmart and SC Johnson take steps … Read more »