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Chemicals Used in Paint Strippers, Vapor Degreasing May Be Banned; EPA to Evaluate Chemicals Grandfathered in Under Old TSCA

Chemicals Used in Paint Strippers, Vapor Degreasing May Be Banned; EPA to Evaluate Chemicals Grandfathered in Under Old TSCA

A slew of chemical rules that will affect manufacturers and other industrial sectors have been proposed this week by the EPA.

Chemical Manufacturers Say Updated TSCA Is ‘Creating Backlog’ in Bringing New Substances to Market

Chemical Manufacturers Say Updated TSCA Is ‘Creating Backlog’ in Bringing New Substances to Market

Chemical manufacturers say delays in bringing new chemicals to market — an unanticipated consequence of the updated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) — are hurting their businesses and stifling innovation.

EPA Names First Chemicals for Review Under TSCA Reform

EPA Names First Chemicals for Review Under TSCA Reform

The EPA has named asbestos and nine other chemicals as the first 10 substances it will evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under the updated Toxic Substances Control Act.

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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States to Feds: Don’t Wreck States’ Chemical Rules with TSCA Reform

As the bill that will reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 moves closer to final passage, 12 state attorneys general are urging US lawmakers to protect states’ efforts to regulate toxic chemicals. Both the US Senate and House of Representatives passed bills last year that aim to overhaul … Read more »

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Chemical Safety Overhaul Passes Senate, Earns Industry Praise

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) — the US’ primary chemical regulation — moved closer to getting a years-in-the-making overhaul late Thursday night as the US Senate approved the chemical safety bill. The Senate passed the bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act by a unanimous … 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 »