The updated TSCA requires that the EPA report on its chemical risk evaluations annually. The agency has posted its first such report.
Four chemicals used in manufacturing may soon be banned in the European Union, following their inclusion on a list of substances of very high concern.
A slew of chemical rules that will affect manufacturers and other industrial sectors have been proposed this week by the EPA.
A first-ever federal nanoscale chemical rule will require manufacturers and companies that import or process nanomaterials, now and in the future, to report certain information to the EPA.
In a move that could affect manufacturers and dry cleaners, the EPA is moving forward with efforts to add the chemical n-Propyl Bromide (nPB) to a list of hazardous air pollutants in the Clean Air Act.
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.
The EPA has proposed a ban on some uses of the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) because the agency says it poses health risks when used as a degreaser and a spot removal agent in dry cleaning.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »