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Lawmakers Agree on Key Points of TSCA Reform

Posted on 5/11/2016 by Roger Marks

Sources in Washington D.C. are reporting that two key lawmakers have reached an agreement on “key sticking points” of a bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the USA’s forty-year-old chemical safety law.

Senators James Inhofe from Oklahoma and Barbara Boxer from California negotiated to change the current Senate TSCA bill under consideration. Boxer was unhappy with the Senate TSCA bill; the California senator felt the Senate’s version did not give states enough power to regulate chemicals and take action against known carcinogens.

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In December 2015, the Senate passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) to update TSCA. For its part, the House passed the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576) in June 2015. Lawmakers continue to work to reconcile the two versions and update the TSCA rules for chemical manufacturers, importers, processors, and users.

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