Posts Tagged ‘Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act’

Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2017 introduced in Senate

6 Nov 2017 by under News

Environmental Protection Agency logo 100x100 Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2017 introduced in SenateThe Environmental Protection Agency () announced plans at the end of last month to limit its evaluation of chemicals under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the Toxic Substances Control Act, the U.S.’s primary chemical management law. (more…)


Asbestos included in EPA’s first list of chemicals to evaluate for safety concerns

2 Dec 2016 by under News

EPA logo 100x100 Asbestos included in EPAs first list of chemicals to evaluate for safety concernsIn June, President Barack Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act into law as an amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S.’s primary chemical management law. It marked the first time American chemical regulatory law had been updated in nearly 40 years.

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Senate passes TSCA reform bill designating asbestos as carcinogen

22 Dec 2015 by under Legal

Senate TSCA Reform Bill Passes Recognizing Asbestos as a Carcinogen CANVA 450x225 300x150 Senate passes TSCA reform bill designating asbestos as carcinogenThe Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (), reports the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) has passed in the U.S. Senate and is now headed for the reconciliation process between the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. This legislation is the first significant overhaul of the primary law overseeing the safety of chemical products, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which was passed in 1976. The TSCA provides the U.S. (EPA) authority to review and regulate chemicals in commerce. (more…)