Perspectives: Compliance Advisor

TSCA Reform May Be Closer Than You Think

Bipartisan support and efforts to compromise continue to grow.

By Lynn Bergeson, regulatory editor
May 18, 2015

On April 28, 2015, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing to consider the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697). Since then, S. 697 has gained additional backing from both Republicans and Democrats. These events are important because they demonstrate significant bipartisan support for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and suggest TSCA reform actually may be in our future.

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