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Chemical Regulation Bill in Amendment Exchange

Published: Monday, 27 June 2016 15:55
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On May 24, 2015, the House of Representatives introduced the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, modernizing the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The bill, H.R.2576, passed the House in June 2015, and passed the Senate in December 2015. As of May 24, 2016, two chambers were resolving differences between their respective versions of the bill. The updates to the TSCA would allow the EPA greater authority to request safety data from companies and would set a higher standard for human exposure to unsafe chemicals. The bill has widespread bipartisan support in Congress and is expected to pass. See: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/697.