Congress sends President TSCA Overhaul bill

On Tuesday, Congress passed a bill that would update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  The measure requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate new and existing chemicals with a risk-based safety standard.  The bill establishes deadlines for the EPA and makes it more difficult for industry to make proprietary claims. 

The American Chemistry Council (ACC), which represents the U.S. chemical industry, supported passage of the measure. 

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