July 30, 2016

JD Supra July 28, 2016 by Stanford Baird, Maureen O’Dea Brill, Cliff Rothenstein, Edward Sangster Recently signed into law, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (the “Lautenberg Act”), significantly reforms the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”) and includes important provisions regarding federal preemption of state laws regulating chemicals.  …

June 28, 2016

JD Supra June 24, 2016 by Patrick Runge, Jeffrey Wood On June 22, 2016, the President signed the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” a landmark law containing major reforms to the Toxic   Substances  Control  Act  (“TSCA”). As  noted in Balch & Bingham’s 2016 Regulatory Forecast, the Lautenberg …

June 14, 2016

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (HR 2576) reforms the current Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). After some back and forth on preemption and other issues in HR 2576, the House of Representatives passed it on May 24, 2016. After being temporarily stalled in the Senate …

June 13, 2016

The National Law Review June 10, 2016 This week, the Senate approved by voice vote a sweeping bipartisan amendment to the federal law regulating chemical manufacturing and use, the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576), also …

June 10, 2016

Safer Chemicals 2016 Summary: The reform of TSCA gives EPA important new authorities to tackle the problem of toxic chemicals. For the first time, there are also enforceable deadlines and schedules for EPA work on chemicals as well as dedicated funding from fees paid by industry. The pace of change …