September 15, 2016

JD Supra September 14, 2016 by Liza Magley, Thomas Smith, and Richard Weber As we reported, on June 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Reform for the 21st Century Act (the Act) into law, enacting the Toxic Substances Control Act’s (TSCA) first reform in its four decades of …

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 …

April 13, 2016

Huffington Post April 12, 2016 by Nicholas Ashford Congress is about to take action on reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), addressing the slow progress since its passage in 1976 in advancing protection from exposure to toxic substances, as well as a significant set-back rendered by a Fifth Circuit Court …

April 7, 2016

Chemical Watch April 6, 2016 by Kelly Franklin Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) has said there is a “high probability” that Congress will enact a reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in the next few weeks. The comment was made when speaking at an International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) convention in Washington, DC this week. …

April 6, 2016

Chemical Watch April 5, 2016 by Kelly Franklin Washington state’s governor has signed into law a ban on the use of five flame retardants above de minimis levels in children’s products and residential furniture. The state joins several that restrict the use of certain flame retardants in products. These include California, Minnesota and, most recently,Washington DC. But …