Landmark TSCA Reform Legislation Introduced in U.S. Senate
On April 14, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., along with Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and others, introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 which would overhaul the 35-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
The original version of the Lautenberg bill legislation was first introduced in 2010. Subsequently, hearings were conducted to solicit feedback from stakeholder groups from the scientific and medical community, chemical industry, public officials and non-profit organizations, resulting in several changes to the bill. Read more ...