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Regulatory Update   |   Jan 12th, 2017 Toxic Substances Control Act

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The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act is the first major revision to the nation’s primary law regulating chemical use in the United States.  This law will change how USEPA regulates both existing and new chemicals. 

The original regulation gave the EPA the authority to govern the manufacture, import, processing, distribution, use and disposal of chemical substances.  It required chemical manufacturers to report manufacturing and import data, keep manufacturing records, report and test new chemicals, and placed restrictions related to chemical substances and/or mixtures.  The Lautenberg Act left many of the original requirements in place but tightened up requirements on manufacturers and the EPA’s process to review and approval of new chemical manufacturing.

Download the regulatory update below to review a summary of key changes to the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

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