Tag Archives: Chemicals in Commerce Act (CCA)

Bipartisan TSCA Reform Bill Sails Through House

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Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576) with a near-unanimous vote of 398-1. The bipartisan bill now heads to the Senate, where a competing bill (S. 697) advanced last month. Lawmakers will have to resolve key differences between the bills before sending to President Obama. H.R. 2576 would update the 40-year old Toxic Substances Control Act for the first time. The bill’s key provisions remove cost as a factor in EPA’s chemical safety assessments, afford EPA more power to order new chemical safety data, and aim to create a more uniform [...]Read more

Draft TSCA Reform Bill Released

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House Energy and Commerce Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) released a discussion draft legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Shimkus’ subcommittee has held a number of hearings on TSCA reform within the last year, and has now formulated legislation that he believes can be moved forward. The Chemicals in Commerce Act (CCA) would create a tiered information development system, which would allow EPA to obtain the hazard and exposure information it needs to enforce the law. The bill would allow EPA to place chemicals in commerce into [...]Read more