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TSCA Reform Implementation and Expected 2018 Developments

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Some 20 months have passed since the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) was signed into law, making wide and significant changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). During that time,...more

Administrator Pruitt Signs TSCA User Fee Proposal

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On February 8, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule regarding user fees for the administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)....more

TSCA Mercury Inventory Reporting Rule: Latest Piece of EPA’s Mercury Regulation

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EPA has extended the December 26, 2017 deadline for comments on its proposed rule on reporting obligations relating to mercury, mercury compounds, and mercury-added products until January 11, 2018. The proposed rule was...more

Toxic Substances Control Act:/Environmental Council of the States Comments: Chemical Data Reporting/Requirements for Inorganic...

The Environmental Council of the States (“ECOS”) submitted December 11th comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) on: Chemical Data Reporting: Requirements for Inorganic Byproduct Chemical...more

EPA Seeks Comment on Nominations to “Augmented” Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Federal Register notice on August 3, 2017, providing the names and affiliations of additional candidates currently under consideration for appointment to the Science...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s Comments on New Category Documents under the New Chemicals Program

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Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) appreciates the efforts being made by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to upgrade and update several of the category documents in the New Chemicals Program, encourage EPA’s...more

EPA’s Risk Evaluation Framework Rule Incorporates Key Industry Suggestions

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Under the 2016 TSCA amendments, risk evaluation is the critical step toward EPA banning or restricting chemicals, or else determining that they will not be regulated. As required by those amendments, EPA has promulgated a...more

Unique Identifiers: A Little-Noticed TSCA Provision Could Have a Big Impact on CBI

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Protection for confidential business information (CBI) could be at risk under one provision of the amended Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) now under consideration by EPA. TSCA’s little-noticed section 14(g)(4) requires...more

Environmental Law Update: Comment Period for Three Proposed Toxic Substances Rules to Close in March

by K&L Gates LLP on

In June 2016, then-President Barack Obama signed into law the first major revisions to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”) in decades. The newly enacted Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act...more

TSCA Reform Implementation Update

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Eight months have now passed since President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA), Pub. Law 114-182, on June 22, 2016. This historic legislation overhauled the Toxic...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, February 2017

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TSCA/FIFRA/NTP - EPA Proposes Regulation Of TCE Use In Vapor Degreasing Under TSCA Section 6(a): On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule under Section 6(a) of the...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, January 2017

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TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/NTP/TRI - EPA Promulgates Final TSCA Reporting And Recordkeeping Rule For Nanoscale Materials: After over a decade of effort, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued on January 12, 2017, a...more

TSCA: EPA Amends Procedures for TSCA Section 6 Rulemaking

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to publish in the December 21, 2016, Federal Register a final rule regarding procedures for rulemaking under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). ...more

EPA Proposes to Ban Certain Uses of TCE Under TSCA

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will issue a proposed rule to ban the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) as an aerosol degreaser and a spot removal agent in dry cleaning. This announcement, made on December 7,...more

EPA Announces 10 Chemicals to Be Evaluated for Risks to Human Health and the Environment

by K&L Gates LLP on

This client alert is the fifth in a series that discusses the significant changes instituted by the passage of a new federal Toxic Substances Control Act. The first alert addressed broadly the law’s myriad of changes and the...more

EPA Prioritizes Asbestos for Review Under Newly Revised TSCA

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Yesterday, EPA announced the first ten chemicals to be evaluated for their potential risk to human health and the environment under the new Toxic Substances Control Act as amended by the Frank R. Launtenberg Chemical Safety...more

OSHA Weighs In on EPA Proposed Rule Governing the Use of New Chemical Substances

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA “strongly supports” EPA’s proposed updates to its existing regulations governing significant new uses of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act. The proposed changes seek to...more

Environmental Policy Quarterly

by K&L Gates LLP on

Welcome to the Fall 2016 edition of Environmental Policy Quarterly, published jointly by the Environmental, Land and Natural Resources and the Public Policy and Law Practice Groups of K&L Gates. Environmental Policy Quarterly...more

Landmark Reform of Federal Chemicals Law Will Significantly Impact Chemical Manufacturers and Users

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act for the 21st Century Act (“Lautenberg Act”), a sweeping and historic overhaul of our nation’s primary chemical management law, the...more

A Few States Adopt Chemical Legislation Despite TSCA Reform

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

State legislatures continue to consider legislation to restrict chemicals even as, at the federal level, the Toxic Substances Control Act has been thoroughly overhauled by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st...more

Toxic Substances Control Act: Landmark Federal Environmental Statute Reformed

by Akerman LLP on

In June 2016, President Barack Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a bill reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976. After forty years the landmark...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, September 2016

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TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/NTP/TRI - EPA Extends Comment Period On PIPs: On August 17, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extended the comment period on its White Paper describing how EPA intends to modify its...more

Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation: What Does a Reformed TSCA Mean for Private Rights of Action Under State Law? (9/16)

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...more

You Should Know - September 2016

Asbestos: Lethal and Still a Threat to All Americans: Backpack: check. Pencils: check. Respirator: ??? Two years ago, the Ocean View School District in Orange County, California, was forced to close...more

Changes to Confidential Business Information Disclosure Under the Reformed Toxic Substances Control Act

by K&L Gates LLP on

This client alert is the fourth in a series that discusses the significant changes instituted by the passage of a new federal Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). The first alert addressed broadly the law’s myriad of changes....more

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