Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist.
With last Tuesday’s passage by the Senate of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576), a new TSCA is on its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
To assist everyone in understanding what the new law will do and how it compares to original TSCA, I have prepared two new documents:
- Want to see how TSCA now reads as amended by the Lautenberg Act: Here is a redline of TSCA based on the final bill.
- Here is a 10-page side-by-side of old vs. new TSCA, compared in 12 key issue areas.
And here are links to our earlier analyses of the bill:
- a description of: (a) how the Lautenberg Act amends the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 and (b) changes made after House and Senate bill passage to reconcile the bills;
- a description of what is and is not preempted under the Lautenberg Act; and
- Our fact sheet on the Lautenberg Act.