Chemical Regulations


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What You Need to Know

The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA), the nation's primary law governing the manufacture of chemicals, has not been updated since its enactment nearly 40 years ago.

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) and the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576) represent the best opportunities in decades to enact commonsense reforms.

Both S. 697 and the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 would allow regulators access to information needed to ensure the safety of products in commerce while safeguarding certain confidential business information (CBI).

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TSCA Is Good for Manufacturers, Good for Americans

“This deal is a breakthrough that combines the strongest elements of the House and Senate bills, benefiting both manufacturers and consumers and eliminating regulatory uncertainty. Manufacturers have been calling for TSCA reform for years. As innovation and technology have propelled manufacturing into the 21st century, this outdated law not only has created bureaucratic burdens, but it also fails to reflect the state of current, modern manufacturing.

This is a win for everyone, including manufacturers, enabling further improvement of manufactured products and economic growth and opportunities. Manufacturers call on Congress to get this critical reform to the president’s desk without further delay.”

NAM Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse

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