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New chemical safety law on the anvil in US
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A new chemical safety law is set to come into effect soon in the US with the Senate expected to pass it this week.

House Resolution (H.R.) 2576, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, is the culmination of a multi-year, multi-Congress effort to enact the first consequential update of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 40 years, according to a press release from Congressman John Shimkus who piloted the legislation.

The White House has said President Obama will sign it into law.

“There is a widespread acknowledgement and understandable concern that nobody is well served by the current law,” Shimkus said in his remarks opening debate on the bill. “The legislation before us today is a vast improvement over current law and a careful compromise that is good for consumers, good for jobs and good for the environment.”

Modernizing TSCA is necessary to improve protections for public health and the environment, to provide the public greater confidence in the safety of US chemicals, and to promote further innovation and economic growth, the release said.

The legislation provides the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with more direct tools to obtain testing information on chemical substances – an improvement over the lengthy process they now face.

It restructures the way existing chemicals are evaluated and regulated – allowing a purely scientific evaluation to guide those decisions.

The legislation also clarifies the treatment of trade secrets submitted to EPA and ensures the Agency uses only high quality science in their decision making. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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