Senator Makes Final Push For Chemical Safety Reform

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT) -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., reintroduced a bill on Wednesday that would revamp the nation's decades-old safety regulations for chemicals, turning for the final time to legislation the retiring lawmaker has been pushing to enact since 2005.

The Safe Chemicals Act would give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the authority to regulate a far broader range of potentially toxic chemicals than it possesses under the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, the current chemical safety law.

Lautenberg came closest to achieving passage of the bill last year,...
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