Hope Is Restored In Finally Modernizing TSCA

Law360, New York (June 19, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT) -- In a rare bipartisan expression of support for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and the late Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., introduced on May 22, 2013, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), S. 1009. The bill offers a new and potentially politically viable framework for TSCA reform and renewed hope that badly needed modernization of this ancient law may occur.

Before reviewing the key elements of the bill, a word about the significance of this legislation is important. The chemical industry’s...
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