Senate Unveils Chemical Regulation Overhaul

Law360, New York (April 15, 2010, 7:29 PM EDT) -- U.S. legislators unveiled a bill Thursday that would greatly expand the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to require testing of industrial chemicals and would place a new burden on chemical makers to show that those substances are safe in order to continue selling their products.

Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., chair of the Senate subcommittee on Superfund, toxics and environmental health, introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010, which would overhaul the long-standing Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.

Under the current law, the EPA is...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.