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.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.