On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – a bipartisan deal was made to overhaul TSCA requirements, a law governing the use of manufacture of products containing chemicals, for both “new” and “existing” industrial chemicals. The bill was passed the House by a vote of 403 to 12.
The Senate will take up the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act in the coming weeks. The President has not taken a formal stance on the bill, but in recent years, the White House has indicated its general support of TSCA reform legislation.
KCMA has inquired with our attorney for guidance on how the TSCA Reform Bill could impact the composite wood rule. According to David Lieberman, an attorney at Webster Chamberlain – there is no reference to the section of TSCA that discusses EPA’s Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products (Title VI of TSCA).