As previously reported, "The Frank R. Lautenberg - Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act," H.R. 2576, was signed by President Barack Obama on June 22, 2016.

The amended statute includes a new safety standard, extensive changes to existing chemicals management, and an aggressive implementation schedule.

Amended TSCA also has an immediate impact on companies that have new chemical submissions pending before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

On June 30, 2016, EPA held its first webinar to lay out the Agency's plans to implement the new TSCA (for details,click here).


The implementation chart below highlights what to anticipate. EPA indicated they plan to propose the first implementation rules by December.

Implementation Chart

EPA is posting implementation efforts on its new TSCA reform webpage.