Earlier this week EPA published a prepublication notice on the proposed “correlation” rule allowing TPC the use of small chambers to test formaldehyde emission levels.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) posted an outreach guidance Sept. 29 about the relationship between the CARB formaldehyde rule and the EPA formaldehyde rule, indicating that manufacturers can use a statement such as “TSCA Title VI compliant” to comply with the CARB rule.
Many NGO's are now advocating that the Environmental Protection Agency use its new authorities under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to protect workers and other at-risk groups.
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.
On June 29th, the EPA issued its first-year plan to implement the newly amended U.S. chemicals law. The plan describes changes the Environmental Protection Agency already has made to comply with the Toxic Substances Control Act amendments of 2016, which President Barack Obama signed into law June 22.
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 Senate passed legislation on June 7th that will overhaul the way the federal government regulates every chemical sold on the market in the United States. The bipartisan effort represents the most sweeping environmental measure to pass Congress in a quarter-century.