Monday, July 26, 2010

House Hearing on TSCA chemical Reform Scheduled

The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection has scheduled a hearing on the newly introduced TSCA reform bill for this Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 10:00 am in the Rayburn Office Building in Washington DC.

The topic will be last week's introduction by Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Bobby Rush (D-IL) of H.R. 5820, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010.  This is the formal bill for the discussion draft Waxman and Rush offered on April 15th when Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Senate version of the bill.  The goal of both bills is to reform or modernize the 34-year old Toxic Substances Control Act that provides EPA with the authority to regulate chemicals.

A brief summary of the major points of the House bill is here.

The full text can be read here.

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