TSCA Reform Links
Charles M. Auer, Frank D. Kover, James V. Aidala, Mark Greenwood, “Toxic Substances: A Half Century of Progress,” Protecting the Environment: A Half Century of Progress, EPA Alumni Association, March 1, 2016.
PUBLIC CONCERNS LEAD TO CHEMICAL LAW
Although society reaps enormous benefits from chemicals, there was little or no knowledge of the effects on health or the environment of the thousands of chemicals used and released into the environment. There was not even a list of the chemicals made and used in America. The drumbeat of concerns contributed to a growing realization that environmental chemicals might cause major problems. People were suddenly aware that a man-made chemical environment of unknown dimensions literally surrounded them. Other studies pointed to the large gap in existing laws for dealing with these problems. During the 1970s, the groundswell of public concern resulted in legislative action.
- "EPA’s Chemical Management Program" including updates on TSCA Reform. May 7, 2014 presentation by Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention, EPA.
- American Bar Association TSCA Reform web page. Includes five white papers on TSCA: (1) Overview of TSCA; (2) Trade Secret and Confidential Business Information Briefing Paper; (3) Preemption of Private Rights of Action Under TSCA and TSCA Legislation Briefing Paper; (4) Standard for Taking Regulatory Action Under TSCA ("Safety Standard") Briefing Paper; and (5) Preemption of State Laws and Regulations Briefing Paper.
- Environmental Law Institute TSCA and TSCA Reform resources.