Senate EPW Committee Holds Hearing On TSCA Reform Bill
On March 18, 2015, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and
Public Works (EPW) held a hearing
on the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697).
Supporters of S. 697 maintain that it significantly improves the Toxic
Substances Control Act (TSCA) by providing more authority and funding to the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate new and existing
chemicals. Critics of the bill argue that while the perfect may be the enemy of
the good, S. 697 is not a good bill. An
overview of the hearing, the key statements from witnesses, and a commentary is
posted on the Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) website.