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January 22, 2010

Senate Expected to Schedule TSCA Hearing

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) has learned that the Senate is preparing to schedule a hearing on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in early February, most likely on February 4, 2010. As noted in our 2010 Predictions memorandum, a new and significantly revised Kid-Safe Chemicals Act (KSCA) has not yet surfaced. The fact that the Senate is scheduling a hearing indicates that a revised Senate proposal is expected soon. There are also indications that if new legislation in the Senate is forthcoming, the House may schedule a hearing a week or so after the Senate hearing (presumably to discuss a companion House bill). At this time, no separate Administration legislation appears to exist; Administration officials will be asked to testify on the introduced measures.

We will, as always, keep you posted on these important developments.