Congress overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) to reform TSCA. LCSA protects Americans’ health and our environment, supports economic growth and manufacturing in the U.S., and promotes America’s role as the world's leading innovator.
LCSA updates the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 so that it addresses new technology and to help the EPA better evaluate and approve chemicals for safe use in industry and products.
LCSA subjects all chemicals in commerce to an EPA review for the first time.
Frequently asked questions on LCSA.
Brief summary of the importance of the bill.
Full text of the bill as signed into law by President Obama.
In case you missed it, view testimonials about the new bill.
"The bill is a clear improvement over the current TSCA and represents a historic advancement for both chemical safety and environmental law. Consistent with the Administration's 2009 Principles for TSCA Reform, the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2576 would address flaws in current law that have limited the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ability to protect public health and the environment from chemical risks."
-White House Administration