TSCA

Toxic Substances Control Act

Last updated:
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Jul
2024
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Legislation Overview

Legislation name
Toxic Substances Control Act
Applicable to
United States
Purpose
To regulate the manufacture, distribution, use, and disposal of chemicals to protect human health and the environment.
Scope
Covers all chemical substances with specific exemptions, focusing on assessing and controlling potential risks.
Key requirements
Pre-manufacture notification for new chemicals, testing requirements for existing chemicals, and reporting obligations.
Penalties
Includes fines and criminal penalties for non-compliance with TSCA regulations.
EXEMPTIONS
Certain substances, like food, drugs, and cosmetics, are exempt.
Guidance
EPA provides guidelines for compliance, including how to submit information and meet regulatory requirements.