US House Energy & Commerce Committee Approves TSCA Reform Legislation

    View Author June 2015

    In another sign of the momentum building for reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), on June 3, 2015 the US House Committee on Energy & Commerce (E&C Committee)  approved HR 2576, the “TSCA Modernization Act of 2015,” by a  47 to 0 vote, with one abstention.  A bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. John Shimkus (R-IL), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Fred Upton (R-MI) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ), HR 2576 differs slightly from a “discussion draft” version of the bill that was approved by an E&C Subcommittee on May 14.  

    As approved by the full E&C Committee, HR 2576 makes a number of substantive changes to the existing TSCA law.