President Obama Signs Landmark TSCA Reform Legislation into Law, as EPA Begins Implementation

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    On June 22, 2016 President Barrack Obama signed into law the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” the landmark legislation modernizing the decades-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Lautenberg Act is the first substantive update of TSCA since it was passed 40 years ago and signed into law by President Gerald Ford. The Lautenberg Act was approved by large majorities in both houses of Congress: a 403-12 margin in the US House on May 24, 2016, and by a unanimous voice vote in the US Senate on June 7, 2016.