What is the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)?

The U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) addresses the production, importation, use, and disposal of certain chemicals into or within the United States, and provides the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the authority to require reporting, record-keeping, and restrictions relating to chemical substances and/or mixtures. The goal of TSCA is to prevent or reduce health risks and environmental pollution.

To that end, TSCA has established a number of regulatory requirements. These include restricting or prohibiting certain substances, and setting import fees for certain high-priority assessed substances, among other measures.

Reference: https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-toxic-substances-control-act

Article is current as of 2021-03-12.

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