Health advocates sue EPA over new TSCA rules

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and other organizations ask U.S. court to review EPA’s final rules on prioritization and risk evaluation of chemicals, claim rules insufficiently protect health and environment

EPA speeds up review of new chemicals

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency eliminates backlog of over 600 new chemicals awaiting market approval, announces improved chemical review process and increased transparency

Final TSCA framework rules published

U.S. EPA issues final rules on prioritization, risk evaluation, and inventory of chemicals under revised TSCA; scope of risk assessment for first 10 high-priority substances defined

Opinion: Public must engage in implementation of revised TSCA

Article in Daily Environmental Report summarizes strengths and weaknesses of the updated Toxic Substances Control Act; calls on public to engage in implementation process

New requirements for trade secret claims

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires justification for confidential business information claims under reformed chemicals regulation TSCA

U.S. EPA: Final nanomaterials reporting rule

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issues final rule on nanomaterials reporting to come into effect May 2017

EPA: New rules for chemical evaluation

U.S. EPA proposes three rules to inventory, prioritize and risk evaluate chemicals under Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act

U.S.: Less new chemicals approved for market

Number of new chemical substances approved for market release decreased by half since reform of Toxic Substances Control Act; development of low-hazard chemicals advised

EPA announces 10 chemicals under evaluation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publishes first list of chemicals to be assessed under the modernized Toxic Substances Control Act; 8 of 10 chemicals have history of use in food contact materials

New U.S. chemicals regulation explained

Ensia article outlines the scope of the updated Toxic Substances Control Act, as amended by the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act in June 2016