Congress overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) to reform TSCA. LCSA protects Americans’ health and our environment, supports economic growth and manufacturing in the U.S., and promotes America’s role as the world's leading innovator.
LCSA updates the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 so that it addresses new technology and to help the EPA better evaluate and approve chemicals for safe use in industry and products.
LCSA subjects all chemicals in commerce to an EPA review for the first time.
Frequently asked questions on LCSA.
Brief summary of the importance of the bill.
Full text of the bill as signed into law by President Obama.
In case you missed it, view testimonials about the new bill.
"While not perfect, the Lautenberg Act fixes the biggest problems with our current law…We look forward to seeing the president sign this landmark reform, so we can begin the process of restoring confidence in our chemical safety system."
-Dr. Richard Denison, Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund