Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act

Chemical Regulation for the 21st Century

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.

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Video: Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (LCSA) 101

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.

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PDF: Comprehensive Chemical Review Process Under LCSA

LCSA subjects all chemicals in commerce to an EPA review for the first time.

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Resources
  • LCSA FAQs

    Frequently asked questions on LCSA.

    LCSA FAQs
    LCSA Fact Sheet

    Brief summary of the importance of the bill.

    LCSA Fact Sheet
    LCSA Bill Language

    Full text of the bill as signed into law by President Obama.

    LCSA Bill Language
    What They Are Saying

    In case you missed it, view testimonials about the new bill.

    What They Are Saying

What They Are Saying

“This bill was the most difficult bill I have ever worked on. Finally, we have a product that is better than current law and worthy of Frank Lautenberg’s name.”

-U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee