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It is time to start watching - S697

After several years of hearing that it is coming, it appears it is finally happening.  There has been a move afoot to "modernize" the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). Over time there has been a bill that has been introduced and then never acted upon.  However, this session of Congress appears to be moving this one along.

It seems that Senate Bill 697 (S697) has become the consensus leader in the pursuit of action. And, so far seems to be moving at a rapid pace.  This Bill - the "Frank R.

New Chemicals under Prop 65

For those of you who have to do Prop 65 labeling - there are 12 new chemicals that have to be included:

House Passes Chemical Facility Security Bill

From The Hill - The House of Representatives passed a bill by a voice vote that would authorize the Department of Homeland Security to establish standard protecting chemical facilities from terrorism.

This Bill - the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS) has been in discussion for some time and the action today was to "recodify/reauthorize the CFATS program" . The text of the bill can be found here

TSCA - CDR New Information

For those of us that have been around awhile - there once was a thing called the TSCA Inventory, the Toxic Substance Control Act.  Today, the inventory still exists but the historic TSCA Inventory Update reporting is now under "New Management" the CDR - the Chemical Data Reporting.  CDR reporting began in 2006 and included more than just manufacturing quantities.  Today's CDR includes chemical use information as well as screening-level, and exposure-level information and to make that information Public.

Hot Topics – Chemical Inventory aka Chemical Management

In the world of environmental regulation, there are few things more mundane that the thought of the chemical inventory.  While the concept is fairly simple, i.e. there should be a listing of the amounts and location of the chemicals that are maintained on-site.  The reality is quite different.  Even a facility as simple as a pipeline terminal can have multiple chemicals on-site in containers ranging from small bottles of white board cleaner to the storage tanks that can be seen from the highway.
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