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Today: EPA Webinar Provides Overview of TSCA Reform

Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM

In a webinar today (June 30) at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will review changes to the newly amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The webinar is free and open to the public, and preregistration is not required.

View the webinar: Overview of TSCA Reform
The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which was signed into law June 22, updated TSCA to provide EPA with the authority and a consistent source of funding to evaluate chemicals on the basis of health risks. The new law also includes language that requires EPA to develop a plan to promote the use of alternative methods that reduce, refine, or replace vertebrate animal testing and include in that plan a list of acceptable alternative methods.

Links to the final text of the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, frequently asked questions on the new law, and other information about the new law are available on the EPA website. This page includes a link to a first-year plan to implement the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, including actions EPA has already taken to comply with the new TSCA amendments. The first-year plan also lists new regulations EPA plans to propose this year and final rules to be issued in 2017.

Catherine Sprankle
Catherine Sprankle
Communications Specialist for NICEATM