Product Safety — FASA Pushes for TSCA Reform Vote in September

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S.697)—which already has 52 bipartisan co-sponsors (the majority of the 100 member Senate)—would modify the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). TSCA regulates the manufacture, importation, and processing of chemicals, while strengthening the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to evaluate and regulate potentially hazardous chemicals. The House passed its version of the legislation, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576), by a vote of 398-1 in June. FASA believes the establishment of a new national chemical safety regime will negate the need for and stall the proliferation of state and local product safety regulations. We have a real chance to approve federal chemical legislation, but we need help. We need you to reach out to your members of Congress now to urge the Senate to vote on the legislation in September. Please contact FASA’s Nate Herman to learn how.