BASF Applauds TSCA Reform
The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
was signed into law on June 22nd and represents the first substantial revision to basic chemical regulations
in the US since 1976. It provides a framework for the EPA to evaluate new and existing chemicals found in the
market place. This act represents eight years of significant work by partners in the NGO community, chemical
manufacturers, government agencies, and industry associations all working together.
BASF provided technical guidance and testified before Congress on two different occasions. President Obama and leaders of Congress invited BASF to attend the historic signing because of the leadership role that BASF played throughout the development of the act.
BASF is committed to supplying safe products to the personal care industry. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform reaffirms this commitment throughout the market. Not only is TSCA reform a victory for the chemical industry, but also represents a victory for the American people.
Highlights of the Law
- Gives the EPA authority to evaluate new and existing chemicals with clear and enforceable deadlines
- EPA will evaluate chemicals solely on the basis of their respective health risks
- Promotes greater transparency among suppliers and users essentially changing the way business information is protected and shared
- Increases public confidence in the regulation of chemicals
For more information contact Denise Petersen, Global Sustainability Manager — Care Chemicals & Formulation Technologies
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