EPA Marks Chemical Safety Milestone on 1st Anniversary of Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act

EPA Marks Chemical Safety Milestone on 1st Anniversary of Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act

Agency Meeting Statutory Responsibilities and Deadlines

WASHINGTON – (June 22, 2017) Today, on the one-year anniversary of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that EPA has met its first-year statutory responsibilities under the law. This includes issuing three new rules, providing a guidance document for external parties, and releasing the scoping documents for the first 10 risk evaluations that will be conducted. “The activities we are announcing today demonstrate this Administration’s commitment to providing regulatory certainty to American businesses, while protecting human health and the environment,” said Administrator Pruitt. “The new process for evaluating existing chemicals outlined in these rules will increase public confidence in chemical safety without stifling innovation.”

 EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signs new TSCA rules surrounded by staff from EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

The Act amends the nation’s primary chemicals management law known as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The legislation received bipartisan support in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, and provides significant new responsibilities and authorities to EPA to advance chemical safety.  EPA has completed the following implementation activities at this one-year anniversary:

This past year has been marked by many EPA accomplishments to implement the amended law. More information on EPA’s progress to date and a full list of all the TSCA implementation activities can be found herehttps://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/frank-r-lautenberg-chemical-safety-21st-century-act-5