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It is now more than five years since TSCA was amended, following the adoption of the Frank R Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act in 2016. Since then, the US EPA has developed numerous chemicals management policies and taken steps to regulate substances of concern, with a significant impact on industry.

TSCA developments in the coming years depend on the US EPA’s agenda under the Biden administration and decisions in pivotal legal challenges to the law. Updated policy positions on the new and existing chemicals programmes have reignited debates on the scope of TSCA, giving rise to uncertainty surrounding risk evaluations, premarket chemical reviews, user fees, confidentiality and more.

Chemical Watch is committed to helping you understand changing TSCA regulation and what it means for your products and your business. Our regular news coverage, in-depth features, conferences, training and expert assistance from our analyst team can help you stay up to date and keep your compliance efforts on track. 

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Prior to joining Chemical Watch in 2015, Kelly managed regulatory affairs for several trade groups in the building products industry. She is now a leading expert on TSCA in the US.

Nhat joined Chemical Watch in April 2018 as Chief Analyst. Nhat is a US licensed attorney, and prior to joining Chemical Watch he was a regulatory analyst and consultant. He has experience advising customers on a range of issues in Asia, the EU and the US.

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Listen to the latest TSCA news on the Chemical Watch Podcast

The Chemical Watch Podcast regularly explores TSCA developments in more detail. You can listen via your favourite podcasting app or via the Chemical Watch platform – whatever suits you best. Check out some of the latest episodes now. 

Special Chemical Watch podcast: US PFAS product regulations

10 August 2021

In this special edition of the Chemical Watch podcast, North America reporter Julia John is joined by a guest panel to discuss the latest PFAS developments and restrictions across US states, including Washington State’s prohibition of PFASs in food packaging.

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Siloxane legal appeals, China moves on phthalates, TSCA risk evaluations

14 July 2021

This week's Chemical Watch News Podcast sees North America managing editor, Terry Hyland, consulting editor, Geraint Roberts, and Asia desk editor, David Macfarlane, join global managing editor, Kate Lowe, to discuss the latest developments in chemicals management.  

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27 October 2022

Legal challenges to coming rules could hinge on EPA risk evaluation decisions

Industry raises own concerns over EPA’s draft procedural rule for confidential data

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19 July 2022

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Risk evaluations face $5m price tag, revised approach for splitting cost

15 November 2022

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27 July 2022

Lynn L Bergeson, managing partner of the law firm Bergeson & Campbell, says there's little doubt that West Virginia v EPA will be used to seek to limit the agency's authority in implementing the 2016 amendments to the law.

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17 November 2022

Petition also envisions changes on use of consent orders, presumption of PPE and more

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08 December 2022

No allowance to use appropriate PPE puts production at disadvantage, association says

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29 November 2022

Planned phaseouts in other states could trigger TSCA preemption