Date: Dec 18, 2015
After a difficult progression, the bipartisan TSCA reform bill, the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act” (S. 697), was passed by the Senate on Thursday, December 17, 2015. H.R. 2576 as amended by the Senate in its entirety with provisions from S. 697 provides for a remodeling of TSCA and would alter nearly every key provision of the Act. Our earlier assessment of S. 697 can be viewed here.
The major substantive provisions of S. 697 are relatively unchanged, with the following additional items being noted as new additions in the Senate-passed bill:
A link to more detailed fact sheets from Senator Udall’s office can be accessed here: https://www.scribd.com/doc/258282642/Udall-Vitter-Fact-Sheet-on-Frank-R-Lautenberg-Chemical-Safety-for-the-21st-Century-Act