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The New Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) - How we got here, the highlights of the new law, and how it impacts companies and their products - Published in Westlaw Journal Environmental

Insight August 18, 2016
On June 7, 2016, Congress passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.  This rare piece of bipartisan legislation – in an election year no less – was signed by President Obama on June 22, 2016.  The law updates the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TCSA).  Numerous previous Congresses have

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California Proposes Extended (and More Detailed) Point-of-Sale Warning for BPA in Food-Related Containers

Insight August 08, 2016
On May 11, 2015, the chemical bispenol A (BPA) was added to the “Proposition 65” list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause either cancer or reproductive toxicity.  BPA is a known reproductive toxicant for females and is often used as an industrial chemical to make polycarbonate, a hard, clear plastic.  This

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Proposed Revisions to Proposition 65 Warnings Regulations

Insight May 26, 2016
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released its latest proposed revisions to Proposition 65’s warning regulations. This has been a three-year effort and these latest proposed revisions, though not yet final and subject to further change, are likely close to the final version. The agency is accepting additional

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