Tag: TSCA

After 40 years: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Toxic Substances Control Act reform

May 25, 2016 |

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform has been a “work in progress” for years. House and Senate passage in 2015 of substantive TSCA reform measures considerably improved the odds that Congress would enact TSCA-reform legislation in 2016. Which appears to be happening with news that the US House and Senate have agreed on a TSCA […]

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Thought Leadership: The Toxic Substances Control Act and the Bioeconomy:  Part 3, Call to Action

Thought Leadership: The Toxic Substances Control Act and the Bioeconomy: Part 3, Call to Action

May 18, 2015 |

By Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., special to The Digest In the second installment of this series, I wrote about how the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulates products across a manufacturing process, from feedstock to product. In this last installment, I present options for updating TSCA and the related implementing regulations to put novel, biobased […]

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Thought Leadership: The Toxic Substances Control Act and the Bioeconomy: Part 2, Reportable Substances across the Manufacturing Process

Thought Leadership: The Toxic Substances Control Act and the Bioeconomy: Part 2, Reportable Substances across the Manufacturing Process

May 3, 2015 |

By Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., special to The Digest In the first installment of this series, I wrote about how the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulates products. In this article, we will look across a manufacturing process. TSCA applies to chemical substances that are used for purposes other than food, food additives, animal feed, […]

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Thought Leadership: The Toxic Substances Control Act and the Bioeconomy: Part 1, The Impact of Nomenclature on the Commercialization of Biobased Chemicals

Thought Leadership: The Toxic Substances Control Act and the Bioeconomy: Part 1, The Impact of Nomenclature on the Commercialization of Biobased Chemicals

April 26, 2015 |

By Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., special to The Digest When I meet people from bioeconomy companies, I ask them about their products’ status under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The most common answers I receive are: “TSCA doesn’t apply because our product is not toxic,” “TSCA doesn’t apply because our product is naturally occurring,” […]

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