The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bill introduced today in the Senate is of vital importance to the consumer and institutional products industry, which is committed to ensuring that consumers have confidence in the products they purchase. “Senators Udall, Vitter and Chairman Inhofe play a critical role in advancing TSCA legislation in the Senate, and we see the bipartisan introduction of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act as a great step forward,” said Chris Cathcart, President and CEO of the Consumer Specialty Products Association.
“ TSCA reform remains a top priority for our members and we commend the bipartisan engagement around the issues included in this legislation. We remain confident that meaningful reform to strengthen EPA’s ability to review and manage chemicals in commerce can be achieved. We look forward to doing what we can to help passage of this important legislation.” Cathcart noted that TSCA has not been updated since it was passed in 1976, and it is imperative that the statute be updated to include scientific advances that have occurred during the past four decades.