Product Safety — House Passes FASA-supported Chemical Reform Legislation

The House of Representatives passed TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576), by a vote of 398-1 on June 23. The FASA-supported legislation would reform and update the fourty-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by creating a national chemical safety regulation. FASA believes the establishment of a new national chemical safety regime will negate the need for and stall the proliferation of state and local product safety regulations. The Senate could vote on its version of the bill, the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (S.697), before it adjourns for the August Congressional recess.