education

Chemical Quandary: Federal Inaction, State Reaction

Chemical safety is governed by the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which hasn't been updated since 1976. But chemistry hasn't stayed stagnant. New processes and products have emerged over the past 40 years. Where the federal government has stalled, the states have moved forward. Chemical bans and regulations now are law in 20 states, with comprehensive efforts being adopted in 6. Attendees will learn how chemical safety is being modernized state by state, preparing them for new regulatory schemes.

 

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Month Year: 
July 2015