Toxic Substances Control Act Revised for the 21st Century

By | Energy & Environmental Law Adviser | June 29, 2016

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act into law.  The Act is the first significant change to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act in 40 years and amends the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) methods for reviewing chemical substances before they are marketed and allowed to be used in consumer products.

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EPA Hits Brewery Hard: Is Your Brewery in Compliance with CWA Standards?

EPA Hits Brewery Hard: Is Your Brewery in Compliance with CWA Standards?

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc., a Pennsylvania brewery, settled Clean Water Act (CWA) violations involving wastewater discharge into public treatment facilities for $2.8 million and a commitment to spend over $7 million to reduce environmental impacts of its brewery operations.

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Toxic Substances Control Act Reform Passes with Bipartisan Support

Toxic Substances Control Act Reform Passes with Bipartisan Support

Exciting and expected news announced from the White House this week: The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which provides for common-sense amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), was signed into law by President Barack Obama after bipartisan support in both houses of Congress.

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