House Subcommittee Will Hold Hearing on “TSCA and Public Health: Fulfilling the Promise of the Lautenberg Act”

The House Power and Commerce Subcommittee on Setting and Local weather Change will maintain a listening to on October 27, 2021, on “TSCA and Public Health: Fulfilling the Promise of the Lautenberg Act.” Based on the October 20, 2021, press release issued by the House Committee on Power and Commerce, Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Chair of the Committee, and Paul Tonko (D-NY), Chair of the Subcommittee, acknowledged that the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Security for the twenty first Century Act (Lautenberg Act) made “crucial” reforms to the Poisonous Substances Management Act (TSCA) “that improve how the federal government protects Americans from dangerous chemicals, and now we must ensure those reforms are implemented effectively and honestly.” Pallone and Tonko acknowledged that in the earlier administration, “chemical risk evaluations were skewed in favor of industry to the detriment of workers and communities. We must protect consumers from exposure to toxic substances and ensure the Environmental Protection Agency is using the tools Congress granted it to protect public health.” The Subcommittee will focus on the implementation of the Lautenberg Act and the U.S. Environmental Safety Company’s (EPA) “efforts to get TSCA back on track.”

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