Presentation on theme: "The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 Christopher Dang Mr. Bodas P.4."— Presentation transcript:
The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 Christopher Dang Mr. Bodas P.4
Intro. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976 by the United States Congress The TSCA is a national law that only applies to the United States TSCA is a federally- managed law and is not delegated to states
Description This act regulates the introduction of new or already existing chemicals TSCA gives EPA broad authority to regulate the manufacture, use, distribution in commerce, and disposal of chemical substances. TSCA requires manufacturers, importers, and processors of certain chemical substances and mixtures to conduct testing on the health and environmental effects of chemical substances and mixtures, unless they qualify for an exemption. A major objective of TSCA is to characterize and evaluate the risks posed by chemicals to human and the environment before the chemical is introduced into commerce The TSCA prohibits the manufacture or importation of chemicals that are not in the TSCA inventory
Group (s) This act is overseen by the EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) EPA has authority to ban the manufacture or distribution in commerce, limit the use, require labeling, or place other restrictions on chemicals that pose unreasonable risks EPA assesses whether the chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment by weighing the risks versus the social and economic benefits of introducing the chemical into commerce.