15 U.S.C. s/s 2601 et seq. (1976)
Enacted by Congress in 1976 to give EPA the ability to track the 75,000
industrial chemicals currently produced or imported into the United
States. EPA repeatedly screens these chemicals and can require reporting
or testing of those that may pose an environmental or human-health hazard.
EPA can ban the manufacture and import of those chemicals that pose an
Also, EPA has mechanisms in place to track the thousands
of new chemicals that industry develops each year with either unknown or
dangerous characteristics. EPA then can control these chemicals as
necessary to protect human health and the environment. TSCA supplements
other Federal statutes, including the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Toxic Release Inventory under
Emergency planning Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA)
text of the Toxic Substances Control Act
Chemical Substances Inventory
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