TSCA REFORM

 

On Tuesday March 10, 2015 U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and David Vitter (R-LA) introduced bill S.697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. The intent of the Vitter-Udall bill is to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act from 1976 (TSCA).  In November 2015 Trevor’s Law was included by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and California Senator Barbara Boxer in bill S.697 and on December 18th, 2015 bill S.697 passed the Senate!

TSCA and Trevor’s Law Language

TSCA and Trevor’s Law Pass the Senate! Press Release

Channel 13 in Indiana reports on childhood cancer cluster, TSCA Reform and Trevor’s Law

KTVB – Trevor’s Law Passes the US Senate and House of Representatives

On Wednesday June 22nd, 2016 President Barack Obama signed the Frank R Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (TSCA Reform).  This will require stricter regulation over the thousands of chemicals currently in production and any new chemicals introduced.  Through amendments such as Trevor’s Law the federal government is now authorized to collaborate with state and local governments, institutes of higher education and the community to investigate and help address cancer clusters!

President Barack Obama signs the Frank R Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act

President Barack Obama signs the Frank R Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News on the Presidential Signing of TSCA Reform and Trevor’s Law:

Senator Crapo discusses Trevor’s Law

Senator Crapo’s Press Release on the signing of Trevor’s Law

SFGATE Article

Idaho’s News Channel 7 Segment on the Passage of Trevor’s Law 

Indiana’s News Channel 13 Reports on the Signing of the Frank R Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act and Trevor’s Law