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U.S. Environmental Law to Control Toxic Substances An Overview
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Regulatory Scheme US Government regulates a chemical substance at its: Prevention or minimization Manufacture Distribution Use Disposal and Cleanup
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Some Major Environmental Statutes Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Clean Water Act (CWA)
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TSCA of 1976 To prevent “unreasonable risks of injury to health or the environment.” Emphasis is on regulating products rather than wastes. To regulate thousands of toxic chemicals that are in commercial use. To obtain more information on chemicals.
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EPA can prohibit or limit production, distribution, use, and disposal or require warning labels. Industry must notify EPA at least 90 days before producing or importing a new chemical. Manufacturers to perform tests on existing
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