H.R. 5820, "Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010"

Bill Status: 
Hearing Held
Last Action: 
Jul 29, 2010

On April 15, 2010, Chairman Bobby L. Rush and Chairman Henry A. Waxman released a discussion draft of legislation to revise the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  On July 22, 2010, they introduced H.R. 5820, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010.  H.R. 5820 would establish a risk-based framework to ensure that all chemical substances to which the American people are exposed will be reviewed for safety and restricted where necessary to protect public health and the environment.  The chemical industry would be required to develop and provide to the EPA essential data to inform this review.  A summary of the H.R. 5820 is available here.

H.R. 5820 was developed after a series of hearings related to regulation of toxic substances.  On July 29, 2010, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a legislative hearing on H.R. 5820. 

No further action was taken on H.R. 5820 in the 111th Congress.

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