Congress introduces toxic chemicals legislation
Congress introduced legislation this week to revamp the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), according to the National Asphalt Association (NAPA).
The Senate version, “Toxic Chemicals Safety Act” would shift the burden of assessing chemical safety away from EPA and into the hands of the producer or manufacturer, according to the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA).
Currently, TSCA requires EPA to assess or test only a few hundred of the approximately 80,000 chemicals currently in commerce.
The proposed legislation, similar to what is occurring in Europe under the REACH program, shifts the assessment burden to the producer of chemical materials, to ensure these materials are deemed safe within certain commerce constraints, APA says.
From our partners
Sandvik Construction’s extensive range of rock tools are world renowned for combining advanced materials technology, with skillful design focusing on…
MORE FROM Aggbeat Online
SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW
- Quarry explosion damages homes and cars and injures one person1048 Views
- Lafarge CEO awarded $2.78 million bonus for 'key role' in merger392 Views
- Vulcan Materials conducts blast for the 'Mayan steps' restoration321 Views
- Caterpillar unveils the CT680, a rugged work truck wrapped in style (PHOTOS)199 Views
- Lafarge announces rural road solution as a low-cost alternative to asphalt191 Views