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TSCA Preemption Provisions

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. This law updates the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the first time since the law was first adopted in 1976. It makes a
variety of changes to existing law, including a number of enhancements to EPA’s ability to gather information about, and regulate, chemicals.

A number of provisions in the Lautenberg Act are designed to make changes to the state-federal relationship. This fact sheet summarizes one important category of these changes: federal preemption of state authorities. 

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