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TSCA Reform: The Push For More Disclosure

By: Steven M. Siros, Katherine M. Rahill, and Genevieve J. Essig

On November 15, 2010, Jenner & Block Partner Steven M. Siros and Associates Katherine M. Rahill and Genevieve J. Essig published a guest column in Law360 discussing information disclosure issues related to efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act ("TSCA"), 15 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq., which governs the manufacture, distribution, and use of chemical substances in the U.S. The article provides a brief overview of existing TSCA chemical reporting requirements, examines the current efforts to reform the TSCA both via congressional action and EPA and state efforts, and provides practical tips to companies on how to best comply with TSCA reporting requirements while still shielding themselves from unforeseen liabilities associated with misinterpretation of information.

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