- WEB EXCLUSIVE
- PE COFFEEHAUS
Witnesses agreed that there are shortcomings under TSCA, but disagreed on whether TSCA should be revised or the U.S. should adopt a chemical control program similar to the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation.
Several witnesses urged Congress not to implement a program similar to REACH without first waiting to see how well REACH works in the EU. Instead, witnessessuggested that the Chemical Management and Assessment program (ChAMP) be allowed to continue, or that the U.S. look to Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan.