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Federal Toxic Substances Control Act

See: summary of the toxic substances control act leaving NYCWasteLess at US Environmental Protection Agency

Law: US Code leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 15, Chapter 53: Toxic Substance Control)

Regulations: US Code of Federal Regulations leaving NYCWasteLess (Search for Title 40, Chapter I, Subchapter R: Toxic Substances Control Act)

Summary: The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) addresses the production, importation, use, and disposal of organic and inorganic chemical substances and mixtures, both synthetic and naturally occurring including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) leaving NYCWasteLess, asbestos leaving NYCWasteLess, radon leaving NYCWasteLess, and lead-based paint leaving NYCWasteLess. The regulations mandate restrictions, and require reporting, record-keeping, and testing on covered chemical substances. Certain substances that are covered by other legislation are excluded from TSCA, including food, drugs, cosmetics, and pesticides. The TSCA has been expanded multiple times since it ws originally enacted in 1976 including the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) in 1986, the Radon Reduction Act in 1988, and the Lead-Based Paint Exposure Reduction Act in 1992.

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