S. 3149 (94th): Toxic Substances Control Act

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is a United States law, passed by the United States Congress in 1976 and administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, that regulates the introduction of new or already existing chemicals. When the TSCA was put into place, all existing chemicals were considered to be safe for use and subsequently grandfathered in. Its ...


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Mar 16, 1976
94th Congress, 1975–1976


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 11, 1976

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 11, 1976.


Pub.L. 94-469


John Tunney

Senator from California



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Last Updated: Oct 11, 1976


Mar 16, 1976

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Mar 16, 1976
Reported by Committee

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Mar 26, 1976
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Aug 23, 1976
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Oct 11, 1976
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 11, 1976
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

S. 3149 (94th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 94th Congress, which met from Jan 14, 1975 to Oct 1, 1976. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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