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

Introduced:

Mar 16, 1976
94th Congress, 1975–1976

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 11, 1976

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

Law:

Pub.L. 94-469

Sponsor:

John Tunney

Senator from California

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 11, 1976

About the bill

Full Title

An Act to regulate commerce and protect human health and the environment by requiring testing and necessary use restrictions on certain chemical substances, and for other purposes.

Summary

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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History

Mar 16, 1976
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 16, 1976
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

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.

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