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TSCA Reform May Facilitate EPA’s Next Generation Enforcement Strategy

Lawmakers, stakeholders, and EPA are advocating for reform to the nation’s chemical law, the Toxic Substances Control Act. While there may not be agreement regarding how the law should be reformed, new legislation could facilitate EPA’s enforcement strategy, known as “Next Generation Compliance.” Historically, the chemical industry has not been in EPA’s crosshairs for compliance with TSCA, unlike other sectors of the regulated universe. However, the confluence of legislation reforming TSCA and the Agency’s heightened interest in Next Generation Compliance may foster a more vigorous TSCA enforcement program.