Skip to comments.Senate Introduces Safe Chemicals Act of 2011
Posted on 04/21/2011 9:35:44 AM PDT by greatplains
"On April 14, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., along with Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and others, introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 to upgrade the nations system for managing chemical safety and protect communities from toxic chemicals." (snip) "In addition to overhauling the 35-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the act would:
*Require EPA to identify and restrict the worst of the worst chemicals, those that persist and build up in the food chain;
*Require basic health and safety information for all chemicals as a condition for entering or remaining on the market;
*Reduce the burden of toxic chemical exposures on people of color and low-income and indigenous communities;
*Upgrade scientific methods for testing and evaluating chemicals to reflect best practices called for by the National Academy of Sciences; and
*Generally provide EPA with the tools and resources it needs to identify and address chemicals posing health and environmental concerns."
"Congress first introduced the Safe Chemicals Act in 2010. Following hearings to solicit feedback from chemical industry leaders, public officials, scientists, doctors, academics and non-profit organizations, several changes were made to improve the bill, according to Lautenberg. For example, the updated bill establishes risk-based prioritization categories so EPA can focus its resources on the highest-risk chemicals. It also requires chemical companies to initially submit basic hazard and exposure data to quickly determine the risk and assess the need for further testing or restrictions."
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How many jobs will this cost and how much unemployment will it take to satisfy the Bill’s requirements?
Did Flouride make the list?
” Naturally we will have good, solid science to back this up. “
Doesn’t *everything* consist of ‘chemicals’??
Including thee ‘n’ me....
Rational people would understand that it's economics. You're not
going to locate a plant or a dump where it costs thousands of
dollars a square foot when you can get a location for $2.50
"...the bill introduced today could put American innovation and jobs at risk.
"... EPA should prioritize chemicals for safe use determinations to focus on chemicals of highest concern; the chemical industry should provide robust information in a transparent manner on the chemicals it produces; and companies and EPA should work together to enhance public access to chemical health and safety information. Most importantly, sound science must be the foundation on which a modern TSCA is built. Both industry and consumers need to have confidence that EPA has a framework in place to ensure that the latest advances in science and technology, proven yet innovative testing methods, and the highest quality data are used in regulatory decision-making."
If there is any sound science in this bill, I will dine on my Easter hat.
The eco-nuts are determined to regulate us into the stone age. America is already starting to look like some third world nations but if this keeps up African hell holes are going to look good in comparison to the US.
Well, as long as they do away with that awful dihydrogen monoxide.
If you want to chill and stop innovation in any field, put government regulations on it, especially ones termed “safety.”
A company could not develop and market what is trademarked “Windex” after these new regulations without spending so much on satisfying the government that putting it on sale would be unprofitable. Unprofitable, maybe that is the goal for Omama’s economy.
“Personally, I’d love to see how many of them would sign onto a law that would ban dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO)...”
It would go hand in hand with the assault on the evil monosaccharide and the dreaded sodium chloride.
There goes the rest of our sodium chloride!
Thermometers with mercury were outlawed a long time ago. Now, thanks to our government, we have mercury in every room....and if the bulbs break (unlike a thermometer), there is no real way to pick it up.
Rest assured, your Easter hat is in no danger from becoming the second course of Easter dinner.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. Bottom Feeders, ALL!
Anything associated with those RAT THUGS and CRIMINALS should be rejected out of hand.