The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is the primary law governing the safety of chemicals in commerce. TSCA is as much a commercial law as it is an environmental law, and to implement it successfully, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must strike the right balance between protection of health and the environment and American manufacturing.

In the past two years, interest groups have called for a dramatic and broad interpretation of TSCA, which could threaten America’s manufacturing base. AFPM supports improvements to TSCA implementation, but warns that dramatic changes to how the EPA approaches TSCA could jeopardize U.S. innovation and increased competitiveness realized by shale development.