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Climate, TSCA Top Legislative Agendas as Lawmakers Reconvene

1:10 PM MDT | September 14, 2009 | Kara Sissell

As legislative sessions in the U.S. and European Union (EU) reconvene this fall, industry executives face some of the most sweeping and complex regulatory issues to confront the sector in years. Global warming negotiations and mandates alone would be enough to keep a small army of regulatory affairs directors busy. Add to those a bill to reform the U.S. Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. EPA’s plans to issue in coming weeks hundreds of endocrine test orders, and the work companies must complete in advance of the 2010 deadline for first registrations under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) law....

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