The Resource Chemical regulation : comparison of U.S. and recently enacted European Union approaches to protect against the risks of toxic chemicals : report to Congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office

Chemical regulation : comparison of U.S. and recently enacted European Union approaches to protect against the risks of toxic chemicals : report to Congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office

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Chemical regulation : comparison of U.S. and recently enacted European Union approaches to protect against the risks of toxic chemicals : report to Congressional requesters
Title
Chemical regulation
Title remainder
comparison of U.S. and recently enacted European Union approaches to protect against the risks of toxic chemicals : report to Congressional requesters
Statement of responsibility
United States Government Accountability Office
Title variation
  • Chemical regulation
  • Comparison of U.S. and recently enacted European Union approaches to protect against the risks of toxic chemicals
  • Risks of toxic chemicals
Title variation remainder
comparison of United States and recently enacted European Union approaches to protect against the risks of toxic chemicals
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chemicals play an important role in everyday life. However, some chemicals are highly toxic and need to be regulated. In 1976, the Congress passed the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to authorize the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to control chemicals that pose an unreasonable risk to human health or the environment, but some have questioned whether TSCA provides EPA with enough tools to protect against chemical risks. Like the United States, the European Union (EU) has laws governing the production and use of chemicals. The EU has recently revised its chemical control policy through legislation known as Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) in order to better identify and mitigate risks from chemicals. GAO was asked to review the approaches used under TSCA and REACH for (1) requiring chemical companies to develop information on chemicals' effects, (2) controlling risks from chemicals, and (3) making information on chemicals available to the public. To review these issues, GAO analyzed applicable U.S. and EU laws and regulations and interviewed U.S. and EU officials, industry representatives, and environmental advocacy organizations. GAO is making no recommendation.
Cataloging source
EJB
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • United States
  • Chemicals
  • Chemicals
  • Hazardous substances
  • Hazardous substances
Label
Chemical regulation : comparison of U.S. and recently enacted European Union approaches to protect against the risks of toxic chemicals : report to Congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 26, 2007)
  • "August 2007."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-07-825."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 51 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet. Address as of 9/26/07: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07825.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Chemical regulation : comparison of U.S. and recently enacted European Union approaches to protect against the risks of toxic chemicals : report to Congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 26, 2007)
  • "August 2007."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-07-825."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 51 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet. Address as of 9/26/07: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07825.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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