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Main Title Chemical regulation comparison of U.S. and recently enacted European Union approaches to protect against the risks of toxic chemicals : report to Congressional requesters / [electronic resource] :
CORP Author United States. Government Accountability Office.
Publisher U.S. Govt. Accountability Office,
Year Published 2007
Report Number GAO-07-825
Stock Number GAO (202)512-6000 (voice); (202)512-6061 (Fax); (202)512-2537 (TDD)
OCLC Number 173298440
Subjects Chemicals--Law and legislation--United States. ; Chemicals--Law and legislation--European Union countries. ; Hazardous substances--Law and legislation--United States. ; Hazardous substances--Law and legislation--European Union countries.
Additional Subjects United States.--Environmental Protection Agency--Rules and practice.
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  K3672.5 .U55 2007 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/31/2009
Collation ii, 51 p. : digital, PDF file
Notes 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. Includes bibliographical references. "GAO-07-825."
Contents Notes 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...
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Access Notes Mode of access: Internet. Address as of 9/26/07: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07825.pdf; current access available via PURL.
Alternate Title Chemical regulation : comparison of United States and recently enacted European Union approaches to protect against the risks of toxic chemicals\ Comparison of U.S. and recently enacted European Union approaches to protect against the risks of toxic chemicals\ Risks of toxic chemicals
PUB Date Free Form 2007
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Merged OCLC records 979692605; 980022025
OCLC Time Stamp 20090824175036
Language eng
SUDOCS Number GA 1.13:GAO-07-825
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03600cam 2200493 a 45020