O'Reilly logo

Green Engineering: Environmentally Conscious Design of Chemical Processes by David R. Shonnard, David T. Allen

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Appendix ADetails of the Nine Prominent Federal Environmental Statutes

(Adapted from Lynch, 1995)

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Of 1976

Incidents in which highly toxic substances such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) began appearing in the environment and in food supplies prompted the federal government to create a program to assess the risks of chemicals before they are introduced into commerce. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was enacted in October 11, 1976. TSCA empowers EPA to screen new chemicals or certain existing chemicals to ensure that their production and use do not pose “unreasonable risk” to human health and the environment. However, TSCA requires EPA to balance the economic and social benefits against the ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required