Regulating Industrial Chemicals: Lessons for U.S. Lawmakers from the European Union's Reach Program

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Adam D. K. Abelkop

University of San Francisco School of Law; Stanford Law School; Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

Agnes Botos

Central European University, Students

Lois Wise

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

John Graham

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Should Europe’s chemicals law, called REACH, be considered by U.S. policymakers interested in reform of TSCA? The new REACH registration process, while burdensome, is more workable than was originally feared. However, it appears that REACH is much more complex than it needs to be to accomplish its objectives. U.S. policymakers should consider simplifications of the REACH program.

Keywords: chemical, REACH, TSCA, toxic substances, environmental law, European Union

Suggested Citation

Abelkop, Adam David Kimmell and Botos, Agnes and Wise, Lois R. and Graham, John, Regulating Industrial Chemicals: Lessons for U.S. Lawmakers from the European Union's Reach Program (2012). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 42, No. 11, 2012, pp. 1042-65, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2633891

Adam David Kimmell Abelkop (Contact Author)

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Agnes Botos

Central European University, Students ( email )

Budapest
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Lois R. Wise

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) ( email )

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United States
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John Graham

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) ( email )

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Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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