Chemical Manufacturing Regulation Law and Legal Definition

The manufacture of chemicals is regulated at the federal level by the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). The government has the authority to prevent unreasonable risks of injury to the environment. However, the government must not exercise this authority in a manner that places unreasonable economic barriers to technological innovation. The central provisions of the TSCA empowers the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt rules requiring a manufacturer to test each substance that can cause an unreasonable risk to the environment, enter the environment in substantial quantities, or present a likelihood of substantial human exposure.