As of June 22, 2016 the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act goes into effect to amend the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) to revise the regulation of chemicals. The new amendment revises EPA’s authority by mandating the development of new information about chemicals and the establishment of a risk-based screening process for chemicals with specific deadlines. Under the law EPA must prohibit or restrict manufacturing, processing, and use of chemicals that don’t meet the new risk-based safety standards. If a chemical does not meet the safety standard then EPA must restrict, ban, or phase out the use of the chemical. This law will be funded by annual user fees from chemical manufacturers and processors. EPA has seven years to assess and implement regulations. More information is available through the EPA website.