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President Obama Signs TSCA Amendments into Law

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, amending — for the first time in 40 years — the federal Toxic Substances Control Act. These amendments reflect strong bipartisan leadership on a thorny chemical regulation issue that has plagued Congress for years, i.e., how to improve chemical safety in the United States without impeding innovation and U.S. companies’ competitive standing in the global marketplace. That said, there will be a period of uncertainty, while U.S. EPA begins the rulemakings necessary to implement the amendments and while the agency reviews post-amendment Pre-Manufacture Notices and other applications for approval.

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Ms. Grimaldi maintains a diverse environmental law practice focusing on chemical and product regulation and litigation defense. Her practice areas include Proposition 65, California's Safer Consumer Products Regulations, California's Rigid Plastic Packaging Container Act and the federal Toxic Substances Control Act. Ms. Grimaldi graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law magna cum laude and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bacteriology from University of California, Davis. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a research assistant in laboratories at the University of California, San Francisco Cancer Research Institute and at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.