A series of pesticide and chemical scares heighten public and government concern over chemicals.
Clarence (Terry) Davies and Charles L. Lettow draft a chemicals regulation bill. Received sharp resistance.
This draft of the chemicals regulation bill died in 1972.
The Center for Environmental Quality release this influential report explaining the need for Federal law governing chemicals.
Gave EPA authority to require industry reporting, record-keeping, and testing of chemical substances. Partially a result of the Kepone Disaster and new administration.
Court case that concluded that EPA did not have the authority to ban asbestos under TSCA Section 6.
The committee hearings never resulted in a draft bill being presented to Congress.
Introduced by Rep. John Shimkus