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TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT AMENDMENTS

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION

AND FINANCE

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 9616
A BILL TO ESTABLISH A COMPENSATION SYSTEM FOR VIC-
TIMS OF TOXIC SUBSTANCE POLLUTION

S. 1531 ..
AN ACT TO AMEND THE TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT TO
ESTABLISH A PROGRAM OF ASSISTANCE TO THE STATES FOR
THE PROTECTION AND INDEMNIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS
INJURED IN THEIR BUSINESS OR PERSON BY CHEMICAL SUB-
STANCES, TO ESTABLISH A CHEMICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE
TEAM, TO INCREASE THE AUTHORIZATION FOR APPROPRIA-

TIONS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT AMENDMENTS

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE
SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION

AND FINANCE

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS
SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 9616
A BILL TO ESTABLISH A COMPENSATION SYSTEM FOR VIC-
TIMS OF TOXIC SUBSTANCE POLLUTION

S. 1531
AN ACT TO AMEND THE TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT TO
ESTABLISH A PROGRAM OF ASSISTANCE TO THE STATES FOR
THE PROTECTION AND INDEMNIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS
INJURED IN THEIR BUSINESS OR PERSON BY CHEMICAL SUB-
STANCES, TO ESTABLISH A CHEMICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE
TEAM, TO INCREASE THE AUTHORIZATION FOR APPROPRIA-

TIONS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HARLEY O. STAGGERS, West Virginia, Chairman JOHN E. MOSS, California

SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan

JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida

TIM LEE CARTER, Kentucky LIONEL VAN DEERLIN, California

CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio FRED B. ROONEY, Pennsylvania

JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas JOHN M. MURPHY, New York

JAMES M. COLLINS, Texas DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III, Virginia

LOUIS FREY, JR., Florida BOB ECKHARDT, Texas

NORMAN F. LENT, New York RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina EDWARD R. MADIGAN, Illinois CHARLES J. CARNEY, Ohio

CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California RALPH H. METCALFE, Illinois

MATTHEW J. RINALDO, New Jersey JAMES H. SCHEUER, New York

W. HENSON MOORE, Louisiana RICHARD L. OTTINGER, New York

DAVE STOCKMAN, Michigan
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California

MARC L. MARKS, Pennsylvania
ROBERT (BOB) KRUEGER, Texas
TIMOTHY E. WIRTH, Colorado
PHILIP R. SHARP, Indiana
JAMES J. FLORIO, New Jersey
ANTHONY TOBY MOFFETT, Connecticut
JIM SANTINI, Nevada
ANDREW MAGUIRE, New Jersey
MARTY RUSSO, Illinois
EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts
THOMAS A. LUKEN, Ohio
DOUG WALGREN, Pennsylvania
BOB GAMMAGE, Texas
ALBERT GORE, JR., Tennessee
BARBARA A. MIKULSKI, Maryland

W. E. WILLIAMSON, Chief Clerk and Staff Director
KENNETH J. PAINTER, First Assistant Clerk

ELEANOR A. DINKINS, Assistant Clerk
WILLIAM L. BURNS, Printing Editor

Professional Staff
ELIZABETH HARRISON

CHRISTOPHER E. DUNNE
JEFFREY H. SCHWARTZ

WILLIAM M. KITZMILLER
BRIAN R. MOIR

MARK J. RAABE
KAREN F. NELSON

THOMAS M. RYAN
Ross DAVID AIN

NANCY A. NORD, Minority Staff Assistant

SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION AND FINANCE

BOB ECKHARDT, Texas, Chairman RALPH H. METCALFE, Illinois

JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina ROBERT (BOB) KRUEGER, Texas

MATTHEW J. RINALDO, New Jersey CHARLES J. CARNEY, Ohio

SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio (ex officio) THOMAS A. LUKEN, Ohio ANTHONY TOBY MOFFETT, Connecticut HARLEY O. STAGGERS, West Virginia (ex officio)

JANIE KINNEY, Counsel/Staff Coordinator

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Hearings held on-

March 7, 1978 ..

April 26, 1978 ...

July 25, 1978.....

Text of

H.R. 9616

S. 1531 .

Report of the Executive Office of the President, Council on Environmental

Quality on S. 1531

Statement of

Anderson, Frederick R., president, Environmental Law Institute ........ ....... 348

Ashford, Nicholas A., Ph. D., J. D., Center for Policy Alternatives, Massa-

chusetts Institute of Technology .....

360

Brodhead, Hon. William M., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Michigan ............

89

Ford, Hon. William D., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Michigan ..........

255

Gresser, Julian, professor of law, University of Hawaii School of Law ........ 363

Griffin, Hon. Robert P., a U.S. Senator from the State of Michigan ... ....... 238

Jellinek, Hon. Steven D., Assistant Administrator for Toxic Substances,

Environmental Protection Agency .....

312

Kimble, James L., counsel, American Insurance Association .................

Landau, Norman J., counsel, New York City ..........

Riegle, Hon. Donald W., Jr., a U.S. Senator from the State of Michigan ..... 250

Ruppe, Hon. Philip E., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Michigan .......

243

Schaumburg, Herbert, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Depart-
ment of Neurology ...........

388

Soble, Stephen M., statute editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation ............. 89, 259

Additional material submitted for the record by-

Brodhead, Hon. William M., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Michigan, article from the Harvard Journal of Legislation ........

Environmental Protection Agency, attachments to Mr. Jellinek's prepared

statement:

Implementing the Toxic Substances Control Act: Where we stand ...... 320

TSCA Strategy-Discussion draft for TSCA advisory committee .. ....... 324

Letter dated May 3, 1978, from Mr. Jellinek to Chairman Eckhardt

response to questions raised on implementation of the Toxic Substances

Control Act with enclosure .........

337

Ford, Hon. William D., a Representative in Congress from the State of
Michigan, incidents of major chemical contamination of livestock and

poultry since 1969 ........

Landau, Norman J., counsel, New York City, letter from Mr. Taylor re to

H.R. 9616 .............

372

Soble, Stephen M., statute editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation:

Letter dated September 11, 1978, to Chairman Eckhardt re H.R. 9616. · 277
Letter dated September 13, 1978, to Chairman Eckhardt re July 25,

1978 hearing on H.R. 9616 and S. 1531 ...
Statement submitted for the record by State Department of Health, Common-

wealth of Virginia, R. Leonard Vance, Ph. D., assistant attorney general

Letter submitted for the record by United Action for Animals, Inc., Eleanor

Seiling, president ......

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