The Catholic University of America

Summary of Federal Laws

Environmental Laws

Toxic Substances Control Act

15 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.; 40 C.F.R. § 761.1 et seq.; 61 Fed. Reg. 6066 (Feb. 15, 1996)

Regulates the use and disposal of certain chemicals, including PCBs used in electrical transformers. Must comply with regulations concerning use, service, storage, and disposal of transformers containing PCBs. The Act requires the identification, inventory, marking and quarterly inspection of PCB transformers. The quarterly inspection reports must be maintained. See 40 C.F.R. § 761.20.

For information on lead based paint rules as they apply to university housing see the page titled Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992.

MLM updated CFR links 7/10/15