Other Federal Laws

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

This law provides EPA with authority to require reporting, record-keeping and testing requirements, and restrictions relating to chemical substances and/or mixtures. Drugs, cosmetics, foods, food additives, pesticides, and nuclear materials are exempt from TSCA.

Sec. 2603 (Testing of chemical substances and mixtures) gives authority to EPA to develop regulations on good laboratory practices for conducting studies.

For background information about the TSCA and detailed links on chemicals testing, see Summary of the Toxic Substances Control Act (Environmental Protection Agency).

Government Printing Office.

These regulations were developed by the EPA to ensure the quality and integrity of data submitted under the TSCA and prescribe good laboratory practices for conducting studies relating to health effects, environmental effects, and chemical fate testing.

§ 58.1 Scope. These regulations apply to research studies on products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including food and color additives, animal food additives, humane and animal drugs, medical devices for human use, biological products, and electronic products. Compliance with this part is intended to assure the quality and integrity of the safety data filed pursuant to sections 406, 408, 409, 502, 503, 505, 506, 510, 512-516, 518-520, 721, and 801 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and sections 351 and 354-360F of the Public Health Service Act.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) requires that certain hazardous household products ("hazardous substances") bear cautionary labeling to alert consumers to the potential hazards that those products present and to inform them of the measures they need to protect themselves from those hazards.

Under the FHSA, animal testing is not mandatory, it is one possible option that can be used to determine the biological response and appropriate cautionary labeling for a consumer production. For more information, see Recommended Procedures Regarding the CPSC's Policy on Animal Testing.