H.R. 4591, The Stockholm and Rotterdam Toxics Treaty Act of 2005
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H.R. 4591 would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to authorize the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement provisions of three international environmental agreements: the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs Convention), the Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution for POPs (POPs Protocol to LRTAP), and the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (PIC Convention).Those agreements are intended to help protect environmental and human health by eliminating or restricting the use of certain chemicals and to provide a means for participating countries to obtain and disseminate information about chemicals that may be imported and exported.