S.891 - Consumer Products Safe Testing Act101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV] (Introduced 05/02/1989)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/08/1989 Subcommittee on Consumer. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 101-460. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.891 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/02/1989)
Consumer Products Safe Testing Act - Prohibits Federal department or agency heads from considering LD50 test results when determining product safety, labeling, or transportation requirements for purposes of Federal regulation. (LD50 is a procedure whereby toxicity is measured in terms of the median dose that will kill 50 percent of the test animals within a specified time.)
Requires Federal department and agency heads to: (1) review and evaluate directives that call for the use of an animal toxicity test; and (2) promulgate regulations specifying the use of nonanimal alternatives.
Requires that animal toxicity testing regulations be subject to periodic agency review and to public comment in certain cases.