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Introduced in House (06/13/2002)

Amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to prohibit (subject to certain exemptions and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs Convention)) the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, use, or disposal of a POPs chemical substance or mixture. Defines "POPs chemical substance or mixture" as the following: (1) aldrin; (2) chlordane; (3) DDT; (4) dieldrin; (5) endrin; (6) heptachlor; (7) hexachlorobenzene; (8) mirex; (9) PCBs; and (10) toxaphene.

Prohibits (subject to certain exemptions and the Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants to the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP)) the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, or use of certain LRTAP POPs chemical substances or mixtures.

Requires certification statements to accompany each POPs substance or mixture or LRTAP POPs substance or mixture distributed in commerce.

Establishes procedures for information collection by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Requires international cooperative efforts by EPA.

Subjects exports of substances or mixtures regulated under this Act to TSCA. Imposes penalties for export and import violations.

Amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to provide for the regulation of POPs pesticides (the substances listed in Annex A or B to the POPs Convention and with respect to which any applicable provision of the Convention has entered into force under paragraph 4 of Article 22) and LRTAP POPs pesticides, including through registration and exemptions, controls on imports and exports, international cooperative efforts, certification statements, and notice and recording by the Administrator.