The attorneys general (AGs) of 13 states have written to U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee members in response to draft legislation proposing amendments to the Toxic  Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA), 15 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq. They oppose the inclusion of  preemption language that would, in their view, “effectively eliminate the existing federal-state  partnership on the regulation of toxic chemicals by preventing states from continuing their  successful and ongoing legislative, regulatory and enforcement work that has historically reduced  the risks to public health and the environment posed by toxic chemicals.”While the AGs support TSCA  reform, they note that the draft bill “would preempt state regula-  tion of a chemical irrespective  of whether EPA [the U.S. Environmental Protection  Agency] took required action regarding that chemical” and would further “bar states from requesting health or safety information from a company regarding a toxic chemical once EPA has  made a risk determination for that chemical.” See New York AG Eric Schneiderman Press Release, April 17, 2014.