Federal Regulatory Chart

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA) Department of Transportation (DOT) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Fragrance Ingredients CSA HMTA FIFRA
Fragrance mixtures in consumer products CPSAFHSA


CAA – Clean Air Act

The CAA is the federal law that regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources.

CERCLA – Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

CERCLA (Superfund) provides a Federal “superfund” to clean up uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites as well as accidents, spills, and other emergency releases of pollutants and contaminants into the environment.

CPSA – Consumer Product Safety Act

The CPSA established the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), defines CPSC’s basic authority and authorizes the agency to develop standards and bans. It also gives CPSC the authority to pursue recalls and to ban products under certain circumstances.  Amended in 2008, The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act provides CPSC with significant new regulatory and enforcement tools.

CSA – Controlled Substances Act

The CSA is the federal U.S. drug policy under which the manufacture, importation, possession, use and distribution of certain substances is regulated.

CWA – Clean Water Act

The CWA establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into the waters of the United States and regulatory quality standards for surface waters.

EPCRA – Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

EPCRA was enacted to help local communities protect public health, safety, and the environment from chemical hazards.

FFDCA – Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act

The FFDCA gives FDA the authority to oversee the safety of food, drugs, and cosmetics in the United States.

Section 408 of the FFDCA authorizes EPA to set tolerances, or maximum residue limits, for pesticide residues on foods.

FHSA – Federal Hazardous Substance Act

The FHSA requires precautionary labeling on the immediate container of hazardous household products to help consumers safely store and use those products and to give them information about immediate first aid steps to take if an accident happens. The Act also allows the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban certain products that are so dangerous or the nature of the hazard is such that the labeling the act requires is not adequate to protect consumers.

FIFRA – Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

FIFRA provides for federal regulation of pesticide distribution, sale, and use.

FPLA – Fair Packaging and Labeling Act

The FPLA directs the FTC and FDA to issue regulations requiring that all “consumer commodities” be labeled to disclose net contents, identity of commodity, and name and place of business of the product’s manufacturer, packer, or distributor. The Act authorizes additional regulations where necessary to prevent consumer deception (or to facilitate value comparisons) with respect to descriptions of ingredients, slack fill of packages, use of “cents-off” or lower price labeling, or characterization of package sizes.

HMTA – Hazardous Materials Transportation Act

The HMTA is the principal federal law in the United States regulating the transportation of hazardous materials.  Its purpose is to “protect against the risks to life, property, and the environment that are inherent in the transportation of hazardous material in intrastate, interstate, and foreign commerce.”

OSH Act – Occupational Safety and Health Act

The OSH Act is the primary federal law which governs occupational health and safety in the private sector and federal government in the United States. Its main goal is to ensure that employers provide employees with an environment free from recognized hazards, such as exposure to toxic chemicals, excessive noise levels, mechanical dangers, heat or cold stress, or unsanitary conditions.

PPPA – Poison Prevention Packaging Act

The PPPA requires a number of household substances to be packaged in child-resistant packaging.

RCRA – Resource Conservation Recovery Act

RCRA gives EPA the authority to control hazardous waste from “cradle to grave.”

TSCA – Toxic Substances and Control Act

TSCA provides EPA with the authority to require reporting, record-keeping and testing requirements, and restrictions relating to chemical substances and/or mixtures.