Regulatory Developments

TRANSCRIPT: “TSCA Reform:  What’s Happening, and What’s Next?”

May 2, 2016

As we are poised to witness the reauthorization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) -- the first revision of our domestic chemical management law in 40 years -- stakeholders will need immediately to understand what the "new TSCA" means for their industrial operations and strategically adjust their global operations to the new law.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) convened a summit to examine generally the anticipated changes to TSCA, the process and implementation issues that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will face once a revised law is passed, and the equally interesting prospect of what the industrial chemical community will face if this once-in-a-generation chance at TSCA reform is lost. Panelists included former EPA Assistant Administrators Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., Dean of The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and James V. Aidala, B&C Senior Government Affairs Consultant, along with Arnold & Porter LLP Partner Lawrence E. Culleen, whose former EPA roles include Chief of the New Chemicals Branch, managing the premanufacture notice program under TSCA, and B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson, an internationally-recognized expert on TSCA and its application to industrial, specialty, nanotech, and biobased chemicals.

The Environmental Law Reporter has just published a transcript of the discussion, which we reprint here with permission: Toxic Substances Control Act Reform: What's Happening, and What's Next? Slides and a video recording of the summit are available by contacting .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

B&C is relentlessly tracking developments regarding the ongoing TSCA Reform efforts and analyzing how these developments will impact our clients' operations, influence their selection of chemicals as raw material feedstocks, and affect their ability to continue to produce and/or use certain "high priority" chemicals most affected by TSCA reform. Stay tuned for our complete coverage of what these changes mean to your business, and how you can use them to maximum competitive advantage.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is a Washington, D.C. law firm offering clients an unparalleled level of experience and excellence in matters relating to TSCA. Our TSCA practice group includes five former senior EPA scientific and executive staff, seven Ph.D.s, and a robust and highly experienced team of lawyers and non-lawyer professionals extremely well versed in all aspects of TSCA law, regulation, and litigation. More information on TSCA Reform is available on our TSCA Reform News and Info page. Visit our website for Regulatory Memoranda regarding TSCA, Articles on TSCA and TSCA Reform, and TSCA FAQ's.


 
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