Please join Troutman Sanders for a discussion of recent congressional efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The discussion will begin with a presentation by Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention on the EPA’s view of the need for and scope of TSCA reform, followed by a panel discussion of industry experts and congressional staff.
Whether and how Congress reforms federal chemical regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) will have wide-ranging impacts for every aspect of the chemical industry, from manufacturers, importers, and processers to distributors, users, and retailers of chemicals as well as consumer products incorporating chemical substances. While bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate to address TSCA’s perceived flaws, key issues remain to be resolved before a revamped version of TSCA will emerge. This discussion will address several fundamental issues, including:
- Developing a “safety” standard for EPA to evaluate chemicals
- Understanding how TSCA might preempt state regulation of chemicals and consumer products
- Defining the “best available science” for EPA’s risk assessments
- Setting deadlines for EPA actions
- Balancing industry’s need for data privacy against the consumer’s need for transparency
Contact: Amanda Arwood, email@example.com, for information or to register.