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.
In late 2015, Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) affiliate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRAG is relentlessly tracking developments regarding the ongoing TSCA reform efforts and analyzing how these developments will impact our members' 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 complete coverage of what these changes mean to your business, and how you can use them to maximum competitive advantage.