On October 12, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a public meeting on the draft Algae Guidance for the Preparation of [Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)] Biotechnology Submissions (Algae Guidance) in the Federal Register. This meeting will receive public input and comments on the draft Algae Guidance that describes EPA’s data needs for supporting risk assessments of genetically engineered algae and cyanobacteria that are manufactured, imported, or processed, and are subject to regulations under Section 5 of TSCA. The meeting will be held in Tempe, Arizona on October 27, 2016. Only 120 people will be able to attend the meeting in person, however, due to space limitations. Registrants not able to attend in person can access the meeting through a live web stream and teleconference capabilities. Registration is available through the Eastern Research Group (ERG) website.
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Join The Newly-Formed ´TSCA New Chemicals Coalition´
Join the dozens of companies that have expressed interest, and have asked to receive information about the initial planning call to be held on September 11, 2017. TSCA New Chemicals Coalition will give the chemical community greater opportunity to engage with EPA on constructive, helpful, and informed improvements to the new chemicals review process. Joining the coalition is easy. We are asking for a flat fee of $1,000 per company for a 12 month period. We are not currently allowing trade associations to...
TSCA Hot Topics Webinar Brings Together Industry and EPA to Talk New TSCA
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that the materials and recording from the “TSCA Hot Topics: Inventory Notification and Strategies for Complying, and Update on Section 5” webinar are now available for download. This complimentary webinar, co-hosted with Bloomberg BNA, was presented by a panel including Dr. Jeff Morris, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and former EPA officials and seasoned regulatory professionals who engaged in a lively discussion on: Tox...
EPA Publishes Final Guidance as Final TSCA Section 8(a) Rule Takes Effect
On August 14, 2017, as the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) information gathering rule on nanomaterials took effect, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published “working guidance” intended to assist stakeholders in complying with the rule. The working guidance notes that it “will not provide answers to all of the potential questions that will arise as manufacturers and processors seek to comply with the rule. Commenters to the draft guidance asked several...
TSCA Hot Topics: Inventory Notification and Strategies for Complying, and Update on Section 5
With the recent release of the 2016 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) dataset and the initial interim list of active substances released with the June 2017 copy of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory (Inventory), the magnitude of effort that will be needed to comply with the Section 8(b)(4) Inventory notification process is becoming clear (see our June 6, 2017, memorandum “Preparing for the Inventory Reset: It Is Not That Easy”). Even with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s...
´TSCA Reform: One Year Later´ Conference Elicits Frank and Productive Discussion from Government, NGO, and Industry Speakers
On June 27, 2017, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health(GWU) held a day-long "TSCA Reform: One Year Later" conference at the GWU campus exploring the federal government’s implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) on the first anniversary of its enactment. Lautenberg significantly amended the...