The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) represents one of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) primary authorities related to the evaluation and regulation of chemicals.
TSCA, passed 40 years ago in 1976, was intended to ensure that chemicals were safe for their intended use. While this regulatory framework was originally effective, many believe the system is now outdated. States have begun developing their own laws to regulate chemicals, leading to a patchwork of regulations that, at times, are contradictory and burdensome for industry.
In response, Congress began exploring options to reform and modernize TSCA. These efforts resulted in the development of TSCA reform legislation that was passed by the by Congress and signed into law in June 2016.
Join in this webinar to hear about the final legislative package that was approved, what final reform provisions were included and how the new TSCA programs will operate.
Why Should You Attend:
Learn how TSCA reform may impact your business and what you can do to be prepared. Those who manufacture, process or use chemicals should be aware of the policies and procedures required by new law. The webinar will address questions such as:
How will existing chemicals be impacted by the new law?
What is the new process for evaluation of new chemicals?
What protections are provided for confidential business information?
How does the new law impact state and local efforts to regulate chemicals?
What is the timeline for implementation?
Areas Covered in this Webinar:
Provide background on the history of the Toxic Substances Control Act and the need for reform
Highlight Congressional actions to approve TSCA reform legislation
Analyze the final legislative language
Discuss major changes to the law and how they will impact industry, states and the EPA
Major sections of the new law include:
Treatment of existing chemicals
Process for new chemicals
Chemical risk evaluations
Protection of confidential business information (CBI)
Provide insight into the next steps of implementing the law
TSCA background and history
Need for reform
Final legislative package
Major changes to the law
EPA implementation plans
Who Will Benefit:
Managers of Chemical Facilities regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Safety and Health Professionals
Contractors working in regulated Chemical Facilities
Chemical Industry Staff
Lowell Randel currently serves as Vice President, Government and Legal Affairs for the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA). He is responsible for advancing the industry’s interests with the U.S. Congress and Administration and helps association members deal with regulatory compliance, with an emphasis on EPA, OSHA, and DHS. Lowell has over 20 years of experience working in Washington, DC ranging from private sector representation to government service.
Prior to joining GCCA, Lowell served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). While in this role, Lowell worked closely with the Secretary of Agriculture and across all USDA agencies to coordinate legislative policy and functioned as a primary contact between the Department and Congress.
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