TSCA Reform — One Year Later — June 27, 2017 — Washington, DC Recording of Conference Available Online
Join the Environmental Law Institute and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health for a day-long conference exploring the federal government’s implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which significantly amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), just over one year after it was signed into law. Speakers will discuss key components of the bipartisan legislation and will provide an overview of the current state of implementation. Afternoon breakout sessions will invite all participants to discuss ongoing law and policy issues.
9:00 – 9:30: Welcome
9:30 – 10:30: Keynote Remarks
10:30 – 12:00: TSCA Implementation: Where Are We?
- Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) Organization
- Major Milestones
- Section 5 Notifications
- Fees Proposal
12:00 – 1:30: Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:00: Breakout 1: Science Policy Issues
1:30 – 3:00: Breakout 2: Legal/Regulatory Issues
3:00 – 4:30: Repeat Sessions
4:30: Concluding Remarks
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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 Toxic Substances Control Act, and holds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to a robust number of rulemaking and related implementation tasks.
Speakers, including the Hon. John Shimkus (R-IL), the Hon. Tom Udall (D-NM), Lynn L. Bergeson and Charles M. Auer of B&C, Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Nancy B. Beck, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., and Jeffery Morris, Ph.D. of EPA, Richard A. Denison of EDF, Robert Sussman, representing Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, and others, discussed key components of the bipartisan legislation and provided an overview of the current state of implementation. Bonnie Lautenberg, the late Senator Frank R. Lautenberg’s widow and key continuator to the law’s passage, provided a fascinating luncheon address that provided a behind-the-scenes narrative of how the law was passed. Afternoon breakout sessions invited all participants to discuss ongoing law and policy issues.
A recording of the conference is available online, with the following sessions:
|■||Welcome and Overview of Forum with Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., Michael and Lori Milken Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health; Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health
|■||Morning Keynote Discussion with Hon. John Shimkus, U.S. Representative, 15th District of Illinois
|■||Plenary Panel: TSCA Implementation: Where Are We?
|■||Luncheon Keynote with Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg
|■||Guided Discussion: Science Policy Issues
|■||Afternoon Keynote Discussion with Hon. Tom Udall, U.S. Senator, New Mexico
|■||Guided Discussion: Regulatory & Policy Issues
|■||Concluding Remarks and Adjournment with Scott Fulton, President, Environmental Law Institute|
Visit the ELI event website for more details and content from the conference. Visit B&C’s TSCA Reform News & Information site and TSCAblog™ for the latest developments regarding TSCA implementation.