One of the primary authorities of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) related with regulation and evaluation of chemicals is known as The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Passed in 1976, TSCA was intended to ensure if chemicals were safe for intended usage. Though originally effective, this regulatory framework today is outdated according to many.
Many states are developing their own chemical regulatory laws, and this is leading to a patchwork of regulations which become burdensome and contradictory for the chemicals industry. In order to respond to this tricky situation, the US Congress started exploring options that will help modernize and reform TSCA. Out of these efforts, was born the development of TSCA reform legislation, and it was passed by the House in May 2016 and Senate in June 2016.
In June 2016, President Obama signed the bipartisan bill to reform the TSCA, the first major update to an environmental law in 20 years. This new update gives EPA more power and authority to regulate and evaluate chemicals to protect Americans from the negative health effects of dangerous chemicals. The reform requires EPA to evaluate existing chemicals and provide clear and enforceable guidelines; evaluate chemicals purely on the basis of the health risks; and provides a regular flow of funds to enforce the new law.
This session by expert speaker Lowell Randel is intended to review the final legislative package that was approved, what final reform provisions were included and how the new TSCA programs will operate. Get insights into the next step of implementing the law, and understand the TSCA policy changes, and its potential impact on your business.
The session will help you get insights on how to stay ahead of policy changes and prepare for new regulatory responsibilities, and also provide tips on how to engage with policy officials to provide input on the regulatory implementation of policy changes.
Who Should Attend
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 OSHA... More info