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June 08, 2016
TSCA reform bill heads to the White House

Yesterday, the Senate voted to pass a bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Bill. The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature in order to become law. It’s the first time the Act has been amended in 40 years.

Senator Rand Paul, who opposed a fast-track vote last week, dropped his objection after reviewing the bill, giving the Senate the opportunity to vote.

For more on the TSCA bill, read this article.

Join Thomas Berger, Esq. as he presents New TSCA Reform: Understanding the Business Impact of this Historic Legislation, an all-new webinar, featuring live Q&A, on June 22.

Thomas Berger, Esq.

Thomas Berger, Esq. is a partner in Keller and Heckman’s Washington D.C. office and heads of Keller and Heckman's Indianapolis satellite office. He has extensive experience in representing foreign and domestic companies, large and small, in a broad range of areas, including counseling, advocacy, and rulemaking in environmental law, occupational safety and health law, contracts, EPA enforcement proceedings, and chemical and product liability management. Mr. Berger assists clients in bringing new products to market in an expedient, cost-effective manner using an interdisciplinary approach that combines law and science with an emphasis on emerging technologies in the industrial chemicals area. Mr. Berger frequently undertakes matters that involve polymers and complex chemical nomenclature issues.

By attending this webinar, you will learn:

  • The practical impact the newly released Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act will have on your industry 
  • How reformed TSCA differs from historical TSCA with respect to regulation of industrial chemicals 
  • The broadened scope of EPA authority to conduct safety reviews of chemicals in commerce through a risk-based process 
  • The risk-evaluation process EPA will have to undertake concerning any chemical deemed a high priority using a health-based risk evaluation 
  • What a “transparent, risk-based prioritization process” for identifying high- and low-priority chemicals for risk evaluations will look like 
  • The impact TSCA reforms will have on the current’s law’s “catch 22” provision 
  • The details that environmental managers need to know about federal preemption and the circumstances under which states can continue to regulate chemicals 
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