The New TSCA: What You Need to Know - Free webinars

The passage on May 24, 2016, of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, and its subsequent signing into law, profoundly alters the regulation of industrial chemicals in the U.S. under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). All chemical stakeholders doing business in the U.S., as well as foreign entities with business interests in the U.S., will need to understand the fundamental shifts in requirements, and the new concepts and approaches that are introduced by the law.

Chemical Watch is pleased to have assembled an impressive faculty of TSCA experts representing the perspectives of industry, environmental organizations, and U.S. Federal and State regulatory authorities to present a complementary series of webinars titled “The New TSCA” – What You Need to Know.

Webinar 1: Summary of major changes: what to expect and when to expect it

The first webinar, freely available upon registration, provides an overview of the new law and major changes to TSCA. Topics covered include:

  • Key terms needing legal interpretation
  • Chemical Prioritization
  • Pace of existing chemical reviews
  • Changes to new chemicals process
  • Implementation deadlines
  • Rulemaking
  • Fees
  • “sound science”

Webinar 2: Impacts on new and existing chemicals programs

The second webinar from the series covers chemical testing; prioritization, RE, and risk management (RM) of existing chemicals; and new chemicals and significant new uses (NC/SNU):

Section 4 Chemical Testing

  • EPA’s new more flexible and strengthened legal authority for testing and how it might be used to support:
    • Section 5 needs and purposes
    • Section 6 prioritization and Risk Evaluation (RE) processes
  • Effect of the animal welfare provision

Section 5 New Chemicals and Significant New Uses (NC/SNU)

  • Effect of changes to Section 5, including the requirements that EPA make an affirmative determination on all Section 5 notices
  • Explanation of the new Section 5 process to regulate NC/SNUs and associated legal/policy implications

Section 6 Prioritization, RE, and Risk Management (RM) of Existing Chemicals

  • Details of the process, approaches, and legal requirements that must be met for each of:
    • Prioritization
    • RE
    • RM

Expert panel:

  • Lynn L. Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell PC
  • Richard A. Denison, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Charles M. Auer, Auer & Associates LLC.
  • Richard E. Engler, Bergeson & Campbell PC

Webinar 3: The New TSCA: Inventory, CDR, and CBI (Sections 8 & 14)

The webinar will focuses on Inventory, CDR, and CBI (Sections 8 & 14) and changes to the US's information and reporting requirements under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, and will cover the following key topics:

  • Reporting and record keeping obligations
  • Confidential business information (CBI) considerations
  • Nomenclature
  • The 'reset' of the TSCA inventory
  • Obligations for processors

Expert panel:

  • Kathleen Roberts (B&C Consortia Management),
  • Lynn L. Bergeson (Bergeson & Campbell),
  • Richard E. Engler Ph.D (Bergeson & Campbell)
  • Kelly Franklin (Chemical Watch)

“The New TSCA” Webinar 4: Administration of the Act, Preemption, Fees, and Green Chemistry

Webinar 4 will cover:

  • Section 6(h) - Chemicals that are Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT)
  • Section 18 – State-Federal relationship and Preemption
  • Section 19 – Judicial Review
  • Section 26 – Fees