Reforming Toxic Substances Control: Meet the Players
September 29, 2009, 12:00 -1:30 PM
SVC 208/209 Capitol Visitors Center, Senate side
The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) tasked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate manufactured and imported chemical substances to manage risk and protect human and environmental health. Many factors, including new technologies, public concerns, stakeholder interest, and new regulations adopted by other countries, are converging to create a rare window of opportunity for modernizing TSCA. Different stakeholders bring differing viewpoints and priorities to the table. This briefing will provide a forum to explore the varying perspectives, roles and activities of these players in revising the way chemicals are managed in the United States.
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Principal, Exponent, Inc.
SRA President, 2002
|E. Donald Elliott|
Yale Law School Bio | Email
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Presentation Slides Web site Bio | Email
American Chemistry Council Presentation Slides Product Stewardship Policy Bio | Email
Staples Presentation Slides Bio | Email
Washington State Department of Ecology Presentation Slides Bio | Email
Gulliford Consulting Services Presentation Slides Bio | Email
Congressional Research Service:
“The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): Implementation and New Challenges ,” CRS RL34118, updated July 28, 2009
“The Toxic Substances Control Act: A Summary of the Act and Its Major Requirements ,” CRS RL31905, updated March 3, 2009
Government Accountability Office
“Chemical Regulation: Options for Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Toxic Substances Control Act ,” GAO-09-428T February 26, 2009
Environmental Protection Agency
Enhancing EPA’s Chemical Management Program
State Action on Chemicals Policy
Growing the Green Economy through Green Chemistry & Design for Environment, A guide to help state governments promote green practices, create green economic opportunities, and move national policy forward.
Chemical and Engineering News:
“Revision Looms for U.S. Chemical Law: EPA’s Struggle to get toxicity data increases the likelihood of congressional action ,” C&EN Washington. June 9, 2008
“Revisiting Chemical Control Law: Congress scrutinizes Toxic substances control act with eye toward reforming the statute ,” C&EN Washington. March 9, 2009
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