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TSCA Reform: Five Questions You Need Answered
Tuesday July 21, 2015
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members
After nearly 40 years of TSCA dysfunction, meaningful reform may finally be on the horizon. Both chambers of the U.S. Congress have taken up legislation, and for the first time, the House of Representatives passed a bill nearly unanimously. Between ever-growing public interest in safer chemicals and long overdue federal action, there has never been a more opportune time to talk about TSCA reform.
What You’ll Learn:
- What is likely to change in chemical regulation under a reformed TSCA
- How these changes will affect different companies and industries
- What the political atmosphere around TSCA looks like and how that may impact the final bill
- Patrick Derocher, Regulatory Analyst; AlterEcho
Patrick Derocher, Regulatory Analyst at AlterEcho, provides research and analysis on TSCA, AB 1879, and other state and federal statutes. Prior to assuming this role, he worked on these issues in both the private and public sectors.
Green Tie Blog Post
Has TSCA reform finally arrived?
July 6, 2015 by Patrick Derocher
Although regulation of chemicals used in everyday products—along with development of a chemical safety system—goes back to when the federal the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Alternatives Assessments (AAs) was established in 1976, the act’s framework has become woefully outdated.
Faced with increasing consumer demand for greater transparency and safer chemicals, along with failed efforts to overhaul TSCA, numerous states have moved forward with their own chemical management rules and regulations. While these fragmented, uneven initiatives represent efforts towards greater knowledge of chemical risks and safety, they are far from coordinated, and present increasing regulatory tracking and compliance, supply chain management and product manufacturing concerns for industry. Read more...