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What You Need To Know About The TSCA Reform Bill
Wednesday June 29, 2016
1:00 -2:00 p.m. (ET)
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members
President Obama recently signed legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Known as the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the legislation overhauls the existing 1976 TSCA law, and will subject thousands of chemicals to regulation for the first time.
Purchase this timely webinar to find out the most important things you need to know, including:
- Key Changes to TSCA
- Initial Timelines for EPA implementation
- Timeline for Impacts to Industry
- New Processes to follow
- TSCA funding
- Amy L. DuVall, Senior Director, Federal Affairs; American Chemistry Council
- Mark Heaney, Vice President; AlterEcho
- Josh Shear, Regulatory Analyst; AlterEcho
Amy DuVall is Senior Director of Federal Affairs for the American Chemistry Council (ACC). In this capacity, she advises and advocates for the Council and its member companies on federal chemical management issues, focusing on Congressional and Administration lobbying. Issues in her portfolio have included reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), improvements to EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), chemical- and product-specific legislation (e.g., mercury, asbestos, formaldehyde, dioxin, nanotechnology, PIC/POPs), appropriations, domestic energy supply, and Green Chemistry/Sustainable Chemistry initiatives. She also manages the American Alliance for Innovation (AAI), a coalition of 200 trade associations regulated by TSCA (chemical distributers, manufacturers, exporters/importers, producers, users).
Before joining ACC's Advocacy Department in the spring of 2007, Ms. DuVall served as Director of External and Government Relations/Counsel to ACC's Responsible Care® Program, a voluntary environment, health, safety, and security performance program. Prior to joining ACC in 2003, Ms. DuVall was in private legal practice in Washington, DC (DLA Piper Rudnick LLP) and New Jersey (Day Pitney), focusing on environmental litigation and legislative and regulatory compliance counseling for the electric utility and chemical manufacturing sectors. While attending law school, Ms. DuVall served in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of General Counsel.
Ms. DuVall holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and a Juris Doctor degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo (including Certificates in Environmental Law and Regulatory Law and Policy). She is admitted to both the New Jersey State and District of Columbia Bars.
Mark Heaney is Vice President of AlterEcho. Mark has more than 20 years of environmental regulatory management experience assisting federal, state and private-sector clients. He has managed several contracts supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, overseeing RCRA and CERCLA programs concentrated on multi-media compliance, corrective action, permitting, enforcement, chemical management, combustion, unexploded ordnance, and facility/land restoration. He also managed programs supporting initiatives in sustainability, Green Chemistry and chemical alternative analysis, recycling, pollution prevention and waste analysis/minimization. Mark has led AlterEcho partnerships with clients in chemicals management, product labeling and stewardship, organic food production, the medical and special waste industry, non-profit homebuilding, environmental protection, industrial manufacturing and laboratory services. These efforts have centered on regulatory requirements, environmental compliance, sustainability, supply chain management, chemical alternatives analysis, and business performance. Mark earned a BA in Environmental Studies and Political Science in 1989 from Colgate University and an MS in Environmental Management in 1994 from Long Island University.
Josh Shear is AlterEcho's Regulatory Analyst, providing research and analysis on TSCA and other state and federal legislation. He served as legislative aide in the Maryland State House for Delegate Jill P. Carter for two years, conducting research, writing testimony and working with the public on multiple state legislative issues. Josh earned a BA in Political Science with a focus on electoral systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Prior to joining AlterEcho he served on the campaign staff of Baltimore mayoral candidate Senator Catherine Pugh, conducting research for policy position development.