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TSCA Reform – Seven Years Later

June 29, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT

Join us for the Seventh annual Toxic Substances Control Act Annual Conference held online via Zoom on June 29, 2023 from 8:00 am — 5:30 pm Eastern Time.

An ELI, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Co-Sponsored Annual Conference

Leading panelists will reflect on the challenges and accomplishments since the implementation of the 2016 Lautenberg Amendments and where the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) stands today. Panelists will dive into a host of topics, including risk evaluation, risk management, new chemical review, PFAS, and more. Join ELI, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, leading experts, and distinguished speakers for a robust exploration of the issues and regulations surrounding TSCA.

A short description of each panel is below, but you can see the full day’s agenda and panelists here.

Panel 1: Risk Evaluation (9:15 am ET)

This panel will discuss various aspects of EPA’s risk evaluation of chemical substances. Our experts will touch on topics such as: EPA’s potential use of European Union (EU) Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) data, EPA’s use of new approach methodologies (NAM), the effectiveness of a “whole chemical approach” to risk determinations, the incorporation of cumulative risk assessment (CRA) approaches, and more.

Panel 2: Risk Management (11:00 am ET)

This panel will discuss EPA’s authority under the Lautenberg Amendments to manage chemical risks and options for deploying its authority. Panelists will address how EPA manages workplace risks, enforcement mechanisms for risk management restrictions, whether EPA’s risk management rulemakings are adequately addressing EJ concerns, potential legal challenges to final risk management rules, and more.

Special Lunch Discussion with Former Toxics Assistant Administrators (12:45 pm ET).

Panel 3: New Chemical Review (2:00 pm ET)

The TSCA new chemical program was significantly revised by the 2016 amendments, and what the law requires has been vigorously debated. This panel will discuss opportunities for transparency, processes to guide new chemical review, new approaches to assess chemical risks, protection of workers, section 5(e) orders, recent trends with EPA’s review of new chemical substances, and more.

Panel 4: Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) (3:45 pm ET)

This panel will discuss the unique role of TSCA, as compared to other EPA programs, in addressing the issue of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Our experts will address subjects such as: laws EPA implements to address PFAS, EPA’s working definition of PFAS, EPA’s TSCA PFAS testing strategy, the upcoming PFAS reporting rule under TSCA, and more.

This event is free and open to the public but you must register. Register to attend in part or for the full day.

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June 29, 2023
8:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT




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