Keller and Heckman Launches TSCA Reform Center

Date: Feb 26, 2009

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Keller and Heckman Launches TSCA Reform Center Site
Washington, DC – February 2009

With Congress conducting a hearing on "revisiting" the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) "to address critical gaps in the statute and explore how these gaps hinder effective chemical safety policy in the United States", today Keller and Heckman announces the launch of the TSCA Reform Center. The site can be accessed by going to www.tsca-reform.com or on the homepage of www.khlaw.com.

The TSCA Reform Center is a website dedicated to tracking legislative and regulatory efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The TSCA Reform Center monitors and reports on the important trends that influence policy development at the federal level. Modeled after the firm's highly successful site www.packaginglaw.com, the TSCA Reform Center is envisioned as an invaluable legal resource that compiles in a central virtual location the laws, bills and regulatory documents on the subject of chemical regulatory reform.

As part of Keller and Heckman's new Green Chemistry Initiative, a portion of the Reform Center is dedicated to tracking green chemistry trends and their possible impact on federal policy initiatives.

Explains Managing Partner John Dubeck. "Our attorneys and scientists will offer commentary on how reform efforts affect a key portion of our valued client base, namely the chemical and plastics industries. We plan to offer sound science-based concepts for responding to emerging legal changes."

"It is appropriate that Keller and Heckman take the lead in providing this information source on TSCA reform", notes Jerome Heckman, the firm's founding partner. "We advised clients on TSCA's enactment in 1976, and with a new Administration in the White House and the strengthened focus on chemical safety by those in Congress, industry, and the public, the next few years promise to be an exciting and challenging period in the history of U.S. chemical regulation. Keller and Heckman's strategic plan includes being on the forefront of these developments."

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