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Webinar: TSCA Reform, Ready for Prime Time?

Wed, Apr 15, 2015
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TSCA Reform, Ready for Prime Time? 

On April 16, 2015 
Keller and Heckman LLP’s Chemical Control Practice gave a complimentary webinar on TSCA Reform.  The webinar included a presentation, virtual strategic roundtable discussion, and question and answer session.

On March 10, 2015, Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and David Vitter (R-La.) introduced the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act” (S.697). While maintaining some key concepts and provisions, the bill would overhaul the manner in which “new” and “existing” chemical substances are regulated in the U.S.  The bill modifies applicable safety standards, sets forth a safety assessment and determination process, requires EPA to prioritize and screen chemicals, and changes current TSCA premanufacture notification (PMN), significant new use rule (SNUR), and section 6 standards and procedures.  As compared to previous legislation, S. 697 takes a different, more tailored, approach to federal preemption of state laws.  Numerous deadlines are established, as are industry fees that would be substantially higher than current fees and cover a variety of activities.  Confidentiality provisions are changed dramatically.

During the webinar Keller and Heckman’s chemical control legal experts:

  •  Reviewed the key provisions and ramifications of S.697  – Presented by Thomas  Berger and Herb Estreicher
  •  Provided detailed insights regarding specific areas which will impact U.S. and foreign  companies, including: 
    • Safety Standard and the Use of Best Science – Presented by Peter de la Cruz and Martha Marrapese
    • State/Federal Preemption – Presented by Eric Gotting
    • Confidential Business Information – Presented by David Sarvadi
    • Fees – Presented by John Dubeck
  • Engaged the audience in a lively question and answer session

To view this webinar, click here.

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