2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series Part III: TSCA at 2: An Update on Implementation and Hot Topics

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This is a virtual event, accessible on-line and over phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

This is a complimentary program sponsored by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  

This is Part 3 of the 5-part 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series.  To learn more about the series, please click here.

Since enactment on June 22, 2016, of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has implemented a muscular regulatory program expressing Congress’ intent for a new and improved Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  The new TSCA framework required significant work and fundamental shifts in regulatory requirements and conceptual approach, but EPA has hit all of its marks in timely promulgating the rules and fulfilling statutory deadlines.  EPA’s prodigious output is compelling, laudatory, and not without controversy as TSCA stakeholders interpret the new law differently.

Join us for a lively, informative, and up-to-the-minute discussion of the very latest with Nancy B. Beck, Ph.D., EPA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), and other presenters to be announced soon.

Educational Objectives:
• Gain an understanding of the new TSCA framework;
• Understand Congress’ intent behind the new TSCA;
• Learn about the controversy surrounding the interpretation of the new framework.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, Associate Attorneys, Of Counsel, C-Suite/President/EVP, SVP/VP, Directors, Managers, Supervisors; Law Firm Attorneys, especially Partners, Practice Group Leaders, and Assistant Managing Partners.

Production and programming support is provided by the marketing services team at Bloomberg Next.

Presenters

Nancy B. Beck, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.®
  • Deputy Assistant Administrator
  • EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

Dr. Beck is currently the Deputy Assistant Administrator for OCSPP. Before her position at EPA, she was the Senior Director of Regulatory Science Policy at the American Chemistry Council.  From 2002 through January 2012, she was a Toxicologist and Science Policy Analyst at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, within the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Since 2002, Dr. Beck has been using her public health background and toxicology expertise to review regulations related to health and the environment and to review, inform, and improve many public health and policy decisions made by federal agencies.  At OMB, Dr. Beck played a key role in overseeing the implementation of the government wide Information Quality Guidelines, the Information Quality Bulletin on Peer Review, and the OMB/Office of Science and Technology Policy Memorandum on Principles for Risk Analysis.  In addition, Dr. Beck was the OMB lead for the U.S.-European Union (EU) International dialogue on risk assessment, a dialogue that was started in 2007 to encourage cooperation at the scientific and technical level.  This dialogue focused strongly on improving the communication of risk information.  She was also a lead for coordinating U.S. regulatory policies related to nanotechnology.

Lynn L. Bergeson
  • Managing Partner
  • Bergeson & Campbell, P. C.

Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), Lynn L. Bergeson has earned an international reputation for her deep and expansive understanding of TSCA, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, and especially how these regulatory programs pertain to nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, synthetic biology, and other emerging transformative technologies.  Her knowledge of and involvement in the policy process allows her to develop client-focused strategies whether advocating before Congress, EPA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or other governance and standard-setting bodies.

Ms. Bergeson counsels corporations, trade associations, and business consortia on a wide range of issues including chemical hazard, exposure and risk assessment, risk communication, minimizing legal liability, and evolving regulatory and policy matters pertinent to conventional, biobased, and nanoscale chemicals, particularly with respect to TSCA, FIFRA, the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), REACH and REACH-like programs, and U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) matters.  

Misty L. Bogle
  • Global Product Stewardship Manager
  • Vertellus Specialties, Inc.

Michael Gould
  • Technical Key Account Manager
  • RAHN

Continuing Education

Credits:
1.0 General COA, 1.0 CLE
Practice Areas:
EHS
Prerequisite:
A basic understanding of chemical regulation issues.
Level:
Intermediate
Production Date:
06/20/2018