July 13, 2011
Summer School: The Law and Policy of Products Regulation
The Environmental Law Institute &
DC Bar’s Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section
Each summer the ELI Summer School convenes a complimentary seminar series that serves as an introduction to the legal and policy foundations of environmental protection in the United States. The weekly brown-bag lunch seminars are taught by experts in their fields, and introduce the audience to the major environmental statutes (including NEPA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, TSCA, RCRA and CERCLA) and land use law. The series ends with an afternoon careers seminar followed by a networking reception.
Who should attend: Summer associates, law clerks and interns, as well as attorneys or working professionals seeking an introduction to environmental law and policy.
The Law and Policy of Products Regulation
The life cycle of chemical products, especially those embedded in consumer products, has gained increasing attention with growing awareness of potential problems with the human health and environmental implications of chemical exposures throughout the product lifecycle, including after the discard of a product at the end of its useful life. The presentation looked at the regulation of chemicals that are used in industrial and consumer products, and the new governance and stewardship initiatives being considered globally by a wide variety of stakeholders to diminish the potential for adverse effects from chemicals.
Summer School: Session 6, The Law and Policy of Products Regulation from Environmental Law Institute on Vimeo.
Lynn L. Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
The ELI Summer School series is made possible by the generous support of our members.
Lynn Bergeson powerpoint presentation