July 18, 2012
Book Release Reception: TSCA Deskbook, 2nd Edition
The Environmental Law Institute
and Latham & Watkins LLP
celebrated the release of
TSCA Deskbook 2nd Edition
by Latham & Watkins attorneys
Carolyne R. Hathaway, William K. Rawson,
Ann Claassen, and Julia Hatcher
About the Book
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 provides EPA with authority to require reporting, recordkeeping, and testing requirements and restrictions relation to chemical substances and mixtures. The Environmental Law Institute proudly publishes the TSCA Deskbook, Second Edition, as a one-stop resource for understanding and managing these complex chemical regulation issues. This second edition of the Deskbook updates the first by reviewing the substantial developments, including in the areas of compliance, enforcement and voluntary programs, that have occurred over the past decade. It is an essential resource for attorneys and environmental managers working in the ever-changing area of chemical legislation that highlights potential pitfalls and demystifies complex regulatory language.
The TSCA Deskbook begins with a detailed analysis by leading attorney practitioners of the Act. This step by step analysis of the statue integrates statutory and regulatory provisions, Federal Register preambles, and agency memoranda and guidance to provide the clearest, most comprehensive guide available to the regulatory programs governing chemicals. The analysis reviews the origins of the Act, regulatory requirements, definitional issues, and civil and criminal enforcement. The Deskbook also includes an appendix, which publishes TSCA in full, as well as valuable agency memoranda, guidance, and other materials to aid the user in the interpretation of the statute.
About the Authors
Carolyne R. Hathaway, William ("Bill") K. Rawson and Julia ("Julie") A. Hatcher are Partners and Ann Claassen is Counsel with the Washington D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, LLP. All four are key members of the firm’s highly respected chemical regulation and stewardship practice which encompasses all facets of challenges facing manufacturers, processors and users of chemicals, including in consumer and commercial products, around the world today. Mr. Rawson is Chair and Ms. Hatcher is Vice Chair of the firm’s global Chemical Regulation, Product Strategy & Defense Practice Group, and Mr. Rawson is also chair of the D.C. office Environment, Land and Resources Department.