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TSCA Reform Series: Chemical Prioritization

October 4, 2011

This panel discussed TSCA reform issues related to prioritizing chemicals for regulation. The panel reviewed current EPA, state and international initiatives for purposes of assessing the feasibility of various approaches. Topics addressed include: criteria (hazard/exposure/risk) and procedures for identification of chemicals and the scope of regulatory authority to require alternatives and other actions.

Speakers:

Linda Breggin, Senior Attorney and Director, Nanotechnology Program, Environmental Law Institute (moderator)

Peter de la Cruz, Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP

Daryl Ditz, Director, Chemicals Program, Center for International Environmental Law

Steve Goldberg, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Regulatory & Government Affairs, BASF

Carol Kraege, Reducing Toxic Threats Initiative Coordinator, Washington Department of Ecology

Ted Sturdevant, Director, Washington Department of Ecology





Materials:

Peter de la Cruz powerpoint presentation: "Chemical Prioritization"

Daryl Ditz powerpoint presentation: "International Experience with Prioritizing Chemicals: Some Lessons for TSCA Reform"

Ted Sturdevant/Carol Kraege powerpoint presentation: "State Processes to Select and Prioritize Chemicals of Concern"
mp3 recording


Additional sessions in the TSCA Reform Series may be accessed HERE.