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TSCA Reform Series: Risk Management

November 30, 2011

This panel examined reform of EPA authorities to control the sale, distribution, releases and use of chemicals. Topics addressed included: standard of proof; the role of cost/benefit analysis; private firm obligations; approaches to new technologies such as nanotech; and role of downstream users of chemicals.

Speakers:

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

Thomas Cluderay, Assistant General Counsel, Environmental Working Group

Bill Rawson, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Ernie Rosenberg, President & CEO, American Cleaning Institute



Materials:

Thomas Cluderay, powerpoint, TSCA Reform: Risk Management -- Perspective from the Public Interest Community"

Bill Rawson, powerpoint, "Risk Management: Some Considerations for TSCA Amendments"

Ernie Rosenberg, powerpoint, "Risk Management & Downstream Users"
mp3 recording


An ELI Research Program Seminar

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