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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.


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


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.