TSCA Deskbook, Second Edition

TSCA Deskbook, Second Edition
Carolyne R. Hathaway, Julia A. Hatcher, William K. Rawson, Latham & Watkins
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Part one of the TSCA Deskbook provides detailed analysis by leading experts of the Toxic Substances Control Act. This step-by-step analysis of the statute 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 toxic chemicals. The analysis reviews the origins of the Act, regulatory requirements, definitional issues, and civil and criminal enforcement.

Part two of the Deskbook provides TSCA in full, up-to-date text. And part three contains valuable agency memoranda, guidance, and materials to aid the user in the interpretation of the statute. The TSCA Deskbook is an essential resource for attorneys and environmental managers working in this complex area of environmental and administrative legal practice.

About the Author

Carolyne R. Hathaway is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Latham & Watkins LLP. Her broad chemical regulatory practice encompasses TSCA, the OSH Act, FFDCA, FIFRA, and a variety of other environmental and health and safety issues. Ms. Hathaway has represented major chemical, petrochemical, agrichemical, and manufacturing companies in EPA enforcement proceedings alleging violations of various sections of TSCA, has provided counseling to companies on issues of TSCA compliance and interpretation, and has participated in numerous legislative and administrative proceedings concerning chemical and other environmental regulation. Ms. Hathaway received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree in chemistry and biology, magna cum laude, from Salve Regina College. She also holds an MBA from Bryant College. Before entering private practice, Ms. Hathaway served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson, III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

William K. Rawson is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Latham & Watkins LLP where he chairs the office’s Environment, Land & Resources Department. He also co-chairs the firm’s global Chemical Regulation and Product Defense Practice Group. Mr. Rawson maintains a broad-gauged environmental regulatory and litigation practice focusing on high-stakes chemical-related issues arising under most major environmental statutes and also in connection with congressional investigations, state legislative initiatives, and high visibility coverage by national news media. He has extensive experience dealing with complex issues pertaining to hazard, exposure, and risk assessment and risk communication. In 2006, Mr. Rawson testified before the full Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works on TSCA reform. Mr. Rawson received his J.D., Order of the Coif, from Stanford Law School and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Amherst College. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Jerome J. Farris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Ann Claassen is Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Latham & Watkins LLP. Her practice focuses on chemical assessment and management programs administered by federal, state, and foreign regulatory agencies. She regularly advises clients on matters arising under TSCA, FIFRA, EPCRA, CAA, CWA, RCRA, CERCLA, FFDCA, CPSA, Proposition 65, REACH, and other regulatory and voluntary programs. Much of her work involves integration of legal principles with toxicology and risk assessment science, and she is an excellent translator between lawyers and technical personnel. Ms. Claassen received her J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of New Mexico Law School and her undergraduate degree in biochemistry, magna cum laude, from Colorado College. She also completed two years of graduate work in chemistry at the University of New Mexico. Ms. Claassen served as judicial clerk to the Hon. James Sprouse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Julia A. Hatcher is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Latham & Watkins LLP. Ms. Hatcher is regularly recognized as a leading practitioner in Washington, D.C., by Chambers USA legal guide, and was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 as a recommended attorney in Environmental Law. Ms. Hatcher has extensive experience representing clients on environmental, health, safety and liability matters ranging from compliance advice to rulemaking to agency enforcement proceedings to federal court litigation managing emerging area risks. She has deep expertise in federal chemical control laws—including TSCA, RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA, FHSA, SDWA, CAA, and CWA—and related state laws for chemical regulation and toxic tort liability. Ms. Hatcher received her J.D., with honors, from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree, with honors, from Mount Holyoke College. She served as a law clerk intern for the Hon. Chief Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.