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Removing Roadblocks to TSCA Reform Legislation

When:

May 4, 2015

Where:

Washington, DC (and via webinar)


This program was co-sponsored by ABA/SEER Pesticide Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know Committee, SEER Special Committee on Congressional Relations, and ELI.


For several years, a lively debate has occurred in and around Capitol Hill searching for ways to revive TSCA through various legislative amendments that have been introduced with the goal of invigorating and adding credibility to EPA’s chemical regulatory program. A bipartisan bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate, and the expectation of activity in the House of Representatives, demonstrate momentum for revamping the nation’s central chemical control legislation during the current session. Negotiators claim to have narrowed the areas of disagreement to a few key areas such as preemption of state regulatory programs and funding of federal programs. This panel discussion included experts in the field from the public and private sectors and the NGO community who identified and examined practical and foreseeable ways in which TSCA reform advocates on all sides of the issue can envision a “win-win”.

Panelists:
Larry Culleen
, Arnold & Porter, LLP, Washington, DC (moderator)
Wendy Cleland-Hamnet, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, US EPA
Richard Denison, Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
Carolyn Hanson, Deputy Executive Director, Environmental Council of the States
Terry Medley, Global Director, Corporate Regulatory Affairs & Advocacy at DuPont
Michael Walls, Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, American Chemistry Council