TSCA Reform – Six Years Later

June 29, 2022 9:15 am — 5:10 pm
Webinar Only

This event is free and open to the public but you must register. Note: there is no in-person availability for this event.

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An ELI, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Co-Sponsored Annual Conference

This conference marks the sixth annual Toxic Substances Control Act Annual Conference, expanding upon TSCA Reform – Five Years Later, TSCA Reform – Four Years Later, TSCA: Three Years Later, TSCA Reform at 2 Years and TSCA Reform: One Year Later. Leading panelists will reflect on the challenges and accomplishments since the implementation of the 2016 Lautenberg Amendments and where the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) stands today.

Panelists will dive into a host of topics, including the interface of science and policy under TSCA, new chemicals, risk evaluation and management, the regulation of articles, and more. Join ELI, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, leading experts, and distinguished keynote speakers for a robust exploration of the issues and regulations surrounding TSCA.

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome and Overview of Virtual Forum
Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., M.S., M.P.H
, Michael and Lori Milken Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Morning Keynote Discussion
Michal Ilana Freedhoff, Ph.D.
, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OSCPP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Panel 1: The Interface of Science and Policy under TSCA
This panel will examine key issues at the interface of science and policy under TSCA, including the continuing role of animal studies in supporting risk evaluations, the potential use of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) to inform safety determinations for new and existing chemicals, scientific integrity and the TSCA program, methodologies for systematic review and more.

James J. Jones, President, JJ Jones Environmental, Moderator
Dr. Stanley Barone, Senior Science Policy Advisor, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OSCPP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Dr. James S. Bus, Senior Managing Scientist, Exponent
Dr. Vincent James Cogliano, Deputy Director for Scientific Programs, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Management, California Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Health and Environment, Natural Resources Defense Council
Wilma Subra, Environmental Scientist and President, Subra Company

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Panel 2: New Chemical Review
The TSCA new chemical program was strengthened in the 2016 amendments and what the law requires has been vigorously debated. This panel will discuss opportunities for transparency, processes to guide new chemical review, new approaches to assess chemical risks, protection of workers, use of Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) and section 5(e) orders and more.

Alexandra Dapolito Dunn
, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P., Moderator
Dr. Richard E. Engler, Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Madison H. Le, Director, New Chemicals Division, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OSCPP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Maria Doa, Senior Director, Chemical Policy, Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.
Patrick MacRoy, Deputy Director, Defend Our Health
James G. Votaw, Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM


1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Panel 3: Risk Evaluation and Management
With the first 10 evaluations completed, this panel will look back at the lessons learned and areas for improvement, discuss EPA efforts to enhance these evaluations through risk determinations for fenceline communities, revised worker protection assumptions and the “whole chemical approach,” examine the asbestos risk management proposal and other emerging risk management approaches, evaluate the impact of resource constraints on meeting statutory deadlines, discuss the role of environmental justice considerations, and more.

Robert M.  Sussman
, Principal, Sussman & Associates, Moderator
El'gin Avila, Director, Occupational and Environmental Health and Equity, Bluegreen Alliance
Dr. Dianne Barton, Council Chair, Region 10, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
David B. Fischer, Counsel, Keller and Heckman LLP
Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz, Supervising Senior Attorney, Earthjustice
Dr. Jeffery T. Morris, Director, Existing Chemicals Risk Assessment Branch, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Swati Rayasam, PRHE Science Associate, UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment
Brian Symmes, Acting Director, Existing Chemicals Risk Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


3:15 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel 4: TSCA Regulation of Articles
TSCA requirements can apply to “articles,” a manufactured good or finished product.  This panel will discuss the potential role of articles as contributors to health and environmental concerns, EPA’s push to remove traditional exemptions of articles and resulting compliance and implementation challenges, potential new rules for PFAS and asbestos requiring reporting on articles, and the application of SNURs and risk management rules to articles and more.

Lynn L. Bergeson
, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C., Moderator
Lawrence E. Culleen, Partner, Arnold & Porter
Mark A. Hartman, Deputy Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Liz Hitchcock, Director, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families
Daniel Rosenberg, Director, Federal Toxics Policy, Natural Resources Defense Council

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM

Closing Remarks and Adjournment
Jordan Diamond
, President, Environmental Law Institute 

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