June 24, 2019

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

This conference marks the third Toxic Substances Control Act Annual Conference, expanding upon TSCA Reform at 2 Years and TSCA Reform: One Year Later. Leading panelists will reflect on the accomplishments and challenges 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 current impacts of TSCA on science policies, challenges faced by industry, and the impacts of TSCA on regulatory policies especially those concerning ensuring compliance and enforcement. Join ELI, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, leading experts, and distinguished keynote speakers in a day-long exploration of the issues and regulations surrounding TSCA.

Agenda (all times are EDT)

9:00 - 9:30 AM


9:30 - 9:45 AM
Welcome and Overview of Forum

Lynn R. Goldman, Michael and Lori Milken Dean and Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

9:45 - 10:15 AM
Morning Keynote Discussion

Representative John Shimkus, Illinois (invited)
Senator Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts (invited)
Senator James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma (invited)


10:15 - 11:45 AM

Panel 1: TSCA Implementation: Where Are We Now?
Panel 1 will focus on how TSCA has been applied over the past three years since the enactment of the 2016 Lautenberg Amendments and the impact of TSCA’s implementation on the regulatory, environmental, political, and corporate sectors. This includes the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) updated inventory identifying active and inactive chemical substances, the new chemicals’ review process, and the regulation of existing chemicals. Additionally, panelists will tackle how to ensure public safety and corporate responsibility including the treatment and classification of confidential business information (CBI) in accordance with TSCA.

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break (lunch provided)

12:30 - 1:00 PM

Luncheon Keynote:  Alexandra Dunn, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Panel 2: Science Policy Issues
Panel 2 will dive into the numerous impacts of TSCA on science policy. Expert panelists will explore chemical prioritization and risk evaluation, chemical data reporting and its use in assessments, testing of new and existing chemicals, animal welfare considerations, and more.

  • George M. Gray, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Director of the Center for Risk Science and Public Health, The George Washington University, Moderator
  • Tala Henry, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (invited)

  • Oscar Hernandez, Ph.D., Senior Regulatory Chemist, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.
  • Britt L. McAtee, Ph.D., Manager, Toxicology, PPG Industries

2:30 - 2:45 PM

Coffee Break

2:45 - 4:15 PM

Panel 3: Regulatory and Policy Issues

Panel 3 will explore the regulations and policies under TSCA. Leading panelists will examine reporting and labeling requirements, current and potential future compliance standards, enforcement laws and policies, and the role of TSCA in upholding environmental justice.

  • James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell P.C., Moderator
  • Richard E. Engler,Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.
  • Eve Gartner, Staff Attorney, Healthy Communities Program, Earthjustice
  • Jeffery Morris, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency

4:15 - 4:30 PM

Concluding Remarks
To be announced...





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