All Things Chemical™ Podcast

April 25, 2019
Innovation and New Chemicals in the TSCA Program

We have a repeat guest this week: fan favorite, Dr. Richard Engler, Bergeson & Campbell’s Director of Chemistry and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) guru-in-residence.  I sat down with Rich to find out more about so-called “New Chemicals” and the challenges faced by not only new chemical manufacturers, but also by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in trying to fulfill its duties as a regulatory gatekeeper.

As a seasoned veteran of EPA himself, where he worked for 17 years in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics’ (OPPT) Green Chemistry Program, Rich understands the pressures placed on both manufacturers and regulators, and uses this dual knowledge to inform his (and our) understanding of the timelines and processes involved in new chemical registration.

If you wish to learn a bit more about the inner-workings and pressures of EPA, are looking for tips on improving your innovative chemical’s registration process, or are just curious about what a “new chemical” even is anyway -- then this is an episode for you.  So, here’s my conversation with Dr. Richard Engler on Innovation and New Chemicals under TSCA.

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