All Things Chemical® Podcast

March 31, 2022
Reflections on TSCA Implementation — A Conversation with Alexandra Dunn

This week, I was delighted to visit again with Alexandra Dunn, now a Partner with Baker Botts and immediate past Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). As Assistant Administrator, Alex was respected and liked by a diversity of industrial and agricultural chemical stakeholders, revered by her immediate staff, and hugely popular as an EPA senior leader. Alex led OCSPP at a pivotal time in EPA’s implementation of revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and worked tirelessly to meet the many deadlines imposed under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg). We discuss Alex’s transition back into the private law sector, get a sense of the issues on which Alex is focusing now that she is back in private practice, and reflect on current EPA policies under TSCA and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to understand what has changed since Alex left EPA.

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