All Things Chemical™ Podcast

November 21, 2019
Waiting for Lautenberg: A Conversation with Jim Jones

This week, I sat down with Jim Jones, Executive Vice President Strategic Alliances & Industry Relations at the HCPA, or Household & Commercial Products Association. Before moving into the private sector, as many of our listeners know, Jim served a long and very distinguished career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Jim began his career in the toxics office, specifically in pesticides, and eventually served as Assistant Administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention in the Obama Administration.

We talk about Jim’s extraordinary background and how it prepared him for the task of helping to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act in passing the Lautenberg Act amending TSCA in 2016. Jim takes us back to the summer of 2016 and paints a picture of what it felt like to watch with anticipation as the political proceedings surrounding the amendment unfolded.

In addition to talking about TSCA’s recent history and EPA’s implementation of it, Jim shares career advice, tips for other industry groups, and first-hand experiences about the difference between the private and public sectors of this industry.

Jim has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and I am excited to share my conversation with him with you. So, here is my discussion with Jim Jones about his experiences leading up to passage of the Lautenberg Act…


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