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July 31, 2015

TSCA Reform — Prospects On Passage And Thoughts On Implementation


Competing proposals are working their way through the House and Senate to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the nation's primary law for managing chemicals in commerce, including biobased and renewable chemicals. In an article published in the July 23, 2015, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report, former senior U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials Charles Auer and James V. Aidala, and attorney Lynn L. Bergeson, Of Counsel to the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®), discuss making the bill clearer and how Congressional direction can be provided on what EPA is to do with certain new provisions to implement them in the first years of any amended TSCA. "TSCA Reform Legislation and Its Workability: Thoughts on Steps to Help Ensure Successful Implementation at the Outset and Over Time," is available on BRAG affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C®) website.

Ms. Bergeson will participate in TSCA Reform: The Current State of Play, a webinar hosted by Compliance & Risks on September 24, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. (EDT). This webinar will bring registrants up to date on the very latest developments in Congress, and key regulatory developments and initiatives should TSCA reform fail to materialize.

Unfortunately, the Senate will not be taking up the TSCA reform issue until after the August recess. Supporters of TSCA reform remain optimistic, but the delay is not welcome news. More information on TSCA reform is available on the TSCA Reform News and Information website, published by B&C, a one-stop source for news, commentary, and useful links. Bookmark it!