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June 10, 2016

U.S. Senate Passes TSCA Reform, President’s Signature Is Expected


On June 7, 2016, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576), after Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) dropped the hold placed on the bill. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill on May 24, 2016, with a 403-12 roll call vote. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform is now only waiting for President Obama's signature, which is expected soon, based on the White House's endorsement of the bill in May. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) has collaborated with Chemical Watch to assemble TSCA experts to present a series of complimentary webinars titled "'The New TSCA' — What You Need To Know." The speakers will include:

  • Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C;
  • Richard A. Denison, Ph.D., Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund;
  • Charles M. Auer, Charles Auer & Associates, LLC, former Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and
  • James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C, former EPA Assistant Administrator for Toxics.

The first webinar of the series, "Overview and Summary of Major Changes: What to Expect and When to Expect it," is taking place on June 13, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. PDT /11:00 a.m. EDT /4:00 p.m. BST.