SAVE THE DATE
NEW TSCA AT FIVE
June 30, 2021
This June marks the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the game-changing Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) that amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). With a new Administration and the relentless pace of regulatory developments related to Lautenberg implementation, there are many issues to consider and problems to solve.
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) are pleased to announce the fifth annual conference providing updates and insights regarding the current state of TSCA implementation, ongoing and emerging issues, and related developments. Topics will include how EPA is implementing Section 6 risk evaluation provisions, changes in new chemical review, existing chemical risk management provisions, and TSCA’s role in achieving environmental justice, among other topics.
As with our previous TSCA anniversary events, a stellar faculty of speakers from government, non-governmental organizations, industry, and academia will convene to inform, analyze, discuss, and debate the most pressing issues related to TSCA with regulatory practitioners and other stakeholder attendees.
Detailed program and registration information to come. SAVE THE DATE!
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The 2017 Biobased and Renewable Chemicals Conference, organized by the Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (DESCA) and supported by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute, is a two-day event that will focus on the emerging landscape of technologies that are replacing fossil fuel-based raw materials and the major challenges and opportunities facing the industry. The event features interactive panel discussions, keynote speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities with industry experts and thought leaders, including:
- Mike Gudgeon, Technical Manager, PBF Energy;
- Dr. Seetha Kammula-Coleman, President, STRIDE;
- Dr. Stanley Merritt, Sustainability Leader, The Chemours Company;
- Dr. Tim Mueller, North American Research Director, DuPont Science & Engineering Operations;
- Dr. Erica Nemser, CEO, Compact Membrane Systems;
- Lori Palmer, Chief Business Ventures Officer, Trellist Marketing & Technologies; and
- Dr. Bryan Tracy, CEO & Co-Founder, White Dog Labs.
Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D., Manager of BRAG, will be attending the conference and will be pleased to discuss questions that attendees may have about the regulatory issues facing biobased and renewable chemicals. Registration is available online. We look forward to seeing you there.