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Topics Announced for TSCA 30/30 Webinar: Wednesday, October 12th

Keller and Heckman LLP and Cardno ChemRisk present a webinar series on the changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) resulting from the June 22, 2016 passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.


Next Week’s Topic: PMN Review and Review Period Issues

Section 5 of TSCA has changed!  Before a new substance is allowed onto the market EPA must now make "an affirmative finding of safety" under a new risk-based safety standard. EPA must also consider “conditions of use,” and “potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations," but not cost, availability of alternatives, or other non-risk factors. Since the changes in the law, many new substances will be cleared only after issuance of section 5(e) orders, which may impose restrictions on manufacture / import volume, water release, and occupational safety and health practices.  As before, the Agency will make conservative assumptions in predicting toxicity and exposure, necessitating a more strategic approach to PMN management and chemical risk assessment including identification of existing data and more accurate descriptions of applications and uses, and filling data gaps using read-across approaches or development of new toxicological data. Topics will include:

·         Changes to the New Chemical Review Process

·         The New Standard of Review

·         New Data Requirements

·         More Surprises to Come

·         What Manufacturers Should Do

Registration for this program is complimentary, but required. Click here to register today.

Webinar Details:

Date: October 12, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Duration: 30 Minutes
Hosts: Keller and Heckman with Cardno ChemRisk


Webinar Description:

The TSCA 30/30 webinar will be presented by the Keller and Heckman LLP's TSCA attorneys and Cardno ChemRisk Scientists.  Keller and Heckman LLP's TSCA Chemical Control Practice Group is the leading TSCA and Chemical Control legal firm with offices around the world, Serving Business Through Law and Science®. Cardno ChemRisk is a scientific consulting firm that is respected worldwide for its risk assessment experience, technical capabilities, industry leadership and pioneering spirit.

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Presenters: Thomas C. Berger and James Keenan, Ph. D.


Save the Date for Upcoming 2016 TSCA 30/30 Webinars:

October 12th
November 9th
December 14th

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Ms. Melanie Nembhard is an Associate Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk in the San Francisco, CA office. She earned her MSPH in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also holds two certificates from Johns Hopkins, the Risk Sciences and Public Policy Certificate and the Population and Health Certificate. Ms. Nembhard’s principal areas of training and expertise include industrial hygiene and risk assessment. Since joining Cardno ChemRisk, she has provided litigation support for cases related to asbestos, benzene, butadiene, diacetyl, worker safety, welding, sunscreen, dermal exposures to various chemicals, and inhalation irritants. Additionally, she has participated in baseline exposure assessments at multiple oil refineries regarding occupational and environmental exposures to various chemical and physical agents, including particulates, volatile organic compounds, and noise.

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