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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 (Lautenberg Act).

Next Week’s Topic: The Chemical Prioritization Rule and Its Implications

This month we will discuss the Chemical Prioritization Rule proposed on January 17, 2017 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Section 6(b)(1)(A) of TSCA now requires EPA to promulgate procedures for prioritizing chemicals for risk evaluations, which must include the criteria for high-priority and low-priority chemical designations. The proposal indicates that EPA is setting a low bar for high-priority designations and that EPA anticipates designating a large number of chemical substances as high-priority. During this webinar we will discuss:

      EPA’s use of evaluation criteria from the Work Plan Chemicals Program;

      A Work Plan Chemical case study;

      The prioritization process and timeline;

      Uses subject to review;

      Preemption implications;

      Predicting future chemicals for prioritization; and

      What manufacturers should do.

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

Webinar Details:

Date:February 8, 2017
Time:1:00 PM ET
Duration:30 Minutes
Hosts:Keller and Heckman with Cardno ChemRisk


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Presented by: Adrienne Timmel (Keller and Heckman LLP) and Rachel Novick (Cardno ChemRisk)

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Keller and Heckman and Cardno ChemRisk are pleased to announce a seminar addressing Strategic Implications of TSCA Modernization on January 24, 2017 in Houston TX. Join Keller and Heckman's attorneys and scientists and Cardno ChemRisk's scientists for a comprehensive program on how business strategies will be affected by the new TSCA Modernization Act. This seminar have been especially designed for senior managers and in-house counsel to understand the changed landscape and the seminar will provide attendees with essential, insights into EPA's direction and challenges in implementing the new legislation.

Program highlights include:

1. Changes in Statutory Requirements

2. Changes in New Chemical Review

3. Wherefore Existing Chemicals

4. New Requirements for Confidential Business Information (CBI)

5. How to Strategically Prepare For the Risk Evaluation Process

6. Supply Chain Challenges

Following the first day, we will be offering an additional two-day seminar on January 25-26, 2017 for regulatory staff and scientists, titled Compliance Requirements for TSCA Modernization Seminar. The comprehensive program will focus on how changes in EPA's authority and responsibilities are changing the landscape for new chemicals and how EPA will regulate existing chemicals under the new TSCA Modernization Act. This two-day seminar is especially designed for technical staff and managers who are responsible for regulatory compliance. The program highlights include:

1. Changes in EPA's Statutory mandates

2. Changes in New Chemical Review

3. Wherefore Existing Chemicals

4. Confidential Business Information (CBI) Challenges

5. What's Going To Happen in Risk Evaluation?

6. PMN and Exemptions: New Data Requirements?

7. Inventory Changes and Updates

8. New Recordkeeping Requirements

9. Hazard Assessment

10. New Exposure Assessment Challenges

11. Risk Prioritization

12. Risk Assessments - Novel Approaches

A detailed program agenda will be released soon! Please fill out our form to join the notification list, or contact , or  for more information
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Posted on behalf of authors Michael Ierardi and Claire McMenamy.

TSCA Stakeholder Meeting for Risk Assessment and Risk Prioritization- Will Your Business be Ready?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held two public meetings to gather input that will inform a proposed rule to establish a risk-based process for chemical prioritization (August 10), in addition to its process for conducting risk evaluations to determine whether a chemical presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment under TSCA section 6(b) (August 9).

By June 2017, EPA must decide on a risk-based screening process for evaluating new and existing chemicals. The previous “unreasonable risk” standard will be replaced by the “safety standard” for regulating chemicals, which will consider both hazard and exposure in a risk-based approach that is protective of human health and the environment.

During these meetings, stakeholders from government, private industry, academia, non-governmental organizations, as well as medical professionals, offered feedback regarding their suggestions and concerns. Cardno ChemRisk scientists, Dr. Denise Hill and Ms. Claire McMenamy, attended the meetings, and offer the following observations, as well as the selected comments, repeatedly offered by multiple stakeholders:

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Cardno ChemRisk scientist, Denise Hill, will be attending the August 9th and August 10th public meetings hosted by the EPA regarding the amended Toxic Substances Control Act.

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A number of states passed their own chemical management regulations before the TSCA reform bill began working its way through Congress. Learn about the similarities among those state bills here.
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