Beveridge & Diamond Hosts TSCA Implementation Conference
On October 6, 2016, Beveridge & Diamond hosted a conference, TSCA Implementation: Opportunities and Challenges, at the CEB Waterview Conference Center in Rosslyn, Virginia. The conference, which was attended by 40 industry leaders, featured six presentations by Beveridge & Diamond lawyers and panels of industry experts. Discussion topics included key changes to TSCA and EPA’s expected implementation path; chemical industry perspectives on opportunities and risks under the new TSCA; preparing for compliance, enforcement, and litigation; TSCA impacts on product manufacturers and other downstream chemical users; and state chemical regulatory hotbeds, including California Prop 65 and green chemistry.
In addition, former EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Sussman offered the keynote address, “A Peek Inside EPA’s and Non-Industry Stakeholders’ Playbook.”
The key takeaways stemming from the conference were:
- TSCA implementation will impact companies throughout the supply chain.
- EPA now has considerably more authority than prior to enactment of TSCA reform and it intends to exercise that authority vigorously.
- Stakeholders have many opportunities to provide information and advocacy to EPA to help shape how it implements the new TSCA, but the process is largely front-end loaded, meaning that early action can often be the most effective.
- There are already several examples of companies engaging with EPA proactively with good results.
To request copies of the conference materials, please contact Mark Duvall.
Visit Beveridge & Diamond’s TSCA Reform Resource Center to learn more about TSCA implementation.
(From top) Mark Duvall recaps the new TSCA, Bob Sussman gives the keynote address, Pamela Marks introduces a panel of chemical company executives, and Tim Serie moderates a panel on state chemical regulations.