Navigating the Newly-Overhauled Toxic Substances Control Act
Preparing for TSCA Implementation: Understanding the New Requirements, Deadlines, and the Amendments' Impact on State Regulatory Programs
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to environmental law counsel on the newly-amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The panel will provide insight on the amended law and its new requirements and outline strategies to prepare clients and companies to meet the many new challenges under the law. The panel will examine the key provisions of the amended law, explain how the modifications differ from the 1976 statute, and discuss who will be impacted and how.
- The overhauled TSCA
- Key provisions
- Changes from 1976 law
- Who will be impacted—and how
- Preemption and state regulation
- Strategies to prepare for TSCA implementation
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How does the amended TSCA expand EPA’s authority over chemical regulation?
- How does the amended TSCA change state authority over chemicals and products?
- What are the implications for compliance and corporate disclosure under the new law?
- What legal issues are anticipated for companies, for EPA and in the courts?
- What steps should counsel take to prepare clients for the immediate implementation of the amended law?
- How can counsel and their clients ensure that EPA takes their interests into consideration in shaping implementing the law?
Lawrence E. Culleen
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
Mr. Culleen represents clients on administrative, regulatory and enforcement matters involving federal agencies such as... | Read More
Mr. Culleen represents clients on administrative, regulatory and enforcement matters involving federal agencies such as the U.S. EPA, the US Department of Agriculture, the FDA, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. He has broad experience advising clients on U.S. and international regulatory programs that govern commercial and consumer use chemicals, pesticides and antimicrobials, as well as the products of biotechnology and nanoscale materials. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Culleen held significant positions at EPA serving as a manager in various risk-management programs which oversee pesticides, chemical substances and biotechnology products.Close
Charles L. Franklin
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Mr. Franklin’s practice combines policy advocacy, regulatory counseling, litigation, and transactional support,... | Read More
Mr. Franklin’s practice combines policy advocacy, regulatory counseling, litigation, and transactional support, specializing in assisting clients in the chemical, pesticide and energy sectors. Drawing on his prior experience as a federal regulator at the EPA, Mr. Franklin advises clients on regulatory and product stewardship obligations associated with the production, import, export and labeling of chemical and pesticide-containing products, as well as the extensive regulatory compliance obligations associated with related manufacturing operations and supply chains. He also represents clients during regulatory compliance investigations and enforcement proceedings.Close
Sara Beth Watson
Steptoe & Johnson
Ms. Watson’s practice focuses on environmental, chemical, regulatory and occupational safety litigation and... | Read More
Ms. Watson’s practice focuses on environmental, chemical, regulatory and occupational safety litigation and compliance counseling, including the integration of various regulatory requirements into a comprehensive compliance strategy for the regulated entity. She has provided compliance counseling to companies from small entrepreneurs to multi–national corporations and trade associations regarding the TSCA, RCRA, CERCLA, CAA, and CWA, among others. Ms. Watson’s work includes negotiations with federal and state agencies, administrative and federal court litigation and development of corporate and facility–specific compliance strategies.Close