TSCA’s New Amendments to the Inventory Rule: Are You Ready for What Lies Ahead?
A year ago, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) was passed into law to amend and overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The amendments have authorized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reevaluate its existing chemical substances inventory on a specific timeframe through the proposed Inventory Rule. The Inventory Rule requires manufacturers and importers to report and submit electronically to the EPA the chemicals manufactured and processed in the past 10 years. This is to identify "active" or "inactive" chemicals and for the EPA to strengthen their focus on the regulatory scrutiny of existing chemicals.
In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders, professionals and practitioners brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present to the audience an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as the new amendments in TSCA’s Inventory Rule. Speakers will go beyond the basics and provide the best strategies and practical tips to avoid potential risks and pitfalls.
Key topics include:
- The Amended Inventory Rule: An Overview
- Scope, Limitations and Opportunities
- Regulatory Exemptions and Requirements
- Potential Implications
- Trends, Developments and Recent Issues
David A. Roth, Partner
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP
- Background of TSCA Inventory and requirement for EPA to compile, keep current and publish a list of each chemical substance manufactured or processed in the United States, definition of chemical substance and exemptions.
- Discussion of public and confidential portions of Inventory and CBI claims.
- Overview of new EPA rule to “reset” the Inventory, division into active and inactive substances, procedures and timing.
Robert L. Collings, Partner
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
- Introduction to TSCA- Previous programs and use of the chemical inventory (PMN, Inventory, uses of the inventory and updating, CBI, sharing information)
- Changes made by the 2016 TSCA Amendments and the inventory rule.
- Things that remain largely the same from the previous TSCA program
- The Inventory rule development- significant public comments, changes made to the rule and not made.
- The lawsuit challenging the Inventory rule- potential issues and possible impediments to implementing the new rule.
John McGahren, Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
- Nominations for EPA officials and Senate confirmation hearings
- Litigation over EPA TSCA Framework Rules
- EPA’s prerule stage action to implement TSCA Section 8(a)(3)(C) (reporting and recordkeeping requirements for small manufacturers and processors)
- EPA Inspector General’s announcement the begin preliminary research to assess Chemical Data Reporting under TSCA
Who Should Attend:
- Product Liability Attorneys
- Product Liability Officers
- Environmental Lawyers
- Healthcare Attorneys
- Chemical Manufacturers and Processors
- Importers and Handlers
- Compliance Officers
- Risk Assessment Managers
John McGahren is Morgan Lewis’s Princeton litigation practice leader and deputy chair of the firm’s global environmental practice. John counsels clients on litigation, enforcement, and transactional matters. He prosecutes and defends citizen suits, Superfund and RCRA disputes, Clean Water and Air Act litigation, state law actions, and natural resource damage claims. He represents clients in commercial litigation, products liability, toxic tort, and government contract claims. John frequently provides counsel on US federal and state regulatory matters and investigations.
John McGahren is Morgan Lewis’s Princeton litigation practice leader and deputy chair of the firm’s global environmental practice. John counsels …
Mr. Collings is co-chair of the Energy & Environmental Practice Group, co-chair of the Sustainability and Environmental Services Practice Group, former chair of the Litigation Department, and a former member of the Firm's Executive Committee. He has more than 25 years of regulatory and litigation experience in environmental law and hazardous substance issues and environmentally-affected corporate, real estate, and land use issues. A former enforcement attorney and manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mr. Collings represents manufacturing, transportation, financial services, retail and real estate businesses and others with permit needs, claims, and transactional matters involving environmental or regulatory issues. He has detailed familiarity with federal, state and local regulatory programs and their managers and tries cases in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals.
Mr. Collings is co-chair of the Energy & Environmental Practice Group, co-chair of the Sustainability and Environmental Services Practice Group, …
Mr. Roth has over 25 years of experience in the representation of companies, businesses and individuals in a wide variety of complex environmental, health and safety matters. He assists clients in successfully resolving compliance and enforcement issues that arise under federal and state statutes, including New Jersey’s Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) and Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and Right-to-Know laws.
Mr. Roth has over 25 years of experience in the representation of companies, businesses and individuals in a wide variety …
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