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Join the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council and Squire Patton Boggs for our four-part 2020 Chemicals Workshop Webinar Series that will feature thought-leading perspectives from industry leaders and practitioners on topics of interest to those working in the chemicals industry.
Register now for the first of our four sessions:
TSCA 4.0: Now What?
Wednesday, August 5 - 1 - 2 p.m. ET.
Steve Owens, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (Phoenix)
Allen Kacenjar, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (Cleveland)
A growing list of issues affecting the US Environmental Protection Agency’s implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is creating increasing uncertainty for chemical manufacturers, importers and processors.
US EPA completed only one of its first 10 TSCA risk evaluations by the June deadline. For the one risk evaluation that was finished on time (for methylene chloride), bellwether litigation seems imminent over the agency’s determination that certain uses do not present an unreasonable risk of harm.
US EPA also missed the deadline for finalizing the scope documents for its next 20 risk evaluations, and the agency has received criticism that the draft scope documents fell short of the level of detail required by TSCA. When these final scope documents are issued, US EPA must immediately initiate the 20 new risk evaluations, even as it works to finish the 9 that are past due.
Complicating things further, US EPA is launching rulemakings to revise its TSCA risk evaluation fee regulations and to modify its process for reviewing new chemical substances. And, as the agency moves toward TSCA § 6 actions to address risks presented by substances undergoing risk evaluation, it is being pushed to adopt a new rule for its risk mitigation process.
These issues have significant short- and long-term ramifications for chemical manufacturers, processors and users. And with the November election – and a potential change in EPA leadership – just a few months away, it is even more important for you to stay on top of what’s happening with TSCA.
An overview and invitation for each of the remaining three programs in the series will be shared in due course:
REACH 2020: Brexit & Beyond
Wednesday, August 12 - 1 - 2 p.m. ET
- Dave Gordon, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (Birmingham, UK)
- Anita Lloyd, Director, Squire Patton Boggs (Birmingham, UK)
How Companies are Coping with TSCA - Lessons from the Front Line
Wednesday, August 19 - 1 - 2 p.m. ET
- Karen Winters, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (Columbus)
- Stephanie Couhig, Senior Vice President, Hexion Inc. (Columbus, Ohio)
- Julie Froelicher, Senior Director, The Procter & Gamble Company (Cincinnati. Ohio)
- Haley Stowe, North America Product Steward, Olin Corp. (Midland, Michigan)
Environmental Policy, Politics and the 2020 Election
Wednesday, August 26 - 1 - 2 p.m. ET
- Edward Newberry, Managing Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (Washington DC)
- Timothy Cosgrove, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (Cleveland)
CLE is pending for 1.0 hour of general CLE in the following jurisdictions: AZ, CA, CO, NJ, NY, OH and TX.