Lautenberg Implementation News & Info

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg), which makes important changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) -- the first revision of our domestic chemical management law in 40 years. Stakeholders will need immediately to understand what the "new TSCA" means for their industrial operations and strategically adjust their global operations to the new law.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C®) lawyers, scientists, regulatory specialists, and business consultants relentlessly participate in and track developments regarding the ongoing TSCA reform implementation efforts, as well as related state regulatory initiatives such as California's Safer Consumer Products Regulations and Green Chemistry Initiative.

This page contains constantly updated links to commentary, analysis, articles, and regulatory documents to help those in the chemical and chemical products industry understand what they need to know about TSCA reform, and what it means to their business.

Events

  • ELI Summer School Series 2018: Law & Policy of Products Regulation, July 24, 2018, Washington, D.C. and via Webinar
    The life cycle of industrial, agricultural, and antimicrobial chemical products, especially those embedded in consumer products, has gained increasing public attention. Regulators are beginning to look at the entire product life cycle, including after the discard of a product at the end of its useful life, not just toxicity data. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), will present Law & Policy of Products Regulation, examining the regulation of chemicals that are used in industrial and consumer products, as well as pesticides, and describing the new governance and stewardship initiatives being considered globally by a wide variety of stakeholders to diminish the potential for adverse effects from chemicals.

  • WEBINAR - - TSCA Confidential Business Information and Generic Naming: Analyzing the New Rules, September 18, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT
    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA are pleased to present “TSCA Confidential Business Information and Generic Naming: Analyzing the New Rules,” the fourth webinar in the 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series

  • AsiaHub Summit Europe, September 27-28, 2018, Brussels, Belgium
    Chemical Watch’s AsiaHub Summit Europe brings together experts on China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam to provide updates on recent regulatory developments, with timely updates from India, Japan, and Malaysia. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, toxicologist with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), will present regarding regulations in China vs. those in the US and Europe.

All Lautenberg Implementation Memoranda

Lautenberg Implementation Articles by B&C

  • Lynn L. Bergeson, "The New Administration and International Chemical Issues," Environmental Quality Management, Volume 27, Issue 4, Summer 2018.
    As a candidate and now as president, President Trump has been uncharacteristically predictable in systematically dismantling signature environmental policies of prior administrations and ceding the United States’ leadership in combating climate change to other global powers.
     
  • Lynn L. Bergeson, "EPA Clarifies Chemical Review Process," Chemical Processing, August 22, 2018.
    The release of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 5(a)(3)(C) determination for a new polymer, P-16-0510, represents a positive step in implementing the New Chemicals Program under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.
     
  • Lynn L. Bergeson, "U.S. Consumer Product Ingredient Disclosure Measures Pick Up Momentum," International Chemical Regulatory and Law Review, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2018.
    The ‘right-to-know’ has been a foundational element of U.S. environmental law and policy for decades. As more information becomes known about the potential health and environmental impacts of chemical substances in industrial, commercial, and especially consumer products, the public’s interest in product ingredients has sharply increased. 
     
  • Lynn L. Bergeson, "EPA Covers Confidential Chemicals," Chemical Processing, July 17, 2018.
    On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued guidance to assist companies in creating structurally descriptive chemical names for substances whose specific chemical identities are claimed confidential and for listing substances on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory. Because the need to retain chemical identity confidentiality is critical, this guidance is an essential read.
     
  • Lynn L. Bergeson, "EPA Eyes Nonylphenol Ethoxylates," Chemical Processing, June 20, 2018.
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expanded on June 12, 2018, the list of chemicals subject to reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).
     
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