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TSCA Reform: Hazard, Use, and Exposure Data

February 2012

Citation: 42 ELR 10109

Issue: 2

Author: Linda Breggin, Connie Deford, Mary Marrero, Daniel Rosenberg

Several key issues emerged as pivotal in ongoing efforts to reform TSCA. Progress on these complex issues is central to the success of TSCA reform. To foster further discussion of these critical topics, ELI convened a series of issue-specific lunchtime webinars during the summer and fall of 2011 that provided a forum for focused dialogue among key players. On September 20, 2011, ELI convened the third panel in this series to explore reform of TSCA requirements and procedures for developing and reporting data on chemical hazards, use, and exposure. Topics included the scope of EPA authority to require information and data, including on new chemicals, such as nanomaterials; testing, including mutual acceptance of data and emerging methodologies; and the role of downstream users of chemicals.

Linda Breggin is a Senior Attorney and Director of the Nanotechnology Program at the Environmental Law Institute. Connie Deford is Director of Global Product Stewardship and Hazard Communication at The Dow Chemical Company. Mary Marrero is the North American Regulatory & Technical Relations Manager at Procter & Gamble. Daniel Rosenberg is a Senior Attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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