Oscar Hernandez and Jim Aidala Quoted in “Risk Limits Under New Toxics Law May Continue Past Practice”
On December 7, 2016, the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quoted Oscar Hernandez, Ph.D., Senior Regulatory Chemist with The Acta Group (Acta®), and Jim Aidala, Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs with Acta, regarding how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will handle the new toxics law.
Typically, the agency takes action on chemicals whose risks range between 1 in 10,000 excess cancer cases to 1 in 1 million excess cases. “They’d have to explain why they’re moving out of that range if they did anything different,” former EPA toxics chief Jim Aidala told Bloomberg BNA.
“I would not expect any dramatic changes at this point without the blessing of EPA science advisers or the National Academy of Sciences,” said former EPA risk assessor Oscar Hernandez, who, with Aidala is based in Washington D.C. with Bergeson and Campbell PC.