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December 5, 2023

TOP TSCA TOPICS: Cumulative Risk, NAMs, Risk Evaluations, CBI, and More!, May 17, 2023 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT), via webinar

The ACTA Group

During this one-hour webinar, Anna B. Lowit, Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT); Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Acta; and Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, discussed groundbreaking science policy initiatives in furtherance of implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). As EPA advances New Approach Methodologies (NAM), cumulative risk assessment methodologies, and systematic review procedures, chemical stakeholders must understand directionally how these initiatives are influencing EPA decisions under TSCA Sections 5 and 6. Other consequential rulemakings involving per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) reporting and confidential business information (CBI) protections are equally significant, and all are likely to inspire significant disruption in the regulated community.

Topics Covered:

  • New Approach Methodologies
  • Systematic Review
  • Cumulative Risk Assessment
  • Update on Section 6 Risk Evaluations
  • The Latest TSCA Rulemakings, Including PFAS Reporting, CBI, and  TSCA Fees

Speakers Include:

Anna B Lowit, Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor, OPPT, advises on a diversity of science policy issues. Dr. Lowit previously served at Senior Science Advisor for EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs. She is currently co-chair of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods.

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. is Director of Chemistry with Acta. Dr. Engler is a 17-year veteran of EPA and is one of the most widely recognized experts in the field of green chemistry, having served as senior staff scientist in EPA’s OPPT and leader of EPA’s Green Chemistry Program. He has participated in thousands of TSCA substance reviews at EPA, and pre-notice and post-review meetings with submitters to resolve complex cases.

Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, counsels corporations, trade associations, and business consortia on a wide range of issues pertaining to chemical hazard, exposure and risk assessment, risk communication, minimizing legal liability, and evolving regulatory and policy matters pertinent to conventional, biobased, and nanoscale chemicals, particularly with respect to TSCA, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and analog global chemical product programs. Ms. Bergeson is Chair of the International Bar Association (IBA) Agriculture and Food Section, is Immediate Past President of the Product Stewardship Society (PSS) and serves on the Executive Committee of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL).