This webinar provides an overview of recent amendments to the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). On June 22, 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act was signed into law, substantially amending TSCA. The new law, which received bipartisan support in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, includes much needed improvements such as requirements that EPA evaluate existing chemicals, a new risk-based safety standard, and increased public transparency of chemical information.
Watch to learn about how the amendments affect:
Jessica Barkas is an attorney at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. She has worked in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) program for ten years, advising on rules, regulatory decisions, and policy in such areas as new chemical review, existing chemical reporting, and TSCA confidential business information. She earned a BS in zoology from the University of Washington, an MS in biology from Western Washington University, and a JD from Seattle University School of Law.