Objectives of the Presentation
The key learning objectives include:
Why Should you Attend
- An understanding of the changes in the amended TSCA
- How the changes impact EPA and what EPA must accomplish
- How these changes may affect the company operations of those who participate in the webinar
- For the participants to be well informed and prepared for new requirements
- Insights for the participants so they may protect their companies
- Information so that the amended requirements will not blind side the participants into non compliance situations
- To establish a comfort level for the participants such that they can use the information they acquire to help their company
If your industry is required by rule to test and evaluate chemicals, this webinar which focuses on the changes in TSCA is a must. By attending this webinar you will learn what congress is requiring EPA to do that will affect you company's operations. With this knowledge you can be better prepared when you are faced with the new requirements.
Who will Benefit
- The revised requirements for testing chemicals to evaluate risk
- Limits on the use of vertebrate animals in testing chemicals
- Confidential Business Information (CBI) and the amended TSCA
- Expanding the fees EPA can collect from chemical manufactures, importers and processors
- Interaction between states with chemical safety requirements and the amended TSCA
- The amended TSCA and the Department Of Energy (DOE)
- New restriction on mercury
Companies considered a part of the chemical industry will benefit from attending this webinar. In addition, any company that needs to satisfy TSCA requirements should also attend this webinar. Any company that wants to learn how to predict injuries and learn a protocol to satisfy risk, which should be most industries, will gain a great deal by participating in this webinar.
Prior to 1976 there were no specific requirements for a company to test risks from exposure to products, by-products raw materials and wastes associated with the making of a chemical product. Therefore, a person working on said products and their by-products, raw materials and wastes were not informed as to the risks associated with working with said chemicals. The 1976 TSCA changed all of that requiring such things as Pre-Manufacturing Notification (PMN) to be filed for EPA review before any product could be manufactured. TSCA, which was signed into law the same day that Superfund was also signed into law, has been in place for some 40 years. This update titled, "Frank R Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act" is long overdue.