Thursday, November 4, 2010

Trends in Chemicals Law: An EHS Regulatory Perspective -- BNA Webinar

This BNA Webinar discusses the fact that Environmental Law traditionally has been media-specific, focusing on chemicals in air, water, and waste after their useful life has ended. Increasingly, concerns about chemicals in products have emerged as an important focus of environmental law. As such, it is important for practitioners to recognize the interrelationship of chemicals of concern issues across statutes, agencies, countries, and chemicals, and understand how regulatory and policy trends and reforms related to chemicals may impact this practice area.

This 90-minute webinar, featuring Mark N. Duvall, a principal with Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. in Washington, D.C., is designed to help you:

• Understand federal law and policy on chemicals in products spanning various agencies, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, and Food and Drug Administration, among others

• Gain insight about chemicals regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act and the implications of significant efforts under way for TSCA legislation to make it a more streamlined, effective tool for regulating chemicals

• Learn about chemicals management on the state level, such as California’s Green Chemistry Initiative as well as efforts in other states to address chemicals in products on a more comprehensive basis

• Analyze the current approach to regulating chemicals through a case study on bisphenol A and consider how TSCA legislation and state green chemistry programs might impact future chemicals legal practice

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (ET)

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