The Future of U.S. Chemicals Policy

Date: October 6, 2009

Location:
The Pew Charitable Trusts
901 E Street, NW
9th Floor
Washington, DC 20004

Description:

Pew is no longer active in this line of work, but for more information visit the Environmental Health Project (Kid-Safe Chemicals) on PewHealth.org.

As the chemical industry, environmentalists, and both Congress and the Obama administration begin to coalesce around the need to modernize the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) chemicals regulatory program, a first-­ever conference sponsored by a diverse group of stakeholders will discuss and debate what needs to be done.

Visit the Environmental Working Group site for information from this event.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson will kick off the conference with her morning keynote address laying out the Obama administration’s principles for modernizing the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Following her remarks scientists and senior representatives from the environmental community and the private sector will hold a series of moderated panel discussions designed to produce an open and frank exchange of ideas on what a 21st century federal chemicals regulatory program should like. The conference wraps up around 4:30pm with a reception to follow.

Featured Guest:
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s keynote address at 9:00am

Participants:
Scientists and senior officials from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the Pew Health Group, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Community Against Pollution (Anniston, AL), the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), and the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA).

When and Where:
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Conference Center
 901 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
202.552.2000

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