November 27, 2020

Volume X, Number 332

Value Chain Communications Required under TSCA Consent Orders and SNURs: How to Formulate Them and Optimize Their Value

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg Act) revised the new chemicals review process and existing chemicals risk evaluation scheme.  These changes have triggered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of many more restrictions on chemical substances, necessitating a broad range of risk communications to employees and downstream stakeholders.  Some approach the need to make these communications begrudgingly and with a sense of foreboding.  Others see the considerable value of formulating these communications with a view toward developing a consistent and positive product narrative that resonates far beyond Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) compliance and embracing these commercial opportunities to engage constructively with employees, downstream customers, and others.  Viewed this way, the risk communication process is properly seen as an important aspect of TSCA compliance and an opportunity to enhance product stewardship practices and cultivate improved commercial communications.

This webinar outlines the categories of legally required risk communications to value chain participants required under TSCA Consent Orders and significant new use rules (SNUR).  Speakers will analyze these communications through a legal, product stewardship, and practical lens.  The discussion will focus on actual Consent Order and SNUR provisions using case studies to highlight the types of risk communications that are most often required.  We will provide practical tips on how best to frame these risk communications to make them a valuable component of a company’s TSCA compliance and product stewardship program.  

Topics Covered:

  • TSCA risk communication process
  • New chemical review process
  • Risk evaluation for existing chemicals
  • TSCA Consent Orders
  • Product stewardship

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