Emerging Science and Alternative Test Methods in Implementing the LCSA
On Wednesday, April 19, Covington and Gradient will host the second live webinar on Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) implementation, “Emerging Science and Alternative Test Methods in Implementing the LCSA,” featuring guest speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The Humane Society of the U.S. This session will focus on the role of new exposure and toxicity information strategies and on non-animal testing methods in implementing the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA).
The last session of the series will be in May, featuring former EPA General Counsel Gary Guzy and Lorenz Rhomberg of Gradient on the implications of the LCSA for state regulation of chemicals and comparisons with other risk assessment schemes.
April 19 Speakers:
§ Robert Kavlock, EPA Acting Science Advisor, will provide an EPA perspective on issues relating to toxicity testing and science considerations under the LCSA.
§ E. Donald Elliott, co-chair, Covington Environmental practice and former EPA General Counsel, will discuss key legal questions relating to EPA’s obligations to use the best available science and the implications for judicial review of EPA determinations.
§ Dr. Lisa Bailey, Senior Toxicologist at Gradient, will highlight key scientific issues under the new TSCA, with a focus on new strategies for evaluating conditions of use and exposure in risk assessment.
§ Dr. Kate Willett, Director of Regulatory Testing at The Humane Society of the United States, will focus on the role of non-animal safety assessment methods in implementation of the new TSCA.
§ Gary Guzy,former EPA General Counsel and CEQ Deputy Director and General Counsel
§ Lorenz Rhomberg, Ph.D., ATS, Gradient Principal
Gradient is an environmental and risk science consulting firm renowned for our specialties in Toxicology, Epidemiology, Risk Assessment, Product Safety, Contaminant Fate and Transport, Industrial Hygiene, Geographic Information Systems, and Environmental/Forensic Chemistry. We employ sound science to assist national and global clients in resolving their complex problems relating to chemicals in the environment, in the workplace, and in consumer products.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:30 – 2 p.m.
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