Monday, February 8, 2016 at Washington, DC
Starts at 3:30 PM · Ends at 6:30 PM, EST (America/New_York)
The American Chemical Society and American Chemistry Council invite you to a science briefing and reception:
February 8, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 385 Russell Senate Office Building
Congress is on the verge of modernizing the now 40-year old Toxic Substances Control Act. While the provisions of the new legislation are yet to be finalized, there’s no doubt that the new 21st century technologies and approaches for determining toxicity, bioactivity and exposure will be needed to fulfill the requirements for priority setting and safety determinations. While considerable progress has been made in developing the 21st century approaches and demonstrating their potential utility, additional focus will be needed to enable regulatory use in a modernized TSCA. In this colloquium, presenters will outline opportunities for utilizing these methods in a new TSCA and discuss opportunities for enhancing the confidence in use of these methods.
Note: This is as an educational/informational program. The intent is to provide neutral and credible scientific information targeted to members of the Congress and their staffs, helping them to gain a greater knowledge of the new scientific approaches that can be applied to evaluate the safety of chemicals.
- Tom Connelly, American Chemical Society
- Cal Dooley, American Chemistry Council
Speakers and Panelists:
- Jack Fowle, ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement
- Rick Becker, American Chemistry Council
- Rusty Thomas, Environmental Protection Agency
- Barbara Wetmore, ScitoVation
- Tina Bahadori, Environmental Protection Agency
- Kate Willett, Humane Society
- Grace Patlewicz, Environmental Protection Agency