TSCA: Three Years Later

Fifty Years of Environmental and Energy Law

Three years ago, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)—the legal framework governing the manufacture, use, and distribution of chemicals in the United States—was reformed for the first time since its inception in 1976 by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and stakeholders regulated under the Act now face a new set of legal and policy challenges.

At this year’s annual conference, which expands upon TSCA Reform at 2 Years and TSCA Reform: One Year Later, leading panelists will reflect on the accomplishments and challenges since the implementation of the 2016 Lautenberg Amendments and where TSCA stands today. Panelists will dive into a host of topics, including the current impacts of TSCA on science policies, challenges faced by industry, and the impacts of TSCA on regulatory policies especially those concerning ensuring compliance and enforcement. Please join the Environmental Law Institute, Bergeson & Campbell, the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, leading experts, and distinguished keynote speakers in a day-long exploration of the issues and regulations surrounding TSCA.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required by June 21, 2019.

Full Conference Agenda



  • Rep. John Shimkus, Illinois (invited)
  • Alexandra Dunn, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Lynn R. Goldman, Michael and Lori Milken Dean and Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Panelists and Moderators:

  • James V. Aidala (Moderator), Senior Government Affairs Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell
  • Nancy B. Beck, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Environmental Protection Agency (invited)
  • Steven Bennett, Ph.D. (Moderator), Senior Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Household and Commercial Products Association
  • Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell
  • Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell
  • Adam M. Finkel, Sc.D., CIH, Clinical Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
  • Michal Freedhoff, Ph.D., Minority Director of Oversight, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate
  • Eve Gartner, Staff Attorney, Healthy Communities Program, Earthjustice
  • George M. Gray, Ph.D. (Moderator), Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Director of the Center for Risk Science and Public Health, George Washington University
  • Oscar Hernandez, Ph.D., Senior Regulatory Chemist, Bergeson & Campbell
  • Britt L. McAtee, Ph.D., Manager, Toxicology, PPG Industries
  • Jeffery Morris, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency