Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Congress to Hold Hearings TODAY on "Prioritizing Chemicals for Safety Determination"

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing today, Tuesday, November 17, 2009 entitled, "Prioritizing Chemicals for Safety Determination," the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will examine the options for prioritizing chemicals for safety determinations in the event that the Committee amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, Environmental Protection Agency

Eric Sampson, Director, Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Daryl Ditz, Senior Policy Advisor, Center for International Environmental Law

William J. Greggs, Consultant, Consumer Specialty Products Association, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and the Soap and Detergent Association

Beth Bosley, Consultant, Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17

WHERE: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building

The subcommittee, which is chaired by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush, is in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce chaired by California Rep. Henry Waxman. This is a follow up to hearings held earlier in the year on finding ways to modernize the 33 year old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

I will have a summary after the hearing.

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