Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Witnesses Identified to Testify in Senate Hearing on TSCA Chemical Control Reform

The Senate has announced the witnesses that will by testifying at a joint hearing of both the full committee and subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2009.

The title of the hearing is "Oversight Hearing on the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act.”

Witnesses include, after opening remarks by the Chairwoman:

Panel 1

The Honorable Lisa Jackson
United States Environmental Protection Agency

Panel 2

John B. Stephenson
Director, Natural Resources & Environment
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Linda Birnbaum Ph.D.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program

This hearing is part of the duties of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, which Barbara Boxer chairs and James Inhofe is ranking minority member.

The hearing will begin at 2:30 pm EST in the EPW Hearing Room - 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Recently the House also held a hearing on TSCA reform, focusing on prioritization of chemicals first to be addressed. See my series of articles beginning with this summary and followed on subsequent days with more in-depth summaries of each of the witnesses.

A webcast of the hearing is now available.

I will also provide additional information on witness testimony following this Senate hearing.

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