ASDWA’s TSCA Webinar Series Continues

On August 26, ASDWA held its second of three webinars on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) with speakers from Earthjustice and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Their presentations shared how the Lautenberg Act reformed EPA’s process for collecting data, conducting risk evaluations, and using new authorities to restrict use of chemicals that present or have the potential to present “unreasonable risk” to human health and the environment, as well as areas for potential improvement based on how TSCA is working in practice. The speakers also highlighted opportunities for ASDWA and states to provide input on drinking water impacts (such as monitoring data and treatment costs) for TSCA existing chemical risk evaluations and risk management rules and for new chemical reviews and Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) – to inform additional health and safety data requirements, chemical use and disposal restrictions, and reporting notifications. For more information, see ASDWA’s recent SNUR comments and check out the EDF website and Earthjustice website. The webinar recording and slides will be made available in the next few days on ASDWA’s website here.

ASDWA’s Third Webinar: TSCA and the States

On Tuesday, October 6th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm (eastern time), ASDWA will hold its third and final TSCA series webinar with speakers from the states of Minnesota, California, and Washington, who will share their perspectives on chemical reviews, reporting and source control, and connections to drinking water.


  • Jim Kelly (MN DOH) and Al Innes (MN PCA)
  • Karl Palmer (CA DTSC)
  • Holly Davies and Barbara Morrissey (WA DOH)