Join Toy Association & EPA for a Discussion about New Chemical Management Rules

epa-logoOctober 2, 2020 | The Toy Association, its members, and other trade associations will participate in a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) call Tuesday, October 6 to discuss a recently submitted petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as next steps for the agency, regarding new risk management rules under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

Taking place from 2 to 3 p.m. (Eastern), the call is open to Toy Association members, who can register online or by contacting Mary Frances Holland at NAM. Alexandra Dunn, assistant administrator at the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, will join the meeting to talk about the agency’s next steps on this matter.

“Most toy companies don’t make or import chemicals themselves, but it’s a safe bet they are using them and import them as part of the toys they make and sell,” said Alan Kaufman, senior vice president of technical affairs at The Toy Association. “The new risk management rules from the EPA will impact the entire manufacturing supply chain, and manufacturers need to know how the agency will put safeguards into place.”

As previously reported, The Toy Association has been working closely with the EPA on this issue over the past few months. The joint trade association petition submitted to the EPA this summer requested a rulemaking to establish a risk management process under the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that provides predictability while maintaining adequate flexibility to address unique chemicals and reflect their diverse uses.

Members will be kept apprised of progress on the issue; in the meantime, questions may be directed to Alan Kaufman.