Challenges of Regulating Chemicals of Emerging Concern

April 24, 2018 at 1:00pm2:00pm
Bloomberg Environment, Langan and Fox Rothschild LLP


  • Christopher Roe, Co-chair, Environmental Practice at Fox Rothschild
  • Nicholas De Rose, Principal at Langan
  • Adam Hackenberg, Sr. Project Manager at Langan

Moderated by Sylvia Carignan, Reporter at Bloomberg Environment

In this program, the panelists will review how chemicals of emerging concern, sometimes called “emerging contaminants,” become the focus of EPA efforts to regulate and discuss some of the mechanisms the EPA and states use to develop related standards. The panelists will highlight recent developments and analyze the implications of attempts to regulate chemicals, especially where public concern is evolving faster than the underlying science. By attending this webinar you will:

  • Learn how the EPA uses monitoring programs and increased detection capabilities to identify the presence of chemicals in environmental media, e.g., drinking water
  • Understand why the confirmed presence of emerging contaminants drives a need for answers and a desire for specific standards
  • Anticipate how the lack of science, both as to health risks and occurrence, can skew the response and proposed standards
  • Become aware of how regulation that gets out ahead of the science can impact the public, manufacturers, water suppliers, and other stakeholders
  • Recognize the implications of regulatory uncertainty, follow rapidly evolving developments, and make the best decisions possible

**No CPE/CLE credits provided.

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