NORA's PCB/TSCA Reform: The Latest Update
Presented by Steve Shimberg
Our PCB/TSCA reform project has been pursuing a two-track strategy - a legislative solution with Congress and an administrative solution with EPA. Recent events offer encouraging signs that our strategy is the right one and will lead to success. Steve Shimberg will lead a discussion of these recent events; the prospects for legislation; the positive reception we have received from EPA; and plans for the upcoming 12 months.
In 2014, our legislative focus will be preparing for Senate and House committee consideration of TSCA legislation and votes by the full Senate and House. Our regulatory focus will be on working with EPA to develop and implement administrative solutions that do not rely on new legislative authority. This work will include securing support from Members of Congress who can apply pressure on EPA to solve our problems.
Mr. Shimberg's lengthy career at the Justice Department, EPA and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (where he served as Staff Director and Chief Counsel), gives him a unique perspective to accurately analyze the legislative climate and the political dynamics from each of the key player's perspectives.