Title and Description Page
Education and Early Career 1
Undergraduat e and master’s degrees. Association for International Development in Latin America. Chief of Technical Services, American Institute for Free Labor Development. Division Director, Economic Development Administration in Department of Commerce.
Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation 2
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Drinking Water; Safe Drinking Water Act. Primacy and the states. Policy coordination. Pesticides.
Deputy/Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances 6
Outdated protocols and reregistration. Chemical regulation: hazard, risk, and cost. Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). Risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication. Administrative Procedures Act. Alar and voluntary cooperation.
Asbestos as Stalking Horse 12
Asbestos fails Section 6 of TSCA’s “least burdensome” requirement. Chemicals of concern program. Lack of constituency. Lack of Congressional interest through two administrations. “Pendulum effect”. Delaney Clause and mandated suppression of innovation or improvement. Pollution Prevention Act.
Thoughts from Experience 20
Limitations to confidential business information in TSCA. Penalties for failure to notify EPA of possible harmful chemicals. Uniform standards for pesticide tolerances in foods. More resources from Congress. Improvement in pollution prevention techniques inside plants. Better understanding of complexity of standards regulation. Greater emphasis on alternatives to potentially dangerous substances.