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Joseph S. Simpson, Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP to Speak at TKG’s event

New York, NY, November 19, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Joseph S. Simpson, Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Compliance: What Lies Ahead.” This two-hour event is scheduled on December 12, 2016 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET.

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About Joseph S. Simpson
Joseph S. Simpson has extensive experience in environmental law, including litigation and regulatory counseling regarding environmental matters relating to air, water, solid and hazardous waste, pesticides, underground storage tanks and environmental indemnity. Joe has represented Fortune 500 clients concerning compliance in CERCLA/Superfund, RCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, FIFRA, TSCA and other matters. In recent years he has served as counsel for a major petroleum company in litigation challenging the company's Clean Air Act permits for multi-billion-dollar refinery expansion project. Joe also served as part of a team that successfully defended a major petroleum company in multi-million-dollar litigation related to environmental representations and warranties pertaining to sale of a chemical plant. He is experienced in class action litigation, having defended a major oil refining company in a putative air pollution class action, defeating a motion for class certification and obtaining partial summary judgment and dismissal of claims. In the past, Joe has managed the nationwide CERCLA/Superfund litigation and administrative matters for major paper company. Joe also has extensive experience in environmental indemnity litigation. He has represented clients in the automotive, petroleum, rubber, glass, steel, utility, paper, agribusiness and household fixture industries.

About Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service business law firm with more than 245 lawyers, 60 paralegals and 500 employees in its five offices located in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Event Synopsis:
The increasing challenges of compliance and recordkeeping for toxic substances has fueled the tougher reporting requirements in the United States. Manufacturers, importers and handlers are required to provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a comprehensive inventory of chemicals manufactured domestically or imported to the United States. The information provided to the EPA will help assess the potential human health and environmental effects of the chemicals. Failure to comply with the requirements, late reporting or reporting a slightly inaccurate manufacture or import volume will result to monetary penalties up to $25,000 per chemical per site.

In order to avoid potential risks and unwanted costs, companies should carefully review and assess their production/import records and keep track of the deadlines posted by EPA.

In this Live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the features and practical tips in complying with the requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Key topics include:

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) – An Introduction
The Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule Requirements
Import and Export Requirements under TSCA
Corporate TSCA Compliance
Liability, Violations and Penalties
Recent Developments

About The Knowledge Group /The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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