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Emerging Trends Regarding EPA’s Regulations Affecting Products: What Life Sciences Companies Should Know

On September 3, 2021, EPA issued an interim final rule regarding the import and distribution of consumer and commercial goods containing certain persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) substances. Life sciences industry advocates had voiced concerns about the impact of these rules on some components of medical equipment, particularly semiconductors, and on the equipment used by manufacturers of pharmaceutical and medical devices. EPA is also issuing rules phasing down production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 85 percent over the next 15 years, which directly impacts metered dose inhalers. Finally, EPA is issuing a reporting rule to collect information about manufactured and imported goods containing per- or polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS), a family of chemicals in a large swath of manufactured products.

Find out how these rules and other product stewardship trends affect the life sciences industry. This webinar will:

  • Recap the PBT, HFC and PFAS rules and their impact on the life sciences industry
  • Discuss the status of the rules and steps companies can take now to prepare for EPA’s further actions
  • Outline regulatory plans for further materials regulation and implications for life sciences companies
  • Explore related product stewardship trends relevant to the life sciences industry
  • Discuss litigation implications of EPA’s new regulatory initiatives

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If you have questions concerning this roundtable webinar, email Chayako Williams at

Event Details

Date: September 30, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm (ET)

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