Charles Auer & Associates, LLC:  a consulting company which specializes in providing expert analysis and advice on regulatory, technical, policy, and strategic issues concerning new and existing chemical assessment and management under the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as well as in major US trading partners.

Charlie Auer retired in January 2009 as the Director of the EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics where he was responsible for chemical assessment and management issues under TSCA, pollution prevention and Design for the Environment under the Pollution Prevention Act, and a broad portfolio of international responsibilities  (with, for example, the EU under REACH, Canada under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) and intergovernmental organizations (Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions, SAICM, OECD, etc.)).  Over his 32 year career at EPA, he gained broad and deep experience in chemical notification, assessment, and management issues as a senior executive, mid-level manager, and technical assessor. 

After leaving EPA, Charlie formed a consulting company which specializes in providing advice and analysis based on a seasoned understanding of regulatory, technical, policy, and strategic issues concerning testing, reporting/notification, assessment, management, and regulatory compliance requirements for new and existing chemicals, nanoscale materials, and intergeneric microorganisms. He is also keenly interested in the development of workable and effective approaches to TSCA reform that can improve the sustainability of the chemicals sector by strengthening capabilities for chemical assessment and control in the US.  He is also affiliated with Bergeson & Campbell, a Washington, DC law firm specializing in industrial, agricultural, and specialty chemical and medical device, product approval and regulation, and associated business issues (http://www.lawbc.com/).

Charles Auer & Associates, LLC can be reached at auer.charlesm@gmail.com or by phone at 301-525-3467.
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