Chemical Regulation

Steptoe regularly represents and advises clients who manufacture, distribute, use, and transport chemical products on a broad spectrum of regulatory programs and policy including:

We represent major national trade associations and their members, and this representation has informed our forward-looking perspective on emerging regulatory issues.   Our lawyers also are experienced with Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund).  We assist individual companies and the industry as a whole defend products in administrative proceedings, arbitrations, federal and state courts, and international environmental fora around the world. 

Steptoe also provides a nationally known regulatory litigation capability, concentrating on challenges to agency action, enforcement defense, and preemption before appellate and trial courts as well as administrative agencies.  We help clients integrate regulatory, litigation, and government relations strategies to optimize results.

Steptoe is an American Chemistry Council (ACC) Responsible Care® Partner.