Subcommittee Hearings

Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology Joint Hearing with Committee on Science, Space, & Technology Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight

April 25, 2012
How the Report on Carcinogens Uses Science to Meet its Statutory Obligations, and its Impact on Small Business Jobs
On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology conducted a joint hearing with the Committee on Science, Space, & Technology Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight titled How the Report on Carcinogens Uses Science to Meet its Statutory Obligations, and its Impact on Small Business Jobs. The hearing was held in Room 2318 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The Report on Carcinogens (RoC) is a congressionally mandated, science-based, public health report that identifies substances that may cause cancer and pose a risk to people in the United States. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) National Toxicology Program (NTP), an interagency program administered by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, produces the Report on Carcinogens. The NTP published the 12th RoC last year and is embarking on preparations for the 13th RoC. Witnesses discussed the history of the RoC, the process and science that NTP uses to meet its statutory obligations, and the RoC’s impact on small businesses.

Opening Statement:

Chairwoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC)

Witnesses and Testimony:

Panel 1

  • Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., A.T.S, Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences & National Toxicology Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Charles A. Maresca, Director of Interagency Affairs, Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington, DC Panel 2

  • James S. Bus, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., A.T.S., Director of External Technology, Toxicology and Environmental Research and Consulting, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
  • L. Faye Grimsley, Ph.D., CIH, Associate Professor, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences, New Orleans, LA
  • Bonnie Webster, Vice President, Monroe Industries, Inc., Avon, NY
  • Ally LaTourelle, Esq., V.P. Government Affairs, Bioamber, Inc., Plymouth, MN
  • John E. Barker, Corporate Manager, Environmental Affairs, Safety and Loss Prevention, Strongwell Corporation, Bristol, VA
  • Richard B. Belzer, Ph.D., President, Regulatory Checkbook, Mount Vernon, VA

    Additional Items:

  • Official Hearing Notice
  • Official Witness List
  • Hearing Video
  • Press Release