Rose Passarella, Ph.D., J.D., Associate Director
Dr. Passarella is an advocate for sustainable chemical management promoting compliance and innovation through consistent, compatible, sustainable global chemical regulations. She is an expert strategist in navigating international chemical regulations. At Intertek, she uses her chemical and legal experience and skill at interpreting complex chemical regulations to design and implement effective policies to protect client’s products. Currently, she is aiding clients in interpreting the evolving Frank. R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) as it amends the US Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA).
During her career, Dr. Passarella has advocated for sustainable chemical management to enable the manufacture and sale of products in US and global markets, collaborated with business leaders to incorporate sustainability objectives and policies in early business plans allowing timely product introduction and extension of the life of the product, and collaborated with Congressional Staff to incorporate multiple positions satisfying industry and Non-Government Organizations (NGO) in the U.S. Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Reform.
Dr. Passarella brings an industry perspective to the regulatory consulting and advocacy field. After completing her Ph.D. in chemistry, she formulated “greener” coatings as a bench chemist. She then moved to managing R&D groups. Seeing the growth of chemical regulatory management systems, she became manager of various Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affair groups working on compliance strategies for Korea, China, Japan, Turkey, the European Union, South America, Canada, and the United States.
It was during this time that she pursued a law degree at night school and is she licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Her combination of industry experience, and an in-depth knowledge of chemistry and the law enables her to translate regulatory trends and requirements into business and compliance action plans.
Rose Passarella Publications & Blogs:
- A brief look back at the U.S. EPA activities in 2017 (Intertek Blog, January 2018)
- US EPA's TSCA Risk Evaluation Rule is effective September 18, 2017 - What You Need to Know (Intertek Blog, October 2017)
- US EPA publishes the TSCA Prioritization Rule: Substances are to be designated as high-priority or low-priority (Intertek Blog, August 2017)
- U.S. EPA issues TSCA Inventory Rest Rule: Substances are designated as 'active' and 'inactive' (Intertek Blog, August 2017)