Programme

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  1. Breakfast networking session

    Meet fellow conference attendees in the virtual networking area

  2. Welcome and introduction

    Moderator:

    Terry Hyland Terry Hyland
    Managing Editor, North America, Chemical Watch
  3. Session one: TSCA at 5 years
  4. Implementation and impact of TSCA today: An EPA perspective

    Michal Ilana Freedhoff Michal Ilana Freedhoff
    Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, EPA
  5. TSCA at 5: Accomplishments and future direction

    Alexandra Dapolito Dunn Alexandra Dapolito Dunn
    Partner, Baker Botts
  6. TSCA litigation

    A view of current lawsuits and their impacts

    Erik Baptist Erik Baptist
    Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  7. NGO perspectives on TSCA litigation

    Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz
    Supervising Staff Attorney, EarthJustice, US
  8. Q&A

  9. Break

  10. TSCA fees update

    Marc Edmonds Marc Edmonds
    Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, EPA, US
  11. TSCA Jurisdiction: It’s not just over chemicals

    TSCA has always applied to finished goods or “articles.” Historically, however, EPA has asserted TSCA jurisdiction over articles in ways that supported the narrative that TSCA is the “chemical manufacture” law. Not any more. Increasingly, TSCA applies in significant ways to articles and failure to acknowledge this fact is causing significant supply chain disruption. The PIP (3:1) experience is a case in point.  

    Lynn L. Bergeson Lynn L. Bergeson
    Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, United States
  12. Q&A

  13. Industry panel: TSCA’s impact on the chemical industry supply chain

    Panelists include:

    Karyn Schmidt Karyn Schmidt
    Senior Director, Regulatory & Technical Affairs, American Chemistry Council (ACC)
    Robert F. Helminiak Robert F. Helminiak
    Vice President of Legal and Government Relations, Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA)
    Riaz Zaman Riaz Zaman
    Counsel, Government Affairs, American Coatings Association
  14. Break

  15. Chemical Watch Demo

    Greg Harrop-Griffiths, Business Development Manager, Chemical Watch

  16. Session two: Risk management, CBI and TSCA’s impact on scientific policy
  17. TSCA risk management rules

    This presentation will cover an update on what to look out for and predictions for the rules for the first ten substances subject to risk evaluation.

    Melanie Rybar Melanie Rybar
    Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  18. Reevaluating risk evaluation of existing chemicals

    The mandate to evaluate risks of existing chemicals stands out as EPA’s most daunting task under the 2016 TSCA amendments.  No fewer than 25 risk evaluations are currently underway.  Each final risk evaluation triggers the start of a new one.  How EPA evaluates existing chemicals likely will change, especially under new EPA leadership.  Indeed, the next few years will largely define the future of chemical regulation under TSCA. 

    This presentation will examine a few key areas fundamental to risk evaluation:    

    •       Data gathering for risk evaluation
    •       Regulatory-nexus (i.e., is TSCA a gap filling statute?)
    •       Unreasonable risk and its application
    David B. Fischer David B. Fischer
    Counsel, Keller & Heckman, US
  19. Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals rules under TSCA

    TSCA section 6(h) requires EPA take action on specific PBT substances to address risk and reduce exposures to the extent practicable. On January 6, the EPA issued actions on five such substances. Even with the rule making process at the EPA, some were unaware of the extent of the regulation and in the case of Phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1)), even unaware of the widespread use. We will discuss the 5 PBT substances, the new comment period to reexamine the rules and the hold on enforcement for PIP. We will also look at some supply chain management ideas to effectively comply with these and similar regulations.

    Rose Passarella Rose Passarella
    Director - Chemicals, Intertek
  20. Confidential business information under TSCA

    Jeff Hafer Jeff Hafer
    Senior Regulatory Scientist, knoell USA, United States
  21. Q&A

  22. Break

  23. Round-table  Live podcast recording: TSCA hot topics panel discussion

    Panelists:

    Jeff Morris Jeff Morris
    Chemical Policy Consultant, Jeff Morris Solutions, US
    Lynn L. Bergeson Lynn L. Bergeson
    Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, United States
    Daniel Rosenberg Daniel Rosenberg
    Director, Federal Toxics Policy, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), US
    Terry Hyland Moderator: Terry Hyland
    Managing Editor, North America, Chemical Watch
  24. Conference conclusion