Programme

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  1. Session 1 Regulatory developments in North America
  2. Registration

  3. Welcome – Chemical Watch

    Moderator

    Terry Hyland Terry Hyland
    Senior Editor, North America, Chemical Watch
  4. Keynote  Michal Freedhoff

    • Assistant Administrator Freedhoff will discuss the progress EPA has made since January 2021 in improving the implementation of TSCA. She will also preview the major regulatory and other actions for TSCA implementation coming up for the rest of this year and the beginning of next year.
    Michal Ilana Freedhoff Michal Ilana Freedhoff
    Assistant Administrator for OCSPP, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, EPA
  5. Q&A

  6. TSCA Updates
  7. Initial 10 High Priority TSCA risk evaluations

    TSCA risk evaluations
    Risk Management Proposal  

    Lynn L. Bergeson Lynn L. Bergeson
    Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, United States
  8. Addressing Articles in TSCA

    VIRTUAL PRESENTATION

    • The growing importance of “articles” in EPA’s evolving programs under TSCA,
    • An overview of TSCA requirements that apply to articles, 
    • Practical challenges for the regulated community 
    • Examples of recent EPA actions affecting articles and their implications
    Bob Sussman Bob Sussman
    Counsel, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, and Principal, Sussman and Associates, United States
  9. Refreshments

  10. Navigating the Changing New Chemical Review Process: Strategies and Lessons Learned

    • The process for the U.S. EPA’s review of new chemical premanufacture notices is rapidly changing.
    • This session will cover developments in EPA’s new chemical review process, policies, and practices by EPA.
    • This session will help companies know what to expect as they engage in the review process
    Alexandra Dapolito Dunn Alexandra Dapolito Dunn
    Partner, Baker Botts
  11. Data Reporting and Evaluation Under TSCA for Existing Chemicals

    • TSCA Section 8(d) and 8(a), Scoping and Best Available Data
    • TSCA Section 4 Test Orders and Tiered Testing Framework
    • Manufacturer Requested Risk Evaluations, Policies and Guidance
    Kimberly Wise White Kimberly Wise White
    Vice President, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, American Chemistry Council (ACC)
  12. New CBI Rules

    Confidential Business Information (CBI) is critical to most companies. In this session, we will discuss the proposed law that revises most CBI requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

    • Assertion and Substantiation claims: The 2016 amendment add these requirements. The proposed rule strengthens these and adds them to other parts of the TSCA.
    • Masking chemical names: The proposed rule narrows the ability to mask multiple structural elements.
    • Heath and Safety Studies: The rules concerning these are also narrowed.
    Rose Passarella Rose Passarella
    Director - Chemicals, Intertek
  13. Q&A

  14. Lunch

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    Ryan McErlean Ryan McErlean
    Global Head of Marketing, Chemical Watch
  16. Other Hot Topics
  17. Emerging State Regulatory Trends

    • Chemical restrictions in various products including cosmetic, packaging, textile, and other consumer and industrial products
    • Other regulatory issues relating to cosmetic
    • Extended producer responsibilities for batteries, packaging products, textile
    • “Advanced recycling” - the conversion of post-use polymers and recovered feedstocks into basic hydrocarbon raw materials, feedstocks, chemicals, and other products through pyrolysis, gasification, depolymerization, catalytic cracking, hydrogenation, solvolysis, etc.
    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Enhesa Product
    Carolyn Hanson Carolyn Hanson
    Deputy Executive Director, Environmental Council of the States
  18. Q&A

  19. Refreshments

  20. PFAS Updates

    • An overview of major Federal/US state PFAS regulations/policies in the order of their relative impact
    • PFAS under the EU CSS
    • Latest regulatory developments on PFAS in the EU
    • Related key regulatory issues: Grouping, P-sufficiency
    • Essential uses debate and impact on PFAS
    • An overview/update of EPA’s proposed TSCA 8(a)(7) PFAS data reporting rule
    Jean-Philippe Montfort Jean-Philippe Montfort
    Partner, Mayer Brown Europe-Brussels LLP
    Jonathan Gledhill Jonathan Gledhill
    President, Policy Navigation Group
    Robert J. Simon Robert J. Simon
    Vice President, Chemical Products & Technology Divisions, American Chemistry Council
    Stephanie Griffin Stephanie Griffin
    Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, US EPA
  21. Q&A

  22. Ingredient transparency and transparency in the supply chain

    • Overview of existing US state ingredient transparency requirements for household consumer goods;
    • Helping consumers advance from their right-to-know to an understanding of disclosed ingredient information; and
    • The importance of supply chain communication to enable consumer understanding.
    • Voluntary transparency strategy setting as a replacement for lack of consistent regulation;
    • Challenges of transparency in the supply chain; and
    • Product credentialing and storytelling. 
    Julie Froelicher Julie Froelicher
    Senior Director of North America Regulatory & Technical Relations, The Procter & Gamble Company
    Jennifer Haggerty Jennifer Haggerty
    Principal Consultant, Anthesis Group
    Anna Gross Anna Gross
    Principal Consultant, Product Sustainability, Anthesis LLC
  23. Regulatory Updates in Latin America
  24. An overview of regulatory trends in Latin America

    • Discuss current status of GHS regulations
    • Chemical management schemes
    • The upcoming development to MERCOSUR Dangerous Goods Transport regulations
    • Other recent developments.  
    Robert Guitteau Robert Guitteau
    Regulatory Analyst, 3E
  25. Q&A

  26. Regulatory Scenario in Latin America - An Industry Perspective

    • Overview on the Chemical Management Regulations in the LA Region
    • Practical Challenges for Industry
    • Latin America Regulatory Cooperation Forum
    • Take Away messages
    Lidiane Moraes Lidiane Moraes
    LAMex Senior Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs Advisor, ExxonMobil
  27. Q&A

  28. Close of day one and cocktail reception

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