Programme

Please note all timings are in ET (Washington, D.C. local time)

  1. Registration

  2. Welcome

    Terry Hyland Terry Hyland
    Senior Editor, North America, Chemical Watch News & Insight, by Enhesa
  3. Session 1: TSCA
  4. High level overview

    Kelly Franklin Kelly Franklin
    North America Managing Editor, Chemical Watch News & Insight, By Enhesa
  5. Risk Management under reformed TSCA

    • Big picture public health expectations for management (timelines; prohibitions; restrictions) 
    • Historical context for proposals so far (TSCA required that "first ten" come from existing workplan; assessments done prior to 2016; MC exposure deaths, etc; EPA work prior to 2016) 
    • What are we seeing / not seeing in first management rule proposals  
    • Fenceline communities 
    Liz Hitchcock Liz Hitchcock
    Director, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families
  6. Risk evaluations under TSCA

    • Enhancing Prioritization and Scoping
    • Data Gathering: Integrating Hazard and Exposure Information for Safety Determinations
    • Manufacturer and Downstream User Engagement and Outreach
    Kimberly Wise White Kimberly Wise White
    Vice President, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, American Chemistry Council (ACC)
  7. TSCA reporting including PFAS and Asbestos

    • TSCA Regulation of PFAS
    • TSCA Reporting under Section 8(a)(7)
    • Asbestos Risk Management
    Lynn L. Bergeson Lynn L. Bergeson
    Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, United States
  8. Refreshments

  9. Section 4 Test Orders

    • TSCA section 4 – Key provisions  
    • EPA test orders  
    • Considerations in fulfilling test orders  
    • National PFAS Testing Strategy 
    David B. Fischer David B. Fischer
    Counsel, Keller & Heckman, US
  10. Significant New Use Rules (SNURs)

    • SNURs for existing chemicals
    • SNURs for new chemicals
    • Practical considerations for notifications and SNURs
    Rose Passarella Rose Passarella
    Director - Chemicals Group, Intertek Assuris
  11. Q&A

  12. Lunch

  13. Session 2: Emerging state regulatory trends
  14. Emerging state regulatory trends

    • Chemical restrictions (PFAS, flame retardant, etc.)
    • Extended producer responsibility (EPR)
    • State regulations concerning various downstream sectors such as cosmetics, packaging and food contact materials, automotive, home care, etc.
    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Enhesa Product
  15. Washington State Regulations- Updates and Opportunities

    • Safer Products for Washington (SPWA): After completing the first phase of SPWA where do we stand in rulemaking and future compliance. An overview on the second phase priority chemicals.
    • New regulations: Our work on toxics in cosmetics and updates on addressing the tire chemical 6PPD.
    • Opportunities for community involvement in the development of regulations.
    Lola Flores Lola Flores
    Washington State Department of Ecology, USA
  16. California Prop 65 recent rulemaking activity

    • Prop 65 basics: listings, safe harbor levels, safe harbor warnings, etc.
    • How OEHHA assists businesses’ efforts to comply with Prop 65
    • Recently completed and proposed regulatory amendments
    Carolyn N. Rowan Carolyn N. Rowan
    Chief Counsel, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
  17. Q&A

  18. Refreshments

  19.  

    Please choose either Session 3: Other regulatory developments in the USA

    OR

    Session 4:  Developments from Canada and Latin America

  20. Session 3: Other regulatory developments in the USA
  21. Legal requirements of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Green Guides

    • History of the Green Guides with focus on 2012 update and specific environmental marketing claims addressed.
    • Legal review of the Green Guides – how they have been implemented and enforced.
    • Discussion of FTC’s 2022 request for public comment to update the Green Guides, a summary of the comments submitted, and what can be expected.
    Lisa R. Burchi Lisa R. Burchi
    Of Counsel, Bergeson & Campbell PC, United States
  22. Downstream perspective on the FTC Green Guides

    • Updates of most value to the household and commercial products industry
    • Challenges, including intersection of FTC Green Guides with state labeling legislation
    Molly Blessing Molly Blessing
    Vice President of Sustainability & Product Stewardship, Household & Commercial Products Association
  23. Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging Regulations

    Melanie Rybar Melanie Rybar
    Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Enhesa Product
  24. Q&A

  25. Networking drinks reception

    Join us for relaxed networking, drinks and appetisers with our speakers and attendees.

  26. Close of day

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