Programme

  1. Registration

  2. Session 1: TSCA
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    Chair:

    Lynn L. Bergeson Lynn L. Bergeson
    Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, United States
  4. Welcome

    Chemical Watch

  5. Keynote  Keynote address

    Global Regulatory Trends

    Alexandra Dunn Alexandra Dunn
    Assistant Administrator - Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Darrell Boverhof Darrell Boverhof
    Director of Global Toxicology and Product Regulatory Services, The Dow Chemical Company
    Liz Hitchcock Liz Hitchcock
    Director, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families
  6. TSCA at 3: A panel session

    • Status of Section 5 new chemical review process: improvements, new interpretations; on-going challenges
    • Risk evaluations under TSCA Section 6: emerging issues, recurrent themes, and on-going challenges
    • OCSPP’s improved organizational capacity, enhanced transparency, and on-going institutional challenges
    • TSCA Section 4: is there mandatory testing in our future?
    Lynn L. Bergeson Lynn L. Bergeson
    Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, United States
    Richard Engler Richard Engler
    Senior Chemist, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.
    Rose Passarella Rose Passarella
    Senior Manager, Regulatory, Chemicals, Intertek
    Robert M. Sussman Robert M. Sussman
    Counsel, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families,, and Principal, Sussman and Associates, United States
  7. Q&A

  8. Refreshments

  9. Session 2: Emerging state regulatory trends
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    Chair:

    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Chemical Watch, United States
  11. The myth of preemption: State bans are alive and well

    Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Chemical Watch, United States
  12. Current State-level issues: A panel discussion including Q&A

    Rose Passarella Rose Passarella
    Senior Manager, Regulatory, Chemicals, Intertek
    Ken Zarker Ken Zarker
    Pollution Prevention Section Manager, Washington State Department of Ecology, USA
    Matthew Lenz Matthew Lenz
    Director, State Government Affairs, The Toy Association, United States
  13. Lunch

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    Please choose from one of two break-out sessions for the afternoon;

    Session 3 & 4: Other regulatory and non-regulatory developments in the USA and Canada

    or Session 5: CBI/Data sharing/Supply chain transparency

  15. Session 3: Other regulatory and non-regulatory developments
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    Chair:

    Rose Passarella Rose Passarella
    Senior Manager, Regulatory, Chemicals, Intertek
  17. OSHA Harmonisation

    • OSHA’s alignment with GHS through its Hazard Communication Standard
    • OSHA’s efforts in maintaining alignment with GHS
    • OSHA’s international efforts – this will include working with trade partners and at the UN subcommittee.
    Maureen Ruskin Maureen Ruskin
    Deputy Director Directorate of Standards and Guidance, US Occupational Safety and Health Administration Department of Labor, United States
  18. An Update on Issues in FDA’s Food Contact Substance (FCS) Program

    • Update on OFAS/DFCS realignment
    • Update on electronic submissions to OFAS
    • Update on administrative and technical issue on FCSs
    Allan Bailey Allan Bailey
    Director, Chemistry Review Brand, Division of Food Contact Substances, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA
  19. Emerging non traditional markets

    • Biostimulant regulation: state and federal challenges to both regulators and industry
    • Progress at EPA: Guidance
    • Congress and Farm Bill
    • USDA report to Congress
    • Next steps
    David G. Beaudreau Jr. David G. Beaudreau Jr.
    Senior Vice President, D.C. Legislative and Regulatory Services, Inc., USA
  20. Q&A

  21. Refreshments

  22. Panel discussion: Ingredient transparency and transparency in the supply chain

    Jim Jones Jim Jones
    Executive Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Industry Relations, Consumer Specialty Products Association
    Amy Ziff Amy Ziff
    Founder & Executive Director, Made Safe, United States
    Eunice Heath
    Corporate Director of Sustainability, The Dow Chemical Company
  23. Session 4: Developments from Canada
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    Chair:

    Dan Bastien Dan Bastien
    Associate Director, Chemical Group, Intertek, Canada
  25. Updates from Canada and the Chemicals Management Plan

    Vesna Guzina Vesna Guzina
    Head, Bilateral Engagement, Environment and Climate Change, Canada
  26. Canada's approach to promote transparency in chemicals management

    Dan Bastien Dan Bastien
    Associate Director, Chemical Group, Intertek, Canada
  27. Enforcement in the US and Canada

    Greg Sullivan Greg Sullivan
    Director, Waste and Chemical Enforcement Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Hannah Rogers Hannah Rogers
    Executive Director, Environmental Enforcement Directorate, Enforcement Branch,, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada
  28. Q&A

  29. Close of day one

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