Biocides USA 2017

Biocides USA, the third annual conference from BiocidesHub, will take place on 29 - 30 March 2017 in San Francisco, USA. Focusing on the latest developments in biocides in the USA and around the globe, this eagerly-anticipated event will ensure delegates are fully up-to-date on the key biocides regulatory regimes that impact upon their day-to-day business.

With day one of the conference focusing on the USA and day two covering the rest of the world, Biocides USA 2017 will make sure your organisation has the essential knowledge it needs, to adapt and succeed in the complex and evolving biocidal regulatory landscape.

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The first day of the 2017 conference covers new developments in the US, including:

  • The US Registration review program
  • Data compensation and data rights*
  • Enforcement of Antimicrobials in the US
  • The EPA’s new Confidential Data Exchange (CDX)
  • Efficacy testing
  • Prop 65 activity
  • Treated Articles
  • New generation anti-microbials

Day two of the conference looks at global developments in the regulation of biocides. Countries and legislation to be covered include:

  • China - Pesticides and disinfectants
  • South Korea
  • Latin America
  • India
  • The EU
  • Canada

And concludes with some borderline topics including:

  • The new paradigm for antimicrobials that require food contact approval
  • Preservatives in cosmetics: EU -v- US

bullet-arrows.pngLocation and time:

29-30 March 2017, San Francisco, USA
Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf, 2500 Mason St, CA 94133

bullet-arrows.pngSpeakers include:

  • Adrian Krygsman, Troy Corporation, USA
  • Michelle Knorr, US EPA, (tbc)
  • Donna Marciano, DPR Enforcement Branch
  • Don Lott, US EPA
  • Dominique White, US EPA (tbc)
  • Rhonda Jones, Scientific & regulatory Consultants Inc
  • Carol J. Monahan Cummings, Chief Counsel, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
  • Larry Weiss, MD, Chief Medical Officer, AOBiome, LLC
  • Kathryn Page, Toxocologist, The Clorox Company
  • Abby Downs Wacek, Regulatory Consultant, TSG
  • Karen C. Cunningham, DVM, Department Manager, EPA Regulatory Business Lead Global Stewardship, The Clorox Company
  • Ian Watt, European Product Stewardship and Regulatory Manager, Microbial Control Business, Dow Chemical Company, UK
  • Cy Kim, Kim & Chang, South Korea
  • Ashok Pathare, Managing Director, Paxchem Limited, Michael Wenk, Bergeson & Campbell LLP
  • David Dillon, Exponent, UK
  • Tingting Guo, CNCIC, China
  • Ying Huang, Steptoe & Johnson, Beijing, China
  • Seth Goldberg, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Bill McCormick, Research Fellow, Global Stewardship, The Clorox Company
  • Aline Weber, Director Regulatory Affairs, Cosmed: The French Cosmetic Association for SMEs, France

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Day One - 29 March

09:00 Registration

SESSION 1: Developments in the USA

09:30 Introduction

09:40 An update on the US Registration review programme

Adrian Krygsman
Troy Corporation, USA

10.05 Data compensation & data rights

Michelle Knorr
US EPA, (tbc)

10:30 Q&A

10:45 Refreshments and networking

11:00 Panel: Enforcement of antimicrobial regulations in the US

Donna Marciano
DPR Enforcement Branch

Don Lott
US EPA

11.30 The EPA’s new Confidential Data Exchange (CDX)

Dominique White
US EPA (tbc)

11:55 Q&A

12:15 Lunch and Networking

1:15 Efficacy testing (1)

  • Efficacy testing - current state of play & current issues
  • OECD guidelines

1:40 Efficacy testing (2)

  • Discuss Test Lot Requirements for GLP Efficacy Testing
  • Review EPA Efficacy Requirements for Hard Surface
  • Antimicrobial Claims
  • Impact of the Evolution of Test Methods and Test Guidelines

Rhonda Jones
Scientific & Regulatory Consultants Inc

2:05 Prop 65 activity - working requirements and new
risk assessment

  • Implementation of specific warning requirements for antimicrobials (EPA and DPR registered pesticides)
  • Articles treated with antimicrobials (e.g. treated wood, roof shingles, plastic items containing preservatives)
  • Phase in of new warning requirements – what companies selling products into CA should know

Carol J. Monahan Cummings
Chief Counsel, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

2:30 Q&A

2:45 Refreshments and networking

3:05 Treated articles – EU and US

3:30 Treated articles in the EU

Ian Watt
European Product Stewardship and Regulatory Manager, Microbial Control Business, Dow Chemical Company, UK

3:55 TSCA reform in the US and 158W

Karen C. Cunningham
DVM, Department Manager, EPA Regulatory Business Lead Global Stewardship, The Clorox Company

4:20 Q&A

4:50 Panel: New generation anti-microbials

Speakers from EU and US discuss new generation anti-microbials


Larry Weiss
MD, Chief Medical Officer, AOBiome, LLC


Kathryn Page
Toxicologist, The Clorox Company

Abby Downs Wacek
Regulatory Consultant, TSG

5:15 Final Q&A Panel Discussion

5:30 Close of Day One

Day Two - 30 March

SESSION 2: International Developments

09:00 South Korea

  • The lessons we learned from the humidifier disinfectant accident in Korea
  • The relevant authorities related to biocidal products
  • The management of biocidal products in K-REACH
  • MOE's plan to legislate biocidal product regulation in Korea and its activities

Cy Kim
Kim & Chang, South Korea

09:30 Overview of the emerging regulation for industrial biocides in India

  • Current provisions of the Insecticides Act
  • Central Insecticides Board – Govt. of India registration procedures
  • Limitations of the present act & procedures
  • Court orders and their impact on governance
  • Industry recommendations for new regulation
  • Possible regulation and implementation schedule

Ashok Pathare
Managing Director, Paxchem Limited, India

10:00 Latin America

  • Common themes
  • Mercosur and Andean community
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Other countries

Michael Wenk
Bergeson & Campbell LLP

10:30 Q&A Panel Discussion

10:45 Refreshments and networking

11:00 EU – BPR developments

David Dillon
Exponent, UK

11:30 China – Pesticides

  • Pesticide registration administration system in China
  • Pesticide registration data requirement in China
  • New trend of pesticide registration in China

Tingting Guo
CNCIC, China

12:00 Q&A Panel Discussion

12:30 Lunch and networking

1:15 Update on China's Disinfectant Regulatory System

  • Before reform vs. after reform
  • Definition of disinfectant products
  • Classsification of disinfectant products
  • Compliance procedures

Ying Huang
Steptoe & Johnson, Beijing, China

1:45 Canada – current developments

2:15 Q&A Panel Discussion

2:30 Refreshments and networking

SESSION 3: Borderline topics

3:00 The new paradigm for antimicrobials that require food contact approval

Seth Goldberg
Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Bill McCormick
Research Fellow, Global Stewardship, The Clorox Company

3:45 Preservatives in cosmetics – EU -v- US

  • The way the EU is approaching sensitizers
  • The approach in the US

Aline Weber
Director Regulatory Affairs, Cosmed: The French Cosmetic Association for SMEs, France

4:30 Q&A Panel Discussion

4:45 Close of conference

Pre-Conference workshop, Antimicrobial Registration 101
28 March 2017

This 4-hour pre-conference workshop will provide a basic overview of antimicrobial registration.  Attendees can expect to gain an overall understanding of the process involved in registering an antimicrobial including navigating the various federal statutes and requirements and a step-by-step guide to the application process.

SESSION 1

1:00 

  • Federal Statutes (FIFRA)
  • Marketing – Label Requirements

Speakers will include:

Seth Goldberg
Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

2:15  Break

Session 2

2:30 Step-by-Step Application Guide

  • Data Requirements
  • Data Comp
  • Required Forms

3:45 Break

4:00 State Statutes

  • California
  • New York

5:00 Close of Workshop

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Chemical Watch Subscribers:
$1285 (Early-bird discount until 31 January 2017)
$1485 (from 1 February 2017)
$225 Pre-conference workshop

Non- Subscribers:
$1385 (Early-bird discount until 31 January 2017)
$1585 (from 1 February 2017)
$250 Pre-conference workshop

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