TSCA Reformed: What do European companies need to know? - 7 December

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This one-day forum will provide an overview of the new law and major changes to TSCA. The passage on May 24, 2016, of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, subsequently passed by the U.S. Senate and signed into law by President Obama on June 22nd 2016, profoundly alters the regulation of industrial chemicals in the U.S. under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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All chemical stakeholders doing business in the U.S., as well as foreign entities with business interests in the U.S., will need to understand the fundamental shifts in requirements and the new concepts and approaches that are introduced by the law.

Chemical Watch is pleased to have assembled an impressive faculty of TSCA experts representing the perspectives of industry, environmental organisations, and U.S. Federal regulatory authorities, along with EU experts.

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7 December 2016, Berlin, Germany

Intercontinental Berlin, Budapester Str. 2,10787

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  • Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.
  • Richard A. Denison, Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Julie Froelicher, NA Regulatory & Technical Relations Manager Global Product Stewardship, The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Jeff Morris, Deputy Director for Programs, EPA (via video link)
  • Lucas Bergkamp, Partner, Hunton & Williams
  • Jarlath Hynes, Science Policy Advisor, HSI
  • Kristie Sullivan, Vice President of Toxicology, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Michael Warhurst, Executive Director, CHEM Trust
  • Willi Münninghoff, ReachCentrum
  • Sara Beth Watson, Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Adriana Jalba, Cambre Associates 

Full programme outline:

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09.00 Registration & networking


Session 1: TSCA: the basics

09.30 The new TSCA: overview and summary of major changes

This session will provide an overview and summary of key changes, review what to expect, and when to expect it, and highlight initial implementation progress, challenges, and opportunities.

Lynn L. Bergeson

Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.

10.15 US NGO perspective

How TSCA reform happened and how the new TSCA changes business as usual for companies and other stakeholders with specific emphasis on NGO’s.

Richard A. Denison

Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

10.45 Q&A


11.10 Coffee break


11.30 Implementation issues: US industry view

A downstream formulator’s perspective on the most impactful provisions of the new LSCA and planning steps a downstream company can take now to prepare for the EPA’s implementation activities under LSCA.

Julie Froelicher

NA Regulatory & Technical Relations
Manager Global Product Stewardship, The Procter & Gamble Company

12.00 Implementation issues and timetable

What are the key deadlines to evaluate existing chemicals plus key early areas to anticipate and prepare for.

Jeff Morris

Deputy Director for Programs, EPA
(via video link)

12.30 Q&A


12.50 Lunch & Networking


Session 2: Reformed TSCA and its impact on European industry

13.50 How Do the Reformed TSCA and REACH Compare?

In this presentation, the main elements of the reformed TSCA are compared to the main elements of REACH. It also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each these regimes.

Lucas Bergkamp

Partner, Hunton & Williams

14.30 Alternatives to animal testing: US and EU?

The benefits of non-animal testing, the different alternatives available, cost-effectiveness and reliability in both the US and EU.

Jarlath Hynes

Science Policy Advisor, HSI

Kristie Sullivan

Vice President of Toxicology, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

15.15 Q&A


15.30 Coffee break


15.45 Actions speak louder than words: EU NGO hopes and concerns from TSCA reform

Michael Warhurst

Executive Director, CHEM Trust

16.15 Data sharing under the new TSCA

Willi Münninghoff


Sara Beth Watson

Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

17.00 Stakeholder feedback and engagement

Adriana Jalba

Cambre Associates

17.30 Q&A


17.45 Close of conference



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