Regulatory Summit USA 2017

Now in its 5th year, the Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit USA will focus on the latest developments in international, federal and state level legislation, including the new US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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Four informative sessions

This summit offers a unique opportunity to get ahead of the latest regulatory challenges facing the safe management of chemicals. The two-day event - including presentations, round table discussions and Q&As - brings together over 25 experts in global chemicals regulation.   

Session 1, on Day One, focuses on the new TSCA. For the first session of the Summit, Chemical Watch is pleased to have assembled an impressive faculty of TSCA experts representing the perspectives of industry, academia, NGOs, and US federal and state regulators who will share their expert knowledge.

Session 2 looks at other developments in North America, including State level activity together with updates on the review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) plus the U.S. green chemistry initiative. 

On Day Two, Session 3 focuses on Europe, and includes an update on REACH and the approaching 2018 registration deadline, and the impact of Brexit on the UK chemicals industry.

Finally, Session 4 is presented by expert speakers who will provide you with an up-to-the-minute view of key regulatory and compliance issues in Turkey, Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, the Middle East, and Australia.

Location and time:

18-19 October 2017
Washington DC - Renaissance Arlington Capital View,
2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA, 22202

Speakers include:

  • Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.
  • Jim Jones, Executive Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Industry Relations, Consumer Specialty Products Association
  • Dimitri Karakitsos, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Greg Schweer, Chief, New Chemicals Management Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Nicholas Ashford, Professor of Technology & Policy and Director of the Technology & Law Program, MIT
  • Richard A. Denison, Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Jeff Morris, Office Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Karyn Schmidt, Senior Director, Regulatory and Technical Affairs Committee, American Chemistry Council
  • Sara Beth Watson, Counsel, Steptoe and Johnson LLP
  • Anthony Samson, Senior Attorney/Policy Advisor,  Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
  • Gina Solomon, Deputy Secretary for Science and Health, CalEPA
  • Dan Bastien, Director of Business Development, Industrial Chemicals, Critical Path Services, LLC
  • Amardeep Khosla, Executive Director, CEPA Industry Coordinating Group
  • Richard Engler, Senior Chemist, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.
  • Jean-Philippe Montfort, Partner, Mayer Brown
  • Geert Dancet, Executive Director, ECHA
  • Frederik Johanson, Partner, ReachLaw
  • Jeffrey Hafer, Lead Chemist Regulatory Affairs, Critical Path Services
  • Yaprak Yüzak Küçükvar, Manager, RGS Turkey
  • Ashley E. Pedersen, Policy Liaison, Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, King County DNRP, Water and Land Resources Division, King County, Washington State
  • Meredith Williams, Deputy Director, Safer Products and Workplaces Program,  DTSC, California
  • Justin Waltz, Program Analyst & Coordinator, Toxic-Free Kids Program, Oregon Health Authority
  • Ya-hui Ni, Deputy General Manager, Environment Resource & Information Co Ltd, Taiwan
  • Hyun Pyo Jeon, Senior Researcher, KIST
  • Lisa Zhong, Product Registration and Compliance Department, CNCIC
  • Michael Wenk, Senior Regulatory Consultant, ACTA

Full programme outline:

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Day One - 18 October 2017

08:15 Registration

08:45 Welcome


Chemical Watch

09:00 Keynote address


Jim Jones
Executive Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Industry Relations, Consumer Specialty Products Association 

Session 1 - TSCA

Chair: 


Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.

09:30 TSCA overview - key changes and impact

Dimitri Karakitsos
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

10:00 The new chemicals programme under reformed TSCA: how to make the review process more efficient

Greg Schweer
Chief, New Chemicals Management Branch,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

10:30 TSCA reform: challenges to innovation

Nicholas Ashford
Professor of Technology & Policy and Director of the Technology & Law Program, MIT

11:00 Q&A

11:15 Coffee Break

11:35 Regulatory challenges under TSCA reform: panel session

In this session, our panel will provide an overview of the range of activities completed, underway and still to come with TSCA and then discuss, with stakeholders providing their unique perspectives.

Richard A. Denison
Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Jeff Morris
Office Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Karyn Schmidt
Senior Director, Regulatory and Technical Affairs Committee, American Chemistry Council

Sara Beth Watson
Counsel, Steptoe and Johnson LLP

1:00 Lunch

Session 2 - Other North American Developments

2:00 New California Proposition 65 Warnings: What are they and what should companies do now?

Topics include:  

  • Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Prop. 65) - overview and compliance requirements (Anthony)
  • Nature of the old warnings and  new regulatory requirements – conceptual overview and practical details (Gina)
  • Business community perspective (Anthony)
  • Timelines and next steps (Gina)

Chair: Chemical Watch (speaker tbc)

Anthony Samson
Senior Attorney/Policy Advisor,  Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Gina Solomon
Deputy Secretary for Science and Health, CalEPA

2:30 Q&A

2:45 State level developments: panel session

In this session, our speakers will provide a unique perspective on chemical regulation updates within their respective states.

Ashley E. Pedersen
Policy Liaison, Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, King County DNRP, Water and Land Resources Division,
King County, Washington State

Douglas M Troutman
General Council, Corporate Secretary and Vice President Government Affairs, The American Cleaning Institute

Justin Waltz
Program Analyst & Coordinator, Toxic-Free Kids Program, Oregon Health Authority

Meredith Williams
Deputy Director, Safer Products and Workplaces Program,  DTSC, California

4:00 Coffee break

4:20 Developments in Canada

  • CMP: progress to date + challenges to 2020
  • CEPA Review: highlights of Parliamentary Committee Report and status of Government Response
  • New Substances
  • Opportunities for Canada/ US joint work

Dan Bastien
Director of Business Development, Industrial Chemicals, Critical Path Services, LLC

Amardeep Khosla
Executive Director, CEPA Industry Coordinating Group

5:10 Outlook for Green and Sustainable Chemistry

  • Proposed cuts to U.S. federal efforts
  • State initiatives
  • International government programs
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Industry-lead initiatives

Richard Engler
Senior Chemist, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.

5:40 Q&A

6:00 Close of Day One

6:00-7:00pm Cocktail reception 

Day Two - 19 October 2017

Session 3:  EUROPE

Chair:
Jean-Philippe Montfort
Partner, Mayer Brown

09:00 REACH post 2018 - what happens next?

  • Will ECHA reach the objectives of its first strategic plan 2014-2018?
  • Outlook to the second ECHA strategic plan 2019-2023
  • How to make sure that industry keeps its registrations up to date?
  • How to distinguish substances of high from low concern?
  • How to address faster chemicals of high concern?
  • How to make sure that all uses along the supply chain are safe?
  • How to bring industry to sustainable choices of substances?
  • How to stimulate more effectively safer alternatives of chemicals of concern?
  • How to enrich the database on chemicals further?
  • How to leverage the investment in data for other legislations?
People - Geert Dancet

Geert Dancet
Executive Director, ECHA

09:30 REACH Compliance Strategy post-2018

  • Registrations, done! What now?
  • Supply chain considerations
  • Enforcement / ECHA post 2018

Frederik Johanson
Partner, ReachLaw

10:00 REACH 2018 Data Sharing

  • What are the rules companies have to comply with as they enter into data sharing negotiations ahead of the final 2018 REACH registration deadline? What recent developments have there been affecting how these rules are applied by the European Chemicals Agency?
  • When data sharing negotiations fail, what remedies are available? What are the respective roles played by the European Chemicals Agency and its Board of Appeal when dealing with data sharing disputes? What is the scope of review?
  • What lessons can be learnt from past data sharing disputes in terms of:
    • Conducting negotiations?
    • Launching a dispute?
    • Requirements for data sharing
    • For data owners?
    • For data accessors?

Eléonore Mullier
Senior Associate, Steptoe and Johnson

10:30 UK Brexit: What happens now and how to get prepared?

  • Status of the Brexit Negotiations
  • Possible outcome for REACH and other EU chemical laws
  • Impact on US exporters of products subject to EU REACH
  • How to get prepared for the post-Brexit world

Jean-Philippe Montfort
Partner, Mayer Brown

11:00 Q&A

11:15 Coffee break

Session 4: Global Developments

Chair:
Jeffrey Hafer
Lead Chemist Regulatory Affairs, Critical Path Services

11:45 Turkey: developments on the new Turkish REACH-like law, KKDIK

  • Transformation of Chemicals Regulations since 2011
  • Overview of KKDIK in comparison with EU REACH
  • Guidance documents published until today
  • Obligations of the industry for compliance

Yaprak Yüzak Küçükvar
Manager, RGS Turkey

12:15 Australia: updates on new Industrial Chemicals Bill

Janet Power
Assistant Secretary, Office of Chemical Safety, Australia

12:45 Q&A

13:00 Lunch

2:00 Current Status on Regulation of New and Existing Chemical Substances Registration in Taiwan

  • Framework and Regulation
  • Multiple Ways of Counseling and Statistics
  • Strategies for Future

Ya-hui Ni
Deputy General Manager, Environment Resource & Information Co Ltd, Taiwan

2:30 South Korea: updates on K-REACH

Hyun Pyo Jeon
Senior Researcher, KIST

3:00 China: updates on chemical regulations

  • New chemical management regulation update
  • New chemical notification data requirements
  • Post notification managements
People - Lisa-Zhong

Lisa Zhong
Product Registration and Compliance Department, CNCIC

3:30 Q&A

3:45 Coffee break

4:05 Chemical Substance Regulation in the Middle East

  • Overview and Common Themes
  • The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  • Bahrain
  • Israel
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Oman
  • Final Thoughts

Michael Wenk
Senior Regulatory Consultant, ACTA

4:30 Update on Chemical Control Regulations in Thailand and the Philippines

  • Malaysia Hazardous Substance Act B.E. 2535
  • Proposed Changes 2017 and Beyond
  • Philippines Republic Act 6969
  • Chemicals Subject to the Priority Chemical List (PCL) and Chemical Control Orders (CCO)

Jeffrey Hafer
Lead Chemist Regulatory Affairs, Critical Path Services

5:00 Q&A

5:15 Close of Summit

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Chemical Watch is pleased to have assembled an impressive faculty of TSCA experts to dig deep into the revisions of the law and offer practical advice and solutions to the understanding of this complex regulation. Using a mix of presentations, discussions and exercises this workshop will provide attendees with the information they need to ensure they can manage the regulatory inspection process with confidence.

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