Overview

Join Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and other industry and regulatory agency leaders for the 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series, a five-part webinar series hosted by Bloomberg Environment on the top issues surrounding chemical regulation this year, including developments at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), updates on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and  initiatives under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and much more.  This series will be especially beneficial for chemical manufacturers  of all sizes and types, and the trade associations that serve them; downstream customers; retailers; original equipment manufacturers (OEM); consultants; attorneys; and government affairs representatives.

 

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February 8

2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series Part I: Chemical Regulation in 2018: A Sneak Preview of Things to Come

Date & Time

Thursday, February 8, 2018

12:30 PM-1:30 PM ET

What a difference a year makes! To some extent, the surprise of 2016 -- the election of Donald J. Trump as President -- did make many predicted changes about life in Washington, D.C. for 2017 come true. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget proposal reflects serious cuts, environmental policies were reversed, rules were withdrawn, several promulgated regulations were Congressionally invalidated, and new leadership positions remain open in several program offices. For chemical practitioners, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) implementation has dominated the headlines, with pesticide issues following closely behind.

Join us for a focused discussion, featuring Nancy B. Beck, Ph.D., a top EPA Administration leader, of priorities facing EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), focusing on TSCA implementation issues and many hot topics in the pesticide area, including Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) issues such as glyphosate, pollinators, and much more.

This program may be especially helpful for small and large chemical manufacturers and the trade associations that serve them; downstream customers; retailers; original equipment manufacturers (OEM); consultants; attorneys; and government affairs representatives.

Educational Objectives 

  • Key regulatory, scientific, and policy challenges facing OCSPP and industry
  • Program priorities for OCSPP leadership in 2018
  • TSCA and FIFRA initiatives likely to proceed in the New Year

Speakers 
James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. 
Nancy B. Beck, Ph.d., D.A.B.T., Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P. C.

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April 10

2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series Part II: FIFRA Hot Topics

Topics covered included OPP priorities and FIFRA implementation issues, ESA opportunities and challenges, the EPA OPP program budget and industry fee contributions (e.g., the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA)), registration review actions on glyphosate, neonicotinoid insecticides, pollinator protection, trade barriers, other globalization challenges, and more.

Educational Objectives

  • Key regulatory, legal, and scientific challenges facing OPP and the agricultural chemical community
  • Program priorities
  • FIFRA and ESA priorities likely to dominate the regulatory agenda for the remainder of the year

Speakers
Richard P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Office of Pesticide Programs, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Daniella Taveau,Regulatory and Global Trade Strategist, King & Spalding
William L. Jordan, Independent consultant and special consultant to Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Lisa M. Campbell, Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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June 25

2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series Part III: TSCA at 2: An Update on Implementation and Hot Topics

Topics covered included the new TSCA framework which required significant work and fundamental shifts in regulatory requirements and conceptual approach. The EPA has hit all of its marks in timely promulgating the rules and fulfilling statutory deadlines.  EPA’s prodigious output is compelling, laudatory, and not without controversy as TSCA stakeholders interpret the new law differently. Join us for a lively, informative, and up-to-the-minute discussion of the very latest with Nancy B. Beck, Ph.D., EPA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), and other presenters to be announced soon

Educational Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the new TSCA framework;
  • Understand Congress’ intent behind the new TSCA;
  • Learn about the controversy surrounding the interpretation of the new framework.

Speakers 

Nancy B. Beck, Ph.D., DABT®, Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA OCSPP 

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

Misty L. Bogle, Global Product Stewardship Manager, Vertellus Specialties, Inc.

Michael Gould, Technical Key Account Manager, RAHN

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September 18

2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series Part IV: TSCA Confidential Business Information and Generic Naming: Analyzing the New Rules

Protecting confidential business information (CBI), including chemical identity, has never been easy but remains an essential component of a successful commercial chemical strategy.  New Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 14 is much more prescriptive about what can and cannot be protected and what submitters must do to substantiate CBI to withstand scrutiny.  Importantly, TSCA Section 14(c)(4) required EPA to develop guidance to assist stakeholders in determining structurally descriptive generic names to protect specific chemical identity from disclosure.  On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued guidance updating and replacing the 1985 guidance, Guidance for Creating Generic Names for Confidential Chemical Substance Identity Reporting under the Toxic Substances Control Act.  While the new guidance is not fundamentally different from the 1985 version, there are important changes.

This complimentary, hour-long webinar focuses on what’s new, what’s not, and how best strategically to create generic names to protect specific chemical substance identity.

Topics covered include an overview of the obligations of submitters claiming CBI, the limits of what may be protected, how to develop a suitable generic name, the criteria upon which EPA relies in determining what constitutes an acceptable name, how best to address class II organic chemical substances, chemical substances of unknown or variable composition, complex reaction products and biological materials (UVCB), and inorganic substances and, most importantly, what is at stake commercially for not understanding the new rules of the game.

Educational Objectives

  • Understanding key legal, regulatory, and scientific issues associated with CBI claims, including generic names; 
  • Hearing directly from EPA leaders on how best to create generic names
  • Enhancing the chemical community’s understanding of the new rules of engagement in generic naming practices and, thus, avoiding mishaps

Speakers

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Tracey C. Williamson, Ph.D, Chief, Industrial Chemistry Branch, Chemistry, Economics and Sustainable Strategies Division, EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

Scott M. Sherlock, Senior Attorney, Environmental Assistance Division EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

 

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