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Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget proposal reflects serious cuts, environmental policies were reversed, rules were withdrawn, several promulgated regulations were Congressionally invalidated, and new leadership positions remain open in several program offices.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

Date & Time

Apr 10 2018

1:00 PM-2:00 PM ET

Topics to be covered include OPP priorities and current 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

Date & Time

June 25, 2018

1:00 PM-2:00 PM ET

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Topics to be covered include the new TSCA framework 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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