Reviewing New Chemicals under Amended TSCA: Impact on Innovation

Description

This is a complimentary program sponsored by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. 

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Since enactment of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act last June a logjam of new chemicals under review at EPA unable to enter commerce developed. EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics is adjusting to new requirements in the 2016 amendments to the nation’s primary chemicals law, the Toxic Substances Control Act, and making progress in diminishing the backlog.

Former EPA officials have analyzed the types of decisions the Agency is considering making for these new chemicals, the types of toxicity data being requested, and the marked change that represents from past practice.

The panel will discuss those findings and the challenges facing small and large chemical manufacturers as well as their customers. They will offer suggestions for companies, trade associations, and EPA. The goal is to ensure new chemicals are responsibly reviewed, but continue bringing innovative chemicals to market.

Educational Objectives:
• EPA’s prior practices for reviewing new chemicals
• What new requirements the 2016 TSCA amendments established
• EPA’s interpretation of the amendments and what it means for the chemical review process
• What you can do to ensure a better chance at getting your chemical to market

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Small and large chemical manufacturers and the trade associations that serve them; downstream customers; retailers, OEMs (original equipment manufacturers); consultants, attorneys; and government affairs representatives.

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This program is no longer eligible for CLE credit in the state of Missouri.

Presenters

Jeffery Morris
  • Ph.D.
  • Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Jeffery Morris, Ph.D. is Director of EPA s OPPT, which regulates chemicals under TSCA as well as administers the Pollution Prevention Act. Dr. Morris has been with the EPA since 1992. Prior to his current position, Dr. Morris was OPPT s deputy director. Before coming to OPPT, he served as the National Program Director for Nanotechnology, responsible for managing EPA s Nanomaterials Research Program in EPA s Office of Research and Development ORD . Dr. Morris has also served as the Acting Director in the ORD Office of Science Policy.

Charles M. Auer
  • Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor
  • Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

For more than three decades, Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor with B&C, has provided sagacious, informed, and deeply insightful guidance on legal, policy, and scientific matters related to the regulation of chemicals under TSCA and related domestic and international chemical control laws. Mr. Auer’s experience includes over 32 years at EPA, most recently as the Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) that was responsible for implementation of TSCA.

Few people have managed or been as intimately involved in the application and interpretation of as many chemical regulatory requirements and policies as Mr. Auer, or have delved so deeply into the workability, implementation, and strategic issues facing “new” TSCA as a result of the sweeping changes made to TSCA under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Mr. Auer’s inherent understanding of how EPA operates and his prodigious analysis of the new law allows him to counsel clients on strategies and approaches to prepare for implementation of new TSCA, and to help clients maintain compliance and seize commercial opportunities revealed by each new precedent-setting chemical review, determination, and rulemaking from EPA. 

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

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist with B C, is a 17 year veteran of EPA and is one of the most widely recognized experts in the field of green chemistry, having served as senior staff scientist in OPPT and leader of EPA s Green Chemistry Program. He has participated in thousands of TSCA substance reviews at EPA, as well as pre notice and post review meetings with submitters to resolve complex or difficult cases, and he draws upon this invaluable experience to assist B C clients as they develop and commercialize novel chemistries.

Beth D. Bosley
  • President
  • Boron Specialties LLC

Few people globally have Beth Bosley s experience and expertise in the product and process development, large scale manufacture, and hazard characteristics of polyhedral boranes, borane complexes, and organoborane compounds.Boron Specialties is a member of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates. Beth led SOCMA s regulatory committee and served as its representative to the US EPA. In partnership with SOCMA, Beth Bosley has testified several times before the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in relation to reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act.Before starting Boron Specialties in 2010, she had twenty years in specialty chemical manufacturing, pilot operations, and in technical marketing and business development targeting both pharmaceutical and industrial markets. Beth earned her chemistry degree from UCLA under noted boron scientist National Medal of Science winner Prof. M. Frederick Hawthorne.

Robert Mott
  • Manager
  • Global Regulatory, Sun Chemical Corporation

Robert Mott has been in the color business for more than 35 years. After graduating from Michigan Technological University with a B.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Idaho he completed a one year Post Doc at Virginia Tech. On joining the Bayer Corporation organization Mott worked in various roles in the Development Laboratory starting with dyes and progressing to pigments and their intermediates, he then moved into Manufacturing Support covering strategic supply and product costing issues and then returned to the laboratory as the head of Analytical R D.

Continuing Education

Credits:
COA, 1.5 CLE
Practice Areas:
Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Prerequisite:
A basic understanding of the TSCA.
Level:
Intermediate
Production Date:
11/25/2017