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2017 GlobalChem Conference and Exhibition

This agenda is tentative and may be subject to change.

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  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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    Pre-Conference Workshop

    8:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Old & New: Impact of LCSA on TSCA Programs Workshop

    This session will explore how certain programs under TSCA will be impacted by the recently passed Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (LCSA). It will provide an overview of what has and has not changed in TSCA, as well as discuss what is expected with EPA’s new regulations to implement the LCSA.

    • Inventory Reset
    • Prioritization & Risk Evaluation
    • PBTs Sec 6
    • CBI Procedures (new requirements)

     Optional  Closed 
    9:30 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Break
     Optional  Closed 
    9:45 AM  -  11:00 AM
    LCSA & New Chemicals Program

    Take a deeper dive into the new LCSA and the New Chemicals Program. This session will highlight what is different in the LCSA versus TSCA for the new chemicals program. Panelists will discuss the EPA’s approach to new TSCA, including the changing implementation of the PMN program. As part of a forum discussion, presenters will also examine a case study of the EPA’s approach to new TSCA, and contemplate solutions to improve the implementation process.

     Optional  Closed 
    11:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Break
     Optional  Closed 
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    21st Century Risk Assessment
    This session will focus on incorporating new innovations in risk assessment in tiered chemical toxicity determinations and exposure assessment for risk based priority setting, screening, and safety assessment. Tools and approaches discussed will include toxicogenomics, ToxCast, fit for purpose cell based assays, and advanced methods for exposure forecasting.
     Optional  Closed 
    12:15 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch
     Optional  Closed 
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    EU REACH: 2018 Deadline and REACH Review
    What will the REACH 2018 deadline entail for registrants? The REACH registration process is anticipated to hit the most number of companies, many of which are SMEs. This may change market dynamics as companies decide what to register and others drop these pre-registered chemicals. What will be the impact on data sharing and SIEFs? Meanwhile, EU REACH is undergoing a review of implementation throughout 2017, which serves as an opportunity for industry to raise concerns and highlight the negative impact of REACH on market dynamics and the global chemical industry.
    • EU REACH Registration Processes
    • Data sharing & SIEFs
    • 2017 REACH Review
     Optional  Closed 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Korea REACH, China New Chemical Notification, and Taiwan TCSCA Implementation
    Under Korea REACH, the first significant registration deadline will be in 2018. Hear from Korean experts on what to expect for the 2018 deadline. This session will also highlight changes to China’s New Chemical Notification regulation based on revisions through stakeholder consultation periods in 2015 and 2016. This session will also feature a focus on implementation of Taiwan’s Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act, highlighting lessons learned since implementation began in 2015.
    • Korea REACH
    • China NCN
    • Taiwan TCSCA
     Optional  Closed 
    3:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Break
     Optional  Closed 
    3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM
    GHS Fundamentals
    As the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling (GHS) expands globally, there continues to be major differences between countries in the way the GHS is being implemented. The U.S. and Canada have been working together to align GHS Regulations, which could serve as a model for other countries.
     Optional  Closed 
    4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM
    International Overview
    This session will cover the fundamentals of complying with international regulations. With an uptick in chemical control regulations around the world, how can companies leverage testing and data generation in one jurisdiction to use in other jurisdictions? Part of this answer is ACC’s new Center for Chemical Safety Act Implementation that will be highlighted as a means to proactively address new TSCA requirements. This session also will present case studies of how to reduce duplication in compliance efforts and will share helpful tips for newcomers on attempting to track the ever changing landscape of global chemicals regulations; including the shift towards review of existing chemicals.
     Optional  Closed 
     

    GlobalChem Conference Activities

    5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Networking Recpetion & Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017
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    Plenary Sessions

    8:00 AM  -  8:45 AM
    Day One Opening Remarks
    • Welcome - Cal Dooley, President & CEO, American Chemistry Council
    • Keynote - Lynn Goldman, George Washington University
     
    8:45 AM  -  9:10 AM
    EPA TSCA Activities and Planning for 2017
     

    Plenary Sessions

    9:10 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act Implementation

    This session will discuss the key concepts and issues in implementation with the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and how industry and the government may implement the essential requirements. Topics include:

    • Inventory Reset
    • CBI
    • Prioritization
    • First 10 Work Plan Chemicals
    • Risk Evaluations
    • Weight of Evidence & Best Available Science
    • Fees

     
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Break
     

    Plenary Sessions

    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Chemical Management Issues in the Value Chain
    This session will explore the various chemical management issues within the supply chain. Additionally, we will examine private sector drivers, requirements for downstream processors, the potential impacts on chemical users, and what the value chain can do to address challenges and opportunities.
    • Information Sharing and Communication Tools
    • Chemicals in Products
    • Lifecycle Thinking and Decision Making Frameworks
     
    11:45 AM  -  1:15 PM
    Lunch
     

    Breakout Session 1

    1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan - Upcoming and Ongoing Work
    Over the course of the implementation of the Canadian Chemicals Management Plan (CMP), Health and Environment and Climate Change Canada have taken a systematic approach to categorize and establish assessment and management priorities for about 4,300 substances from the approximately 23,000 substances in commerce in Canada. CMP2, known as the substances grouping initiative, is currently wrapping up with the final risk assessments for the various groupings of chemical substances. The third phase of the CMP has been launched, and Canada will be reviewing the last ~1550 substances of the original 4,300 categorized for assessment. This session will provide an overview of CMP3 and how the Canadian government will assess substances as posing a risk to health or the environment and how information will be gathered to support assessment and management, including through mandatory inventory updates. This session will NOT be repeated.
    1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM
    LCSA & State Based Regulations
    This session will explore the implications of the LCSA for the relationship between the states and the federal government. The session will also look at the various chemical management regulatory developments at the State level. This session will be repeated.
     

    Small Business Track, sponsored by SOCMA

    1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM
    SOCMA Session - What SMEs should know about the LCSA
    This session will focus on the major changes made by LCSA that could have a particular impact on small businesses. There are a number of activities underway at EPA, including redefining the criteria for small business, determining how new fees might apply to them, among others that SMEs should pay close attention to. Toll manufacturers should also have an interest in this session given EPA’s new mandates.
     Optional 
     
    2:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Break
     

    Breakout Session 2

    2:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
    IARC was founded in 1965 as part of the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote international collaboration in cancer research. The IARC Monographs Program was instituted in 1971, and evaluates the cancer hazard, not risk, of chemical agents. The types of “agents” have expanded over the years to include not only specific chemicals, but groups of related chemicals, mixtures, occupational or environmental exposures, cultural or behavioral practices, biological organisms, and physical agents. National and international health agencies have used IARC Monographs as the scientific basis to formulate policies and implement actions to limit exposures to known, probable and possible carcinogens, even though the program does not factor real world exposure into any of its decisions. The IARC Monographs program lacks transparency and fails to communicate relevant risk information to the public. How can these serious shortcomings best be addressed?
    2:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    LCSA & State Based Regulations
    This session will explore the implications of the LCSA for the relationship between the states and the federal government. The session will also look at the various chemical management regulatory developments at the State level. Repeat session.
     

    Small Business Track, sponsored by SOCMA

    2:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    SOCMA Session - How to compete in a highly regulated world as an SME
    There continues to be a rise of new international regulatory regimes that are directly impacting SMEs. In order to embrace the regulations and compete with limited resources, companies need to better understand how to navigate these complex systems and know what resources are available to them. This session will provide an overview of global regulations SMEs should know about as well as guidance on how to succeed.
     Optional 
     
    4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Break
     

    Breakout Session 3

    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Economic Analysis and Risk Management under the LCSA: What might we expect
    In the LCSA, there is a clear separation between risk assessment and risk management. This section will discuss how the new statute changes, or doesn’t change, the risk management activities, including the economic analysis requirements. In addition this section will highlight how the economic analysis has been conducted in recent Section 6 rulemaking proposals under the LCSA.
    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Sustainable Chemistry in the Value Chain
    Leading companies are integrating sustainability into the business of chemistry along the value chain. These sustainable chemistry practices improve products and processes to address major global challenges: climate change, clean energy, clean water, food security, biodiversity preservation, and sound chemicals management. Speakers in this session will present sustainable chemistry case studies that will show how industrial chemistry is advancing sustainability and will highlight value chain collaboration.
     

    Small Business Track, sponsored by SOCMA

    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    SOCMA Session - Leveraging Strategies that impact the Toll and Contract Manufacturer Relationship
    There are a number of regulations that toll and contract manufacturers should be aware of. There are also many different approaches to managing them. This session will provide perspectives from both the toller and contracting manufacturer on trends, tolling agreement structures and how to manage an increasingly sophisticated supply chain.
     Optional 
     
    6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    (Friday, February 24, 2017)
    GlobalChem Reception - Mardi Gras
  • Friday, February 24, 2017
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    Plenary Sessions

    8:00 AM  -  8:10 AM
    Day Two Opening Remarks
    • Mike Walls, American Chemistry Council
    8:10 AM  -  9:10 AM
    A New International Model for Risk-Based Chemical Regulation
    With the upsurge of regulatory activity on chemicals at the national level in countries around the world, LCSA is the most recent example of a chemicals management framework. The concepts and principles of the LCSA legislation compare favorably to the approach taken in the Canadian Chemical Management Plan (CMP). This session will explore how this model of chemical regulation can be leveraged as a more efficient and effective system for ensuring the safety and of human health and the environment while simultaneously reducing Non-Tariff Barriers and stimulating growth, innovation, and trade.
    • Opportunities for regulatory cooperation in an environment where trade agreements are challenged
    • Focus not on CMP but on opportunities to use the NA model
    • Focus on how NA model influenced development of Brazilian proposal
    • Chemicals as a model for advocating regulatory cooperation; overview of the general environment for regulatory cooperation in a new administration
    9:10 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Chemistry, SAICM, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
    The adoption in 2015 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has considerable relevance for the chemical industry. The SDGs contain several targets and indicators with direct applicability to chemicals management. In addition, products and technologies enabled by chemistry will be essential for addressing a wide range of other SDG elements. Related to this, the UN’s Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), is starting a process to consider the future of global efforts to promote the sound management of chemicals after SAICM’s current mandate expires in 2020. How does the future of global chemicals management relate to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? What role might “green” or “sustainable” chemistry play in this regard? And what does this mean for the chemical industry? This session will discuss developments in relevant global forums, and offer perspectives from a range of different stakeholders.
     
    10:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Break
     

    Breakout Session 4

    10:15 AM  -  11:25 AM
    Emerging Regulations

    Whether as part of the AEC 2015 integration, SAICM 2020 goals, or the general goal of increasing domestic regulations to come in line with global norms, many countries in the Asia Pacific and South American regions have announced or are developing plans to move forward on their chemical control regulations. This session will focus on the various stages of regulations emerging in countries in the Asia Pacific and South America.

    • Brazil – Draft Chemical Control Legislation
    • Thailand – Establishing a Preliminary Inventory
    • Mexico – Upcoming Regulatory Developments

    This session will be repeated.
    10:15 AM  -  11:25 AM
    Improving Scientific Confidence of Read Across
    The advances in computational chemistry tools and the new approaches to profile the biological activities of chemicals in relevant systems hold considerable promise for improving Read Across under the LCSA. This session will explore ongoing Read Across activities and initiatives, including those in OECD, EU REACH, and in EPA’s NCT. This session will not be repeated.
    10:15 AM  -  11:25 AM
    U.S. – Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC)
    This session will provide an update on the activities and progress of the pilot projects related to chemicals management work plans under the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC). Hear from Canadian and U.S. authorities as well as industry participants on the SNACs/SNURs and Risk Assessment Work Plans. Speakers will also discuss possible future projects under the RCC, including promoting LCSA/CMP through enhanced regulatory cooperation with Mexico. This session will not be repeated.
     
    11:25 AM  -  11:35 AM
    Break
     

    Breakout Session 5

    11:35 AM  -  12:45 PM
    Emerging Regulations

    Whether as part of the AEC 2015 integration, SAICM 2020 goals, or the general goal of increasing domestic regulations to come in line with global norms, many countries in the Asia Pacific and South American regions have announced or are developing plans to move forward on their chemical control regulations. This session will focus on the various stages of regulations emerging in countries in the Asia Pacific and South America.

    • Brazil – Draft Chemical Control Legislation
    • Thailand – Establishing a Preliminary Inventory
    • Mexico – Upcoming Regulatory Developments

    Repeat session.
    11:35 AM  -  12:45 PM
    Multilateral Agreements: Stockholm POPs Convention
    The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) is part of a series of global multilateral environmental agreements intended to address challenges in chemicals and hazardous wastes management. The Stockholm Convention specifically seeks to control chemicals that include persistent organic pollutant (POPs) and have long-range transport characteristics, and warrant global control due to their risks. This session will provide an overview of the Stockholm Convention, its listing process, and opportunities for advocacy and future work to ensure there is a scientifically robust Convention.
    11:35 AM  -  12:45 PM
    Risk Communication: Talking to the public about chemicals
    The LCSA presents government and industry stakeholders with an opportunity to help improve the public’s confidence in chemicals in the marketplace. Panelists will discuss the difficulties of communicating persuasive, factual information in our ever more fast-paced social media driven environment, both in the United States and abroad. We will explore potential solutions to these issues in order to drive a more nuanced understanding of the future of communications for the chemical industry.
     
    12:45 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Break
    Lunch in Expo Hall
     

    Plenary Sessions

    1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Special Luncheon Session on Endocrine Disruptor Chemical Panel
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