Seminars & Conferences: May 2014

May 2014

The 4th Safer Consumer Products Summit, the only national conference of its kind, will provide the most up-to-date information available on California's implementation of the Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR), the most expansive Green Chemistry law in the world, drill down on the rapidly evolving state and international consumer safety regulatory landscape, and discuss the latest developments in legislative efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Jim Jones, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, will be one of the keynote speakers. Mr. Jones will provide an update on EPA's Chemical Management Program. Meredith Williams, Deputy Director, Safer Products and Workplaces Program of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), will give a keynote address on candidate chemicals, priority products, and the next phases of California's SCPR.

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world's largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG) will present a session to educate and equip attendees to address the critical regulatory issues along the path to commercialization.

Topics will include:
• Overview of the 90-day EPA new chemical notification review process
• Filling out the PMN form – Top Ten Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
• Challenges posed by chemical identity/nomenclature
• What if EPA needs more data – addressing substances that may be difficult to test
• Leveraging successfully pollution prevention benefits

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