EPA Assistant Administrator Alexandra Dunn Announced As 2020 GlobalChem Keynote Speaker
Washington -- ACC today announced that EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) Alexandra Dapolito Dunn will deliver the keynote speech at this year’s Global Chemical Regulations Conference and Exhibition. Discounted early bird registration for the conference, which will take place April 6-8, 2020 in Washington, D.C. at the Grand Hyatt, is available until March 6 at www.globalchem.org.
“We are thrilled that Alex will again be our keynote speaker at the 2020 GlobalChem Conference and Exhibition. We look forward to hearing her important perspective on how we all can help ensure the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act are effectively and efficiently implemented as Congress envisioned,” ACC Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Michael Walls said. “This will also be a chance for attendees to hear from ACC’s new President and CEO Chris Jahn when he provides the welcome and introduction speech.”
In her current position at EPA, Dunn leads OCSPP in its mission to protect human health and the environment from potential risks posed by chemicals and pesticides. She previously served as the regional administrator for EPA Region 1, as the executive director and general counsel for the Environmental Council of States, the executive director and general counsel for the Association of Clean Water Administrators and as dean of Environmental Law Programs at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.
The 2020 agenda includes sessions about expectations for TSCA implementation in the next five to ten years; 2020 priorities for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention; international trade policy; emerging contaminants (e.g., PFAS and microplastics); challenges and opportunities raised in SAICM/ICCM5; global data sharing and much more.
Before the official conference opens, there will be an optional workshop day on Monday, April 6, for attendees to explore the fundamentals of the amendments to TSCA, including:
- The TSCA Framework for Existing Chemicals at Year 3
- What to Submit and How to Work with Your PMN Manager
- Manufacturer Requested Risk Evaluations
- Data Sharing Considerations
- Understanding Confidential Business Information
- Hazard Characterization 101
Beveridge & Diamond PC is the principal sponsor of this year’s conference and exhibition, Bergeson & Campbell PC is sponsoring the pre-conference workshop and Chemical Watch is the media sponsor. Other sponsors include Keller & Heckman, K&L Gates, knoellUSA, and Wiley Rein.