Seminars & Webinars: August 2014

August 2014

Sustainable Futures Training Workshop, August 5-7, 2014, Washington, D.C.

Participants learned how to pre-screen new chemicals using EPA’s models and methods during this hands-on, three-day workshop. They learned about a variety of tools, methods, and models that can be used to assess the hazard and potential exposure of chemicals early in the development process and anticipate regulatory action before submitting the chemical to EPA for review. Invited presenters included EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) staff with experience in the EPA New Chemicals Program and Premanufacture Notification (PMN) review process.

Co-hosted by the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG™), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and George Washington University (GWU). Click here for more information.

WEBINAR:  Nanotechnology Update and Outlook to 2015, August 21, 2014, 11:00 EDT

Compliance & Risks presented a complimentary webinar Thursday August 21, 2014 that informed and educated participants about the latest developments in the regulation of nanotechnology and nanomaterials. There was no charge for the webinar, though registration was required.

Lynn L. Bergeson shared insight and analysis regarding existing and emerging governance tools in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and explored nanotechnology governance approaches that are due to become operational in 2015 and beyond. Topics included governance methods relating to nanotechnology chemical applications in specific products, such as food contact materials, cosmetics, and medical devices, and existing and emerging governance tools in the areas such as environmental (media specific -- air, water, and waste); product safety (consumer product and product liability); product-specific (industrial, agricultural, and biocide); and workplace protection (workers, ambient air, and health and safety standards). 


 
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