Registration Now Open for “Preparing a PFAS Game Plan in the U.S., the UK, and the EU” Webinar
July 11, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CEST)
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are attracting global legal, regulatory, commercial, and litigation attention as no other “emerging contaminant” has. Companies producing, processing, distributing, and/or using these substances must be aware of these global legal developments and take steps now to minimize legal, regulatory, and commercial risk.
In the United States and globally, the number of bans, restrictions, and reporting requirements for PFAS increases seemingly daily. The European Union (EU) is currently considering a proposal to restrict more than 10,000 PFAS under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. This would be the most extensive regulatory restriction on PFAS to date, in one of the world’s largest markets.
The stakes are high. Companies must ascertain which legal requirements apply in the jurisdictions in which they operate and determine how each may impact business operations and risk profiles. The need to balance commercial imperatives with legal, commercial, and stewardship sensitivities is not easy, and companies need all the help they can get to make sound, informed decisions.
The Acta Group (Acta®) and EPPA are pleased to offer this one-hour complimentary webinar providing companies with the information needed to develop a PFAS game plan. Register now to join Meglena Mihova, Managing Partner, EPPA; Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Acta; and Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, as they present how best to respond to U.S., UK, and EU PFAS developments influencing market access, supplier continuity, product sustainability, and reputation management.
- Overview of PFAS regulation in the United States
- Overview of PFAS regulation in the UK
- Overview of the EU restriction proposal and the listed (potential) derogations
- Identifying PFAS in the supply chain
- Identifying PFAS alternatives; developing justifications where alternatives are not currently an option
- Effective stakeholder input to agency processes
Meglena Mihova, Managing Partner of EPPA, a Brussels-based regulatory and public affairs consultancy. She brings deep insight into the role and functioning of the EU Member States, the deal making among them, and the resulting challenges and opportunities for business. Ms. Mihova has over 20 years of experience in EU chemicals and environmental legislation. She served as a Member of the Board and prior to that as a Chair of the Environment Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU.
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Acta, a chemical regulatory consultancy with offices in Washington, D.C., Manchester, England, and Brussels, Belgium. He is a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and one of the most widely recognized experts in the field of green chemistry. Dr. Engler has participated in thousands of Toxic Substances Control Act (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 clients as they develop and commercialize sustainable products.
Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta. She counsels corporations, trade associations, and business consortia on a wide range of issues pertaining to chemical hazard, exposure and risk assessment, risk communication, minimizing legal liability, and evolving regulatory and policy matters pertinent to conventional, biobased, and nanoscale chemicals. Ms. Bergeson is Chair of the International Bar Association (IBA) Agriculture and Food Section, Immediate Past President of the Product Stewardship Society (PSS), and a past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources.