Biobased Products News and Policy Report
May 7, 2020
Russian Federation Extends Deadline For Submissions To New Chemical Inventory
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation formally announced that the May 1, 2020, deadline to submit substances and mixtures to its chemical inventory is extended to August 1, 2020.
Entities exporting products to the Russian Federation should nominate their substances and mixtures to the Russian chemical inventory to ensure continued access to the Russian market. New substance registration is required for substances or mixtures not on the inventory after the nomination process closes.
A company without a legal entity in Russia can appoint an Authorized Representative (AR) to submit information on its behalf and cover importation by its customers in the region. The appointment of an AR and timely submission allow a non-Russian company to maintain an uninterrupted supply chain into the region and support its Russian customers.
More information is available in The Acta Group’s (Acta®) April 2, 2020, memorandum, “Russian Federation Accepting Nominations to New Chemical Inventory,” as well as Acta’s website. Acta’s “Eurasia REACH: Achieving Timely Compliance with New Chemicals Requirements” webinar on May 27, 2020, will provide an overview of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Technical Regulation (TR) EAEU 041/2017 (Eurasia REACH) and its implementation status, including insights into the Eurasian regional political dynamics and impacts to implementation, and cover the requirements for submitting substances and mixtures to the Russian chemical inventory. Registration for the webinar is still open. Acta assists clients with AR appointment and provides broad-based, hands-on support in the Russian Federation to support its clients’ regulatory compliance and business success.
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Presents “TSCA New Chemicals” During GlobalChem Webinar Series, May 13, 2020
The 2020 GlobalChem webinar series addresses major developments in chemicals management and provides participants a chance to engage with policymakers and other key experts throughout the chemical industry value chain. On May 13, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT), Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), will present during the “TSCA New Chemicals” webinar. Other presenters include Lynn Dekleva, Ph.D., Associate Deputy Assistant Administrator for New Chemicals, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Tala Henry, Ph.D., Deputy Director, EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT); Mike Walls, Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs, American Chemistry Council (ACC); and Ritesh Tiwari, Chemical Engineer, EPA. The webinar will address key changes in the Section 5 program and challenges faced by EPA and submitters, including information requirements, assessment of risks, and practical tips. Register for the 10-part webinar series online. B&C is a proud sponsor.
Register Now For The “TSCA Reform — Four Years Later,” Virtual Symposium, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
B&C, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health are pleased to present “TSCA Reform — Four Years Later,” on June 24, 2020. This complimentary virtual conference marks the fourth Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Annual Conference, reflecting on the accomplishments and challenges since the implementation of the 2016 Lautenberg Amendments and where TSCA stands today.
- Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C;
- Yvette T. Collazo, Director, OPPT, EPA;
- Thomas M. Connelly, Jr., Executive Director and CEO, American Chemical Society (ACS);
- Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator, OCSPP, EPA;
- Richard A. Denison, Ph.D., Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF);
- Scott Fulton, President, ELI;
- Eve Gartner, Managing Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program, Earthjustice;
- Lynn R. Goldman, Michael and Lori Milken Dean and Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University;
- Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council; and
- Hon. Tom Udall, U.S. Senator, New Mexico (invited).
Panelists will dive into a host of topics, including the current impacts of TSCA on science policies, challenges faced by industry, and regulatory policies, especially those concerning ensuring compliance and enforcement. Mark your calendar to join ELI, B&C, the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, leading experts, and distinguished keynote speakers in a day-long exploration of the issues and regulations surrounding TSCA.
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