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ACC and SOCMA Announce Agenda for Global Chemical Regulation Conference

Contact: Scott Jensen (202) 249-6511 
Email: scott_jensen@americanchemistry.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 3, 2011) – This year’s GlobalChem Conference and Expo is being held in Baltimore, Maryland, March 21-23, 2011 and will provide chemical industry professionals a unique opportunity to interact with experts in areas like the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). Participants will also hear the latest updates on key developments in international markets, emerging science issues, hazard communication, and more.

“Chemistry is essential to the new technologies that will help create jobs, drive economic growth and provide innovative solutions for the many challenges ahead from clean energy to medical advancements,” said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley. “We look forward to this opportunity to discuss the latest regulatory developments and issues surrounding chemicals management to ensure that the business of chemistry will be allowed to help meet those challenges.”

“Chemicals management approaches continue to evolve throughout our rapidly changing world and this Conference provides industry with the information they need to face today’s challenges and prepare for tomorrow’s,” said SOCMA President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan.

Conference highlights include a TSCA Fundamentals Workshop and a special session on the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Proposed Rule, which will include a comprehensive review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed IUR modifications and an interactive demonstration of the 2011 electronic reporting tool, e-IURweb. The conference will also feature REACH Post-Registration Experiences and Lessons Learned, an OSHA Update on GHS implementation and sessions on transparency and intellectual property issues in chemical management.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) also announced that Bergeson & Campbell, P.C, Keller and Heckman, LLP, Beveridge & Diamond, PC, China National Chemical Information Center (CNCIC), and Chemical Watch have all confirmed their sponsorship of this year’s GlobalChem Conference and Expo.

To learn more about the conference agenda and to register, visit www.globalchem.org/.

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