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WASHINGTON (February 4, 2019) – The American Chemistry Council (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 (GlobalChem), which will take place in Washington, D.C. from March 6-8, 2019, at the OMNI Shoreham Hotel.

“We are thrilled to announce EPA Assistant Administrator Dunn as the 2019 GlobalChem keynote speaker. In her new role at the agency, one of her chief responsibilities is the ongoing implementation of the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), so we look forward to hearing her important perspective on how we all can help ensure the law is effectively and efficiently implemented as Congress envisioned,” ACC Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Michael Walls said.

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 three day GlobalChem conference will explore the continued lessons stakeholders have learned from and strategies for the successful implementation of the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

The 2019 agenda includes sessions about expectations for TSCA implementation in the next five to ten years; 2019 priorities for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention; international trade policy; emerging contaminants in drinking water; Korea Reach and Taiwan; EU and REACH updates; and much more.

Before the official conference opens, there will be an optional workshop day on Wednesday, March 6, for attendees to explore the fundamentals of the amendments to TSCA, including:

  • New Chemicals Program: What to Submit and How to Work with Your PMN Manager
  • Risk Evaluations: What to do When Your Chemical is Designated High Priority
  • TSCA Fees Basics
  • Understanding Confidential Business Information
  • Hazard Characterization 101

Beveridge & Diamond PC is the principal sponsors of this year’s conference and exhibition, and Keller and Heckman LLP is this year’s reception sponsor.

To learn more about the conference agenda and to register, visit For real-time news updates from the conference, follow ACC (@AmChemistry) on Twitter, and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn by using the hashtag #GlobalChem. Members of the media who wish to register should contact Jon Corley at jonathan_corley@americanchemistry.comor 202-249-6524.


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