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ACC to Host 2022 Virtual GlobalChem Conference

Annual Chemicals Management Conference, Workshops to Begin April 5th

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Telly Lovelace
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WASHINGTON (March 10, 2022) – The American Chemistry Council today announced this year’s GlobalChem Conference and Exhibition originally scheduled to take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C., will transition into an all-virtual conference format. GlobalChem will be held online beginning with the TSCA 101 Workshops on Tuesday, April 5, and the full conference program from Monday, April 11 through Thursday, April 14, 2022. Registration for 2022 GlobalChem Conference is open and those interested in attending should visit our GlobalChem Conference webpage to register. All current 2022 GlobalChem registered attendees and exhibitors are currently being notified of this change to conference program.

GlobalChem is the industry's premier conference on chemical management regulatory policy. Coupled with the GlobalChem Exhibition, this annual gathering of industry professionals offers a valuable opportunity to examine recent developments in global chemicals management and the continued implementation of the 2016 Lautenberg Amendments to the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

For 35 years now, GlobalChem has brought together leaders and experts from across industries and federal and international governments for an open dialogue on real-world chemicals management policy. A cornerstone area of discussion in recent years at GlobalChem are efforts to implement the 2016 TSCA reforms. GlobalChem has an extensive history of building partnerships between federal chemicals management regulators and industry experts to participate in an open discussion on both domestic and international methods and approaches for the implementation of chemicals management. Our federal and international regulatory partners will not be able to participate in person during this year’s GlobalChem. To continue delivering an exceptional conference experience, this year’s GlobalChem will shift to a virtual meeting format.

Chris Jahn, ACC President & CEO
GlobalChem brings together leaders from across industries, international stakeholders and EPA to reinforce why a risk-based approach to chemicals management is the most sensible and effective model worldwide. In our continued effort to deliver an engaging meeting experience, we made the tough decision to postpone returning to an in-person GlobalChem Conference until 2023. While we are all disappointed that we won’t be able to engage in person, ACC and our members remain committed to maintaining and strengthening our dialogue with the Agency. We are excited to welcome GlobalChem attendees to this year’s online conference and delivering an informative and interactive meeting experience.

The theme for this year’s GlobalChem Conference is “Examining the Evolution of Chemicals Management.” The 2022 agenda includes sessions on lessons learned from the implementation of amended TSCA and expectations for TSCA implementation in the coming years; 2022 priorities for EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics; supply chain and transportation policy; emerging contaminants; challenges and opportunities with global chemicals management policy; environmental justice and much more.

Before the official GlobalChem Conference begins on April 11, there will be an optional workshop day on Tuesday, April 5, for attendees to explore the fundamentals of TSCA implementation, including:

  • What to Submit and How to Work with Your PMN Manager;
  • The TSCA Framework for Existing Chemicals at Year 5;
  • TSCA Sections 4 & 8; and
  • Understanding Confidential Business Information.

Beveridge & Diamond PC is this year’s virtual conference sponsor and Chemical Watch is the media sponsor.

To learn more about the conference agenda and to register, visit http://www.globalchem.org. 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. You can also follow along through ACC’s blog American Chemistry Matters. Members of the media who wish to register should contact Telly Lovelace at telly_lovelace@americanchemistry.com or 202-249-6524.

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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