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EPA Assistant Administrator Dr. Michal Freedhoff to Deliver GlobalChem Opening Keynote Speech; OPPT Q&A Session

Telly Lovelace

WASHINGTON (April 8, 2022) — The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced that EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Dr. Michal Freedhoff will deliver the opening keynote speech at this year’s virtual Global Chemical Regulations Conference (GlobalChem), on Monday, April 11 at 9:00 a.m. 

Dr. Freedhoff will update GlobalChem attendees on the Administration’s implementation of the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reforms and other important priorities for OCSPP. ACC President and CEO Chris Jahn will deliver opening remarks prior to introducing Dr. Freedhoff’s keynote address. 

“We are excited to welcome back Dr. Freedhoff to GlobalChem,” said Jahn. “Dr. Freedhoff played an integral role in developing the 2016 TSCA amendments. We look forward to hearing her remarks on the status of TSCA implementation, the path ahead, and how EPA and our industry can strengthen our working relationship and commitment to TSCA’s risk-based approach as the most efficient and effective method of chemicals management.”

Dr. Freedhoff previously served as the Minority Director of Oversight for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and worked on the House Science Committee, the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the House Natural Resources Committee. 

Immediately following Dr. Freehoff’s remarks, the Deputy Directors of the EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) Mark Hartman and Tala Henry, will participate in a TSCA questions & answers session. OPPT is responsible for managing several TSCA issues including New Chemicals, Confidential Business Information, and Risk Assessment.

The 2022 GlobalChem Conference will be held Monday, April 11 through Thursday, April 14. The agenda includes sessions on lessons learned from the implementation of amended TSCA and expectations for TSCA implementation in the coming years; supply chain and transportation policy; emerging contaminants; challenges and opportunities with global chemicals management policy; environmental justice and much more. 

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.  

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