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What To Do When a Single Chemical Product is Subject to Three Major Regulations 

What do you do if a product is subjected to TSCA, FIFRA, and FFDCA? If you need a plan, join us for our annual NACD Pre-Conference Regulatory Workshop on Wednesday, August 17, just before the start of ChemEdge 2022. 

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is the primary regulation governing the import, distribution, and use of industrial chemicals. Many of these chemicals are also used for pesticides, food or cosmetics, which also subjects them to the Federal Insecticide, Rodenticide, and Fungicide Act (FIFRA) and/or the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The overlap causes confusion and can lead to severe penalties if not understood and handled properly. This interactive workshop, led by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., will use a series of case studies, patterned on real-world events, to illustrate how different commercial activities involving chemicals can trigger all three regulations. Workshop participants will gain a clearer understanding of TSCA, FIFRA, and FFDCA in action; acquire better awareness of how different activities and product claims shift regulatory jurisdiction; and learn strategies to ensure compliance. And, as a bonus, this workshop will conclude with a simulated negotiation over penalties, including Chemical Data Reporting violations and others, to demonstrate how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency applies its penalty policy.

Register for this ChemEdge Pre-Conference Workshop here.

Thank you to our Regulatory Workshop sponsor: Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc.!


*Agenda is subject to change, please check back for the most current version of this information. Click on bolded titles to view session descriptions.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
7:30-8:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:00-8:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jennifer Gibson, NACD Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

8:15-9:45 AM

Situational Regulatory Awareness Interactive Session 1 - Case Study on Statutory Jurisdiction

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.



9:45-10:00 AM


10:00-11:30 AM

Situational Regulatory Awareness Interactive Session 2 - Case Study on TSCA Compliance

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D.,Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.



11:30 AM-12:30 PM


12:30-1:45 PM

Simulated Penalty Negotiation with EPA Session

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.



1:45-2:00 PM

Final Questions, Closing Remarks

2:00 PM

Workshop Adjourns