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Our 2021 Pre-Conference Regulatory Workshop has passed!

  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021 – Regulatory TSCA Pre-Conference Workshop

If your company imports, stores, repackages, processes, uses, or disposes of chemicals, you are subject to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). To ensure your company fully understands TSCA regulations, their requirements for your operations, as well as the impact recent changes to the law may have on your company, NACD will present an in-depth Pre-Conference Regulatory TSCA Workshop, Wednesday, August 11, just before the start of ChemEdge 2021.

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


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

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021
8:00-8:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jennifer Gibson, NACD Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

8:15-9:15 AM

Introduction to TSCA

Dr. Richard Engler, Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.


This session will include an overview of the key sections of TSCA, including jurisdictional limits, important terms and definitions and how the sections fit together in an overall TSCA framework.

9:15 10:00 AM

TSCA Inventory – Cornerstone to TSCA Compliance

Dr. Richard Engler, Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.


A chemical’s identity and status on the TSCA Inventory dictates whether the chemical can be manufactured, imported, or used in the U.S. This session will cover how to access the most current inventory and will review exemptions from Inventory listing. As part of this session, we will also conduct an overview of on the new chemical notification process and EPA’s review.

10:00-10:15 AM


10:15-11:15 AM

Regulations on Existing Chemicals

Dr. Richard Engler, Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.


We will conduct a deep dive into how existing chemicals may be regulated, including Section 4 test rules, Section 8 data call-in rules, Section 5 Significant New Use Rules (SNUR), and Section 6 existing chemicals rules.

11:15 AM-12:00 PM

What’s Coming Up Next

Dr. Richard Engler, Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.


This session will highlight upcoming events or activities anticipated within the next several months, with a focus on how the Biden Administration has and may approach TSCA actions taken by the previous administration, EPA’s anticipated proposed rule on new chemical procedures, the revised TSCA fees rule, current test orders, and the ongoing risk evaluations.

12:00-12:45 PM


12:45-1:45 PM

TSCA Audit

Dr. Richard Engler, Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.


The training session will close out with an overview of critical TSCA requirements and how to implement the learnings from the TSCA training to conduct a mock EPA TSCA audit within your facility as an exercise to ensure regulatory compliance is being properly addressed.

1:45-2:00 PM

Final Questions and Wrap-Up



Here's what attendees of the August 2020 virtual regulatory workshop had to say about their experience:

"It worked great for me! I really enjoyed the chat box as well as being able to ask questions face to face in the breakout rooms at the end. The interaction level was great and there were plenty of breaks! Not too many and not too little. Two hour sessions were good because they covered a good amount of material, but weren't too long that I started to get restless."

"Thank you for putting together this excellent TSCA workshop!  A few key points during the first day have already been worth the price of admission."


Past Workshops:

Virtual Regulatory Workshop: Cannabis & Workplace Safety

The legalization of recreational and medicinal cannabis use in more and more states is presenting new challenges for employers in safety-sensitive industries, including chemical distribution and warehousing. While most state laws protect employers’ rights to prohibit on-site cannabis use, those laws do not adequately protect employers from the consequences of use during personal off-hours time.
With many moving parts and uncertainty around cannabis law, it can be daunting to form a strong workplace drug policy that provides clarity for employees and protects all from the potential hazardous impacts of marijuana use on the job. This is precisely why NACD hosted the workshop on Cannabis and Workplace Safety. This interactive workshop answers the following questions:

  • How can I address employee use of marijuana outside of the workplace?
  • What are my state laws about marijuana use and workplace safety?
  • How do I, a safety-sensitive employer, address use of medical marijuana by employees?
  • How do I respond when I suspect an employee is under the influence of marijuana?
  • How does the use of CBD products by employees impact my drug workplace policy?

Virtual Regulatory Trade Workshop

Is your company considering taking your business international? Curious about the requirements for importing and exporting chemicals? Want to make sure your company is in compliance with current regulatory requirements? Attendees of the NACD Virtual Trade Regulatory Workshop went over:

  • General Importer Responsibilities: What is reasonable care? What are the required forms and processes to import goods into the U.S.?
  • How to Save Money on Imports: Cost savings strategies to reduce duties payable through regulatory and operational methods
  • Best Practices for Staying in Compliance: Proper recordkeeping, auditing strategies, and how best to interact with Customs & Border Protection and other regulatory agencies

Virtual Regulatory TSCA Workshop

NACD's Virtual Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Hot Topics Regulatory Workshop was a huge success! The workshop, held August 11-13, 2020, and was presented by regulatory experts from Bergeson & Campbell P.C., including Managing Partner Lynn Bergeson, Director of Chemistry Dr. Richard Engler, and Senior Regulatory Consultant Kathleen Roberts. The workshop reviewed TSCA and covered current hot topics including Significant New Use Rules (SNURs), the high-priority chemical risk evaluations and industry fees, Chemical Data Reporting (CDR), and more.