Regulatory Workshops




NEW! ChemEdge Pre-Con Regulatory Workshop: Toxic Substances Control Act

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
8:00 AM-2:00 PM

If your company imports, stores, repackages, processes, uses, or disposes of chemicals, you are subject to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). To ensure that your company fully understands the TSCA regulations and 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-Con workshop on Wednesday, August 15, just before the start of ChemEdge 2018.


Online (Recommended)

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*Nonmember fees apply to any non-NACD member,including contractors or consultants hired by NACD members.

Regulatory Workshop (TSCA Focused) ONLY, August 15 $399
After 7/20 $469
After 7/20 $669
ChemEdge + Regulatory Workshop COMBO $1010
After 7/20 $1310
After 7/20 $1555
ChemEdge + Responsible Distribution Workshop + Regulatory Workshop TRIO $1325
After 7/20 $1625
After 7/20 $1925

Hotel Information

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

NACD Room Rates: $169/night (Single/Double); $194/Triple; $219 Quad

Make your reservation online or by calling: (504) 525-2500 and be sure to reference NACD ChemEdge 2018 when making your reservations.

Reservation Deadline: July 22, 2018 

NOTE: Be wary of travel agency scams: If anyone claiming to be associated with a travel agency and/or “convention housing” contacts you with an offer for booking a hotel room, do NOT provide them with your contact or payment information. This is a scam. NACD does not contract with such firms.

In some cases, these companies falsely claim to be the official housing bureau or room representative for ChemEdge. We have NOT contracted with any company to serve as our representative. Hotel rooms can only be reserved directly with the hotel, through the phone numbers and website links listed above.


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Kathleen M. Roberts of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. will present the workshop. Ms. Roberts is a recognized expert on TSCA with over 25 years’ experience in advocacy, compliance, and communication activities with industry and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff. She has presented several TSCA webinars and sessions for NACD and has worked with many NACD members in resolving TSCA questions and issues.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
5:30-6:30 PM Pre-Con Workshop Reception
(Responsible Distribution and/or Regulatory Workshop Participants Only.)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
8:00-8:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jennifer Gibson, NACD Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

8:15-9:15 AM

Introduction to TSCA

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

9:15-10:00 AM

TSCA Inventory

A chemical’s status on the TSCA Inventory dictates whether it can be manufactured, imported or used in the U.S. This session will review the exclusions and exemptions for Inventory listing, as well as an update on the new active and inactive designations being implemented under the amended TSCA. As part of this session, we will also conduct a brief review on the new chemical notification process and EPA’s review.

10:00-10:15 AM


10:15-11:15 AM

TSCA and Existing Chemicals

We will conduct a deep dive into how EPA will assess and regulate existing chemicals under Section 6 and how the testing and reporting requirements under Sections 4 and 8 respectively, fit within the risk assessment framework.

11:15 AM-12:00 PM

What’s Coming Up Next

This session will highlight upcoming events or activities anticipated within the next several months, with a focus on the October 2018 processor reporting for Inventory notification, identification of the next generation of chemicals subject to Section 6 review, and implementation of industry fees.

12:00-12:45 PM


12:45-1:45 PM

TSCA Audit

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