New Chemicals and Toxic Substances Management in the Americas Webinar Series

Before marketing a new chemical in the Americas and in order to meet the various national and international legal requirements, the manufacturer/importer has to submit information in the form of a notification or registration (e.g. phys-chem, toxicological, ecotoxicological data) to support each Government’s risk assessment scheme to determine whether the substance poses an unreasonable risk to the environment and/or human health.

This webinar series is meant to give you practical information on the chemical notification process in the Americas starting in Canada and travelling down through the United States to Argentina. During these webinars, we will also expand on initiatives, policy changes and on Government initiative for chemicals.

Throughout all of these data submission and assessment activities it is critical that companies request and substantiate claims to protect their confidential business Information (CBI). You will come away from this webinar series with an understanding of the basic elements of chemical inventories and chemicals management programs in the Americas and an awareness for the compliance concepts that will allow for global market access.

Please note: These webinars are scheduled for APAC timezones.  If you are interested in these webinars but it is at an inconvenient time, please register and you will receive the slides and recording in our webinar follow-up email.

Canada's New Substances Fundamentals

Recorded: January 15, 2020
This session will provide an overview of the key aspects of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) and its authority under the Canadian Environment Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA). We will review the different definitions, exemptions and obligations to submit notifications and a review of the different inventories. This session will also provide an overview of the key aspects of Canada’s Masked Name Regulation and masking the notified substance identity strategies.

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Canada's Existing Substances Fundamentals
This session will provide an overview of the key aspects of the Evaluation of Existing Substances under the Canada’s Chemical Management Plan (CMP). We will review the different definitions, exemptions and obligations to submit information under the mandatory and non-mandatory surveys under Section 71 of CEPA. This session will also provide information on the Government’s post-2020 plans for existing chemicals.

Date: February 5, 2020 | 11am KST, 11am JST, 10am CST, Feb 4 - 9pm EST
Duration: 1.5 hours

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Canada's Practical NSN Form Completion
This session will provide an overview of the key information to be submitted and common errors reported by the Canadian Government in the New Substances Notification Reporting Form. This session will also give key information for a successful submission for chemicals to access the Canadian marketplace in a timely fashion.

Date: February 19, 2020 | 11am KST, 11am JST, 10am CST, Feb 18 - 9pm EST
Duration: 1.5 hours

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USA's TSCA Fundamentals
The primary federal industrial chemicals management law in the United States (U.S.) is the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as amended by the 2016 Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA). The main objectives of the Act are to assess and regulate new commercial chemicals before they enter the market and to regulate existing chemicals that pose an "unreasonable risk to health or to the environment". When chemicals are found to pose an unreasonable risk, the EPA will regulate the distribution and use of those chemicals. 

This session will provide an overview of the regulation including listing the chemical substance on the inventory, key information to determine if an exemption can be uses, other notices that are required for TSCA compliance and general information on how to be compliant with the TSCA in the U.S.

Date: March 11, 2020 | 11am KST, 11am JST, 10am CST, March 10 - 10pm EDT
Duration: 1.5 hours

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USA's PMN Completion and Filings
In the session, the details of developing a Pre-Manufacture Notice (PMN) dossier as prescribed in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is discussed. In addition to chemical identity and hazards, the submitter must supply details on how the substance is manufacture, or details of importation, uses, any exposure anticipated in the environment and to people, etc. We will also review common errors the EPA finds and how to avoid them.

Date: March 18, 2020 | 11am KST, 11am JST, 10am CST, March 17 - 10pm EDT
Duration: 1.5 hours

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The America's Regulatory Developments
This session will provide an overview of recent developments in North and South America, notably we will review the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and development of Chemical Controls Regulations. We will review the different definitions, exemptions and obligations to submit information in various countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, etc. This session will also provide information on the different Governments’ proposed regulatory timelines to have full implementations in Latin America. 

Date: April 1, 2020 | 11am KST, 11am JST, 10am CST, March 31 - 10pm EDT
Duration: 1.5 hours

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US TSCA Restricted Substance including the new process for issuing Significant New Use Rules (SNURS)
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) gives the EPA the authority to restrict or ban certain chemicals. In this webinar, the details of some of those chemical and the restrictions will be discussed. In addition, the Significant New Use Rules (SNURS), which is the way the EPA restricts new substances will be discussed.

Date: April 15, 2020 | 11am KST, 11am JST, 10am CST, April 14 - 10pm EDT
Duration: 1.5 hours

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