WORKSHOPS
October 1st, 2018

CONTINUITY CHANGE & COLLABORATION

CMP POST 2020: The Parliamentary Review of CEPA and the Government’s Post 2020 Consultations: What Do They Mean for Chemicals Management in Canada?

WORKSHOP A

INFORMATION GATHERING

8:00am – 11:00am

11:00 – 12:00

Networking Lunch & Exhibits

Everything you wanted to know about the Government’s Single Window Information Manager (SWIM) but were afraid to ask!

Who Should Attend? Corporate managers with policy & compliance oversight for Canada, Regulatory compliance professionals, association staff and service providers.

Workshop Description: Everything you wanted to know about the Government’s Single Window Information Manager (SWIM) but were afraid to ask!

Anyone submitting information to the Government on chemicals or polymers will benefit from this interactive workshop. Presentations will include protecting confidential information, blind submissions, “reasonable” access to information, voluntary approaches, common reporting errors, tips for accessing your supply chain, etc. Participants will access SWIM on-line and learn how to submit information, complete blind submissions and stakeholder engagement forms, public comments etc. An overview of Government websites, the Search Tool and the Open Data portal will complete the workshop.

Presented By:

Daren Kelland,
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Elpiniki Karalis,
Health Canada

Robert Roth,
Arkema Canada Inc.

WORKSHOP B

NEW SUBSTANCES
NOTIFICATION

12:00pm – 3:00pm

This government-led Workshop will provide practical tools and working examples to help notifiers manage submission timelines, costs and complexity and avoid common errors. It will also discuss the use of analogues and the acceptance of alternative test methods.

Who Should Attend? Those responsible for the oversight of, or involved in the development and submission of New Substance Notifications (as they apply to chemicals, bio-chemicals, polymers and bio-polymers).

Workshop Description: This Government-led Workshop will provide practical tools and working examples to help notifiers manage submission timelines, costs and complexity and avoid common errors. It will also discuss the use of analogues and the acceptance of alternative test methods.

Participants will also learn to effectively use the 2 main Government resources at their disposal: the Substances Management Information Line and the Pre-notification Consultation Panel.

All registrants will receive a separate invitation from Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada to participate in a (non-mandatory and free) pre-Workshop “Life of a New Substance” webinar. This preparatory webinar will review basic topics not covered in the Workshop, including Post-Assessment Outcomes and common errors made by notifiers.

Presented By:

Michele Richardson,
MAPI Group and Co-Chair, ICG NSN Subcommittee

Michel Lortie,
Manager, Program Development and Engagement Davison

Sylvie Boisvenue,
A/Head, Client Services Unit, ECCC

Marie Breton,
Head, Notification Processing and Control, ECCC

WORKSHOP C

RISK MANAGEMENT

3:00pm – 6:00pm

The workshop will present case studies facilitated by Government of Canada officials and industry experts. The session will illustrate the process of selecting and developing a RM instrument, including insights on the options available to risk managers to control toxic substances, strategies for positive engagement in the process, the value of early engagement and ongoing collaboration, and opportunities to influence outcomes.

Who Should Attend? Those responsible for any of the following: engaging with trade associations and the Government on the selection and development of risk management tools, understanding and communicating risk management requirements to their clients and for implementing risk management measures within their company.

Workshop Description: Government of Canada officials and industry experts will examine Risk Management and illustrate the process of selecting, developing and implementing RM actions including:

  • Insights on the options available to risk managers to control substances and overview of key considerations in selecting appropriate instruments
  • Value and strategies for positive, early and sustained engagement,
  • Opportunities to obtain effective and efficient outcomes, and
  • Industry risk management implementation.

Participants will gain hands on experience with risk management through facilitated case studies.

Presented By:

Lynn Berndt-Weis,
Health Canada

Jim Hanna,
Rohm and Haas Canada LP

Dave Saucier,
Responsible Distribution Canada

DAY 1 CONFERENCE
October 2nd, 2018

CONTINUITY CHANGE & COLLABORATION

CMP POST 2020: The Parliamentary Review of CEPA and the Government’s Post 2020 Consultations: What Do They Mean for Chemicals Management in Canada?

8:30 – 8:40
Welcome & Introduction
Robert Roth Arkema Canada and Chair, Industry Coordinating Group for CEPA (ICG)
Bob Masterson President, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (Conference Sponsor)
8:45 – 9:10
Keynote: Chemicals Management in Canada – Successes and Opportunities for Collaboration
Jacqueline Gonçalvez Director General, Science and Risk Assessment Directorate, ECCC

EVOLUTION OF NEW SUBSTANCES NOTIFICATIONS

9:10 – 9:25
New Substances Program Evolution & Regulatory Excellence
Julie Thompson Executive Director, Program Development and Engagement, ECCC
9:25 – 9:55
New Substances Program – Performance and Areas of Evolution
Michel Lortie Manager, Notification Processing and Control, ECCC
9:55 – 10:10
An Industry Perspective
Michele Richardson Co-Chair, ICG New Substances Subcommittee/ MAPI Group
10:10 – 10:30
Q & A
10:30 – 10:50
Networking Break
10:50 – 11:10
Considerations for Canadian inventories of the Modernized TSCA
Michel Lortie Manager, Notification Processing and Control, ECCC
Linda Santry Nova Chemicals and Co-Chair, ICG Technical Subcommittee
11:10 – 11:25
Revised In-Commerce List
Maya Berci Director, New Substances Assessment and Control, Health Canada
11:25 – 11:50
New Substances Program Transparency
Julie Thompson Executive Director, Program Development and Engagement, ECCC
Robert Roth Arkema Canada and Chair, ICG
11:50 – 12:10
Q & A
12:10 – 1:15
Networking Lunch & Exhibits

THE EVOLVING NORTH AMERICAN CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENT ~ IMPLICATIONS FOR INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENTS

1:15 – 1:25
Afternoon Session – Context and Introduction
Amardeep Khosla Executive Director, ICG
1:25 – 1:50
CMP Post- 2020 Consultations – Key areas of Evolution and Discussion
David Morin Director General, Safe Environments, Health Canada
1:50 – 2:05
CEPA Review and CMP Post-2020 – An Industry Perspective
Scott Thurlow Chair, ICG Post-2020 Subcommittee
2:05 – 2:20
Q & A
2:20 – 2:40
US New TSCA – Key Regulatory & Program Developments and Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) Priorities
Jeffrey Morris Director Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), US EPA And Phil Brondsema
2:40 – 3:00
Key areas of Canada / US Regulatory Cooperation in Chemicals Management
Jeffrey Morris Director OPPT, US EPA And David Morin Director General, Safe Environments, Health Canada
3:00 – 3:20
Networking Break
3:20 – 4:20
Panel: Implications for Industry of the Evolving North American Chemicals Management Environment
Jacqueline Gonçalves, David Morin, Jeffrey Morris, Bob Masterson, Mike Walls, Moderator: Amardeep Khosla
4:20 – 4:45
Requirements of Multiple Regulations – Challenges of Integration at the Company Level
Dave Saucier Responsible Distribution Canada
Elizabeth Walpac Ecolab
4:45 – 5:05
Q & A
5:05 – 5:15
Close of Day
Robert Roth Arkema Canada and Chair, Industry Coordinating Group for CEPA (ICG)
5:30 – 7:00
Networking Reception & Exhibits

DAY 2 CONFERENCE
October 3rd, 2018

CONTINUITY CHANGE & COLLABORATION

CMP POST 2020: The Parliamentary Review of CEPA and the Government’s Post 2020 Consultations: What Do They Mean for Chemicals Management in Canada?

CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT PLAN – LOOKING FORWARD:  PRIORITIZATION, ASSESSMENT & RISK MANAGEMENT

8:30 – 8:40
Welcome & Introduction
Amardeep Khosla Executive Director, ICG
8:40 – 9:00
The Chemicals Management Plan – Key Considerations Going Forward
Marc d’Iorio Director General, Industrial Sectors, Chemicals and Waste, ECCC
9:00 – 9:40
Feeders, Prioritization and Assessment Considerations Going Forward
Nicole Davidson Director, Ecological Assessment, ECCC
Christine Norman Director, Existing Substances Risk Assessment, Health Canada
9:40 – 10:05
Risk Management – Challenges, Effectiveness and Tools
Gwen Goodier Executive Director, Chemicals, ECCC
Shannon Castellarin Manager, Chemicals Management, ECCC
Dave Shortt Dow Chemical and Chair, ICG Risk Management Subcommittee
10:05 - 10:30
Q & A
10:30 – 11:00
Networking Break

SCIENCE REVIEW & INFORMED SUBSTITUTION

11:00 - 11:20
CMP Science Committee – Key Areas of Input to Government
Miriam Diamond Co-Chairs, CMP Science Committee and Christine Norman – Director, Existing Substances Risk Assessment, Health Canada
11:20 – 11:40
Non-Animal Methods and Assessment Challenges and Opportunities
Darius Sabaliunis Associate Director, Global Product Stewardship, P&G
11:40 – 12:15
Identification & Evaluation of Substitutes
Maya Berci Director, New Substances Assessment & Control Bureau, Health Canada
Don Wilke Principal Scientist, P&G and Chair, ICG Technical Subcommittee
12:15 – 12:30
Value Chain Outreach – Multi-criteria Decision Analysis Tool
Sharon Dubrow, Sr Director, Science and Technical Affairs, Sustainability and Market Outreach
12:30 – 1:30
Networking Lunch & Exhibits

PROGRESSING SCIENCE

1:30 – 2:10
CMP Science Approach – Considerations in Assessment and Ongoing International Collaboration
Tara Barton Maclaren Manager, Hazard Methodology Division, Health Canada
2:10 – 2:35
UVCB Assessment Approach & Challenges
Don Gutzman Manager, Ecological Assessment Division, Environment & Climate Change Canada
Leanne Young Environmental Advisor, Policy and Advocacy Imperial
2:35 – 2:55
Challenges and Approaches in Assessing EDCs
Sue Marty Toxicology Science Director, The Dow Chemical Company
2:55 – 3:00
Adjournment - Closing Remarks

CONFERENCE CLOSURE – ADOURNMENT