Speaker presentations from the very productive 2018 CPDA Regulatory Conference, held on Tuesday, March 13th in Arlington, Virginia, are now accessible on CPDA’s web site. The program featured an array of speakers who addressed key topics such as market forces and economic factors shaping trends in corporate mergers within the agricultural chemicals industry, an update on priority activities underway within EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) including the Agency’s inert ingredient assessment branch, an overview of FIFRA related developments with a special focus on the status of the reauthorization of PRIA, efforts to synchronize the consultation process under the Endangered Species Act, and related topics impacting the agrotechnology industry, the status of OSHA’s plans to revise its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to better align it with the latest iteration of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), and the implications of new product labeling requirements that will take effect at the end of August 2018 under California’s Proposition 65 ballot initiative. The CPDA Regulatory Conference concluded with a meeting at the headquarters of the Office of Pesticide Programs where attendees had the opportunity to engage with EPA personnel on important regulatory issues of importance to Council members and the industry.
The CPDA Regulatory Conference speaker presentations may be accessed by clicking the links below.
“Impact of Mergers in Agricultural Chemical Markets,” James MacDonald, U.S. Department of Agriculture
“2018 FIFRA Regulatory Outlook,” Sheryl Lindros Dolan, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
“Overview of OPP Priorities and Issues,” Michael Goodis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
“Pesticide Inert Ingredient Activities,” P.V. Shah, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
“Impact of Upcoming Changes to California Proposition 65,” Dave Lawson, Western Plant Health Association
“Hazard Communication Standard and GHS Update,” Maureen Ruskin, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration