2019 SOCMA Policy Summit

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am - 9:45am Tariffs and Free Trade: Perspectives on Current U.S. Negotiations
Sushan Demirjian, Deputy Assistant, USTR Market Access and Industrial Competitiveness

Hear the latest on trade policy developments such as U.S.-China negotiations and the tariff exclusion request process, USMCA, the Generalized System of Preferences, and free trade agreement negotiations with the EU, Japan, UK and India.
9:45am - 10:30am TSCA Priorities: An Update on 2019 Implementation and Direction
Alexandra Dunn, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention, EPA

Learn about EPA's current efforts to implement amended TSCA including updates to the new chemicals review program, prioritization and risk evaluation of existing chemicals in commerce, and changes to the agency's policies on protection of confidential business information (CBI).
10:30am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 11:45am EPA Policy Priorities and Regulatory Initiatives
Brittany Bolen, Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy, EPA

EPA’s Office of Policy touches virtually every regulatory and deregulatory priority under development at the Agency. Learn about on-going policy efforts to address the RIsk Management Program (RMP), TSCA, the RCRA MPU Exclusion, air emission standards, and the Smart Sectors program.
11:45am - 1:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm - 1:45pm OSHA Enforcement and Cooperative Initiatives

Learn about major activities and compliance efforts at OSHA such as site specific targeting, top cited violations, major enforcement initiatives, as well as potential updates related to the Hazard Communication and Process Safety Management (PSM) standards.
1:45pm - 2:30pm Chemical Data Reporting (CDR)Revisions for 2020

Hear about EPA's proposed revisions to its Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) requirements under TSCA. With the next 4-year reporting cycle commencing in 2020, the Agency is proposing new amendments to its CDR requirements applicable to most chemical manufacturers and importers.
2:30pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 3:45pm CFATS Program: Outlook on Long-Term Reauthorization
David Wulf, Director, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, DHS

Hear the latest on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) including DHS's plans for expansion of the Personnel Surety Program (PSP) as well as potential changes to the program under pending reauthorization bills in Congress.
5:30pm - 8:30pm SOCMA Networking Reception & Dinner at Bluejacket

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:00am - 8:45am SOCMA Briefing for Capitol Hill Meetings
9:00am Transportation to Capitol Hill
9:30am - 3:00pm Capitol Hill Meetings