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 OLEM Priorities: An Update on 2019 Chemical Regulatory Initiatives
Steven Cook, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management, EPA

Learn about major OLEM regulatory initiatives including rulemakings regarding the Risk Management Program (RMP) and CERCLA 108(b) financial assurance requirements as well as the current status of the RCRA MPU Exclusion.
11:45am - 12:15pm EPA Policy Priorities and Regulatory Initiatives
Brittany Bolen, Associate 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 at EPA such as air emission standards and the Smart Sectors Program.
12:15pm - 1:30pm Networking Lunch
1:30pm - 2:15pm OSHA Enforcement and Cooperative Initiatives
Maureen Ruskin, Deputy Director, Directorate Standards and Guidance, OSHA; Arthur Buchanan, Director, Office of General Industry and Agricultural Enforcement, OSHA
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.
2:15pm - 3:00pm Chemical Data Reporting (CDR)Revisions for 2020
Meredith Comnes, Environmental Protection Specialist and Tom Smith, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, EPA

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.
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 4:15pm CFATS Program: Outlook on Long-Term Reauthorization
odd Klessman, Deputy Associate 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