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Entering the Marketplace: Public & Private Product Regulation at Home and Abroad (4-part series)

November 13, 2013 - December 12, 2013

Co-sponsored by ALI CLE

This four-part webinar series covered the complex range of legal, regulatory, product stewardship, standard setting, and private retailer initiatives influencing the marketing, distribution, and sale of products with significant chemical components. Participants also developed a greater understanding of chemical regulation in the U.S. and abroad and future policy and directional changes.

Our series started with a discussion of the legal background of the United States regulatory structure, both federal and state, and of California’s green chemistry initiative and the Safer Consumer Product Regulations, effective October 1, 2013. We then focused on the growing range and complexity of voluntary standards and “soft regulations” and their implications for products, chemicals, processes, and related operations in our second installment of the series. Next, the series exploree how, on a global scale, the laws regulating marketplace entry are evolving and key issues including mutual acceptance of data, trade barriers, and data access. Finally, in our fourth series installment, we examined product marketing laws and policies, including those addressing green claims administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state consumer protection laws.

Steering Committee:
David Q. Andrews, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Environmental Working Group
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Linda K. Breggin, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute
Ernie S. Rosenberg, President & CEO, American Cleaning Institute
Robert Sussman, former Senior Policy Counsel to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson