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EPA Region 2 Science Day:
Non-Regulated Pollutants -
Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) & Pharmaceuticals
& Approaches to Emerging Chemicals Issues Workshop

October 25 - 26, 2005
EPA Region 2
290 Broadway 30th Floor
Conference Room 1, 2, & 3
New York City

WORKSHOP AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE
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Tuesday, October 25
Time Topic
8:15 Registration
8:30 Welcome & Introductions

Dore LaPosta, Director, Region 2 Division of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance

Terri Goldberg, Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)

8:45 Overview of OPPT's Efforts to Address Emerging Chemicals Issues

Charlie Auer, EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT)

9:30 Social Science Commentary: Non-Regulated Pollutants & Emerging Concerns - Futures Planning

Anita C. Street, EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)

10:00 Break
10:15 Introduction to Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs)

Linda Birnbaum, EPA Office of Research and Development

11:00 BFRs from an International Perspective

Liz Harriman, Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute

11:30 Lunch (On Your Own)
12:45 Approaches to Managing Emerging Chemicals Issues
  • OPPT's Approach Following Voluntary Phase-Out of PFOS and PDBE's: Voluntary and Regulatory Steps, Ken Moss, OPPT
  • Design for the Environment for Emerging Chemicals and Flame Retardancy Partnership, Clive Davies, EPA OPPT
  • EPA's Project Plan for Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers, Daniel Axelrad, EPA National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE)
  • EPA's High Production Volume Challenge Program, Diane Sheridan, EPA OPPT
2:15 Break
2:30 Future Strategies to Address BFRs - Panel
  • Human Health & Ecological Science Aspects, Linda Birnbaum, EPA ORD
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers: Speculating on Possible Future Directions and Information Needs, Daniel Axelrad, EPA NCEE
  • Pollution Prevention Opportunities/Design for the Environment, Mark Buczek, Supresta
  • State Perspectives on BFRs, Edward Horn, New York State Department of Health
  • Non-government Organizations Perspective, Cameron Lory, INFORM
4:15 Open Dialogue
4:45 Wrap-up

Wednesday, October 26

 
Time Topic
8:15 Registration
8:30 Welcome & Introductions
8:45 Introduction to Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care Products (PPCPs)

Christian Daughton, EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)

9:30 In-Depth Look at PPCPs
  • Sources & Origins of PPCPs - A Complex Issue, Christian Daughton, EPA ORD
  • PPCPs Toxicology (Ecological & Human), Mark Maddaloni, EPA Region 2
10:30 Break
10:45 Social Science Commentary: Collaborative Problem Solving: A Primer and Considerations for Application to Non-Regulated Pollutants

William E. Hall, EPA Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center

11:15 Laws and Regulations
  • Drug Enforcement Agency Perspective, Margaret A Brophy, DEA
  • Food and Drug Administration Perspective, Charles Erikson, FDA
12:00 Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 What are We Doing Now?
  • Monitoring Efforts, Herb Buxton, U.S. Geological Survey
  • EPA's Initiatives, Octavia Conerly, EPA Office of Water
  • State's Efforts, Lloyd Wilson, NYS Department of Health
  • Non-government Organizations, Terri Goldberg, Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)
2:45 Break
3:00 Future Strategies to Address PPCPs & Open Dialogue - Panel
  • Non-government Organizations, Rachel Heckl, Great Lakes United
  • Industry, Mary Buzby, Merck and Company on behalf of PhRMA
  • EPA, Octavia Conerly, EPA Office of Water (Invited)
  • State Perspective, Lloyd Wilson, NYS Department of Health
4:45 Wrap-up

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