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ANSI plans conference addressing chemical regulations.

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July 11, 2007 - Titled Action and Reaction: Developing a sustainable approach to emerging chemical issues, conference will address economic and regulatory impact of chemical controls and regulations on US industry. Through keynote presentations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions, participants will help identify existing programs, initiatives, and applicable standards and compliance programs. Conference report will outline resources and recommendations for coordinated strategies and action plans.

American National Standards Institute - New York, NY

Original Press Release

Action and Reaction: Developing a Sustainable Approach to Emerging Chemical Issues August 9-10, 2007

Press release date: June 27, 2007

NEW YORK, June 27 / -- The following was issued by the American National Standards Institute: WHAT: Action and Reaction: Developing a sustainable approach to emerging chemical issues A conference to address the economic and regulatory impact of chemical controls and regulations such as REACH, RoHS, WEEE and GHS on U.S. industry. WHY: Global manufacturers are facing mounting pressure from the expansion of domestic and foreign chemical controls and government regulatory programs. The Action and Reaction conference will launch a collaborative initiative aimed at balancing the social and economic impacts of chemical controls and regulations. Affected areas include chemical security, waste management, energy efficiencies, and other environmental and production activities that help to promote and enhance safety, health and the quality of life. Through a series of engaging keynote presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions, participants will help to identify existing programs, initiatives, and applicable standards and compliance programs. A conference report will outline resources and recommendations for coordinated strategies and action plans. Dr. John Marburger, director of the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy, will deliver the keynote address, sharing his thoughts on the social, economic, and environmental impact of chemical controls and regulations. Chemical experts from the National Institute of Technology, the American Chemical Society, General Motors, SOCMA, and the Asia-Pacific region will offer government, industry, and international perspectives. WHEN: Thursday and Friday, August 9-10, 2007 WHO: The event is open to all stakeholders, including industry, government, the scientific and technical communities, and other affected groups. WHERE: Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor 300 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21202 410.528.1234 WEBSITE: http://www.ansi.org/action-reaction RESOURCES: Conference logos; background information and interviews are available upon request. CONTACT: Stacy Leistner (sleistne@ansi.org; 212.642.4931)

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