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Registration for Action and Reaction Chemical Summit is Open through July 27

Industry, government, scientific and technical reps to launch collaborative initiative

New York, Jun 22, 2007

Stakeholders from industry, government, the scientific and technical communities, and other affected groups are invited to register for 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. Hosted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the event will be held August 9-10 in Baltimore, MD. Registration closes July 27, 2007.

The conference will launch a collaborative initiative aimed at balancing the social and economic impacts of domestic and foreign chemical controls and regulatory programs. 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.

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 Standards and Technology, the American Chemical Society, General Motors, SOCMA, and the Asia-Pacific region will offer government, industry, and international perspectives.

Two sets of breakout sessions will engage attendees in active discussions on cross-cutting chemical issues such as life cycle and risk assessment, as well as the use of environmental impact tools during product design and development. Participants will also examine the varied and inconsistent implementation of chemical codes, standards and regulations across states and nations and the barriers this poses to global supply chains.

For more details on the program, registration information and to view the latest agenda, please visit the event webpage.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available; please contact Stacy Leistner, ANSI director of communications, for details (212.642.4931;

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