Chemicals Policy in the Great Lakes<br />Woodward Ballroom CFriday, October 1410:30-11:30 a.m.<br />
Chemical Policy in Minnesota<br />2011 HOW Great Lakes Restoration Conference <br />Darrell Gerber<br />
Outline of Presentation<br />Intermediate policy work leading to comprehensive reform<br />State legislation passed<br />C...
Safer Products, Made Safely<br />34 Members and growing<br />Steering Committee<br />Clean Water Action (co-chair)<br />In...
Health Legacy<br />Promotes healthy lives by supporting the production and use of everyday products without toxic chemical...
Consumer Education<br />Since 2007, the coalition has<br />Educated thousands of Minnesotans through presentations<br />Mo...
State Legislation<br />BPA Ban (2009)<br />	Bansthe use of BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups<br /><ul><li>Toxic Free Kids...
Toxic Free Kids Act<br />1756 Chemicals of High Concern<br />Persistent and Bioaccumulative, or<br />Toxic, or<br />Very P...
Toxic Free Kids Act<br />Priority Chemicals<br />Bisphenol A (BPA)<br />Cadmium<br />Decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE)<br ...
Green Chemistry Bill<br />Passed 2010<br />Added Green Chemistry to definition of “Green Economy”<br />Gives green chemist...
Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) in Drinking Water<br />Substances released to, found in, or have the potential to ...
CECs in Drinking Water<br />What it is<br />Health and exposure potential<br />Proactively identify/evaluate threats<br />...
CECs in Drinking Water<br />Public nomination<br />At least 7 new chemicals each year<br />Stakeholder workgroups focusing...
Contaminants of Emerging Concern<br />
Reporting Bill<br />Introduced in 2011<br />Priority chemicals in children’s products manufactured or distributed in Minne...
Comprehensive Policy Framework<br />Comprehensive policy to protect children from chemicals in products<br />Move from dis...
Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum<br />Business and NGO group<br />Committed to fostering a common understanding among busin...
Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum<br />Steering Committee<br />Aveda Corporation <br />Institute for Agriculture and Trade P...
MN Green Chemistry 2012<br />January 26, 2012, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm<br />U of M Humphrey Institute, Minneapolis MN<br />Paul ...
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
University of Minnesota: Center for Sustainable Polymers and Humphrey Institute Center for Science, Technology & Public Po...
Chemical Regulation and Policy Project<br />Stakeholder process to recommend improvements to chemical regulation, manageme...
Chemical Regulation and Policy Project<br />Subgroups<br />Policy and Risk Management<br />Science and Risk Assessment<br ...
Contact Info<br />Darrell Gerber<br />Program Coordinator<br />612-627-1530<br />dgerber@cleanwater.org<br />
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This workshop will explore state-level Green Chemistry initiatives and chemicals policy reform efforts, which aim to protect public health and the ecosystems in the Great Lakes basin. Participants will learn how chemicals policy is an integral aspect of Great Lakes restoration, and how green chemistry fits into this discussion.

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    1. 1. Chemicals Policy in the Great Lakes<br />Woodward Ballroom CFriday, October 1410:30-11:30 a.m.<br />
    2. 2. Chemical Policy in Minnesota<br />2011 HOW Great Lakes Restoration Conference <br />Darrell Gerber<br />
    3. 3. Outline of Presentation<br />Intermediate policy work leading to comprehensive reform<br />State legislation passed<br />Consumer outreach<br />Green Chemistry<br />
    4. 4. Safer Products, Made Safely<br />34 Members and growing<br />Steering Committee<br />Clean Water Action (co-chair)<br />Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (co-chair)<br />Learning Disability Association of Minnesota<br />Minnesota Public Interest Research Group<br />Preventing Harm Minnesota<br />Women’s Environmental Institute<br />
    5. 5. Health Legacy<br />Promotes healthy lives by supporting the production and use of everyday products without toxic chemicals. Advance safe alternatives in Minnesota through<br />consumer education<br />business leadership, and <br />protective policies<br />
    6. 6. Consumer Education<br />Since 2007, the coalition has<br />Educated thousands of Minnesotans through presentations<br />Mobilized tens of thousands of Minnesotans to call, write, or email their state lawmakers<br />Held film events, forums and other events<br />Photo by anhquan<br />
    7. 7. State Legislation<br />BPA Ban (2009)<br /> Bansthe use of BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups<br /><ul><li>Toxic Free Kids Act (2009)</li></ul> First step in creating a system for identifying and replacing toxins in children’s products<br />
    8. 8. Toxic Free Kids Act<br />1756 Chemicals of High Concern<br />Persistent and Bioaccumulative, or<br />Toxic, or<br />Very Persistent, or<br />Very Bioaccumulative<br />Priority Chemicals<br />On Chemicals of High Concern list, and<br />High production levels (1M lbs/yr in US), and<br />Found in human biomonitoring,<br />Found in wildlife, fish or natural environment, or<br />Found in indoor air, drinking water or home environment.<br />
    9. 9. Toxic Free Kids Act<br />Priority Chemicals<br />Bisphenol A (BPA)<br />Cadmium<br />Decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE)<br />Formaldehyde<br />Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)<br />Lead<br />Phthalates (3)<br />
    10. 10. Green Chemistry Bill<br />Passed 2010<br />Added Green Chemistry to definition of “Green Economy”<br />Gives green chemistry companies access to current economic development programs<br />
    11. 11. Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) in Drinking Water<br />Substances released to, found in, or have the potential to enter source water and:<br />No human health-based guidance;<br />Pose real or perceived health threat; or<br />Have new or changing health or exposure information.<br />
    12. 12. CECs in Drinking Water<br />What it is<br />Health and exposure potential<br />Proactively identify/evaluate threats<br />What it is not<br />Other routes of exposure<br />Environmental or wildlife impacts<br />Prevention<br />
    13. 13. CECs in Drinking Water<br />Public nomination<br />At least 7 new chemicals each year<br />Stakeholder workgroups focusing on developing process and public communication<br />
    14. 14. Contaminants of Emerging Concern<br />
    15. 15. Reporting Bill<br />Introduced in 2011<br />Priority chemicals in children’s products manufactured or distributed in Minnesota<br />Report every 2 years<br />
    16. 16. Comprehensive Policy Framework<br />Comprehensive policy to protect children from chemicals in products<br />Move from disclosure to protection<br />Safer alternatives + phase-out of the worst chemicals<br />
    17. 17. Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum<br />Business and NGO group<br />Committed to fostering a common understanding among businesses, government, NGOs and academia to advance green chemistry practice and policy in Minnesota and nationally.<br />
    18. 18. Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum<br />Steering Committee<br />Aveda Corporation <br />Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy <br />University of Minnesota, Minnesota Technical Assistance Program <br />BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota <br />Pauly, DeVries, Smith, Deffner LLC <br />Minnesota Pollution Control Agency <br />St. Olaf College <br />
    19. 19. MN Green Chemistry 2012<br />January 26, 2012, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm<br />U of M Humphrey Institute, Minneapolis MN<br />Paul Anastas, PhD, U.S.EPA<br />Pat Gruber, PhD, CEO Gevo<br />Sponsored by:<br /><ul><li>Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum
    20. 20. Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
    21. 21. University of Minnesota: Center for Sustainable Polymers and Humphrey Institute Center for Science, Technology & Public Policy</li></li></ul><li>MPCA Green Chemistry Work<br />EPA green chemistry grant to gather input<br />Business surveys, focus groups, stakeholder outreach<br />RFP for GC demonstration projects - $76,500<br />www.pca.state.mn.us/greenchemistry<br />
    22. 22. Chemical Regulation and Policy Project<br />Stakeholder process to recommend improvements to chemical regulation, management and policy<br />Members<br />
    23. 23. Chemical Regulation and Policy Project<br />Subgroups<br />Policy and Risk Management<br />Science and Risk Assessment<br />Green Chemistry<br />Green Chemistry gets everyone to the table<br />Little agreement elsewhere<br />
    24. 24. Contact Info<br />Darrell Gerber<br />Program Coordinator<br />612-627-1530<br />dgerber@cleanwater.org<br />
    25. 25. Spread the word!<br />Wireless password: HOW11<br /> <br />Conference website: Conference.healthylakes.org<br /> <br />Email us photos, comments, tweets or video & we will post online: healthylakes@gmail.com<br /> <br />On Twitter? Use the hashtag:#healthylakes<br />

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