NAHMMA / PSI Chemicals Policy Call Series Registration Information

Two Calls on Chemicals Policy & Product Stewardship

January 11, 2011 & January 19, 2011

Free for all Members of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association(NAHMMA) and the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI)

The chemicals policy reform and product stewardship movements are growing, and there is no better time to get involved! These overlapping policy approaches are already impacting the safety and end-of-life management of a wide range of materials and products. These two calls will provide an opportunity to get up to speed on these two emerging policy areas and learn more about how to get involved. We encourage you to share this announcement, and to invite your colleagues to join you in this learning opportunity.

(1) Tuesday January 11th, 2011
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EST / 9:00-10:00 AM PST

Introduction to NAHMMA’s Joint Principles on Chemicals Policy and Product Stewardship
In 2009, NAHMMA’s policy committee outlined some general principles to serve as guidance for the organization and its members to be proactive in influencing the emerging policy fields of chemicals policy reform and product stewardship. This call will begin with an overview of the principles, followed by a panel discussion of the ways that different stakeholders can work together to both understand and influence these overlapping fields. Join the discussion with our panel to learn more about how some of the principles are already being implemented at the local level in different parts of the country.

Jim Quinn, Oregon Metro/NAHMMA policy committee

Panel Discussion:
Ken Zarker, Washingtion Department of Ecology, Reducing Toxic Threats Initiative
Tom Rhoads, Onondaga County Resource Recovery Authority
Dan King, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department/ NAHMMA Heartland Chapter
Lisa Heigh, Oregon Metro/ NAHMMA Policy Committee

(2) Wednesday January 19th, 2011
Time: 1:00-2:30 PM EST / 10:00-11:30 AM PST

Legislative Approaches to Chemicals Policy and Product Stewardship: What’s Happening Nationally and How to Weigh In
Laws form the cornerstone of both the chemicals policy reform and product stewardship movements. There is need for action at all levels of government, from local to national. Speakers on this call will describe the general approaches and trends being used in legislation related to these two areas, as well as potential activity for the rest of 2011. What are the basic premises of the different approaches? How can call participants provide input and/or support at the local, state, and national levels?

Lindsay Dahl, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families (presentation)
Dave Rapaport, Seventh Generation
Scott Cassel, Product Stewardship Institute (presenation)


These calls are paid for by NAHMMA and call participant fees (for those who are not NAHMMA members or PSI members or Sustaining Partners)

The North America Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) is a professional organization dedicated to pollution prevention and reducing the hazardous constituents entering municipal waste streams from households, small businesses and other entities that may be exempt from local, regional or national regulations.

The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) is a national non-profit membership-based organization that works with state and local government agencies to partner with manufacturers, retailers, environmental groups, federal agencies, and other key stakeholders to reduce the health and environmental impacts of consumer products.

Questions? Please contact Erin Linsky Graeber, 617-236-4866 or

Comments from Local and State Governments

"Thank you—This was a very informative and efficient way to reach a number of people."
Dianne Woske
Fulton County D.S.W.

"...your calls are top-notch. Couldn't be better...A+."
William D'Alessandro
Victor House News Co.

"It is a good way to gather and share information without having to schedule a trip to another location."
Stephanie Lauster
Pinellas County, FL

"Excellent program and I look forward to participating in the future."
John Malter
Mad River Solid Waste Alliance

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