Green Science Policy Institute Workshop: Life After TB117

Event: Life After TB117: Implementing California’s New Standard & Addressing Other Toxics
Date & Time: Thursday, February 12, 2015, 08:30 – 17:00
Location: The David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
$150 for scientists, and non-profit and government representatives
$350 for corporate representatives

Event Agenda

8:30 am Registration and Networking: Continental Breakfast

9:00 am Welcome: Objectives and agenda for the day

Arlene Blum, PhD
Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley; Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Introduction to Life after TB117

9:40 am Basics of the new standard, TB 117-2013

Justin Paddock, JD
Chief, CA Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation (BEARHFTI)
Introduction to the New California Furniture Flammability Standard

Myrto Petreas, PhD, MPH
Branch Chief, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
Measuring Flame Retardants in Components of Upholstered Furniture

Bob Luedeka
Executive Director, Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA)
Considerations for Development of Effective Flammability Standards

10:30 am Discussion: Challenges with implementing the new standard

11:30 am Challenges around the new standard

Dave Panning, MSc
Director, Technical Services, Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA)
Flame Retardant Science and the Furniture Industry: A Success Story

Bill Perdue
VP Regulatory Affairs, American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA)
Navigating the Uncertainty of Compliance

Terry Fannon, MSc
Director of Environmental and Technical Services, Valdese Weavers
The Impact of TB 117 from a Fabric Manufacturer’s Perspective

Avery Lindeman, MSc
Deputy Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Changing Furniture Standards: CPSC, NFPA, and the U.K.

1:30 pm Discussion: Solutions for implementation

12:30 pm The bigger picture

Arlene Blum, PhD
Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley; Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Reducing the Use of Six Classes Containing Harmful Chemicals

Rolf Halden, PhD
Professor; Director of the Center for Environmental Security, Arizona State University
Regulating Chemicals in the Future by Learning from the Past

Meredith Williams, PhD
Deputy Director, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
Flame Retardants and Product Prioritization in the California Safer Consumer Products Program

Malin Näsman
Product Requirements & Compliance Specialist, IKEA US
The IKEA Chemical Strategy and Our Work with Phasing Out PFAS

3:45 pm Discussion: The bigger picture

4:30 pm Further plans, action steps, and commitments/h4>