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Chemical Prohibition in Cables and Wires Impending: Learn More to Prevent Impacts to Your Products
Join WHMA/IPC Quarterly Webinar Series on November 30th at 12:00 pm CST to learn about the latest proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the chemical phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1)). This plasticizer and flame retardant may be used in wiring harnesses, cables, wiring sleeves, casings, and cords as well as in plastics, adhesives, and sealants.

The EPA has proposed a prohibition on the processing and distribution of PIP (3:1) and articles containing PIP (3:1) because the chemical is a persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) substance. Processors and distributors will need to phase-out PIP (3:1) by October 2024, unless industry can make a strong case otherwise.

On this webinar, you will:

• Obtain a quick history of the recent rulemakings on PIP (3:1) under the EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act
• Learn about an important request for information to gather data regarding the electronics industry’s uses of PIP (3:1)
• Learn about advocacy efforts to communicate with policymakers on behalf of industry
• Learn about broader advocacy efforts regarding emerging environmental policies relevant to WHMA members

Nov 30, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Kelly Scanlon
Director, EHS policy and research @IPC
Kelly Scanlon, DrPH, CIH, leads IPC’s advocacy efforts for environment, health and safety (EHS) matters. She manages and works with the IPC EHS Committee to develop and implement IPC’s policy and research agenda. On behalf of IPC and its members, Dr. Scanlon advocates on the EHS-related policy and research priorities of the electronics manufacturing industry with decision makers. During her career, Dr. Scanlon has served as a science policy advisor for government agencies and departments. Most recently, she was a senior research scientist in the Environmental and Energy Management Institute with the School of Engineering and Applied Science at The George Washington University. During her time at GW, Dr. Scanlon used a mobility assignment to work in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment in the Department of Defense. Dr. Scanlon has a Doctor of Public Health from GW and a Master of Public Health from Emory University.