Meet the Administration: A Visit with Assistant Administrator Steve Owens, J.D., Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution, U.S. EPA

American Bar Association
Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee
Presents a “Quick Teleconference” program

Program Information

Thursday, September 16, 2010
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central Time
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time / 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Program Overview:
Reinvigorating U.S. chemical management policy is a top priority for EPA under Administrator Jackson. A key player in this effort is Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Prior to becoming the Assistant Administrator, Mr. Owens served as Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and, before that, practiced as an environmental attorney for 14 years. Program attendees will get a chance to meet Mr. Owens, learn more about his background, and hear him speak about TSCA reform, NPDES permits for pesticide applications, and other topics of interest to lawyers in the pesticides and chemical regulation communities. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask Mr. Owens questions during the second half of the program.

Educational Objectives:

  • Information on current and emerging issues in the areas of pesticides and chemical regulation
  • Networking with regulators

David E. Markert, Wiley Rein LLP, Washington, DC

Steve Owens, U.S. EPA, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Washington, DC

This program will not offer CLE credit.

There are two ways to participate in this program either attending a host site location or individual dial-in:

Participation at a host site location is free of charge; however, registration with the host site contact is required.

Austin, TX
Brown McCarroll, L.L.P., 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 1400
RSVP: Keith Hopson, (512) 479-9735 or

Bloomfield Hills, MI
Butzel Long, Stoneridge West 41000 Woodward Ave
RSVP: Beth S. Gotthelf, (248) 258-1303 or

Washington, DC
Arnold & Porter LLP, 555-12th St., NW
RSVP: Gina Dean, (202) 942-5319 or

ConferTel Teleconference (Individual dial-in):
If you wish to participate by telephone please register online.

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Registration Fee:
Registrations cannot be confirmed until ConferTel receives check or Purchase Order.
Section Members: $80 | Gov't, Academic, or Public Interest: $80 | Other ABA Members: $100 | General Attendance: $110

Cancellation Policy:
Paid registrants who are unable to call in to the conference may request a refund less a $30 administrative fee. Substitutions are acceptable.

Late Registration Notice :
Please register early, we cannot guarantee late registrations (day of event).