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Tenth Antimicrobial Workshop
By Bill Balek — posted 01/24/2012

The Tenth Antimicrobial Workshop, set for June 12-13 in Arlington, VA, is your opportunity to obtain all the latest policy and procedural information critical to the manufacture, marketing and sale of antimicrobial pesticides in the U.S.

Antimicrobial products (such as disinfectants, sanitizers, wood preservatives) are a highly regulated product category making it imperative for companies to be aware of the regulatory environment in which they operate to enhance their ability to succeed in the marketplace.

The Tenth Antimicrobial Workshop, sponsored by the American Chemistry Council Biocides Panel, the Consumer Specialty Products Association, and ISSA, in coordination with the EPA Antimicrobials Division, is the only program of its nature that speaks directly to the unique needs of antimicrobial registrants.

Complimentary Bonus: Following the conclusion of the Tenth Antimicrobial Workshop on Wednesday, June 13, Steptoe & Johnson LLP will host additional sessions to include:

  • Regulation of Antimicrobials in China
  • EU Biocidal Products Regulation

This program is open to all workshop attendees. It will run from June 13 (4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. with a reception to follow) to June 14 (8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with a networking lunch to follow).

Please see the end of this message for more details on the Steptoe & Johnson program.

Who Should Attend

The workshop is vital for personnel with regulatory responsibilities, technical staff, marketing professionals and management.

Agenda Highlights

The Tenth Antimicrobial Workshop will address subjects that are germane to formulated products as well as active and inert ingredients including but not limited to: 

  • Update on the Reauthorization of the Pesticide Registration and Improvement Act
  • Enforcement Priorities Related to Antimicrobials
  • Discussion of the Use Dilution Method Performance Standard
  • Food Safety Modernization Act and Emerging Pathogens in Food Processing Facilities
  • New Technologies and Science for Tomorrow
  • Antimicrobial Regulation in Europe
  • An Update on State Regulatory Issues

Please click here to review the complete agenda for the Antimicrobial Workshop.


The registration fee for the Tenth Antimicrobial Workshop is $595 per person. This fee includes continental breakfast and lunch on days, as well as the reception and all handout materials.

To attend this program, simply register online or download a registration form and return to Tracy Weber, ISSA, 7373 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood, IL 60712.


Tuesday, June 12
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Program
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Complimentary Networking Reception

Wednesday, June 13
7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Program

Networking Reception

Attendees are invited to attend a complimentary networking reception scheduled for Tuesday, June 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This reception provides you with the perfect opportunity to network with your peers and EPA representatives in a relaxed, social setting.

Hotel Information

The Tenth Antimicrobial Workshop will be conducted at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, 2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA, close to Washington’s Reagan National Airport and minutes away from downtown Washington, DC.

We have reserved a special rate of $239 at the Renaissance for attendees requiring overnight accommodations. To make your reservations, contact the Renaissanceat 703-413-1300. Be sure to mention the Antimicrobial Workshop to receive the special rate.

Hotel reservations must be made by May 16, 2012 to receive the special rate. Reservation requests made after this date will be based on availability at the Hotel’s prevailing rates at that time.

For your convenience, the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel operates a complimentary shuttle to and from Washington’s Reagan National Airport. Contact the Renaissance for more detailed information.

Steptoe & Johnson Program:
China and BPR Antimicrobial Regulations—June 13-14

Following the conclusion of the Antimicrobial Workshop, Steptoe & Johnson will offer additional sessions at no charge to workshop attendees. On Wednesday, Steptoe will present on Antimicrobial Regulation in China. A representative from the Government of China (invited) and Ying Huang, who does antimicrobial work out of Steptoe’s Beijing office, will be presenting. This will be followed by a reception.

On Thursday, Steptoe will host an in-depth program on the EU Biocidal Products Regulation. Pierre Choraine from the European Commission’s DG Environment, who had a key role in shaping the BPR, will make the keynote presentation and provide a policy maker’s perspective. Darren Abrahams and Dr. Anna Gergely from Steptoe’s Brussels office will analyze the impact of the BPR for companies. This program will provide practical insights into key changes to EU regulation of biocides (antimicrobials).

These programs are an additional benefit to attending the Antimicrobial Workshop. For no additional charge, attendees will gain a third day of relevant information and insights into regulations in these two key jurisdictions. EPA personnel have been invited to attend and we anticipate a lively discussion.

To view the complete agenda for the complimentary Steptoe & Johnson program, click here.



ISSA Director of Legislative Affairs Bill Balek has more than 25 years of experience working with various legislative and regulatory organizations that create rules that have a direct impact on the cleaning products industry, including antimicrobial pesticide registration, hazardous material transportation, safety and health regulations, and general environmental laws.