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Personal Care Products Council Committees

Personal Care Products Council member companies are invited to participate in appropriate committees, sub-committees and task forces. Many of these are in the technical/regulatory area. Council committee participation is a major benefit of membership, providing members access to targeted information in their area of interest.

STEERING AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES

Council steering and executive committees provide strategic guidance to staff to help advance Council goals that promote Modernized Government Policies, Sound Science, and Global Access. For more information, contact Brent Nussbaum at nussbaumb@personalcarecouncil.org. Download the Committee Sign Up Form.

• Policy and Advocacy Steering Committee
• Science and Regulatory Steering Committee
• International Steering Committee
• Legal Executive Committee
• Communications Executive Committee

STANDING COMMITTEES

Science and Regulatory Forum - Provides members with access to information and updates on science and regulatory issues impacting the industry. Open to each active and associate member companies with the exception of the media or advertising agencies. For more information, please contact Stephanie Johnson at johnsons@personalcarecouncil.org.

Communications Committee - Formulates communication messages and strategies targeted to appropriate audiences. Works to present to the public and the media the benefits of personal care products as well as the industry’s commitment to satisfy consumer needs with safe, effective products. Made up of senior corporate communications professionals from member companies with the exception of media or advertising agency members. For more information, please contact Maiya Dacey at daiceym@personalcarecouncil.org

International Committee - Works toward creation and implementation of a favorable regulatory and business climate in various international markets. Committee members exchange information on areas of mutual concern and develop industry positions on the regulatory, technical, trade and business aspects of the international cosmetic industry. For more information, please contact Tonya Kemp at kempt@personalcarecouncil.org

Government Affairs and Legislative Committee – Examines federal and state legislation and formulates legislative positions. Participates in political activities and grassroots events. Comprised of Washington representative and government affairs professionals. For more information, please contact Meredith Simpson simpsonm@personalcarecouncil.org

TECHNICAL/REGULATORY COMMITTEES

Air Quality Committee - Provides information and guidance relating to air quality issues, which can encompass technical decisions regarding formulation of products, labeling and even litigation. Addresses proposed regulations concerning personal care products. For more information, please contact Carrie Hay-Gregory at gregoryc@personalcarecouncil.org

Antimicrobial Coalition – Identifies current and emerging issues that may impact the marketing of OTC antimicrobial handwash products. The Committee explores scientific and regulatory activity related to antimicrobial handwash products, develops data, establishes an expert panel and resulting report, develops and publishes scientific papers to support the category, present at conferences, responds to rulemakings, develops, provides support to Communications as related to responding to media events, and messaging supporting OTC antimicrobial handwash products. Committee members are individuals with various expertise in OTC antimicrobial products. For more information, please contact Dr. John Krowka at krowkaj@personalcarecouncil.org or Farah Ahmed at ahmedf@personalcarecouncil.org.

Color Additive Committee - Provides technical expertise on questions regarding color additives, and for advancing the Council goal of expanding the allowable color palette in the United States. Activities include developing recommendations on new colors and their uses, and providing guidance and review during the petitioning process. For more information, please contact Jay Ansell at ansellj@personalcarecouncil.org

Cosmetic Ingredient Review Science and Support Committee (CIRSSC) - Provides scientific and strategic direction to the Council on key issues relating to the safety review of ingredients by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review. The CIR SSC members are expert in risk and safety assessment.
For more information, please contact Dr. Linda Loretz at loretzl@personalcarecouncil.org.

Environmental Safety Committee (ESC) – Provides technical guidance to its members on matters involving environmental safety of products/ingredients. (ESC) provides a forum for discussion on topics of environmental science, regulation, and risk assessment that affect the personal care products industry. The ESC collaborates with other Council committees and other organizations. Committee members have expertise and experience in environmental science and regulatory affairs. For more information, please contact Dr. Iain Davies at daviesi@personalcarecouncil.org.

Green Chemistry Task Force – The task force plays an integral role in the technical evaluation of chemical management regulations and in working with various state and federal environmental agencies to advocate for changes. The task force is composed primarily of environmental scientists and regulatory and legal experts. For more information, please contact Tom Myers at myerst@personalcarecouncil.org.

Microbiology Committee - Explores common cosmetic microbial issues and develops information guidelines, papers and seminars to assist the industry in producing products of good microbial quality. For more information, please contact Dr. John Krowka at krowkaj@personalcarecouncil.org.

OTC Monograph Committees
Sunscreen Committee
- Actively engages in current and emerging science, regulations, and standards that may impact the marketing of OTC sunscreen products. The Committee collaborates with standards setting organizations in establishing sunscreen test methods. Committee members are individuals with expertise in various aspects of sunscreens (science, legal/regulatory, communications). For more information, please contact Farah Ahmed at ahmedf@personalcarecouncil.org.

Anticaries Committee - Provides scientific data to the FDA to obtain approval to modernize testing requirements as currently outlined in the anticaries monograph. For more information, please contact Farah Ahmed at ahmedf@personalcarecouncil.org.

Packaging Committee - Formulates industry position on proposed state and federal environmental packaging initiatives. Testifies on proposed state laws and helps draft regulations in states that have passed environmental packaging laws. Monitors environmental packaging and labeling initiatives that could have an impact on members. For more information, please contact Carrie Hay-Gregory at gregoryc@personalcarecouncil.org

Quality Assurance Committee - Develops information in the areas of quality assurance and control, which is disseminated through Council Technical Guidelines, seminars and workshops. For more information, please contact Joanne Nikitakis at nikitakisj@personalcarecouncil.org

Safety and Regulatory Toxicology Committee - The Council’s primary resource for information on the toxicity and safety evaluation of cosmetic ingredients. Provides information on products and product types, safety/efficacy testing, and research procedures. For more information, please contact Dr. Linda Loretz at loretzl@personalcarecouncil.org.

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