Webinar: An Introduction to VOC Regulations

Feb 02, 2022 12:00pm - Feb 02, 2022 1:30pm

Despite recently finalizing new, comprehensive air quality rules, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is seeking to further reduce emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) from consumer products, including personal care products.

This webinar, titled “VOC Regulations: An Introduction,” will provide PCPC members with a comprehensive overview of U.S. VOC regulations and of CARB’s role in developing and implementing these regulations, including activities in previous rulemakings. The webinar will also review the origins of air quality regulations, from the federal Clean Air Act to the development of personal care regulations in California and other states, and highlight the need for company involvement going forward. Join PCPC on Wednesday, February 2, 12-1:30 p.m. EDT, as Jack Linard, Ph.D., president, Linard Advisors, LLC, provides new regulatory professionals with a solid foundation in air quality regulation and management and a refresher for those already familiar with them.  

The price for PCPC members is $295 and $425 for nonmembers. Can’t make it to this webinar? Sign up anyway! A recording will be sent to all registrants. For questions on registration, contact Shirley Gibbs.

About the Speaker

Jack Linard, Ph.D., President, Linard Advisors, LLC

Before forming his own consulting firm in 2019, Jack Linard, Ph.D., worked for Unilever in the U.S. and U.K. for more than 36 years in a variety of assignments in laundry and personal care R&D and regulatory affairs. During his tenure at Unilever, he oversaw Unilever’s “Over the Counter” drug programs, technical compliance activities, participation in the development of retailer chemical management programs, and management of external issues impacting Unilever and the industry. He was also actively involved in responding to green chemistry and chemical management initiatives in various states and in the U.S. Congress.

Linard has been a member of PCPC’s Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Executive, serving as chair prior to his retirement, and of PCPC’s Communications Committee. He also represented downstream users during his tenure with the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care Advisory Committee from 2010 to 2011. Since 2016, he has been an active member of California’s Green Ribbon Science Panel, which advises on the implementation of the Safer Consumer Product regulations in California.

Linard holds a doctorate degree in Inorganic Chemistry from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Davidson College.