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TSG, along with CSPA and DPR, Giving California Pesticide Workshop March 13-14, 2013
(March 13-14, 2013)

Technology Sciences Group Inc. (TSG), in conjunction with the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) will be holding a two-day workshop on California pesticide regulation for consumer products and an optional registration “boot camp,” from March 13-14 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sacramento, CA. This unique course will provide a comprehensive overview of the issues pertaining to the registration and sale of household and institutional products in California. Experienced scientific and regulatory professionals from TSG, as well as representatives from California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and industry, will be lecturing during this course.

Summarized Agenda for Consumer Products Workshop:

Day One, Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Artie Lawyer, Technology Sciences Group Inc.

I.  Registration / Continental Breakfast
DPR Keynote Address
Pesticide Registration - The Fundamentals
Lunch & California Keynote Address
Scientific Evaluations and Characterizations at DPR - Overviews
Efficacy Evaluations at DPR - Product Efficacy (Panel)

Day Two, Thursday, March 14, 2013
Coordinator: Mary-Ann Warmerdam, The Clorox Company

Continental Breakfast
Moderator and Presentation
Enforcement of Pesticide Laws and Regulations (Panel: The "FBI", "CHiPs", & "The Sheriff")
Trends that Can Capture Consumer Products
Summary of California System: Why Justify California (Panel)

For a full agenda, please click

DPR Registration Boot Camp for Consumer Products
(Included in registration fee)

The optional "boot camp" designed for relative newcomers to the California regulatory process.  The "boot camp" will drill into the mechanics (the how-to details) of the DPR registration process, the strategies for submissions, tracking and timeliness, and provide advice on "California Science.” This session will include a visit to DPR and is designed to allow participants the opportunity for more informal discussions.

Location: Sacramento, California
Date: Thursday March 14, 2013
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Oleta Melnicoe, Technology Sciences Group Inc., Richard Spas, DPR


    1. Applications to DPR
    2. How applications differ from EPA applications
    3. The cover letter: do's and don'ts
    4. Details on how to find supporting data on DPR database (i.e., compliance with AB-1011)
    1. Specific adjustments to scientific study protocols that enhance DPR acceptability
    2. How to put together efficacy packages

C. Strategy
    1. How to make sure your EPA-centric strategy doesn't crash-and-burn when it gets to DPR
    2. How to make your DPR strategy help you with NY and FL
    3. Tricks to timeliness
Q&A Session

To sign up for the workshop, please click

For more information, please Contact TSG.

About TSG
Technology Sciences Group Inc. (TSG) provides state, federal and international expertise on a wide range of scientific and regulatory issues. With experts in regulatory affairs, chemistry, toxicology, ecotoxicology, residue and metabolism, environmental fate, efficacy and risk assessment, TSG provides services in support of the registration, compliance and defense of chemically related products. Our clients include chemical, pesticide, consumer product, food, personal care and animal health companies, as well as industry groups, trade associations and law firms.
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