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Biomed/Biotech SIG: NEPA and Environmental Impacts of Tobacco  

9366 Gaither Rd. 1st Fl Music Room, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Aug 21, 2018    6:00 pm - 8:45 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

“National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and
Environmental Impacts of Tobacco Products”
                          To be presented by

Hoshing Chang, PhD
Environmental Science Branch 
Division of Nonclinical Science, Office of Science
Center for Tobacco Products, US FDA
       Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Venue: 9366 Gaither Rd. “1st Floor Music Room”, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (CCACC)

6:00 – 6:20 PM – Networking; Pizza/drink 
6:20 – 8:50 PM – Program 
8:50 – 9:00 PM – Door-prizes drawing; Networking
Online Registration site: https://asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/35817

Open to Public – 
$5: non-ASQ members to cover pizza/drink cost; 
Free: ASQ members, current job-seekers, CCACC volunteers/employees/members, veterans, senior citizens, past speakers, US PHS Commissioned Corp officers, teachers, students, interns, residents, postdocs, FDA Commissioner’s Fellows, MJ-DC members, NTUAADC members, CAPA members, NTMUADC members, CKUAADC members, NTHUAADC members, NJTUAADC members, FAPAC members, CBA members, AAGEN members, NCARSQA members, OCA-DC members, AAMB members, ACAP members, DC Leaders Club members, BioTrain volunteers, and all Tai-Chi classes students in the Metropolitan Washington DC.

Registration Deadline: Please register by Thursday noon, August 21, 2018.  
Question: Please contact Dr. C.J. George Chang, Chair of Biomed/Biotech SIG, ASQ509; [email protected] or 240-793-8425 (cell).

Driving directions: By Cars: From I-270 (N or S bound): Take Exit 8 onto Shady Grove Dr. Drive toward east and turn left onto Gaither Rd. The building is on your left after passing a stop sign. By Metro rail: Exit at the Red Line Shady Grove Station. 

On, 1969, President Nixon signed National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) into Law. All Federal agencies are required to prepare environmental analysis for their actions.  On June 22, 2009, President Obama signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA) into law. The law grants the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new authority to regulate manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products to protect the public health and to reduce tobacco use by minors. 

Under TCA, FDA evaluates tobacco product applications and makes marketing order decisions.  Under NEPA, FDA evaluates the environmental impacts of the tobacco products related to the marketing orders. This presentation focuses on (1) basic NEPA concepts including the NEPA principles and process; and (2) environmental impacts of tobacco products included in FDA’s NEPA documents.

Dr. Hoshing Chang is the Chief of the Environmental Science Branch in Division of Nonclinical Science, Office of Science in Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  She holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, a M.Sc. in Environmental Science from University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.Sc. in Microbiology from Soochow University, Taiwan, ROC.  

Dr. Chang prepares and evaluates Environmental Assessments (EAs) associated with CTP’s actions to regulate tobacco products since 2011.  She is responsible for technical and procedural matters dealing with compliance with NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act).   Prior to CTP, she evaluated EAs associated with actions to regulate food at Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (FDA) from 2008 until 2011.  
Prior to FDA, she was a postdoctoral research scientist at National Institutes of Health, an adjunct lecturer in two institutes in the University System of Maryland, and a full-time-home mom.

This event is cosponsored by Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc. (CCACC, www.ccacc-dc.org), NTU Alumni Association DC Chapter (www.ntuaadc.org), and Chinese American Professionals Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC (www.capadc.org).