Ms. Long has extensive global experience in regulatory ecotoxicology and environmental toxicology, ecological risk assessment, analytical chemistry, and regulatory compliance. She has worked in various capacities in the agrochemical and industrial chemical industries for over 20 years. She has considerable expertise in designing, commissioning, evaluating, and monitoring ecotoxicity GLP studies to FIFRA and international guidelines. Ms. Long is adept at interpreting existing studies and strategically addressing scientific and regulatory challenges. In addition, Ms. Long designs and monitors advanced studies to meet scientific and regulatory challenges, developing the approach in conjunction with regulatory authorities.
Ms. Long has been responsible for environmental risk assessment and environmental toxicology assessment for agricultural and industrial chemical products with recent focus on pollinator risk assessment. She has experience in monitoring aquatic mesocosm studies, Tier 1 adult and larval bee studies, and advanced pollinator field studies. Additional experience is in interpretation and communication of ecotoxicological results and recommendations for classification, risk communication, and risk management for global GHS classification.
Her additional experience in the agrochemical industry includes prior certification as a dangerous goods shipper while maintaining product packaging certifications and label hazard markings and classifications.
Ms. Long has prior laboratory experience in analytical chemistry method development for various active ingredients and metabolites designed to identify trace levels of chemicals in difficult biological matrices.
Prior to working in the agrochemical field, Ms. Long was a Connecticut state certified public health inspector responsible for enforcing the Connecticut Public Health Code in the town of Newington, CT.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- M.S., Chemistry, St. Joseph College, 1988
- B.S., Environmental Health, Quinnipiac College, 1981
Regulatory Ecotoxicologist, Arysta LifeScience (previously Chemtura Corporation) October 2004–September 2015
Packaging Coordinator, Chemtura Corporation February 2001-October 2004
Development Chemist, Chemtura Corporation February 1996-February 2001
Analytical Chemist/Laboratory Shift Supervisor, Uniroyal Chemical February 1995-January 1996
State Certified Public Health Inspector, Town of Newington, CT May 1988-January 1995
American Chemical Society (ACS) member since 2000
Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) member since 2005
CropLife America (CLA) Pollinator Issue Management Team member since 2012
CropLife America (CLA) Environmental Risk Assessment Committee member since 2016
Commissioned and monitored higher tier special studies such as mesocosm studies and studies with difficult to test substances.
EPA EDSP Tier I OSRI, endocrine testing (ecotoxicity), interpretation, and preparation of weight of evidence documentation.
Experience with non-guideline Tier 1 pollinator adult and larval studies. Also experienced with design and monitoring of advanced in-field pollinator studies for use in refined exposure assessments done in accordance with EFSA and EPA pollinator risk assessment guidance.
Technical representative for Chemtura to the FIFRA Endangered Species Task Force, which was established as a union of industry representatives to address issues raised by EPA, specifically upcoming and ongoing endangered species exposure concerns resulting from the use of agricultural chemicals.
Co-authored extensive response document to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s assessment of two products named in the Washington Toxics salmonid (endangered species) lawsuit.
Data gap analyses and study compliance reviews as pertains to data requirements and acceptability in support of submission to EPA to meet the requirements of FIFRA.