Past Seminars & Webinars

December 2018

HCPA XPAND2018, December 3-5, 2018, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Household & Commercial Products Association's (HCPA) XPAND2018 annual meeting focuses on challenges and opportunities facing the household and commercial products industry. The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud sponsor. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, will present.

November 2018

Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association Fall Conference: The Strong Economy and Advances in Technology

The Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association (SYFA) Fall Conference brought together individuals affiliated with the synthetic yarn and fiber industry to discuss business, innovations, and regulatory changes. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), presented regarding California’s Proposition 65.

ChemCon Europe 2018, November 12-16, 2018, Budapest, Hungary

ChemCon Europe 2018 brought together experts representing companies, authorities and international organizations from over 30 countries. Presentations were given by more than 50 speakers from governments and industry will focus in the field of international chemical legislation all over the world, including REACH, TSCA, GHS and country specific information on inventories, and labelling requirements. Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant, The Acta Group (Acta®), presented "Middle East - Chemical Management and Product Regulation."

Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference, November 14-15, 2018, London, England

The 2018 Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference covered all the key requirements pertinent to placing hardware products on the market, offering the ideal, one-stop opportunity to catch up with current issues, catch a glimpse of the road ahead, and chat with experts and peers. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented. 

27th Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law, November 12-14, 2018, Washington, D.C.

The Environmental Law Institute’s (ELI) three day Eastern Boot Camp provided a three-day immersion in environmental law for new and seasoned professionals. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), was on the faculty.

7th Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference 2018, November 8-10, 2018, Washington, D.C.

The 2018 Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) conference included presentations on the applications, effects, implications, analytical methods, and lifecycle aspects of nanomaterials, while exploring how nanomaterials and nanotechnology can improve the sustainability of selected fields. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) presented.

WEBINAR -- Proposition 65 Warning Requirements and Compliance Strategies, November 7, 2018, 11:00 a.m. EDT

Compliance & Risks presented a complimentary webinar “Proposition 65 Warning Requirements and Compliance Strategies.” Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) and Lisa R. Burchi, Senior Regulatory Specialist, Acta, presented an overview of California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment new Prop 65 warning label requirements that took effect on August 30, 2018. 

Biocides USA, November 6-7, 2018, San Francisco, California

The fourth annual Biocides USA, presented by Chemical Watch, covered new developments in United States biocidal product regulation, as well as global regulations in China, South Korea, Vietnam, India, the European Union, and Canada. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, toxicologist with The Acta Group (Acta®), presented on pesticide regulations in China.

October 2018

Regulatory Summit USA, October 31 - November 1, 2018, Arlington, Virginia

Chemical Watch’s Regulatory Summit USA focused on the latest developments in state level, federal and global chemical legislation, including TSCA, REACH, and California’s Proposition 65. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) presented. Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud sponsor.

WEBINAR -- Keeping up with FSMA – Rules, Obligations, and Key Compliance Dates, October 17, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT

With the pending implementation dates of several core elements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), many manufacturers are challenged in addressing efficiently and smartly supply chain complexities. This webinar, presented by Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant, The Acta Group (Acta®), Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, and Scott J. Burya, Ph.D., Regulatory Chemist, Acta, showed participants how to prepare for these forthcoming deadlines and how the intended use of a substance impacts regulatory obligations. The webinar consisted of a 45 minutes of presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A session.

IBA 2018 Annual Conference, October 7-11, 2018, Rome, Italy

The International Bar Association’s (IBA) 2018 Annual Conference in Rome, Italy, presented an unparalleled opportunity to exchange knowledge and to create and renew a global network of colleagues and business contacts. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), made a presentation. 

September 2018

Product Stewardship 2018, September 27-29, 2018, Washington, D.C.

The Product Stewardship Conference addressed global safety, environmental, and regulatory challenges by bringing together prominent professionals to present and discuss global emerging issues, case studies, practical experiences, and new developments. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®) and member of the Product Stewardship Society Board of Directors since 2015, presented. Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud silver sponsor.

AsiaHub Summit Europe, September 27-28, 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Chemical Watch’s AsiaHub Summit Europe brought together experts on China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam to provide updates on recent regulatory developments, with timely updates from India, Japan, and Malaysia. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, toxicologist with The Acta Group (Acta®), presented regarding regulations in China vs. those in the US and Europe.

National Association of Chemical Distributors 2018 Northeast Region Meeting, September 24-26, 2018, Newport, Rhode Island

The 2018 NACD Northeast Region Meeting included a state of affairs meeting for members as well as relevant legislative and regulatory updates. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®)  presented on TSCA compliance.

CLA and RISE 2018 Annual Meeting, September 23-25, 2018, Amelia Island, Florida

The 2018 CropLife America and RISE Annual Meeting brought together government representatives, scientists, and industry professionals to address science and regulatory issues impacting the crop protection and specialty pesticide industries. The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud sponsor.

WEBINAR - - TSCA Confidential Business Information and Generic Naming: Analyzing the New Rules, September 18, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT

The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA were pleased to present “TSCA Confidential Business Information and Generic Naming: Analyzing the New Rules,” the fourth webinar in the 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series. Protecting confidential business information (CBI), including chemical identity, has never been easy but remains an essential component of a successful commercial chemical strategy.  New Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 14 is much more prescriptive about what can and cannot be protected and what submitters must do to substantiate CBI to withstand scrutiny.  This complimentary, hour-long webinar focused on what’s new, what’s not, and how best strategically to create generic names to protect specific chemical substance identity. Tracy C. Williamson, Ph.D., Chief, Industrial Chemistry Branch, EPA; Scott M. Sherlock, Attorney Advisor, EPA; and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Acta, presented. 

WEBINAR - - Chemical Regulation in the Middle East, September 12, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) were pleased to present “Chemical Regulation in the Middle East.” This complimentary webinar was presented in conjunction with the recently released book “Chemical Regulation in the Middle East,” written by Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant with B&C and Acta. Mr. Wenk presented an overview of chemical substance regulation in the Middle East with a focus on key chemical control programs in Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Oman, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.

July 2018

ELI Summer School Series 2018: Law & Policy of Products Regulation, July 24, 2018, Washington, D.C. and via Webinar

The life cycle of industrial, agricultural, and antimicrobial chemical products, especially those embedded in consumer products, has gained increasing public attention. Regulators are beginning to look at the entire product life cycle, including after the discard of a product at the end of its useful life, not just toxicity data. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), presented Law & Policy of Products Regulation, examining the regulation of chemicals that are used in industrial and consumer products, as well as pesticides, and describing the new governance and stewardship initiatives being considered globally by a wide variety of stakeholders to diminish the potential for adverse effects from chemicals. A complimentary recording of this presentation is available on ELI's website.

June 2018

WEBINAR - - TSCA at 2: An Update on Implementation and Hot Topics, June 25, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA were pleased to present “TSCA at 2: An Update on Implementation and Hot Topics,” the third webinar in the 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series. Since enactment on June 22, 2016, of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has implemented a muscular regulatory program expressing Congress’ intent for a new and improved Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  Participants joined us for a lively, informative, and up-to-the-minute discussion of the very latest with Nancy B. Beck, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.®, Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA OCSPP; Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; Misty L. Bogle, Global Product Stewardship Manager, Vertellus Specialties Inc.; and Michael Gould, EH&S Committee Chairman, RadTech North America.

 

Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 18-20, 2018, Portland, Oregon

The 22nd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), hosted by the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute®, provided an opportunity for a diverse network of over 500 academic, industrial, and government stakeholders to network and learn about the newest ideas in sustainable approaches to chemistry, chemicals, processes, and products. This year’s conference highlighted the theme, “Product innovation using greener chemistries.”  Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, The Acta Group (Acta®), presented “New TSCA and Green Chemistry Innovation.” Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud sponsor.

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