Webinars Available On Demand

September 2018

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.

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.

 

April 2018

WEBINAR - - FIFRA Hot Topics, April 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA were pleased to present “FIFRA Hot Topics,” the second webinar in the 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series. This complimentary, hour-long webinar featured Rick P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Daniella Taveau, former International Trade Negotiator for EPA and now Regulatory and Global Trade Strategist, King & Spalding, and William L. Jordan, former senior toxics lawyer with EPA’s OPP and Office of General Counsel.  This timely and fascinating conversation was augmented by B&C Senior Government Affairs Consultant, James V. Aidala, and moderated by Lisa M. Campbell, Partner, B&C. 

Topics covered included OPP priorities and current FIFRA implementation issues,  ESA opportunities and challenges, the EPA OPP program budget and industry fee contributions (e.g., the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA)), registration review actions on glyphosate, neonicotinoid insecticides, pollinator protection, trade barriers, other globalization challenges, and more.

February 2018

WEBINAR - - Chemical Regulation in 2018: A Sneak Preview of Things to Come, February 8, 2018, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA were pleased to present “Chemical Regulation in 2018: A Sneak Preview of Things to Come,” the first webinar in the B&C/Bloomberg BNA 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series. Participants joined us for a focused discussion, featuring Nancy B. Beck, Ph.D., a top EPA Administration leader, of priorities facing EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), focusing on Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) implementation issues and many hot topics in the pesticide area including Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) issues including glyphosate, pollinators, and much more. 

August 2017

WEBINAR - - TSCA Hot Topics: Inventory Notification and Strategies for Complying, and Update on Section 5, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Bloomberg BNA/Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) Webinar. This complimentary webinar was presented by a panel including Dr. Jeff Morris, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and former EPA officials and seasoned regulatory professionals who engaged in a lively discussion on: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 5 Inventory notification reporting requirements and strategies; how to recognize and avoid pitfalls when reporting; current state of play of EPA’s new chemicals review process; and what you can do now to ensure your chemicals and chemical products get to market and stay there. Additional Q&As from the webinar and a recording of the webinar are available online.

July 2017

WEBINAR - - TSCA Inventory Final Rule: Reporting Requirements Under the New Chemical Inventory Reset, July 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT

The release of EPA’s final rule concerning the chemical inventory reset under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is expected in June. Once released, covered entities must comply with reporting requirements within a 180- or 360-day reporting window, which won’t give much time to get up to speed on compliance obligations.  Business & Legal Resources (BLR) offered a webinar  "TSCA Inventory Final Rule: Reporting Deadline Requirements Under the New Chemical Inventory Reset" on July 12, 2017, featuring Acta's Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. 

June 2017

WEBINAR - - Reviewing New Chemicals Under Amended TSCA: Impact on Innovation, June 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Bloomberg BNA presented the webinar "Reviewing New Chemicals Under Amended TSCA: Impact on Innovation" June 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. featuring Jeffery Morris, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, United States Environmental Protection Agency; Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.; Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.; Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.; Beth Bosley, President, Boron Specialties LLC; and Robert Mott, Manager, Global Regulatory, Sun Chemical Corporation.

Since last June a logjam of new chemicals under review at EPA unable to enter commerce tops 700. That contrasts with the agency’s track record of reviewing about 1,000 new chemicals annually. Former EPA officials have analyzed the types of decisions the agency is considering making for these new chemicals, the types of toxicity data being requested, and the marked change that represents from past practice. The panel discussed those findings and the conundrums facing small and large chemical manufacturers as well as their customers. They offered suggestions for companies, trade associations and the EPA. The goal: ensure new chemicals are responsibly reviewed, but continue bringing innovative chemicals to market.

February 2017

WEBINAR - - Chemical Substance Regulation in Central and South America: A Deeper Dive, February 16, 2017, 2:00 p.m. (EST)

In response to the many requests we've received, Acta Senior Regulatory Consultants Michael S. Wenk, M.S. and Karin F. Baron, MSPH presented a follow-up to our November 2016 webinar Current Opportunities and Challenges with Chemical Substance Regulation in Mexico and Central and South America and examined the chemical substance regulations of several additional countries in the region, whose regulatory environments are generally not well-known or understood.  Exploring the requirements of Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Uruguay, and Venezuela, the webinar presented a comprehensive overview of the key requirements that firms should be aware of when manufacturing or importing chemical substances.

November 2016

WEBINAR -- Current Opportunities and Challenges with Chemical Substance Regulation in Mexico and Central and South America, November 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m. EST

The Acta Group (Acta®) was pleased to offer clients and friends a complimentary webinar on Mexico and Central and South America that provided information and insight to help participants to achieve commercial success in this rapidly expanding region, and included an overview of regulatory opportunities and challenges resulting from regional growing pains, plus a detailed explanation of recent regulatory actions. The webinar, moderated by Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, and presented by  Michael S. Wenk, M.S.,  Senior Regulatory Consultant with Acta, consisted of 45 minutes of presentation with a 15-minute Q&A period at the end.

September 2016

WEBINAR - The New TSCA Webinar 3: Inventory, CDR, and CBI, September 12, 2016 11:00 a.m. EDT

Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. has collaborated with Chemical Watch in assembling an impressive faculty of TSCA experts representing the perspectives of industry, environmental organizations, and U.S. federal and state regulatory authorities to present a series of complimentary webinars.  This third webinar in the series will cover Section 8: Reporting and Retention of Information, and Section 14: Confidential Business Information (CBI). Register online. Presenters include:

  • Charles M. Auer, Charles Auer & Associates, LLC, former Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
  • Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., former senior staff scientist in OPPT and leader of EPA's Green Chemistry Program
  • Kelly Franklin, Chemical Watch
  • Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice President, B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C.

July 2016

WEBINAR -- The New TSCA Series Webinar 2: Impacts on New Chemical Programs, July 14, 2016, 11:00 a.m. EDT

Chemical Watch complimentary webinar series on the "new" TSCA.  The second webinar, “The New TSCA: Impacts on New and Existing Chemicals Programs,” took a deeper dive into the profound changes that the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) makes to TSCA Sections 4, 5, and 6. Panelists include:

Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta; 

Richard A. Denison, Ph.D., Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund; 

Charles M. Auer, Charles Auer & Associates, LLC, former Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA);

Oscar Hernandez, Ph.D., Senior Regulatory Chemist, Acta, former Director of the Risk Management Division in OPPT; and 

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist, Acta, former senior staff scientist in OPPT and leader of EPA's Green Chemistry Program.

June 2016

WEBINAR -- The New TSCA – Overview and Summary of Major Changes: What to Expect and When to Expect It, June 13, 2016, 11:00 a.m. EDT

Chemical Watch complimentary webinar series on the "new" TSCA.  The first webinar, "TSCA Overview and Summary of Major Changes: What to Expect and When to Expect It" features panelists Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.; Richard A. Denison, Ph.D., Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund; Charles M. Auer, Charles Auer & Associates, LLC, former Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell P.C., former EPA Assistant Administrator for Toxics.


 
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