Seminars & Webinars: TSCA

March 2019

Navigating the PMN Process Under Amended TSCA, March 18, 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Society for Chemical Hazard Communication's (SCHC) Professional Development Training Program presents "Navigating the Premanufacture Notice (PMN) Process Under the Amended Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)" for regulatory and hazard communication professionals looking to obtain a deeper understanding and practical know-how in TSCA and the PMN preparation process. This workshop will include an overview of the new chemical review process, a detailed discussion on current challenges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and new chemical innovators face under TSCA and their associated commercial and market impacts, tips PMN submitters should consider to ensure an efficient and surprise-free new chemical review, and a lively discussion on ideas to minimize review time. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®); Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C; and Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice President of B&C® Consortia Management L.L.C (BCCM), will instruct.

January 2019

WEBINAR - - Chemical Regulation After the Mid-Terms: Who's In, Who's Out, and What's Up?, January 23, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA are pleased to present “Chemical Regulation After the Mid-Terms: Who's In, Who's Out, and What's Up?,” the fifth and final webinar in the 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Environmental Regulation 2018: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, June 8, 2018, New York, New York and Via Webinar

Environmental Regulation 2018: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, hosted by the Practicing Law Institute (PLI), provided a comprehensive overview of recent developments in environmental regulation – and de-regulation – affecting compliance obligations for a range of businesses and organizations.  Among other topics, this program covered the impact of recent court decisions, new regulations, and enforcement initiatives on regulated entities, with an emphasis on providing practical suggestions for management of environmental risks and compliance obligations. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), presented "Chemical Regulation: Defining the Issues." 

May 2018

WEBINAR - - TSCA Reform and Regulation, May 15, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EDT

The TSCA Reform and Regulation webinar, hosted by the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) Cyber Chapter and presented by Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), summarized key changes in the law and review major TSCA implementation measures.  Special emphasis focused on new chemicals regulation and the challenges chemical manufacturers and importers are experiencing as a consequence of the new law.

RadTech 2018, May 7-9, 2018, Chicago, Illinois

RadTech Technology Expo and Conference, the world’s largest event dedicated to the educational, technical, and scientific advancement of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), presented “What RadTech Members Need to Know about New TSCA.”

April 2018

NACD Washington Fly-In, April 25-26, 2018, Arlington, Virginia

The NACD Washington Fly-In brought chemical distributors and their supply chain partners from around the country to meet with their elected officials in Washington, DC to educate Members of Congress and push for important policy goals. Meeting face-to-face with legislators is the most effective way to get your message heard on Capitol Hill. The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was a proud sponsor. 

ABA Spring Conference, April, 18-20, 2018, Orlando, Florida

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ 47th Annual Spring Conference explored the key topics and issues confronting environmental, energy, and resources lawyers today. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), presented “The New Administration on the World Stage: From NAFTA to Paris, ozone, oceans, chemicals, and e-waste.”

March 2018

CPDA 2018 Regulatory Policy Conference, March 13, 2018, Crystal City, Virginia

CPDA 2018 Regulatory Policy Conference provided Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) members and non-members alike a valuable opportunity to gather to discuss key developments and regulatory challenges, unique to the agrotechnology industry, that must be addressed for companies to stay competitive and operate successfully in the global marketplace. Participants received insights from regulatory agency officials on addressing the requirements specific to manufacturers, formulators, distributors, and suppliers of adjuvants and inert ingredients. Sheryl Lindros Dolan, Senior Regulatory Specialist at The Acta Group (Acta®), presented “2018 FIFRA Regulatory Outlook.”

Toxic Torts and Environmental Law, March 1-2, 2018, Nashville, Tennessee

DRI’s Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee, in conjunction with the American Chemistry Council (ACC), presented “Toxic Torts and Environmental Law: Building a Modern Toolkit to Face Emerging Issues.” This two day conference featured the latest science and regulatory developments for both litigators and counselors to learn new hits and old standards. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), and James J. Jones, Executive Vice President at the Consumer Specialty Products Association, presented “New TSCA: Repercussions in Commercial Transactions, Supply Chain Relationships, and Toxic Tort and Product Liability Law.”

GlobalChem 2018, February 28 - March 2, 2018, Washington, D.C.

For over 30 years, GlobalChem has been the chemical industry’s premier policy and regulatory conference of its kind. Each year, this annual gathering of industry professionals offers a valuable opportunity to review key developments in the global chemicals management arena while looking ahead to some of the most pressing issues the industry faces. The Acta Group (Acta®) was a proud sponsor.

February 2018

AsiaHub Summit USA 2018, February 26-27, 2018, San Francisco, California

Chemical Watch presented “AsiaHub Summit USA 2018,” bringing together experts on China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thialand, and Vietnam to provide updates on recent regulatory developments. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, toxicologist with The Acta Group (Acta®), presented “Forecast of China, USA, and EU Chemical Regulation in 2018.”

Environmental Law 2018, February 8-9, 2018, Washington D.C. and Via Webcast

The American Law Institute (ALI) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) presented “Environmental Law 2018,” a two day course for lawyers and environmental professionals covering key developments in our natural resources, climate, chemical, and endangered species law, as well as what is ahead from the Supreme Court and under the current Administration and Congress. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), presented “TSCA, FIFRA, and Chemical Regulation: Federal and State Perspectives.”

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. 

TSCA Reform Implementation Seminar: Impacts and Best Practices for the New Chemicals Law, February 7, 2018, Lansing, Michigan

The Michigan Chemistry Council presented a unique and valuable seminar, featuring top-notch experts and a panel of chemical and automotive sector practitioners, that offered insights into the impacts of TSCA reform as well as best practices for your company or clients to successfully navigate the challenges of new regulations. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), presented on TSCA implementation and upcoming activities as the keynote speaker.  The first 20 in-person registrants also received a complimentary copy of “New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation,” authored and edited by Ms. Bergeson and Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor at Acta, and co-authored by other members of Acta's outstanding TSCA practice group. 

November 2017

Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference, November 1-2, 2017, London, England

RINA Consulting hosted “Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment conference 2017: Meeting the technical and regulatory compliance challenges,” a two day training conference that covered all the key requirements pertinent to placing hardware products on the market. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), presented “Life in the Trump Lane: key US policy and regulatory initiatives under the Trump/Pruitt administration.”

October 2017

Chemical Watch 5th Regulatory Summit USA 2017, October 18-19, 2017, Washington D.C.

The Chemical Watch 5th Annual two-day Summit brought together experts in global chemicals regulations from around the world. The Acta Group (Acta®) Senior Regulatory Consultant Michael S. Wenk, M.S., presented “Chemical Substance Regulation in the Middle East” and Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., presented “Outlook for Green and Sustainable Chemistry.” Lynn L. Bergeson, President of Acta, chaired the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) session.

TSCA: Best Practices in Toxicology, Risk, and Chemical Management Strategies Fall 2017 Symposium, October 13, 2017, Washington D.C.

TSCA: Best Practices in Toxicology, Risk, and Chemical Management Strategies Fall 2017 Symposium, a joint symposium, was hosted by the National Capital Area Chapter of SOT (NCAC) and the American Chemical Society’s Local Section, the Chemical Society of Washington Chapter (CSW), brought together diverse viewpoints across government, industry, and NGOs, to discuss the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist at The Acta Group (Acta®) presented “The Effect of TSCA Reform on New and Existing Chemicals: EPA Review, Regulation, and Testing Requirements.”

Séance D’information En Réglementation, October 11, 2017, Anjou, Quebec

The Acta Group (Acta®) Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., presented regarding the implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) at séance d'information en réglementation that was hosted by the Association pour le Développement et I’Innovation en Chimie au Québec (ADICQ).

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

TSCA Reform: One Year Later Conference, June 27, 2017, Washington D.C. and via Webinar

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health held a day-long "TSCA Reform: One Year Later" conference exploring the federal government’s implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which significantly amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), just over one year after it was signed into law.  Speakers discussed key components of the bipartisan legislation and provided an overview of the current state of implementation.  Afternoon breakout sessions invited all participants to discuss ongoing law and policy issues. Visit the ELI event website for more details on the current program. This event was free and open to the public.  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor.

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.

PLI Environmental Regulation 2017: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, June 9, 2017, New York, New York, and Webcast

PLI’s Environmental Regulation 2017 program reviewed recent activities in environmental regulation – and de-regulation – affecting compliance obligations for a range of businesses and organizations.  Among other topics, this program covered the impact of recent court decisions, new regulations and initiatives affecting regulated entities, and practical suggestions for management and compliance. Lynn L. Bergeson was a faculty member for the program.

May 2017

ORC HSE Western Occupational Safety & Health Meeting, May 23, 2017, Newport Beach, California

Lisa R. Burchi presented "TSCA Reform and Its Implications for the Western States".

WEBINAR - - ALICLE The New Toxic Substances Control Act: What All Environmental Lawyers Need to Know, May 23, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

A webinar presented by Americal Law Institute. All environment, energy, and natural resources lawyers need to understand how the recent Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) amendments will affect not just chemical production and usage, but product liability, commercial transactions, and supply chain relationships as well. In just one hour, participants learned the legal and policy implications they needed to know about this significant legislation. Our distinguished panel of Fellows from the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) provided diverse and insightful perspectives. Lynn L. Bergeson is planning chair and faculty member.

2017 American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) Annual Meeting, April 30 - May 3, 2017, Orlando, Florida

The AOCS Annual Meeting is a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids, and related materials. The extensive technical program featured more than 650 invited and volunteer oral and poster presentations.  Lynn L. Bergeson made a presentation on May 1, 2017.

April 2017

Chemical Society of Washington Dinner Meeting, April 27, 2017, Washington, D.C.

The Chemical Socity of Washington is holding a dinner meeting on April 27, 2017.  The Acta Group Senior Chemist Richard Engler, Ph.D. is the featured speaker.  Dr. Engler will discuss the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) before and after reform and some of the challenges EPA and industry face in implementing and complying with the new law.  The dinner meeting is open to the public but reservations are required. Cost is $18 members and guests/$9 for students.  RSVP by noon on April 25, 2017, to csw@acs.org or by phone 202-659-2950 (messages only).  Please provide the names in your party when you RSVP and let organizers know if you want the vegetarian dinner option.

 

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Science Forum, April 18 - 21, 2017, Washington, D.C.

The GMA Science Forum educates scientists and decision makers within the food, beverage and consumer products industry. This event brings together a roster of acclaimed individuals to keep the science community abreast and ahead of emerging science, innovation, safety and legal requirements in a wide array of areas.  Lynn L. Bergeson will present on the current status of TSCA to the chemicals management committee on April 21.

March 2017

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Spring Conference, March 29 - 31, 2017, Los Angeles, California

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ 46th Spring Conference program was built to explore topics and issues facing the environmental lawyer today. Panel discussions covered a broad range of topics including: energy and environment priorities of the new administration and the 115th congress, what all environmental, energy, and resources lawyers need to know about TSCA reform, and FERC pipeline certificate proceedings and new disputes over “public convenience and necessity.” Lynn L. Bergeson presented: "What All Environmental, Energy, and Resources Lawyers Need to Know about TSCA Reform and Why" on March 30, 2017. Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor.

SCHC Spring Meeting, March 24 - 28, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Society for Chemical Hazard Communication Spring 2017 meeting featured a presentation by Sheryl Lindros Dolan: "Protecting Trade Secrets Around the World: Comparing CBI Requirements of the TSCA Reform Act to ASHA HCS 2012, Appendix E".

February 2017

GlobalChem 2017, February 22-24, 2016, Washington, D.C.

The two-day Conference covered the latest developments in chemical regulations. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group were exhibitors.

ABA SEER Brownbag Lunch Program: Implementing the 2016 TSCA Amendments - Progress & Prognosis, February 22, 2017, Washington D.C.

Implementing the 2016 TSCA Amendments- Progress & Prognosis was a lively discussion with a group of experts and advocates to review EPA’s progress in implementing the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  Speakers included:

Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Richard Denison, Lead Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
Jim Jones, Former Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
and others.

Environmental Law Institute CLE Program 2017, February 9 - 10, 2017, Washington D.C. and Webcast

Stay current in this ever-changing area of law by attending ALI - ELI Environmental Law 2017. In just two days, balanced panels explored the key developments in our natural resources, climate, chemicals, and endangered species, as well as what is ahead from the Supreme Court and a new administration and Congress.  Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson led a panel on TSCA.

December 2016

TSCA Reformed: What Do European Companies Need To Know?, December 7, 2016, Berlin, Germany

Chemical Watch presented "TSCA Reformed: What Do European Companies Need To Know?," a one-day forum that provided for European stakeholders an overview of the new law and major changes to TSCA.  Lynn L. Bergeson presented "The New TSCA: Overview and Summary of Major Changes".

November 2016

Chemical Watch Enforcement Summit Europe 2016, November 3 - 4, 2016, Brussels, Belgium

Chemical Watch’s Enforcement Summit Europe 2016 provided a unique opportunity to join with a panel of more than twenty experts - including EU and Member State officials, regulatory managers from industry and professional advisers - as they shared their authoritative perspectives and understanding of both European and global regulatory enforcement challenges, in a relaxed, informal environment. Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson presented "TSCA Reform, Next Generation Compliance, and Enforcement Initiatives in the US" on Friday, November 4, 2016.

October 2016

Chemical Watch US Regulatory Summit, October 27 - 28, 2016, Arlington, Virginia

The Chemical Watch US Regulatory Summit includes presentations, round table discussions and Q&As, brings together over 25 experts in global chemicals regulation.  B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson, Chairman of Day One of the Summit, led the session on TSCA reform along with B&C Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor Charles M. Auer.

Algae Biomass Organization Summit, October 23-26, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona

The Algae Biomass Summit was the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products went to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers conversed with utility executives, and where researchers and technology developers rubbed elbows with venture capitalists. Acta affiliate B&C was a proud sponsor. Acta and B&C Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler chaired "Legal, IP, and Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities" on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

ChemCon The Americas 2016, October 17 - 21, 2016, Toronto, Canada

ChemCon The Americas is the premier global chemical control conference offering the most authoritative speakers, most in-depth sessions, and broadest global perspective on existing and emerging chemical regulatory schemes. B&C and Acta were proud sponsors. The full ChemCon agenda is available online. Lynn L. Bergeson presented during a special pre-conference workshop on the new TSCA  Monday, October 17, 2016Michael S. Wenk presented "Lessons Learned by Industry in Middle and South America" on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  A video overview of the ChemCon experience -- the sessions, exhibition, and networking and socializing opportunities -- is available on ChemCon's YouTube channel

September 2016

Prop 65 and Green Chemistry Clearinghouse Annual Conference, September 15-16, 2016, San Francisco, California

Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was proud to once again be a sponsor of the Prop 65 and Green Chemistry Clearinghouse Annual Conference. The Prop. 65 Conference, held Thursday, September 15, 2016, included panels discussing what to expect from proposed changes to the Prop. 65 Warning Regulations and the Attorney General's Prop. 65 Regulations.  The Green Chemistry Conference, held Friday, September 16, 2016,  focused on the new TSCA legislation. A former Senior Advisor to the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg lead the discussion on TSCA and B&C shared our insight regarding impacts on innovation and new chemicals.

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.
Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit Asia, September 7-8, 2016, Hong Kong

Chemical Watch's third annual Regulatory Summit Asia brings together experts from government, industry, and professional advisers to share special perspectives and understanding of global chemical regulatory challenges facing industry. Acta Toxicologist J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT® will present on U.S. regulatory developments, including the newly amended TSCA.

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.

WEBINAR—The Story of TSCA Reform, July 14, 2016, 2:30 p.m. EDT

An Environmental Law Institute (ELI) Seminar and Webinar.

ELI to examined the unique history of TSCA reform, and we heard from people and organizations critical to its ultimate success. Speakers shared insight from the road to reform and fielded questions from the audience.

Panelists:
John Pendergrass, VP of Programs & Publications, Environmental Law Institute (moderator)
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell PC
Sarah Brozena, Senior Director of Regulatory & Technical Affairs, American Chemistry Council
Richard Denison, Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
David Goldston, Director of Government Affairs, Natural Resources Defense Council (invited)
Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention, US EPA
David J. McCarthy, Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Senator Tom Udall, US Senate (D-NM)

June 2016

WEBINAR -- American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmChamEU), The New TSCA - - Overview and Summary of Major Changes: What to Expect and When to Expect It, June 29, 2016

Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta,  presented updates regarding TSCA Reform to the members of AmChamEU and United States Council for International Business (USCIB)

WEBINAR -- ABA PCRRTK Presents TSCA Reform Legislation – Update and Primer, June 28, 2016, Washington, D.C.

The American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Pesticides, Chemical Regulation & Right-to-Know Committee held a special webinar to review the TSCA Reform legislation, provide insight about the reconciliation negotiations, and consider how the legislation will be likely affect EPA resources and decision making, the regulated community, consumers and public interest organizations, and the environment. Speakers included:

Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator, US EPA

Alex Dunn, Executive Director & General Counsel, Environmental Council of the States

Mike Walls, VP Regulatory & Technical Affairs, American Chemistry Council

Richard Denison, Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Ernie Rosenberg, President & CEO, American Cleaning Institute

Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta  

American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 14-16, 2016, Portland, Oregon

The longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference invites scientists, decision-makers, students, and advocates to come together, compare findings, and discuss the science of the future. B&C is a proud sponsor. Acta Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., presents a session "U.S. Market Pressures and the Battle between Hazard and Risk" on June 15, 2016. For a copy of this presentation, contact renlger@lawbc.com.

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.

PLI Environmental Regulation 2016: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, June 10, 2016, New York, New York, and webcast

Practicing Law Institute’s Environmental Regulation 2016 is a 1-day program that will review recent activities in environmental regulation affecting compliance obligations for a range of businesses and organizations.  The program will cover the impact of recent court decisions, new regulations and initiatives affecting regulated entities, and practical suggestions for management and compliance.  Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson is a member of faculty, and will teach the session “Chemical Management - - What You Need to Know about TSCA, Compliance, and Business Risk.”

May 2016

WEBINAR: 2016 Chemical Data Reporting: Don’t Despair; Get Prepared!, May 3, 2016, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was pleased to offer a complimentary webinar, “2016 Chemical Data Reporting: Don’t Despair; Get Prepared!”, that included a review of the CDR reporting elements, a highlight of changes that will come into play for 2016, and some practical tips on how to get prepared. The webinar was presented on May 3, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT), and consisted of 45 minutes of presentation, followed by a 15 minute Q&A period.  For a copy of the webinar materials, contact hlewis@lawbc.com.

April 2016

National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) Western Region Meeting, April 19 - 23, 2016, Kohala Coast, Hawaii

Acta Senior Regulatory Specialist Lisa R. Burchi will present “Regulatory Updates and Enforcement Trends.”

Adhesive and Sealant Council Spring Convention, April 18 – 20, 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana

The ASC Spring Convention & EXPO will be held April 18-20, 2016 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverfront. This three day event will include concurrent technical sessions focusing on business development and market trends, government relations issues, and advanced technology.  Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson will present.

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Science Forum, April 18 – 21, 2016, Washington, D.C.
The GMA Science Forum educates scientists and decision makers within the food, beverage, and consumer products industry.  This forum will examine the most newsworthy regulatory and legislative issues affecting manufacturers across the globe.  Lynn L. Bergeson will moderate the session "TSCA Reform: What Does It Mean?" on April 19, 2016.

March 2016

GlobalChem 2016, March 22-24, 2016, Washington, D.C.

The two-day Conference and one-day TSCA and International Fundamentals Workshop will cover the latest developments in chemical regulations. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group are exhibitors. More information and registration for GlobalChem 2016 is available online.

ChemCon Europe 2016, March 14-18, 2016, Amsterdam
ChemCon Europe 2016 is an international conference on chemical control legislation and trade aspects. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and the Acta Group are exhibitors.
Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) Annual Meeting, March 6-8, 2016, Tampa, Florida.

The Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) is dedicated to serving the needs and interests of all thermoset formulators. Other chemistries that TRFA represents include polyester and vinyl ester composites, urethane, silicone, acrylic and phenolics. Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson will present "Regulatory Update on TSCA Reform." More information and registration are available online.

January 2016

SAE 2016 Government/Industry Meeting, January 20-22, 2016, Washington, D.C.

The SAE 2016 Government/Industry meeting provides opportunities for technical authorities from government, industry and academia who are leading advanced automotive technology, regulations and pending legislation to address issues influencing future decision making within the industry. Lynn L. Bergeson will present "TSCA's Impact on the Automotive Industry" on January 21, 2016. More information and registration are available online.

December 2015

WEBINAR - Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform: An Update and Assessment of Things to Come, December 14, 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (EST)

Bloomberg BNA presents a webinar Dec. 14, ‘‘Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform: An Update and Assessment of Things to Come,’’ with Lynn L. Bergeson, President of Acta, and Charles M. Auer, shareholder, Charles Auer & Associates, LLC. CLE credits are available.  More information and registration are available online.

3rd Annual Chemical Watch U.S. Regulatory Summit, December 9—10, 2015, Arlington, Virginia

A program for U.S. businesses. This two-day event brings together experts in global chemicals regulation from around the world. Through presentations, round table discussions and Q&As, delegates will hear about the latest regulatory challenges facing the safe management of chemicals and learn how best to respond. Lynn L. Bergeson will speak. chairs the U.S. Developments session and will present “TSCA Reform and its implication for downstream users” on December 10th. More information and registration are available online.

Chemical Watch Global Supply Chain Summit USA, December 7-8, 2015, Arlington, Virginia

This annual two-day Summit focuses on the management of safe and sustainable chemicals in the Supply Chain. The program includes the latest thinking on Alternatives Assessment from both sides of the Atlantic.. Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson presents “How TSCA Reform Will Impact Supply Chains” on December 7, and Acta Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. presents “US Market Pressures and the Battle Between Hazard and Risk – the Role of Green Chemistry” onDecember 7. More information and registration are available online.

November 2015

TSCA Reform Panel Summit: What's Happening Now, and What's Next?, November 19, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (EST), In-person and via Webcast

Lynn L. Bergeson will moderate TSCA Reform Panel Summit: What's Happening Now, and What's Next? with EPA alumni Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., Dean of George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health; James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant for Acta. Register to attend the "TSCA Reform Panel Summit," or to view the LIVE Webcast, at the ELI website. ELI membership is not required.

WEBINAR - TSCA Reform, November 17, 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (EST)

Presented by Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C)  and B2BWebinars.com. This timely discussion on TSCA reform and its impact on the chemical value chain features Lynn L. Bergeson, President of Acta, and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist with Acta, and formerly of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. EPA. Register for the “TSCA Reform” webinar online.

24th Annual ELI Eastern Bootcamp, November 9 – 11, 2015, Washington, D.C.

A three-day immersion in environmental law for new and seasoned professionals, featuring top-rated faculty and challenging, interactive course material.  Lynn L. Bergeson will present the session on Federal Chemical Regulation on Nov. 10th.

Meeting of the Environment Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU), November 5, 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Lynn L. Bergeson will present to the committee regarding recent developments on TSCA reform.

September 2015

Algae Biomass Summit, September 29 – October 2, 2015, Washington, D.C.

The Algae Biomass Summit is the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility executives, and where researchers and technology developers rub elbows with venture capitalists.  Richard E. Engler will participate on the panel discussion  "Legal, Regulatory, and Political Considerations in Commercializing Algae Products."  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is a proud sponsor. Register online.

WEBINAR - TSCA Reform: The Current State of Play, September 24, 2015

This webinar, TSCA Reform: The Current State of Play, featuring Lynn L. Bergeson and hosted by Compliance & Risks, will bring you up to date on the very latest developments in the U.S. Congress and key regulatory developments and initiatives should TSCA reform fail to materialize. If Congress is unable to enact new TSCA measures, many question whether the law will be revised before the Presidential elections in 2016, which means TSCA reform would not occur until 2017 or later.  Complimentary registration available online.

June 2015

WEBINAR - - US vs. EU Chemical Regulation: Harmony and Conflict Between TSCA and REACH, June 23, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EDT

Learn about key areas of alignment and non-alignment between the European Union's and the United States' approach to chemical management by exploring the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Register for the webinar on the ABA website. Panelists will also discuss how pending TSCA reform legislation would amend the TSCA to be more or less similar to REACH. Lynn L. Bergeson  will moderate. A podcast preview of the webinar is available online.

March 2015

Society of Toxicology 54th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 22 – 26, 2015, San Diego, California

The SOT Annual Meeting provides in-depth coverage of toxicology, covering the diverse areas of science that toxicology encompasses. The meeting is the venue for toxicologists to learn about the scientific advances that have taken place over the past 12 months.  J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT® , Acta Toxicologist, attended. 

GlobalChem 2015, March 2-4, 2015, Baltimore, Maryland

The two-day Conference and one-day TSCA and International Fundamentals Workshop will cover the latest developments in chemical regulations. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group are exhibitors. More information and registration for GlobalChem 2015 is available online.

December 2014

2nd Annual Chemical Watch U.S. Regulatory Summit, December 2 - 3, 2014, Arlington, Virginia

A program for U.S. businesses. This two-day event brings together 23 experts in global chemicals regulation. Through presentations, round table discussions and Q&As, delegates will hear about the latest regulatory challenges facing the safe management of chemicals and learn how best to respond. Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice-President of B&C Consortia Management, will present a session on “The Biobased Economy and Green Chemistry – U.S. Regulatory Background.” Click here for more information.

October 2014

ChemCon The Americas 2014, October 27 - 31, 2014, Chicago, Illinois

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) were proud to once again be sponsors of and program advisors to ChemCon, the premier global chemical control conference offering the most authoritative speakers, most in-depth sessions, and broadest global perspective on existing and emerging chemical regulatory schemes. The full ChemCon agenda is available online. A video overview of the ChemCon experience -- the sessions, exhibition, and networking and socializing opportunities -- is available on ChemCon's YouTube channel. Register at the ChemCon website.

B&C's Lynn L. Bergeson chaired the "REACH Update and Forecast" session on October 28, 2014, and presented "Next Generation Chemical Regulation: California Safer Consumer Products Regulation and TSCA Reform, Definitely, Maybe, Respectively," on October 29, 2014. Acta's Director of Regulatory Affairs, Leslie S. MacDougall, chaired "China Region -- Regulations and Practical Implementation" on October 30, 2014. Ms. MacDougall also presented in the pre- and post-conference workshops: "New Chemicals" on October 27, 2014, and "Korea" on October 31, 2014. J. Brian Xu, Toxicologist with Acta, presented “Regulations for Industrial Chemicals in China – An Industry View” on October 30, 2014

September 2014

Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit—Asia, September 3, 2014, Singapore

Against a complex and changeable regulatory landscape, the Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit – Asia brought together a panel of nine experts, ready to answer your questions about the new regulatory challenges facing industry today. Using a mixed format of presentations and in-depth Q&A panel discussion, the Summit tackled regulatory and compliance issues in China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan together with India, the U.S. and the EU. J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., Toxicologist with Acta, spoke on “Chemical Regulation in the USA – Important Developments,” including:

  • TSCA Reform: Update and Prospects for Legislative Action
  • EPA Chemical Management: What’s New and What’s Coming
  • Green Chemistry: Design for the Environment, Value Chain Expectations, and Related Trends
  • Around the States: California Safer Consumer Products Regulations, Chemical Bans, and Other Trends

Click here for more information.

June 2014

38th Annual International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) Conference, June 7 - 10, 2014, Orlando, Florida

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor. Click here for more information.

May 2014

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, May 12-15, 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world's largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was proud sponsor of the Renewable Chemical Platforms and Biobased Materials track, and with our affiliate the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG) presented a session to educate and equip attendees to address the critical regulatory issues along the path to commercialization. Topics included:

  • Overview of the 90-day EPA new chemical notification review process
  • Filling out the PMN form – Top Ten Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
  • Challenges posed by chemical identity/nomenclature
  • What if EPA needs more data – addressing substances that may be difficult to test
  • Leveraging successfully pollution prevention benefits

Click here for more information

Safer Consumer Products Summit, May 6 - 8, 2014, Santa Clara, California

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor. The 4th Safer Consumer Products Summit, the only meeting of its kind, provided the most up-to-date information available on California’s Green Chemistry law, the rapidly evolving state & international consumer safety regulatory landscape and the potential for TSCA Reform. Click here for more information

April 2014

Chemical Heritage Foundation Joseph Priestly Society Lecture "Chemical Risk Policy - - 2014 and Beyond", April 10, 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Joseph Priestley Society (JPS) lecture series explores topics in science, technology, and industry through professional networking receptions and lectures by industry leaders. The symposium ran from 10:30 – 2:00 pm, and the presentation portions of the program were also be available as a live webcast beginning at noon on chemheritage.org/live [Chemical Risk Policy: April 10, 2014 Joseph Priestley Society Symposium video]. The event was moderated by Lawrence D. Sloan, president and CEO of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), with panelists V. M. (Jim) DeLisi, president, Fanwood Chemical, Inc., and Lynn L. Bergeson. Click here for more information.

March 2014

ChemCon Europe 2014, March 31 - April 4, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey

The Acta Group is a proud sponsor. ChemCon is a global platform which brings together more than 250 experts representing companies, authorities and international organizations in the field of international chemical control. Click here for more information

GlobalChem, March 3-5, 2014, Baltimore, Maryland

The Acta Group was an exhibitor. Click here for more information.

December 2013

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) Webinar - - "Product Marketing," December 12, 2013, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST

The fourth webinar in the series “Entering the Marketplace: Public and Private Product Regulation at Home and Abroad,” examined product marketing laws and policies, including green claims, administered by EPA, FTC, and states under consumer protection laws, such as FIFRA. Lynn L. Bergeson was the planning Chair of the series and moderated the webinar. The webinar was co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI). Click here for more information

Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, December 8-11, 2013, San Diego, California

Kathleen M. Roberts presented “The Here and Now of TSCA Regulations on Biobased Chemicals” on December 10th. Click here for more information

Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit Washington - - "Practical Solutions to Emerging Issues in the Global Chemical Supply Chain," December 5, 2013, Arlington, Virginia

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was an exhibitor. The 1-day program included sessions on Emerging Regulatory Challenges in Asia, North America and the EU. Click here for more information.

November 2013

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) Webinar - - "Setting Standards Beyond Regulations," November 19, 2013, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST

Myriad standards for product regulation exist outside of the regulatory structure. Building on the first program's focus on traditional regulatory requirements, this program discussed how standards beyond and apart from the regulatory structure—including private standards such as ISO and ANSI—are developed for chemicals. Lynn L. Bergeson was the planning Chair of the series and moderated the webinar. The webinar was co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), an was the second in the four-part series: “Entering the Marketplace: Public and Private Product Regulation at Home and Abroad.” Click here for more information.

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) Webinar - - "The Regulatory Structure of Products," November 13, 2013, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST

Myriad standards for product regulation exist outside of the regulatory structure. Building on the first program's focus on traditional regulatory requirements, this program discussed how standards beyond and apart from the regulatory structure—including private standards such as ISO and ANSI—are developed for chemicals. Lynn L. Bergeson was the planning Chair of the series and moderated the webinar. The webinar was co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), an was the second in the four-part series: “Entering the Marketplace: Public and Private Product Regulation at Home and Abroad.” Click here for more information.

This program was the first in the four-part series: “Entering the Marketplace: Public and Private Product Regulation at Home and Abroad,” on the marketing and sale of products that have a significant chemical component. Legal, regulatory, product stewardship, standard setting, and private retailer initiatives were discussed, and participants gained an understanding of how chemicals are currently regulated and how these regulations may change in the future.

Environmental Law Institute's 22nd Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law, November 11 - 13, 2013, Washington, D.C.

Lynn L. Bergeson spoke on “Federal Chemical Regulation: TSCA & FIFRA.” Click here for more information

September 2013

3rd Safer Consumer Products Summit - National Policy Outlook, September 17 - 19, 2013, Washington, D.C.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor. Lynn L. Bergeson chaired  the Summit, and presented “TSCA Reform: Current Status and Outlook.” Kathleen M. Roberts moderated a panel discussion on "Safer Product Groups & Sustainable Brands Perspectives on Current & Future Policy." Click here for more information and click here to request a copy of the presentations.

ChemCon Asia 2013, September 9-13, 2013, Seoul, South Korea.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor. Lynn L. Bergeson presented "Green Chemistry and California Safer Consumer Products Regulations and How This Is a Game-Changing Event in North America," "Nanomaterials: Global Governance Initiatives," and moderated a discussion on chemical control legislation in North America and other relevant areas in the world. Leslie S. MacDougall presented “"An Overview of Regulations on the Management of Chemical Substances in China with Updates and Developments in the New Chemical Substance Notification (NCSN) Scheme," "Data Available Under REACH and Global Impact of That Availability," and moderated discussions on chemical control in Japan and the global approach to new chemicals.

For copies of these ChemCon Asia 2013 presentations, please contact Chad.Howlin@lawbc.com. Make plans now to attend ChemCon Europe 2014, March 31-April 4 in Istanbul, Turkey.

June 2013

TSCA Premanufacture Notifications: The New State of Play Webinar, June 27, 2013, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EDT.

Lynn L. Bergeson and Kathleen M. Roberts joined Jim Alwood and Tracy Williamson from EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics for this webinar presented by Bloomberg BNA. Click here for a copy of this presentation.

37th Annual International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) Conference, June 22-25, 2013, Phoenix, Arizona.

Lynn L. Bergeson presented on legislative and regulatory issues that will impact IPMI members during Obama’s second term. Click here for a copy of this presentation.

Commercializing Renewable Chemicals: What You Need To Know About TSCA Webinar, June 12, 2013.

Presented by Biobased Products Advocacy Consortium (B2PAC) and Society for the Commercial Development of Industrial Biotechnology (SCD-iBIO). Click here for a copy of this presentation.

TSCA 101 -- Understanding TSCA Requirements and Preparing for TSCA Audits, A Webinar for the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), June 6, 2013.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) training webinar for members of NACD. To learn how B&C can provide a training seminar or webinar for your company or organization, contact Kathleen M. Roberts at B&C Consortia Management Services.

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