Christopher R. Blunck
Senior Regulatory Specialist

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JD, George Mason University School of Law, 1987

BA, Environmental, Population, and Organism Biology, University of Colorado, 1983


EPA Gold Medal for Exceptional Service, 2017

State Department Silver Medal Superior Honor Award, 2001

EPA Silver Medal for Superior Service, 2001

EPA Bronze Medal, 14 awards during EPA tenure



Christopher R. Blunck is a Senior Regulatory Specialist with The Acta Group (Acta®).  Mr. Blunck most recently served as Policy Analyst and Special Assistant to the Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT).  Mr. Blunck has managed or participated in the development of hundreds of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program regulations, guidance documents, and policy papers, and his decades of involvement in the regulatory development process at EPA are an invaluable asset to clients seeking to anticipate, address, and resolve regulatory compliance matters.

Over the course of his 30-year career at EPA, Chris developed and reviewed regulations, interpretive guidance, and other policies on TSCA matters, international chemical treaties, and international trade matters related to chemicals; represented the United States in the negotiation and implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and at technical and policy meetings under the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent; and earned numerous agency special citations and awards, including an EPA Gold Medal for Exceptional Service in 2017 for his work on the framework for implementing the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century amendment of TSCA.

Mr. Blunck received a law degree from George Mason University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental, Population, and Organism Biology from the University of Colorado.

Representative Engagements:

  • Prepared analyses for a Fortune 500 company and a large, multinational corporation to demonstrate product compliance with the European Union chemical control laws implementing the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.
  • Assisted a small company in identifying regulatory issues associated with the import and distribution in the United States of a chemical product line.
  • Provides counsel to chemical manufacturers on regulatory requirements under TSCA.
  • Assisted clients to address issues of importance contained in draft TSCA Section 5(e) Consent Orders.

Bar & Court Admissions:

District of Columbia, 1990


Lynn L. Bergeson and Christopher R. Blunck, "Expert Focus: What Are the Implications of the US EPA’s Expected Final Rule on Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic Chemicals?," Chemical Watch, March 26, 2020.

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