Chemical Watch Features Comments By Lynn L. Bergeson Regarding the Impact of the Shutdown on TSCA Statutory Deadlines
On January 24, 2019, Chemical Watch spoke with Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), for the article “Shutdown-related delays could compromise TSCA statutory deadlines.”
Lynn Bergeson, managing partner at Bergeson & Campbell, said that the shutdown is stretching the limits of what the EPA is capable of completing in terms of TSCA implementation.
“I am concerned simply because we all live in the real world, and we have people who are now, by law, not able to work,” she said.
“Even for deadlines that are not running on a meter, the agency has many obligations under Lautenberg,” she added. “That will necessarily have an impact on the deliverability and the timing of the risk assessments and any other planned activities” from the agency’s chemicals office.