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December 3, 2014

Experts from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group Publish Global Chemical Control Handbook: A Guide to Chemical Management Programs

The ACTA Group

The attorneys, scientists, and regulatory professionals of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are proud to have authored Global Chemical Control Handbook: A Guide to Chemical Management Programs, recently released by the American Bar Association. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of B&C and President of Acta, provided the guiding vision for this comprehensive desk reference book as editor and co-author.

Reflecting on the work of her colleagues, and others, on this book, Ms. Bergeson stated: “The Global Chemical Control Handbook reflects the expert counsel and advice of seasoned professionals that have been honed by years of ‘in the trenches’ experience with the global chemical programs outlined in the book. Readers can expect from the Handbook the hands-on information they need quickly to point them in the right direction when addressing an increasingly complex set of legal, regulatory, and commercial challenges occasioned by these global chemical management regulations.”

Globalization and the emergence worldwide of sophisticated chemical management programs invite complex legal, commercial, and scientific challenges. These challenges extend far beyond compliance questions that, by comparison, seem now nostalgically straightforward. This volume collects in one place both the essential background of the key chemical regulatory programs worldwide and insightful observations and commentary from a team of experts who work with these programs daily, including:

From Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.:
Bethami Auerbach, of Counsel
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner
Lisa R. Burchi, of Counsel
Lisa M Campbell, Partner
Sheryl L. Dolan, Senior Regulatory Consultant
Carla N. Hutton, Regulatory Analyst
Henry M. Jacoby, MS, Regulatory Consultant
Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice-President, B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C.

From The Acta Group:
Ruth C. Downes-Norriss, Regulatory Specialist
Leslie S. MacDougall, Director of Regulatory Affairs
Andrew G. Burgess, Director of China Regulatory Affairs

Additional contributors:
Michael S. Wenk, Manager, Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs, Kemira Chemicals, Inc.
Fernando Tabet, Managing Partner, Tabet Advogados

The Handbook is organized by country and/or regulatory program and includes stand-alone sections discussing forecasts and trends, and includes sections on:

  • United States — Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)/Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and State Law
  • Canada — Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999)
  • Europe — European Union (EU) Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), Waste from Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), and Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)
  • Mexico, Central America, and South America chemical regulation
  • Asia — K-REACH, Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA), Order No. 7, and Decree No. 591

Each of the focused chapters in the Handbook, and the helpful commentary and resources, help to ground environmental professionals and readers-at-large in the diverse regulatory structures that they may encounter in hands-on interactions with chemical management regulations in the United States or abroad. Knowing what to expect, and how to prepare for it, are essential steps in successfully navigating these systems.

Global Chemical Control Handbook: A Guide to Chemical Management Programs is available for purchase via the ABA online bookstore.