Past Seminars & Webinars

May 2019

WEBINAR -- Preserving Cosmetics on a Global Scale: It is Harder than You Think, May 22, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

The Acta Group (Acta®) is pleased to present the complimentary webinar “Preserving Cosmetics on a Global Scale: It is Harder than You Think.” Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant, Acta; Scott J. Burya, Ph.D., Regulatory Chemist, Acta; and Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®, Vice President, Scientific Affairs and Director of Toxicology, Acta, will present. Registration is available online.

WEBINAR—Sustainable Investment in Agriculture, May 22, 2019, 12:00 pm EDT

The IBA Agricultural Law Section, supported by the ABA Section of Environment Energy and Resources, Committee on Pesticides, Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know, the Environmental Law Institute and the National Agricultural Law Center, presents “Sustainable Investment in Agriculture,” with a focus on emerging legal issues in the area of sustainable and responsible investment in agriculture. Presenters will discuss emerging tools and legal models for ensuring sustainable investment in agriculture, with a focus on the UNIDROIT initiative; due diligence for proposed investments; financial instruments; and where we go from here. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), and Vice Chair, International Bar Association, Agricultural Law Section, will moderate.

HCPA IMPACT2019, May 1-3, 2019, Washington, D.C.

The Household & Commercial Products Association's (HCPA) IMPACT2019 mid-year meeting focuses on challenges and opportunities facing the household and commercial products industry. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), will present "TSCA Risk Evaluation and Regulatory Issues: Do You Feel Me Now?." B&C is a proud sponsor.

NACD Washington Fly-In, May 1-2, 2019, Arlington, VA

Each spring chemical distributors and their supply chain partners from around the country meet with their elected officials in Washington, DC to educate Members of Congress and push for important policy goals. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), is a proud sponsor of the 2019 NACD Washington Fly-In.

April 2019

WEBINAR -- FIFRA Hot Topics in Pesticide, Biocides, and Other Agricultural Chemicals Regulation and Litigation, April 24, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was pleased to present the complimentary webinar "FIFRA Hot Topics in Pesticide, Biocides, and Other Agricultural Chemicals Regulation and Litigation.” Richard P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Amy Plato Roberts, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Lallemand Plant Care, North America; Lisa M. Campbell, Partner, B&C; and James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C, presented. 

The Adhesive and Sealant Council 2019 Annual Spring Convention & Expo, April 8-10, 2019, Philadelphia, PA

The 2019 ACS Annual Spring Convention & Expo was the largest gathering of adhesive and sealant professionals in North America and includes technical sessions focusing on market trends, technology applications, and regulatory developments. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) presented “TSCA Implementation: Where Are We At?” B&C was a proud sponsor. 

The Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, April 3-5, 2019, Washington, D.C.

ABLC2019 was a connected series of 6 conferences on the most important issues in the Bioeconomy right now. These conferences provided updates from key government agencies as well as industry presentations on finance, R&D, and effective scale-up. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, The Acta Group (Acta®) presented. Acta affiliates Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG) were proud sponsors.

ACS Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition, March 31 - April 4, 2019, Orlando, FL

The Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition brought together chemistry professionals to share ideas and advance scientific and technical knowledge.  Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, The Acta Group (Acta®) presented “SCHB: Frontiers in Green Chemistry for Small Businesses.”

March 2019

AsiaHub Summit USA 2019, March 21-22, 2019, Washington D.C.

The two day Asia Hub Summit USA provided an opportunity to hear from regulators and speakers from industry, who provided their perspectives on both the regulations themselves and best practices for staying compliant. Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant with The Acta Group (Acta®) presented “Forecast of China, USA and EU Chemical Regulations in 2019.” Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was an exhibitor.

WEBINAR -- Prop 65: Exposure Assessments and Compliance Implications, March 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was pleased to present the complimentary webinar “Prop 65:  Exposure Assessments and Compliance Implications.” The webinar discussed legal, scientific, and practical considerations for companies to evaluate before deciding to conduct and rely upon exposure assessments determinations that Prop 65 warning requirements do not apply.  The webinar consisted of 45 minutes of presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A period. Lisa R. Burchi, Of Counsel, B&C, and Jason E. Johnston, M.S., Senior Scientist, B&C, presented. 

Food Contact Regulations USA 2019, March 19-20, 2019, Washington D.C.

Over two days, the annual Food Contact Regulations USA conference offered guidance on the latest developments in food contact materials from experts (including regulators, specialist consultants, and industry) using informative presentations, panel discussions, and interactive Q&As. The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was an exhibitor.

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 presented "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 included 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), instructed.

Society of Toxicology 58th Annual Meeting & ToxExpo, March 10-14, 2019, Baltimore, MD

The Society of Toxicology’s 58th Annual Meeting & ToxExpo included scientific sessions, continuing education courses, symposium and workshop sessions and more. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®, Director of Toxicology, B&C, presented “Data for Chemical Evaluations: Secret or Otherwise.”

2019 GlobalChem Conference, March 6-8, 2019, Washington, D.C.

The 2019 GlobalChem Conference offered a valuable opportunity to not only review recent developments in global chemicals management but to also meet and reconnect with your industry peers and key government representatives. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and consulting affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) were exhibitors.

Nebraska Ethanol Board 2019 Emerging Issues Forum, March 7-8, 2019, La Vista, NE

The Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2019 Emerging Issues Forum focused on the federal biofuels policy landscape and emerging industry trends.  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) were proud sponsors.  Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C, presented “Legal & Regulatory Considerations for Renewable Chemical Production – Brief Overview from the Experts.”

Exporting Chemicals And Hazardous Materials, March 7, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST, Akron, OH

Cleveland State University presented “Exporting Chemicals And Hazardous Materials,” for business development executives, sales managers, shipping managers, export coordinators and sales coordinators to learn more about compliance measures to ensure successful export transactions, upcoming EU REACH registration deadlines, South Korea REACH requirements, regulations in China and Canada, and more. Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented.

February 2019

WEBINAR - SEER Essentials: The New Toxic Substances Control Act - What All Lawyers and Consultants Need to Know, February 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

The New Toxic Substances Control Act - What All Lawyers and Consultants Need to Know,” part of the ABA's Section of Environment, Energy & Resources Law (SEER) Essentials series, provided the basics of the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and is essential for all practitioners operating in the chemicals and chemical products space. The new TSCA has many implementation steps and phases; knowing what these are is essential to staying both compliant and competitive. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), moderated the program.

WEBINAR - - Chemical Regulation After the Mid-Terms: What We Can Expect to See in 2019, February 20, 2019

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA were pleased to present “Chemical Regulation After the Mid-Terms: What We Can Expect to See in 2019,” the fifth and final webinar in the 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series. The mid-term elections fundamentally changed the balance of power on Capitol Hill, and the result will have a significant impact on chemical regulation and environmental matters generally.  The Democrats are now firmly in control of the House, and Congressional oversight will be in high gear.  The House is widely expected to launch a dizzying number of investigations, almost certainly some of them related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) positions on climate change, the role of science, ethical lapses, and deregulation in general.  The use of subpoenas is also expected to be in full display this year.  House and Senate leadership in key Committee assignments will change and so also will the personalities, tone, and content of Congressional oversight of and priority setting related to chemical and other environmental matters.  Speakers Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention; Beau Greenwood, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, CropLife America; Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; and James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C, offered a timely, focused, and riveting discussion.

December 2018

HCPA XPAND2018, December 3-5, 2018, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Household & Commercial Products Association's (HCPA) XPAND2018 annual meeting focused on challenges and opportunities facing the household and commercial products industry. The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud sponsor. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Acta, presented "The Advantages and Legal Consequences of Ramped Up Supply Chain Communications."

November 2018

Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association Fall Conference: The Strong Economy and Advances in Technology

The Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association (SYFA) Fall Conference brought together individuals affiliated with the synthetic yarn and fiber industry to discuss business, innovations, and regulatory changes. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), presented regarding California’s Proposition 65.

ChemCon Europe 2018, November 12-16, 2018, Budapest, Hungary

ChemCon Europe 2018 brought together experts representing companies, authorities and international organizations from over 30 countries. Presentations were given by more than 50 speakers from governments and industry will focus in the field of international chemical legislation all over the world, including REACH, TSCA, GHS and country specific information on inventories, and labelling requirements. Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant, The Acta Group (Acta®), presented "Middle East - Chemical Management and Product Regulation."

Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference, November 14-15, 2018, London, England

The 2018 Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference covered all the key requirements pertinent to placing hardware products on the market, offering the ideal, one-stop opportunity to catch up with current issues, catch a glimpse of the road ahead, and chat with experts and peers. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented "Life in the Trump Lane: Key U.S. Policy and Regulatory Initiatives under the Trump/Pruitt Administration."

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.

7th Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference 2018, November 8-10, 2018, Washington, D.C.

The 2018 Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) conference included presentations on the applications, effects, implications, analytical methods, and lifecycle aspects of nanomaterials, while exploring how nanomaterials and nanotechnology can improve the sustainability of selected fields. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) presented.

WEBINAR -- Proposition 65 Warning Requirements and Compliance Strategies, November 7, 2018, 11:00 a.m. EDT

Compliance & Risks presented a complimentary webinar “Proposition 65 Warning Requirements and Compliance Strategies.” Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) and Lisa R. Burchi, Senior Regulatory Specialist, Acta, presented an overview of California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment new Prop 65 warning label requirements that took effect on August 30, 2018. 

Biocides USA, November 6-7, 2018, San Francisco, California

The fourth annual Biocides USA, presented by Chemical Watch, covered new developments in United States biocidal product regulation, as well as global regulations in China, South Korea, Vietnam, India, the European Union, and Canada. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, toxicologist with The Acta Group (Acta®), presented on pesticide regulations in China.

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.

WEBINAR -- Keeping up with FSMA – Rules, Obligations, and Key Compliance Dates, October 17, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT

With the pending implementation dates of several core elements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), many manufacturers are challenged in addressing efficiently and smartly supply chain complexities. This webinar, presented by Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant, The Acta Group (Acta®), Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, and Scott J. Burya, Ph.D., Regulatory Chemist, Acta, showed participants how to prepare for these forthcoming deadlines and how the intended use of a substance impacts regulatory obligations. The webinar consisted of a 45 minutes of presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A session.

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®), moderated the Sustainable Investment in Agriculture session.

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.

CLA and RISE 2018 Annual Meeting, September 23-25, 2018, Amelia Island, Florida

The 2018 CropLife America and RISE Annual Meeting brought together government representatives, scientists, and industry professionals to address science and regulatory issues impacting the crop protection and specialty pesticide industries. The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud sponsor.

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.

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.

NanoBCA 2018 Annual Conference, June 14, 2018, Washington D.C.

The 17th Annual Conference of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) welcomed leading experts from private industry who were commercializing nanomaterials, representatives from government agencies, and public policy leaders. The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud member of NanoBCA. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, presented. 

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.”

New Developments in Pesticide Law and Policy, May 8, 2018, Washington D.C.

ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources and CropLife America presented New Developments in Pesticide Law and Policy, a conference covering crop protection product regulation in the United States and Europe.  Lisa M. Campbell, Vice President, The Acta Group (Acta®) moderated the “FIFRA Enforcement & Compliance” panel.

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. 

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Spring 2018 Meeting, April 21-25, 2018, Orlando, Florida

The SCHC Spring 2018 Meeting included professional development courses, a board meeting open to all members, and a general meeting with poster session. Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant with The Acta Group (Acta®), presented on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in Central America and Mexico.

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.”

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.

March 2018

TRFA Spring Meeting, March 11-14, 2018, Nashville, Tennessee

The Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Short Course provided an opportunity to deepen established industry and professional relationships and develop new ones with industry leaders who provided information on issues that are a common concern for thermoset resin formulators and their suppliers. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), presented. 

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.”

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference on Development & Deployment, February 28 - March 2, 2018, Washington, D.C.

ABLC 2018 was a connected series of five conferences on the most important issues in the bioeconomy. These conferences provided updates from key government agencies, an opening session with the heads of top trade organizations, and information on policy, finance, partnerships, world class R&D, and effective scale-up. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist at The Acta Group (Acta®) and Lauren Graham, Ph.D., chemist at Acta, presented.

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.”

Where Do We Stand on Alternative Testing? Looking back and peering forward, February 20-21, 2018, Los Angeles, California

The University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN) presented “Where Do We Stand on Alternative Testing? Looking back and peering forward,” a two-day workshop bringing together opinion leaders to discuss the past decade of nano-government. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), participated. 

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. 

December 2017

2017 ISEA Annual Meeting, November 29 - December 1, 2017, Arlington, Virginia

The 2017 International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) Annual Meeting provided information on all things safety equipment, including advocacy, policy updates and connecting with safety equipment industry colleagues. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), and Lisa R. Burchi, Senior Regulatory Specialist at Acta, spoke. 

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.”

2017 Retail Law Conference, October 10-12, 2017, Chicago Illinois

The 2017 Retail Law Conference covers pressing issues facing the retail industry and provides ample opportunity for interactive participation in roundtable discussions, Q&A with speakers, and networking breaks. The Acta Group (Acta®) President Lynn L. Bergeson will speak at “A Peek Behind the Curtain: Retailers, New Technologies, and What You Need to Know.” Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud sponsor.

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).

September 2017

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Fall 2017 Meeting, September 23 – 27, 2017, Arlington, Virginia

The SCHC Fall 2017 Meeting included professional development courses, a board meeting open to all members, and the general meeting.  Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) was a proud exhibitor.

2017 CropLife America Annual Meeting, September 22-27, 2017, Laguna Niguel, California

The 2017 CropLife America Annual Meeting provided an opportunity for the crop protection industry to share insights on how technology moves “food forward.” The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) was a proud sponsor. 

17th American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) Latin American Congress, September 11 – 14, 2017, Cancun, Mexico

The AOCS Latin American Congress is held every other year and attracts representatives from more than 30 countries and over 40 exhibiting companies. The Acta Group (Acta®) Senior Regulatory Consultant Michael S. Wenk, M.S., presented “Chemical Substance Management in Central and South America: Insights into Sustainability, Regulatory and Management Opportunities” at the conference. Acta was a proud sponsor.

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.

21st Annual American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference, June 13 – 15, 2017, Reston, Virginia

The 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) 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.  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., spoke.  B&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

WEBINAR - - Nanotechnology Industry Association (NIA) “Regulatory Priorities and Current Activities”, May 24, 2017

NIA hosted its second 2017 webinar, “Regulatory Priorities and Current Activities” on May 24, 2017. The webinar discussed topics including REACH annex modification and nanomaterial definitions. Lynn L. Bergeson presented.

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

Biocides USA 2017, March 29 - 30, 2017, San Francisco, California

The 3rd Annual Biocides USA Conference, presented by Chemical Watch, covered new developments in the US and around the world.  On March 30th, Acta Senior Regulatory Consultant Michael S. Wenk, M.S. presented on biocidal regulations in Latin America including common themes, Mercosur and Andean community, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.

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

Exporting Chemicals and Hazardous Materials: Major Global Markets Regulatory Compliance, February 23, 2017, Akron, Ohio

Exporting Chemicals and Hazardous Materials: Major Global Markets Regulatory Compliance was a program presented by Akron Global Business Accelerator. Learn about the compliance measures to ensure your export transactions are completed successfully from beginning to end.  Acta Senior Regulatory Consultant Karin F. Baron, MSPH presented "South Korean and China Regulations and other Asian Market Regulations & Opportunities".

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.

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. Register online.

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.

January 2017

WEBINAR - - EPA's New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule: How Will it Impact Your Operations? January 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m. (EST)

On November 28th, the Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule was published in the Federal Register. The rule went into effect on December 31, 2016. The rule impacts thousands of entities that export and/or import shipments of hazardous wastes. Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson and Senior Regulatory Specialist Christopher R. Bryant presented an in-depth webinar hosted by BLR about the final rule and the steps needed to ensure compliance.

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".

International Safety Association (ISEA) Fall Meeting 2016, November 30 - December 2, 2016, Alexandria, Virginia

ISEA’s Fall Meeting is the safety equipment industry’s premier forum for safety professionals interested in innovation, policy and business intelligence information. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and President, Acta, will discuss California Prop. 65, and steps to protect against a claim, on December 1.

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. Register online.

Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) 2016 Conference, November 10 - 12, 2016, Orlando, Florida

The 2016 Sustanainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) conference brought together scientific experts from academia, industry, and government agencies from around the world to present and discuss current research findings. The SNO Conference emphasized not only the environmental aspects of sustainability but also the societal and economic sustainability issues.  Lynn L. Bergeson delivered Plenary III - "Governance of Nanotechnology" on Thursday, November 10, 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

ICE 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology, September 25-30, 2016, Orlando, Florida

The 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology theme was “Entomology Without Borders.” The event was expected to bring together the largest delegation of scientists and experts in the history of the discipline.  Acta Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs James V. Aidala presented “Current US Regulatory Process” in the symposium “Agronomic and Economic Benefits of Seed Treatments: The IPM Perspective” on September 28.

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.

August 2016

252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 21-25, 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The theme of the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting was “Chemistry of the People, by the People, for the People.” Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson presented “Genetic Engineering, Chemistry, and Consumers” on August 22.

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