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.”

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