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September 24, 2013

Lara A. Hall, M.S., RQAP-GLP, Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., The Acta Group, and B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C.

The ACTA Group

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) is pleased to announce that Lara A. Hall, a Registered Quality Assurance Professional in Good Laboratory Practice with a Masters degree in Biology, has joined our staff of scientists at B&C, The Acta Group (Acta), and B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM). With over a decade of experience in environmental research, study monitoring, and international regulatory support, Ms. Hall will assist our clients in placing and monitoring studies to assist with new chemicals, pesticides, biocides, and endocrine disruptor testing programs (domestic and international); developing testing plans for chemicals seeking regulatory approval; and assessing studies for conformance with testing guidelines, data compensation, and regulatory and GLP requirements.

Ms. Hall’s commitment to scientific integrity, deadlines, budgets, and her acute attention to detail are all invaluable to clients pursuing regulatory compliance in a competitive business climate. She is proficient in monitoring and auditing studies through all phases of environmental testing programs, including test plan development, laboratory inspection and study placement, protocol development, dose selection, in life monitoring, report and data review for scientific integrity and compliance, budget management, and sponsor updates. Her regulatory experience includes dossier and robust summary preparation, environmental risk assessment, fate modeling, and interfacing with a global network of regulatory officials related to submissions under the European Union (EU) Biocidal Products Directive/Regulation (BPD/BPR); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH); and the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

A passion for aquatic ecology born during undergraduate field work with the Virginia Tech Department of Biology’s “Stream Team” has led Ms. Hall through a distinguished career, including positions at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Environmental Sciences Division; the Stroud Water Research Center, where she led field research and was responsible for data management and quality assurance (QA) and control; and most recently as senior scientist and QA auditor at a toxicology consulting firm where she monitored and quality assured ecotoxicology, environmental fate, physical-chemical properties, product chemistry, and analytical method validation studies from protocol development through final reporting.

Ms. Hall earned both a Bachelor of Science (cum laude) and a Master of Science degree in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and is a member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (2003-2013), and the Society of Quality Assurance (2004-2013).