Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Bloomberg Environment Regarding Upcoming EPA Chemical Review Deadlines
On June 18, 2018, Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Acta, were quoted in the Bloomberg Environment article “Tidal Wave of Toxics Deadlines Awaits EPA, Industries in 2019.”
The EPA needs more staff and money to manage its oversight of both existing and new chemicals, said Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell, PC in Washington.
The agency’s chemicals office “will be torn constantly” over the next two years as to where to deploy its resources, she said.
The 40 new staff members the EPA has said it will hire this year—combined with a planned reorganization of the chemicals office—may help, Bergeson said.
Nearly everyone Bloomberg Environment interviewed stressed that the agency’s coming mountain of work isn’t the beginning of a never-ending struggle.
As the agency gains experience, the work will get easier, said Richard E. Engler, director of chemistry with Bergeson & Campbell[.]