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June 17, 2021

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article “EPA’s Flame Retardant Rule Offers Chemical Lesson for Businesses”

The ACTA Group

On April 9, 2021, Bloomberg Law featured comments by Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) regarding a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule restricting industrial uses of a popular flame retardant is causing headaches for equipment manufacturers and demonstrating how the nation’s chemicals law can upend global supply chains.

But the Environmental Protection Agency was besieged by industry pleas for help soon after the new administration came into office in January, so it took an unusual step. It announced in March that it wouldn’t enforce a key part of the regulation until September, and it invited more comment on the final rule.


Meanwhile, anxious clients are calling some law firms daily awaiting any update on how the agency will respond, said Lynn L. Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson and Campbell PC, which specializes in chemical laws. They don’t know how much longer they can ship products to U.S. and have the goods arrive before the Sept. 4 deadline when the agency may start enforcing its ban, she said.

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