December 7, 2023

B&C Publishes New FIFRA Tutor® Courses and Updates TSCA Tutor® Courses

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the publication of updates and additions to the B&C online regulatory training platform. All courses can be accessed at https://training.lawbc.com/. TSCA Tutor® B&C has updated the content in T101 — An Overview of TSCA and T204 — Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) to reflect updated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) implementation information and the upcoming 2024 CDR period. FIFRA Tutor® B&C has...
December 7, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Quoted in Chemical Watch Article “Update to TSCA risk evaluation rule would be ‘sea change’ for existing chemicals programme”

On December 6, 2023, comments by Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. were featured in Chemical Watch’s article on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent proposal to overhaul its 2017 risk evaluation ‘framework’ rule. Lynn Bergeson and Rich Engler of Bergeson & Campbell said their primary concern centres around the proposal to remove scientific definitions like ‘best available science’ and ‘weight of the scientific evidence’ from the...
December 4, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson and Christopher Blunck Quoted in Chemical Watch Article “US EPA issues rare TSCA orders to prohibit PFAS produced in plastic fluorination”

On December 4, 2023, comments by Lynn L. Bergeson and Christopher Blunck were featured in Chemical Watch’s article regarding a TSCA section 5(f) orders prohibiting Texas-based Inhance Technologies from producing certain PFAS when fluorinating plastic containers, a move the company said will threaten its “very existence” and affect thousands of downstream businesses. According to Bergeson & Campbell managing partner Lynn Bergeson, the severity of the remedy (cessation of...
November 30, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Quoted in Chemical Watch Article “TSCA risk evaluation for formaldehyde will follow existing procedural rule”

On December 6, 2023, comments by Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. were featured in Chemical Watch’s article on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to conduct its TSCA risk evaluation of formaldehyde following procedures in its existing risk evaluation ‘framework’ rule, rather than those set out in a recent regulatory proposal. Lynn Bergeson and Richard Engler of law firm Bergeson & Campbell said they were surprised to hear the agency would...
November 22, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Named 2023 Affiliates of the Year by ACD (formerly NACD)

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is proud to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, have received the Affiliate of the Year award from the Alliance for Chemical Distribution (ACD), for their “invaluable counsel,” “technical support,” and guidance on chemical distribution issues. ACD is the new name and identity of the association formerly known as the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). In their...
October 26, 2023

Catherine M. Croke, DBA, Elected to Product Stewardship Society Board of Directors

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Catherine M. Croke, DBA, Director of Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs, has been elected to serve on the Product Stewardship Society’s (PSS) Board of Directors for the 2023 – 2026 term. PSS President Lisa Marie Nespoli, CPPS, said of the newly elected directors: “These accomplished figures have earned recognition as leaders in product stewardship, and we are eager to tap...
October 18, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson to Present at ABA SEER “Careers in Chemicals” Webinar

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to share that Lynn L. Bergeson will present during the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ (SEER) Pesticides and Chemicals Committee’s “Careers in Chemicals” webinar on October 20, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). This event will feature a panel of experienced attorneys who will discuss their legal careers, why they focus their practice on chemical regulatory/litigation...
October 11, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article “EPA’s Final PFAS Data Rule Seen as Ripe for Industry Challenges”

On October 10, 2023, comments by Lynn L. Bergeson were featured in Bloomberg Law’s article on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to require companies to report extensive information about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their merchandise. Not every attorney thinks the rule could be legally vulnerable. The regulatory burden, especially on small business entities, is high, and the scope of the reporting obligation is “insanely broad,” said Lynn...
September 29, 2023

Karin F. Baron, MSPH, and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., to Speak at SCHC’s Annual Meeting

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that  Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Director of Hazard Communication and International Registration Strategy, and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, will present the full-day Regulatory Jurisdiction Workshop on October 2, 2023, an intermediate course where participants will gain a clearer understanding of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide,...
September 26, 2023

IBA Agriculture and Food Section Shares “Responsible Land-Based Investments in Agriculture: Latin America” Recording and Announces IBA Annual Conference Sessions

The International Bar Association (IBA) Agriculture and Food Section (AFS) is sponsoring two sessions at the IBA Annual Conference Paris 2023, covering the increase in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as it impacts global food security and ways to protect biodiversity through legal instruments. Antimicrobial resistance regulation in the context of one health: how legislation can help reduce AMR, Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (CET), AFS is lead sponsor. This session will...
September 21, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson and Lisa R. Burchi to Present at Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit Americas and PFAS Updates USA Conferences

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson and Lisa R. Burchi are speaking at Chemical Watch’s Regulatory Summit Americas (September 25 – 26, 2023) and PFAS Updates USA (September 27, 2023) conferences. On September 25, 2023, Ms. Bergeson will present “TSCA Reporting Including PFAS and Asbestos.” Topics include: Also on September 25, 2023, Ms. Burchi will present “Legal Requirements of the Federal...
August 31, 2023

IBA Agriculture and Food Section Shares “Responsible Land-Based Investments in Agriculture: Latin America” Recording and Announces IBA Annual Conference Sessions

The International Bar Association (IBA) Agriculture and Food Section (AFS), Chaired by Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), is pleased to share a recording from the Capacity Development Webinar for Lawyers on Responsible Land-Based Investments in Agriculture: Latin America Focus. This webinar explores the current regulatory framework for sustainable and responsible investment in agriculture, and panelists discuss how lawyers in the private and public...
August 23, 2023

TSCA New Chemical Coalition Comments Included in Bloomberg Article “Plastic Waste Chemicals Rule Spurs Criticism of EPA by All Sides”

Comments submitted by The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) New Chemicals Coalition (NCC) regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulations to control health risks from chemicals made with waste plastic were featured by Bloomberg in a August 23, 2023 article.  [o]ther trade groups told the EPA its rules “would hinder development of advanced recycling projects and progress towards a more circular plastics economy.” The heat generated through the...
August 23, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in “US EPA extends planned PFAS enforcement scheme to users” by Chemical Watch

On August 23, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) regarding a new enforcement effort announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) imposing liability for PFAS pollution that would target not only manufacturers, but also users of the persistent substances.  Lynn Bergeson, managing partner at Bergeson & Campbell, said: “What you don’t know may hurt you, so be PFAS-aware and understand every aspect...
August 22, 2023

Karin F. Baron Quoted in “Lawyers urge industry to prepare for Chile’s first chemical reporting deadline next year” by Chemical Watch

On August 22, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Director of Hazard Communication and International Registration Strategy with The Acta Group (Acta®) regarding preparing for notification deadlines as Chile’s Ministry of Environment (MMA) is set to begin compiling a national inventory of chemicals from August next year. That includes determining which substances are considered hazardous and require registration/notification, said Karin Baron,...
August 14, 2023

Recording Available for “Product Stewardship Practices for Effective Supply Chain Interaction” Webinar

The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) August 1, 2023, webinar, “Product Stewardship Practices for Effective Supply Chain Interaction,” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar, Catherine M. Croke, DBA, Director of Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs, B&C; Lee A. Bowers, Vice President, Environmental Health & Safety, RPM International Inc. (RPM); Michael J. Ford, President,...
July 26, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson to Present on Use and Regulation of Chemicals at PLI’s Environmental Regulation in Practice 2023: New Challenges and Controversies

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson will present during the “Use and Regulation of Chemicals” session of the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) Environmental Regulation in Practice 2023: New Challenges and Controversies program on August 2, 2023. Ms. Bergeson and co-presenter Alexandra Dapolito Dunn will discuss: Register...
July 14, 2023

Recording Available for “Preparing a PFAS Game Plan in the U.S., the UK, and the EU” Webinar

The Acta Group (Acta®) and EPPA’s July 11, 2023, webinar, “Preparing a PFAS Game Plan in the U.S., the UK, and the EU,” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar, Meglena Mihova, Managing Partner of EPPA, a Brussels-based regulatory and public affairs consultancy; Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Acta; and Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, discussed bans, restrictions, and reporting requirements for Perfluoroalkyl and...
July 12, 2023

TSCA at Seven: As Reasonably Foreseen, ELI and B&C Conclude Another Riveting Conference

On June 29, 2023, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health presented “TSCA Reform — Seven Years Later.” This virtual conference marked the seventh Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Annual Conference, reflecting on the accomplishments and challenges since the implementation of the 2016 Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg Act) and...
June 30, 2023

ECHA Accepting Comment on Draft SEAC Opinion on Proposed MCCP Restriction Proposal

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is seeking comment on the draft opinion of its Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) concerning the restriction proposal for medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) and other substances that contain chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range of C14 to C17. According to the Information Note on SEAC’s draft opinion, substances containing chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths from C14 to C17 are used in various sectors and in a broad...
June 15, 2023

Registration Now Open for “Preparing a PFAS Game Plan in the U.S., the UK, and the EU” Webinar

July 11, 202310:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EDT)4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CEST) REGISTER NOW Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are attracting global legal, regulatory, commercial, and litigation attention as no other “emerging contaminant” has. Companies producing, processing, distributing, and/or using these substances must be aware of these global legal developments and take steps now to minimize legal, regulatory, and commercial risk. In the United States and...
June 13, 2023

Speakers and Sessions Announced, Registration Open for “TSCA Reform — Seven Years Later” Virtual Conference, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT June 29, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDTJune 29, 2023 REGISTER NOW The full program, including session details and confirmed speakers for the 7th annual Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) conference, “TSCA Reform — Seven Years Later,” is detailed below. This timely and essential day-long virtual conference will provide updates on risk evaluation, risk management, new chemical review, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and more. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the...
June 7, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “NGOs push for rare TSCA order to block Texas company’s plastic fluorination”

On June 5, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding a push from NGO’s for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) to use for the first time its authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 5 to block a Texas-based company from using a plastic fluorination process that generates several types of long-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  If the EPA were to make a...
June 6, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. to Present on Circularity and Nomenclature Issues during ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

The Acta Group (Acta®) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) are pleased to announce that Director of Chemistry Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. will present “Circular Routes and Chemical Nomenclature” during the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) 27th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. The theme of this year’s conference, occurring June 13-15, 2023, in Long Beach, CA, is “Closing the Loop: Chemistry for a Sustainable Future.” During his...
June 5, 2023

James P. Herrick Joins The Acta Group and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

The Acta Group (Acta®) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) are pleased to announce that James P. Herrick has joined our firms as a Regulatory Consultant. Mr. Herrick brings nearly two decades of experience at Fortune 500 companies developing, implementing, and managing worldwide environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance. Mr. Herrick has gained an exceptionally broad understanding of international chemical regulatory programs while honing a remarkably focused...
June 1, 2023

B&C Publishes FIFRA Tutor® Courses Covering Transfer of FIFRA Registrations, and Data Compensation and Sharing

The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that additional FIFRA Tutor® regulatory training courses are now available at www.FIFRAtutor.com. The one-hour F105 — Due Diligence and Transferring FIFRA Registrations and/or Data module and two-hour F208 — Data Citation, Data Compensation, and Data Sharing module join six existing FIFRA Tutor courses providing expert, essential Federal Insecticide,...
May 26, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. and Catherine M. Croke, DBA to Present during Chemical Watch’s “TSCA Fundamentals” Course – Tuesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 8, 2023, via webinar

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Director of Chemistry, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., and Director of Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs, Catherine M. Croke, DBA, will join Chemical Watch to present TSCA Fundamentals. This two-day course will offer in-depth training on the very latest Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulatory and policy developments, their impact, and how to anticipate their...
May 24, 2023

Recording Available for “TOP TSCA TOPICS: PFAS Cumulative Risk, NAMs, Risk Evaluations, CBI, and More”

The Acta Group (Acta®) affliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) May 17, 2023, webinar, “TOP TSCA TOPICS: PFAS, Cumulative Risk, NAMs, Risk Evaluations, CBI, and More,” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar, Anna B. Lowit, Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT); Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C; and Lynn L. Bergeson,...
April 27, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “Mixed reception for workplace requirements in proposed TSCA methylene chloride rule”

On April 27, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding the proposed TSCA risk management rule that would ban all consumer uses and most commercial applications of methylene chloride. For ten continuing uses, the agency outlined a new workplace chemical protection programme (WCPP) requiring adherence to exposure limits well below those set by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration...
April 25, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., to Present during NACD’s “IRS Issues Proposed Superfund Chemical Excise Tax Regulations — What Now, What Is Next?”

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Director of Chemistry Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. will present during the National Association of Chemical Distributors’ (NACD) “IRS Issues Proposed Superfund Chemical Excise Tax Regulations — What Now, What is Next?” webinar. In late March, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued long-awaited proposed Superfund (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, or...
April 19, 2023

Register Now for the “TOP TSCA TOPICS: Cumulative Risk, NAMs, Risk Evaluations, CBI, and More!” Webinar

May 17, 202311:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT REGISTER NOW The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) has advanced groundbreaking science policy initiatives in furtherance of implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). As EPA advances New Approach Methodologies (NAM), cumulative risk assessment methodologies, and systematic review procedures, chemical stakeholders must understand directionally how these initiatives are...
April 14, 2023

Catherine M. Croke, DBA to Speak at HCPA IMPACT2023

May 3-5, 2023, Washington, D.C. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are proud to be sponsors of IMPACT2023, the Household & Commercial Products Association’s (HCPA) Mid-Year Meeting. This in-person meeting, open to HCPA members and non-members alike, provides an opportunity to learn about and engage on legislative and regulatory issues, product registrations, sustainability, industry trends, and more. On Friday, May 5, 2023, Catherine M. Croke,...
April 13, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “EPA faces rare lawsuit over TSCA new chemical consent order”

On April 12, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding a federal lawsuite filed by a Mississippi community group against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), alleging the agency improperly approved the manufacture of a plastic-derived biofuel that “would result” in a high cancer risk to exposed residents.  Rich Engler, director of chemistry with Bergeson & Campbell, said the EPA...
April 11, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Processing in Article “Chemical Plants Face Costs, Monitoring Challenges to Meet EPA’s Toxic Emissions Standards”

On April 11, 2023, Chemical Processing quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to cut toxic emissions by 6,000 tons per year. The EPA estimated that chemical producers would incur about $501 million in total capital costs and approximately $190 million in total annualized costs to comply with updates to National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air...
April 5, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Bloomberg Law in Article “EPA to gauge impact of TSCA new chemicals outreach initiative”

On April 4, 2023, Bloomberg Law quoted Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) process for reviewing new chemicals. Chemical manufacturers should anticipate the EPA’s reviews of new chemicals to take a year or more, not the 90-180 days mandated by the law, said Richard Engler, director of chemistry at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Yet “the agency is improving,” he said....
March 29, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “Can the US EPA reduce the cost of TSCA risk evaluations?”

On March 29, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group, (Acta®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to to streamline reviews of existing chemicals. Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell, says the agency’s reviews “should become more efficient over time”. There may be challenges in the medium term, as long-time staff retire and the agency onboards and trains new assessors....
March 29, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. and Karin F. Baron, MSPH to Speak at GlobalChem 2023

April 3-5, 2023, Washington D.C. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are proud to be sponsors of and presenting during the 2023 GlobalChem Conference. This three-day event offers authoritative speakers, in-depth sessions, and a chance to meet and reconnect with industry peers and key government representatives. Highlights from the diverse and substantive program planned for GlobalChem attendees include: The full agenda is available...
March 28, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “EPA to gauge impact of TSCA new chemicals outreach initiative”

On March 28, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to look at incoming pre-manufacture notices (PMNs) to determine the success of its recent industry outreach to reduce ‘rework’ in Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) new chemical assessments. The plan follows the agency’s TSCA new chemicals engineering initiative, which aimed to streamline and...
March 27, 2023

Recording Available for “Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations”

The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) March 22, 2023, webinar, “Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations,” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar LeRoy (Lee) C. Paddock, Distinguished Professorial Lecturer of Environmental Law at the George Washington University Law School; Edith G. Nagy, Regulatory Consultant, B&C; and Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C, discuss the history and...
March 8, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton Chosen as Top Authors by JD Supra Readers

The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and Regulatory Analyst Carla N. Hutton have been recognized in the 2023 JD Supra Readers Choice Awards as top authors in the Environment section. This is Ms. Bergeson’s seventh Readers Choice award, which recognizes the most-read and -shared articles posted on JD Supra, a legal news service, and Ms. Hutton’s first. B&C’s monthly “Wrap-Up of...
February 24, 2023

Acta Affiliate B&C Launches PFAS News and Information Site for Industry Stakeholders; Will Hold PFAS Webinar May 17, 2023

The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) has launched the PFAS News and Information web page. Continuing B&C’s tradition of providing reliable information and analysis of the most pressing chemical issues of the day, this web page provides constantly updated resources to help those in the chemicals and chemical products industries understand what they need to know about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) developments and what it means to...
February 16, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Bloomberg Law in Article “EU Inaction on Nanomaterials Leading to Risks, Groups Say”

On February 15, 2023, Bloomberg Law quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding claims by environmental groups that the European Union (EU) has failed to update rules on nanomaterials, leading to insufficient information being provided about the potential health and environmental risks posed by the substances.  An update of REACH is being prepared that will, among other things, write the mid-2022 definition of nanomaterials into the law,...
February 2, 2023

“What to Expect in Chemicals Policy and Regulation and on Capitol Hill in 2023” Webinar Available On-Demand

The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) January 31, 2023, webinar “What to Expect in Chemicals Policy and Regulation and on Capitol Hill in 2023” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C; Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C; and Dennis R. Deziel, Senior Government Affairs...
January 25, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Joins Craig Williams for Lawyer 2 Lawyer Episode “Environmental Law Series: Inside The Toxic Substances Control Act”

On January 20, 2023, Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) joined Craig Williams for “Environmental Law Series: Inside The Toxic Substances Control Act” on the Environmental Law series of the Lawyer 2 Lawyer podcast. During this conversation, Ms. Bergeson and Mr. Williams discuss history and impact of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) on the manufacturing, processing, distribution, use, and disposal of commercial and industrial chemicals. This episode, and a transcript,...
January 19, 2023

Recording Available For “Two Years Later: How Has the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Changed REACH and CLP Regulations?”

The Acta Group’s (Acta®) January 17, 2023, webinar, “Two Years Later: How Has the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Changed REACH and CLP Regulations?,” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar Meglena Mihova, Managing Partner, EPPA; Thomas Petry, Ph.D., Managing Director, ToxMinds; Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Director of Toxicology, Acta; and Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, explore...
January 19, 2023

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group Announce Arrivals and Promotions

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce the following hirings and promotions. Catherine M. Croke, DBA, has been named Director of Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs. Dr. Croke is a highly experienced professional with more than three decades of successfully developing and executing product stewardship and regulatory compliance programs within global specialty chemicals and materials companies. She offers clients an exceptionally broad...
January 18, 2023

Acta Webinar on Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article “Chemical Law Change Ahead in EU Seen Likely to Raise Costs in US”

On January 17, 2023, Bloomberg Law quoted speakers, including Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®, Vice President, Scientific Affairs and Director of Toxicology, The Acta Group (Acta®),  from Acta’s “Two Years Later: How Has the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Changed REACH and CLP Regulations?” webinar. The European Union will propose many regulatory changes this year that could substantially increase US companies’ costs and prevent...
January 18, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “What should we expect from TSCA in 2023?”

On January 18, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding changes expected from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the coming year.  According to attorneys at Bergeson & Campbell, the EPA has pulled senior scientists from across the agency to assist with new chemicals reviews, while continuing to hire new ones. “The onboarding and training of new assessors will take time, but EPA’s...
January 17, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “US speciality chemical firms considering shifting R&D to EU”

On January 17, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, The Acta Group (Acta®) regarding an annoucement by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (Socma) that U.S. speciality chemicals companies are “strongly considering” introducing new chemicals into the European market due to the consistency of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) review process relative to that of...
January 6, 2023

The Acta Group Releases 2023 Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its global consulting affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) and consortia management affiliate B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) are pleased to offer you our Forecast 2023, our seasoned team’s collective take on what to expect regarding global industrial, agricultural, and biocidal chemical initiatives in the New Year. We have worked hard to offer our best-informed judgment on the trends and key developments we expect to see in 2023....