ACTA News: FIFRA

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 Advisor, B&C discussed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ... read more >
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. Here at home, most would agree the Biden Administration has made bold and consequential ... read more >
December 1, 2022
Dennis R. Deziel Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “US EPA trims annual pesticide registration maintenance fees"
On December 1, 2022, Chemical Watch quoted Dennis R. Deziel, Senior Government Affairs Advisor, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) reduction of its annual pesticide registration maintenance fee to $2,400 for fiscal year 2023, down from $2,660 in the previous year.  Dennis Deziel, senior government affairs advisor at law firm Bergeson and Campbell, told Chemical Watch that Congress is working to "finalise bipartisan legislative language", adding that the industry "hopes to see a discussion ... read more >
June 27, 2022
All Things Chemical® Podcast Presents “Balancing Wildlife Protection and Responsible Pesticide Use -- A Conversation with EPA’s Jake Li
The latest episode of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) All Things Chemical® podcast, “Balancing Wildlife Protection and Responsible Pesticide Use -- A Conversation with Jake Li,” features a conversation with Jake Li, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Pesticide Programs, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Conversation topics include what the Administration is doing to balance wildlife protection and responsible pesticide use and how the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Workplan is helping ... read more >
April 21, 2022
Recording Available: “FIFRA Hot Topics”
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) April 20, 2022, webinar “FIFRA Hot Topics” is now available for on-demand viewing at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7426709986449689102. During this one-hour webinar, Lisa M. Campbell, Partner, B&C, moderated a lively and informative discussion between Edward Messina, Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), and James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C, as they discussed key OPP developments and priorities.   With year one of the Biden ... read more >
January 5, 2022
Register Now for “What to Expect in Chemicals in 2022”
2022 will bring competing priorities for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for which companies should now prepare. The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to present “What to Expect in Chemicals in 2022,” a webinar offering our best informed judgment as to the trends and key developments B&C’s legal, scientific, and regulatory professionals expect to see in 2022. These include consequential policy shifts reflecting the Biden Administration’s “all of government” commitment to ... read more >
January 3, 2022
The Acta Group Releases 2022 Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its 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 2022. The extraordinary diversity and complexity of global industrial, agricultural, and biocidal chemical initiatives in which our clients engage are reflected in the detailed summary that follows, prepared by the legal, scientific, and regulatory professionals of B&C, Acta, and BCCM. In this comprehensive overview, we offer our best informed judgment as to the trends ... read more >
September 10, 2021
Meibao Zhuang, Ph.D., Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group Agricultural Chemicals Practices
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Meibao Zhuang, Ph.D., has joined our firms as Senior Scientist and Regulatory Consultant. Dr. Zhuang offers clients in-depth scientific knowledge and exceptional skills in global and regional regulatory strategy honed over a nearly 20-year career leading regulatory efforts with Corteva Agriscience (Corteva) and Dow AgroSciences LLC (Dow). Dr. Zhuang is a research scientist with a Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology, and Masters and Bachelors degrees in Entomology and Genetics. Dr. Zhuang, ... read more >
February 7, 2020
James V. Aidala Quoted by The Washington Post in “Trump has kept this controversial pesticide on the market. Now its biggest manufacturer is stopping production”
On February 6, 2020, comments by James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), were featured in a Washington Post article about Corteva Agriscience’s decision to stop producing the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Jim Aidala, a consultant for Corteva who served as EPA’s associate administrator for pesticides and toxics under Bill Clinton, said in an interview that because the Obama administration made a decision on chlorpyrifos just before Trump took office, the science it relied on “never got fully vetted.” The ... read more >
May 22, 2019
WEBINAR - - Preserving Cosmetics on a Global Scale:  It Is Harder Than You Think
Available On Demand Overview: Cosmetic formulations often contain preservatives to protect the product’s integrity and extend its shelf life.  The regulatory requirements that product manufacturers must adhere to when incorporating preservatives into their products and what claims are permissible on their product labels is far from harmonized globally, and the path is not getting easier.  This webinar will provide an overview of cosmetic ingredient regulations in the U.S., the European Union (EU), Canada, and China, focusing on how preservatives are regulated in cosmetic ... read more >
April 15, 2019
Jason E. Johnston, M.S. Co-Authors “Benchmarking the Current Codex Alimentarius International Estimated Short-Term Intake Equations and the Proposed New Equations” in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce the publication of “Benchmarking the Current Codex Alimentarius International Estimated Short-Term Intake Equations and the Proposed New Equations,” co-authored by Jason E. Johnston, M.S., Senior Scientist with B&C and Acta. The article was published by the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry and can be accessed at http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jafc.8b05547.  The five co-authors of the study were assembled by Cheryl Cleveland through CropLife ... read more >
April 9, 2019
FIFRA Hot Topics in Pesticide, Biocides, and Other Agricultural Chemicals Regulation and Litigation
  Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) Register Today Throughout the first few months of 2019, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) issues have been dynamic, complicated, and controversial with regard to both individual pesticides (example: chlorpyrifos), as well as continued debates about larger state, national, and international policies.  March in particular roared in like a lion -- the “Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018,” which reauthorizes the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act (PRIA 4) ... read more >
March 11, 2019
Bloomberg Environment Includes Quotes from James V. Aidala in “EPA Budget Calls for Speedier Pesticide Reviews”
On March 11, 2019, Bloomberg Environment featured comments by James V. Aidala, Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs with The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding a plan for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut two months off the time it takes to review pesticide registrations. One chemical-industry consultant says the EPA’s ability to shave 60 days from its reviews depends on the kind of registration. “You’re not going to cut two months from a product with a four- or a six-month review time,” said James V. Aidala, a government affairs ... read more >
January 18, 2019
Bloomberg Environment Includes Quotes From James V. Aidala In The Article “Pesticide Makers Face Product Approval Delays During Shutdown”
On January 18, 2019, Bloomberg Environment featured comments by James V. Aidala, Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs with The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding delayed pesticide product approvals. The EPA also processes thousands of applications for so-called “me-too” chemicals—pesticides that are nearly identical to other products already on the market. “EPA is normally able to process those applications pretty quickly,” said Jim Aidala, a government affairs consultant for Bergeson and Campbell PC. Many farmers and small and ... read more >
January 7, 2019
Inside EPA Includes Quotes From James V. Aidala In The Article “Democrats Seek PRIA Passage After EPA Vows To Preserve Pesticide Rules”
On January 7, 2019, Inside EPA featured comments by James V. Aidala, Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs with The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding new efforts to reauthorize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) program. EPA's authority to collect fees lapsed Dec. 21 when lawmakers failed to approve legislation funding EPA and other agencies, depriving them of a legislative vehicle to which they could attach a PRIA reauthorization. While the agency's pesticides office operated under the partial ... read more >
June 14, 2018
Lynn L. Bergeson, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., And Susan M. Kirsch Contribute To ABA SEER’s The Year In Review 2017
The Acta Group (Acta®) affilate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the publication of The Year in Review 2017: Environment, Energy, and Resources Law by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER). The Year in Review 2017 provides an annual summary of developments in environmental, energy, and resources law. B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and Director of Chemistry Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., co-authored the Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know 2017 Annual Report, and B&C Government ... read more >
May 7, 2018
Lisa M. Campbell to Moderate FIFRA Enforcement & Compliance Panel at New Developments in Pesticide Law and Policy Conference
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that on May 8, 2018, Lisa M. Campbell, Partner, will moderate the “FIFRA Enforcement & Compliance” panel at the New Developments in Pesticide Law and Policy conference.  This conference is hosted by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (ABA SEER) and CropLife America, and will cover crop protection issues in the United States and Europe. The New Developments in Pesticide Law and Policy conference is an ABA SEER and CropLife America ... read more >
May 3, 2018
B&C Memorandum Quoted By Inside EPA Regarding EPA’s Proposed Confidential Data Transparency Rule
On May 3, 2018, Inside EPA quoted The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell's (B&C®) memorandum “EPA Releases Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science Proposed Rule” in the article “Critics Doubt EPA Plan To Redact Confidential Data In Transparency Rule.” “For pesticide registrants, the rule poses significant potential issues,” the industry law firm Bergeson & Campbell said in an April 30 analysis, citing, as an example, “registrants spending millions of dollars on studies necessary to ... read more >
April 27, 2018
James V. Aidala and Richard E. Engler Quoted By Bloomberg Environment Regarding Proposed Public Data Plan
On April 27, 2018, James V. Aidala, Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs with The Acta Group (Acta®) and Richard E. Engler, Senior Chemist with Acta, were quoted in the Bloomberg Environment article “Pesticide Makers Back Public-Data Plan—But Not for Trade Secrets.” If the agency sticks with the $100 million threshold under the executive order, then the EPA decisions on whether new chemicals can enter commerce would largely be unaffected, as most wouldn’t meet that threshold, Richard Engler, a senior chemist at Bergeson & Campbell PC who was ... read more >
April 12, 2018
James V. Aidala Quoted in Bloomberg Environment Article “Dicamba Herbicide Makers Banking on Successful Summer
On April 12, 2018, Bloomberg Environment quoted James V. Aidala, Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs with The Acta Group (Acta®) regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) possible decision to extend registration for dicamba herbicide formulations. “Passing another time-limited registration would give them a heck of a lot of leverage,” said James Aidala, a senior government affairs consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, PC, a Washington-based law firm specializing in chemical regulatory compliance. The EPA has the right to take a pesticide ... read more >
April 10, 2018
Inside EPA Features Comments Made During B&C FIFRA Hot Topics Webinar
On April 10, 2018, Inside EPA included quotes from The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA’s FIFRA Hot Topics webinar in the article “Former EPA official 'gloomy' on ESA pesticide deal.” A former senior EPA pesticide official is pessimistic that federal officials will be able to overhaul their process for assessing pesticides' risks under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), calling prospects for such a deal “gloomy” given stakeholders past reluctance to compromise. “Each side has ... read more >
January 19, 2018
WEBINAR - - Chemical Regulation in 2018: A Sneak Preview of Things to Come
  Thursday, February 8, 2018 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (EST) Register Today First in the 2018 Bloomberg BNA/Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Chemical Policy Summit Series -- see the full schedule of webinars below. What a difference a year makes!  To some extent, the surprise of 2016 -- the election of Donald J. Trump as President -- did make many predicted changes about life in Washington, D.C. for 2017 come true.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget proposal reflects serious cuts, environmental policies were reversed, rules were withdrawn, several ... read more >
October 6, 2017
Inside EPA Quotes B&C Memorandum on EPA, FDA Jurisdiction for Mosquito Related Products
On October 6, 2017, Inside EPA quoted a recent memorandum from The Acta Group (Acta®) in the article “EPA wins power to oversee biotech mosquito controls.” EPA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued new guidance clarifying that EPA has authority for regulating biotechnology (Bt) products such as genetically modified mosquitoes that are used to control the pests, a step that one industry law firm says will be helpful for navigating a federal “jurisdictional quagmire." […] In an Oct. 5 blog, the law firm Bergeson and Campbell PC, ... read more >
August 3, 2017
Heather F. Collins, M.S., Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Heather F. Collins, M.S., has joined our firms as a Regulatory Consultant.  Ms. Collins has nearly two decades of experience developing, implementing, and managing environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) compliance for global chemical and chemical product companies.  Her prodigious skills in developing biocide and pesticide registration and compliance strategies, safety data sheet (SDS) authoring, and dangerous goods management, coupled with her keen awareness of the ... read more >
June 1, 2017
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson On Ruling Against Conditional Approval of Nanosilver Pesticide
On June 1, 2017, Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article “EPA Failed to Justify Nanosilver Pesticide Approval, Court Says.” [...] Lynn Bergeson, managing partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. told Bloomberg BNA the agency will need to issue some sort of stop sale or other order to implement the court's vacatur. EPA will then need to review the record and determine whether it has the evidence needed to address the court's ruling, she said by email. The ... read more >
May 4, 2017
Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Contribute to ABA SEER’s The Year in Review 2016
The Acta Group (Acta®) is pleased to announce the publication of The Year in Review 2016:  Environment, Energy, and Resources Law by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER).  The Year in Review provides an annual summary of developments in environmental, energy, and resources law.  Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson and Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., co-authored the Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know 2016 Annual Report.    The 2016 Annual Report provides a detailed review of the ... read more >
March 29, 2017
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article Includes Comments From James Aidala On Possible Chlorpyrifos Restrictions
On March 29, 2017, the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report included comments from James Aidala, Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs with The Acta Group (Acta®), in the article “Trump Administration to Make Tough Decision on Dow Chemical.” […]But undoing the underpinnings that justify a near-ban will take more than political will, said Jim Aidala, a senior consultant with Bergeson & Campbell PC. A decision that favors the manufacturer, Dow AgroSciences, and the agrichemical industry broadly, will have to be robust enough to convince the judges of the ... read more >
March 20, 2017
James Aidala Quoted In Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Mixed Review of Glyphosate Links to Cancer Frustrates Some”
On March 20, 2017, James Aidala, Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs with The Acta Group (Acta®), was quoted by the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report on the recently released report on the health risks posed by glyphosate. […]“My overall reaction to the report was that it was really uninformative,” Jim Aidala, a consultant with Bergeson & Campbell PC who served as the EPA's chemical office chief under President Bill Clinton, told Bloomberg BNA. The report goes back and forth between “some say this, and some say that,” which offers ... read more >
January 11, 2017
The Top Chemical Regulatory Stories of 2016
  The attorneys, scientists, policy experts, and regulatory advisors of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), The Acta Group (Acta®), and B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) endeavor year-round to keep you informed on key developments as they happen, and prepared for looming changes and deadlines, to help you maintain compliance and competitive advantage as you market your products throughout the world. As the new year begins, we offer you this look back at the top stories of 2016 (as measured by clicks, reads, and shares by readers of our blogs and e-mails), a ... read more >
June 14, 2016
Richard E. Engler Presents “U.S. Market Pressure and the Battle between Hazard and Risk” at the Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference
On June 14, 2016, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist at The Acta Group (Acta®), presented “U.S. Market Pressure and the Battle between Hazard and Risk” at the 2016 Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. Dr. Engler discussed the various risk-based regulations at play in the U.S., including the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Plant Protection Act. Dr. Engler stated that there are also a variety of hazard-based regulations impacting markets, ... read more >
April 7, 2016
Inside EPA Quotes Lisa Campbell and Timothy Backstrom In Article “Bayer Eyes Rare FIFRA Hearing to Challenge EPA Pesticide Cancellation”
On April 5, 2016, Inside EPA included comments from a Pesticide Law and Policy Blog post written by Acta Vice President and B&C partner Lisa Campbell and B&C attorney Timothy Backstrom in the article “Bayer Eyes Rare FIFRA Hearing To Challenge EPA Pesticide Cancellation.”  Observers tracking the case say that whether the Office of Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) requires EPA to follow the lengthier cancellation process under FIFRA section 6(b) could inform EPA's pesticide cancellation process moving forward. In a March 1, ... read more >
April 1, 2016
Acta Career Opportunity:  Pesticide Registration Specialist
The Acta Group (Acta®), a consulting firm affiliated with Washington, D.C. law firm Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), is seeking a pesticide registration specialist to join our growing team of regulatory consultants, scientists, and policy experts.  This position will be based in our Washington, D.C. office, although telework arrangements may be considered for the right candidate.  Applicants should be experienced in all aspects of preparing, submitting, and managing applications under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), having worked for ... read more >
January 26, 2016
Susan M. Kirsch Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group as Government Affairs Advisor
  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Susan M. Kirsch has joined our teams as Government Affairs Advisor. Ms. Kirsch brings substantial regulatory and technical policy expertise at the local, state, and federal levels, with experience at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resource Division, and most recently the Association of Clean Water Administrators, where she was Senior Environmental Program Manager. Ms. Kirsch will offer ... read more >
March 16, 2015
Jim Aidala’s Neonicotinoid Webinar Discussed In Inside EPA Article "State Agriculture Officials Oppose Pesticide Limits In EPA Pollinator Plan"
A February 18, 2015 Daily News feature on InsideEPA.com included comments made by James V. Aidala as part of a presentation before the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture: In a Feb. 3 presentation to NASDA, Jim Aidala of the Washington, DC, law firm Bergeson & Campbell PC and consulting firm The Acta Group, said the federal strategy will include strict requirements on pesticide labels that must be followed wherever state plans are not in use. But Aidala said EPA’s role in overseeing the state plans and the degree of autonomy states will have in ... read more >
January 25, 2015
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Announces New Blog Reporting on Regulatory and Legal Developments in Pesticide and Pesticide Product Issues
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the launch of the Pesticide Law and Policy Blog to report on federal, state, and international regulatory, legal, and policy developments involving conventional pesticides, biopesticides, antimicrobials, and other pesticide products. The blog is available at pesticideblog.lawbc.com; users may sign up to receive e-mails of new posts to the blog at pesticideblog.lawbc.com/rss. The Pesticide Law and Policy Blog will provide a platform for the lawyers, scientists, regulatory consultants, and government and policy advisors of ... read more >
December 3, 2014
Experts from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group Publish Global Chemical Control Handbook: A Guide to Chemical Management Programs
The attorneys, scientists, and regulatory professionals of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are proud to have authored Global Chemical Control Handbook: A Guide to Chemical Management Programs, recently released by the American Bar Association. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of B&C and President of Acta, provided the guiding vision for this comprehensive desk reference book as editor and co-author. Reflecting on the work of her colleagues, and others, on this book, Ms. Bergeson stated: "The Global Chemical Control Handbook reflects ... read more >
September 25, 2014
Spray Drift, Volatilization, and Pesticide Registration Review:  How to Navigate the Issues
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EDT) This webinar has occurred.  For copies of presentation materials contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com.  Speakers include well-recognized experts on these complex issues: Jeff Dawson, Senior Scientist, Chemist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Health Effects Division and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C®) Senior Scientist Susan H. Youngren, Ph.D., and Senior Government Consultant James V. Aidala. The webinar will be moderated by Lisa M. Campbell, Founding Member of B&C. Their presentation will ... read more >
September 4, 2014
Spray Drift, Volatilization, and Pesticide Registration Review:  How to Navigate the Issues
SAVE THE DATE Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Within the last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun issuing guidance documents -- and at least one registration review decision -- that reflect developing EPA policy on spray drift and volatilization issues. How EPA endeavors both to identify and to manage the potential for spray drift and volatilization are likely to be key elements of ongoing and future risk assessments, with significant potential impact on forthcoming EPA registration review decisions and product registrations. As a ... read more >
September 2, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Story "EPA 'Open for Business' on Nanosilver, Administrative, Enforcement Actions Indicate."
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report featured comments by Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent conditional registration of HeiQ's nanosilver pesticide to be used on textiles. In the article, Bergeson is quoted as saying "the relevance of HeiQ is not just that the EPA approved a single application under the terms of FIFRA. It also telegraphs that EPA is open for business for the purposes of reviewing applications. That’s a big deal." The article goes on to report that EPA has proposed more conditional registrations for other companies that have not ... read more >
August 19, 2014
Bergeson & Campbell P. C. quoted in Inside EPA Story "Judge Rejects Majority of Pesticide ‘Mega’ Suit Challenges As Time-Barred."
“Industry law firm Bergeson & Campbell in an Aug. 18 commentary says that Spero's decision is of ‘particular significance for two reasons. First, it clearly follows prior decisions under which the vast majority of all claims concerning the failure of EPA to consult with [the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)] under ESA Section 7(a)(2) concerning pesticide registrations will now be time barred. Second, it addresses for the first time difficult jurisdictional issues concerning which FIFRA registration actions are reviewable and in what ... read more >
July 2, 2014
EPA’s Supplemental Distribution Enforcement Actions Are Buzzing:  How to Avoid Getting Stung
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made good on its intent to focus enforcement efforts on Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) supplemental distribution, resulting in several settlements with significant penalty assessments. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) recently issued a memorandum discussing the enforcement actions, the regulatory requirements for supplemental distribution, and what issues companies should address to help avoid such an enforcement action. That memorandum is ... read more >
March 14, 2014
James V. Aidala Delivers Address on Newsworthy Topics in Pesticide Regulatory Policy
James V. Aidala, Senior Government Consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), delivered the keynote address at the Spring Board Meeting of the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials held in Arlington, Virginia, on March 10, 2014. His presentation gave background, analysis, and commentary on the most newsworthy issues in pesticide regulatory policy today, including possible impact on pollinators, spray drift, and bystander risk; the difficulty of communicating science in fast news cycles and 140 character-limited social media platforms; and the Executive Orders and ... read more >
February 10, 2014
EPA Seeks To Limit Pesticide Drift Exposures
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was quoted in an Inside EPA article regarding EPA's recently released draft pesticide spray drift policy: “Released last February, the draft assessment said buffer zones ranging from 0 to greater than 4,000 feet could be necessary to reduce children's and other bystanders' exposure. The calculations are based on field size, crop-dependent application rates, and a risk-based 'concentration of concern' the agency sets using the health endpoint of concern. At the time, law firm Bergeson and Campbell suggested that EPA's approach for ... read more >
May 14, 2013
Europe’s Neonic Restrictions Contrast with EPA’s Solution
James V. Aidala was quoted in the May 3, 2013, issue of Pesticide and Chemical Policy on the effect on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of a recent decision by the European Commission to restrict use of three neonicotinoids: “‘The pressure on EPA will increase as a result of the European restrictions,’ says James Aidala, senior government consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, and former assistant administrator for EPA’s office of prevention, pesticides, and toxic substances. ‘Is there a need for further mitigation? And if there is, how do you ... read more >
May 14, 2013
James V. Aidala Featured as "Quote of the Week" in Pesticide and Chemical Policy
Pesticide and Chemical Policy spoke with James V. Aidala for the article “National Academy Urges Federal Agencies to Adopt ERA Methodology,” in the May 3, 2013, issue and featured the following comment as their “Quote of the Week”: “‘The [NAS report] doesn’t get to the issue of the fact EPA and the [wildlife] services don’t like to play in the same sandbox together,’ — James Aidala, senior consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, and former assistant administrator for EPA’s office of prevention, pesticides, and toxic ... read more >
March 8, 2013
Materials from Successful B&C and CPDA Workshop to Explore Agricultural Product Challenges with GHS
On February 28, 2013, the Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) jointly sponsored a workshop on Global Harmonization System (GHS) labeling requirements for agricultural chemicals. The workshop featured speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Department of Transportation (DOT), and Lynn L. Bergeson, and explored OSHA's final rule modifying its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform to the GHS for chemicals, which was published in ... read more >
November 6, 2012
B&C Updates Its Memorandum on International Data Compensation and Sharing Mechanisms
In light of the the European Union's (EU) adoption of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) (Regulation (EU) 528/2012), which replaces and repeals the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) (98/8/EC) for regulating biocidal active substances and biocidal products, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) has updated its memorandum on EU and international data compensation and sharing mechanisms. The BPR entered into force on July 17, 2012, with many new provisions going into effect on September 1, 2013, with a transitional period for certain provisions. B&C's 50-page memorandum ... read more >
September 21, 2012
Clean Water Groups Call for Analysis of Nanosilver’s Environmental Impacts
The September 21, 2012, issue of Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report describes comments from the Silver Nanotechnology Working Group, filed by the law firm Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., that request that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA defer the start of the registration review on nanosilver until the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) completes an evaluation of new scientific ... read more >
April 16, 2012
B&C Updates Its Memorandum on International Data Compensation and Sharing Mechanisms
In light of the European Chemicals Agency's (ECHA) recent release of Version 2.0 of its Guidance on Data Sharing, which provides assistance to companies placing substances onto the European Union (EU) market under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation (EC regulation 1907/2006), and other developments, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. has updated its memorandum on EU and international data compensation and sharing mechanisms. This 35-page memorandum reviews data citation, compensation, and sharing provisions under REACH and Canada's ... read more >
October 27, 2011
James V. Aidala Will Speak at the CLA and ABA SEER Pesticides, Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know Committee Seminar
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that on November 8, 2011, James V. Aidala will speak at the CropLife America (CLA) and American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' (SEER) Pesticides, Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know Committee seminar, What's New, What's Hot in Pesticide Law and Policy Program, on current regulatory issues. The program will explore current legal, litigation, and policy ... read more >

 
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