ACTA News: Firm News

September 7, 2022
Register Now for "Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues: A Business Imperative" on October 11, 2022
  October 11, 2022 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EDT) REGISTER NOW Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance is more than an aspiration, and realizing it in real time is not easy. A well-designed ESG strategy can achieve meaningful improvements in corporate performance and provide real value to stakeholders through specific commitments to corporate responsibility. Any such approach, however, must be measurable, transparent, and accountable. Join experts from FTI Consulting, Christine DiBartolo and Ken Ditzel, and Lynn L. Bergeson, for a Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. ... read more >
August 11, 2022
Lori A. Fix, Ph.D., DABT® 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 Lori A. Fix, Ph.D., DABT® has joined our firms as Senior Scientist. Dr. Fix will offer her extensive corporate and academic experience to clients in the areas of safety and regulatory affairs (U.S. and international), toxicology, product safety, scientific policy development, animal/clinical testing, risk assessment, risk management, risk communication, adverse event management, and product development. Over the course of her stellar career, Dr. Fix has developed and executed ... read more >
August 4, 2022
Lynn L. Bergeson Earns High Accolades from Chambers, WWL, and Best Lawyers
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson has been recognized by a number of the leading legal ranking, and peer and client review organizations, notably Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers, and Who’s Who Legal. Ms. Bergeson was awarded the highest ranking attainable, Band 1, in Chambers USA Guide 2022. This is Ms. Bergeson’s 18th year earning top marks from Chambers USA as one of the best lawyers in America. The commentary accompanying her Chambers ranking speaks of Ms. Bergeson as “The best nationwide ... read more >
March 17, 2022
Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Elected to Society for Chemical Hazard Communication Board of Directors
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Karin F. Baron, MSPH, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication. Ms. Baron, a Senior Regulatory Consultant with B&C and Acta, will serve a two-year term. Ms. Baron has participated as an active member of SCHC for the past 20 years; she is the immediate past Chair of the Professional Development Committee. We are especially pleased that Ms. Baron’s leadership and vast subject matter expertise has been recognized and rewarded with ... read more >
March 2, 2022
Career Opportunity—Regulatory Specialist—Acta UK Office
Acta is seeking a regulatory affairs professional to join our UK consulting group.  The ideal candidate will be educated preferably in the biological sciences, chemistry, and/or toxicology fields with a strong knowledge of and experience in international chemical regulatory affairs, i.e., industrial, pesticides/biocides, and fertilisers.  Experience in regulatory compliance in industry or consulting is preferred. This position will be based in our Manchester, England location, although telework arrangements may be considered for the right candidate. The Regulatory Specialist will ... 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 >
May 17, 2021
Amy L. Babcock, MPH, DABT®, ERT, MRSB, 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 Amy L. Babcock, MPH, DABT®, ERT, MRSB has joined our firms as Senior Scientist. Ms. Babcock has 15-plus years of experience leading qualitative and quantitative human health risk assessments in industry and agency roles, most recently as Supervisory Toxicologist and Branch Chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Ms. Babcock ... read more >
April 19, 2021
Lynn L. Bergeson and Lisa M. Campbell Chosen as Top Authors by JD Supra Readers
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and Partner Lisa M. Campbell have been recognized in the 2021 JD Supra Readers Choice Awards as top authors in the environment section and B&C has been named the #1 firm in the environment category. JD Supra, a legal news service, has consistently awarded B&C authors with Readers Choice Awards for top visibility and engagement, reflecting the timely, informative, and actionable writing B&C provides. Some popular publications from the past year include “EPA Announces ... read more >
December 7, 2020
Edith G. Nagy 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 Edith G. Nagy has joined our firms as Of Counsel (B&C) and Regulatory Consultant (Acta) and will assist clients with environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance in the United States and internationally. Prior to joining B&C, Ms. Nagy was a regulatory professional with an international EHS consultancy, assisting multinational Fortune 500 companies to forecast regulatory changes and prepare for regulatory audits by U.S. state and federal and European Union (EU) member country ... read more >
April 1, 2020
Acta Group Launches CDR Cross-Check™ To Assist Companies in Identifying Chemical Data Reporting Requirements
The Acta Group (Acta®) announced today the launch of CDR Cross-Check™, an ingenious yet simple tool developed and offered by Acta to assist companies in preparing for the 2020 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CDR Cross-Check utilizes the most recent CDR listing information publicly available provided by EPA (currently, 2016 lists) to identify whether all or some of a company’s inventory of chemical substances are subject to CDR under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and, if so, at what reporting threshold. CDR ... read more >
January 23, 2020
B&C Launches TSCA Tutor™ Online, On-Demand Training Courses
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the release of the complete suite of TSCA Tutor™ regulatory training courses online and on-demand at www.TSCAtutor.com.  Professionals seeking expert, efficient, essential training can preview and enroll in on-demand classes to complete at their own pace and timing.  In addition to the newly released online e-learning courses, B&C’s TSCA Tutor™ training platform offers live in-person training at a company’s site and customized live webinar training, so companies can mix and match training ... read more >
September 16, 2019
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group Add Multiple New Professionals in an Expansion of Services
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce the addition of five accomplished, experienced professionals to our firms.   Heather J. Blankinship has joined our firms as a Senior Regulatory Consultant. Ms. Blankinship works with clients to develop strategic, comprehensive, cost-effective approaches to global regulatory compliance, product risk assessment, and sustainability programs. Ms. Blankinship’s product category expertise includes oil and gas, polymers and fibers, specialty materials and solvents, glass manufacturing, and ... read more >
September 10, 2019
Lynn L. Bergeson Named President of the Board of Directors of the Product Stewardship Society
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Product Stewardship Society (PSS) Board of Directors inducted Lynn L. Bergeson as President during its annual board meeting preceding the Product Stewardship conference being held in Columbus, Ohio, September 10 - 12, 2019.  Ms. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), will serve as President through 2021. Ms. Bergeson has served on the PSS Board of Directors since 2015.   PSS is an affiliate of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA®), launched in 2012 to drive the product stewardship profession forward by ... read more >
August 29, 2019
Lynn L. Bergeson Earns Highest Ranking in Chambers USA Guide 2019
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson has been awarded the highest ranking attainable, Band 1, in Chambers USA Guide 2019. This is Ms. Bergeson’s 14th year of being ranked by Chambers USA as one of the best lawyers in America. The commentary accompanying her 2019 Chambers ranking speaks of Ms. Bergeson’s “stellar reputation in the environment space,”and quotes clients as saying: “If you need advice in the chemical regulatory arena, there is no better choice than Lynn. She provides five-star ... read more >
June 5, 2019
Career Opportunity - Quality Assurance Specialist
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its consulting affiliate, The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta®), are seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist to join our growing team of regulatory consultants, scientists, and policy experts.  The QA Specialist will monitor and perform quality assurance for nonclinical Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP studies and laboratories, will assess studies and resulting scientific data for compliance with applicable guidelines and regulations, and will prepare documentation in support of product approvals and regulatory compliance in ... 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 >
November 12, 2018
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Interviewed By Rebecca Hersher of Morning Edition
On November 12, 2018, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry for The Acta Group (Acta®), was featured on National Public Radio’s (NPR) morning news program “Morning Edition” during a segment on the chemical methylene chloride.  Reporter Rebecca Hersher asked Dr. Engler, a 17-year veteran of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) and leader of EPA's Green Chemistry Program, about EPA’s review of methylene chloride and proposed restrictions to consumer use of the chemical. You ... read more >
November 1, 2018
B&C Launches All Things Chemical™ Podcast with Debut Episode “Animal Testing and New TSCA”
  Washington, D.C. (November 1, 2018):  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is launching a podcast today.  It is called All Things Chemical™ and it will engage listeners in intelligent, insightful conversation about everything related to industrial, pesticidal, and specialty chemicals and the law and business issues surrounding chemicals. B&C’s talented team of lawyers, scientists, and consultants will keep listeners abreast of the changing world of both domestic and international chemical regulation and provide analysis of the many intriguing and ... read more >
October 12, 2018
Fall 2018 Regulatory, Testing, and Policy Trends for Chemical Consortia
Now more than ever, chemical industry stakeholders with shared business and advocacy interests are urged to consider collaborating on regulatory, testing, and related advocacy opportunities. Two years post-passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act means the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is well underway with implementation of the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).      Industry groups that are already established and working efficiently when EPA initiates an action under TSCA will be most successful in nimbly and ... read more >
June 21, 2018
Career Opportunity: Regulatory Assistant - Entry Level
The Acta® Group EU, Ltd (Acta® EU) seeks an entry level Regulatory Affairs professional to join our office in Manchester, United Kingdom.  The ideal candidate will be educated in the biological sciences, chemistry, and/or toxicology fields. Regulatory Assistant -- Entry Level   The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications: Educated to a first degree level in biological sciences, chemistry, toxicology, or other relevant degree Strong project management skills Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills Additional desired ... 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 >
June 7, 2018
Richard E. Engler Presents “New TSCA and Green Chemistry Innovation” at ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry at The Acta Group (Acta®) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), will present “New TSCA and Green Chemistry Innovation” in the “Real-World Sustainability Challenges: Incentives and Barriers to the Use of Green Chemistry in Products” session on June 18, 2018, at the 22nd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) hosted by the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute® that is being held June 18-20, 2018, in Portland, Oregon.  ACS GC&E provides an ... read more >
June 4, 2018
TSCA at 2: An Update on Implementation and Hot Topics
  Monday, June 25, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EDT)   Register Today   Since enactment on June 22, 2016, of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has implemented a muscular regulatory program expressing Congress’ intent for a new and improved Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  The new TSCA framework required significant work and fundamental shifts in regulatory requirements and conceptual approach, but EPA has hit all of its marks in timely promulgating the rules and fulfilling ... read more >
June 4, 2018
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Named Director of Chemistry of The Acta Group and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
The Acta Group (Acta®) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) are pleased to announce that Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. has been named Director of Chemistry for our firms. Dr. Engler joined Acta and B&C as Senior Chemist in January 2015 after nearly two decades at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) and has offered his extensive understanding of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and other regulatory frameworks to assist clients as they develop and commercialize novel chemistries. As Director of Chemistry, ... read more >
May 23, 2018
The TSCA New Chemicals Coalition: Why Your Company Should Join
Any company that plans to submit or has pending a new chemical notification under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) needs to join the TSCA New Chemicals Coalition (TSCA NCC) -- the only coalition focused principally on TSCA Section 5 issues. The TSCA NCC has been relentlessly engaging with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Congress on identifying and addressing real-world issues arising out of EPA’s implementation of the new TSCA Section 5 provisions.   By joining forces with other TSCA NCC ... read more >
May 1, 2018
Lynn L. Bergeson Named One of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C.
Washington D.C. May 1, 2018:  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., Managing Partner and The Acta Group President Lynn L. Bergeson has been named one of the “Top 50:  2018 Women Super Lawyers” by Thompson Reuters’ Super Lawyers Washington, D.C. edition.  Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes top lawyers via a multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation.  The lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Super Lawyers’ Top Lists.  This ... read more >
April 16, 2018
NR&E Magazine Reviews New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation
In the Spring 2018 issue of the American Bar Association (ABA) Natural Resources & Environment (NR&E) Magazine, Joanne L. Dunec reviewed New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation for the Literary Resources section. Dunec wrote, “[t]he balance of the book, written by 11 authors (including the editors), illuminates and analyzes new TSCA in greater detail. The final chapter provides the legislative history of new TSCA, and appendices include an acronym list, frequently asked questions, and a glossary.” New TSCA: A Guide ... 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 >
March 22, 2018
Career Opportunity: Acta Affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Seeking Bookkeeper
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is seeking a bookkeeper to join our law firm and affiliated consulting firm The Acta Group and consortia management firm B&C Consortia Management with offices in the U.S. and UK.  This position will be based in our Washington, D.C. location.  Candidate will be responsible for daily activities of firm financial operations, including client billing, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.  Applicants must have prior law firm or professional services firm accounting experience. Desired ... read more >
February 8, 2018
Lynn L. Bergeson Named Vice Chairman of Newly Formed IBA Agriculture Law Committee
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Agriculture Law Committee (ALC) at the International Bar Association (IBA). Ms. Bergeson, Managing Partner of B&C and President of Acta, will serve a two-year term.   The IBA is the world’s leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations, and law societies, promoting an exchange of information among legal associations worldwide. The Agricultural Law Section joins a wide range of legal ... 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 >
December 29, 2017
Chemicals Northwest Winter Elements Magazine Features Acta as Industry’s “One-Stop Solution” for Global or Local Chemical Regulatory Compliance
The Acta Group (Acta®) was featured in the Winter 2017 Elements Magazine, published quarterly by Chemicals Northwest as a “one-stop solution” for global or local chemical regulatory compliance, especially for companies preparing for the May 13, 2018 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) deadline. Acta has frequently received recognition from clients and industry globally for our previous and ongoing demonstrations of excellence, most recently receiving the Supply Chains Award at the Chemicals Northwest Awards, hosted at Crowne Plaza ... read more >
December 15, 2017
Chemical Watch Quotes the TSCA New Chemicals Coalition in “Industry group: US EPA should cede workplace hazard regulation to Osha”
On December 15, 2017, Chemical Watch featured comments by the TSCA New Chemicals Coalition (NCC) on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new chemical evaluation policy. An industry group has argued that the US EPA should avoid issuing orders to mitigate workplace risks associated with new chemicals. Instead, it says, it should turn over that regulatory responsibility to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (Osha). The TSCA New Chemicals Coalition (NCC), a group of companies represented by the law firm Bergeson & Campbell, hopes to build on a provision in ... read more >
December 8, 2017
Scott J. Burya, Ph.D. 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 Scott J. Burya, Ph.D. has joined our firms as a Regulatory Chemist.  Dr. Burya holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the Ohio State University and will support clients in all stages of product development, from assessing the toxicology and regulatory profiles of new substances, performing quantitative risk assessments, and navigating state and federal regulations, to guiding teams through complex submission processes.  His areas of expertise include the Toxic Substances ... read more >
October 23, 2017
Lynn L. Bergeson Presents “Innovative Consumer Products and Legal Risk” at the 2017 Retail Law Conference in Chicago, Illinois
On October 12, 2017, Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), presented at the “Innovative Consumer Products and Legal Risk” breakout session at the 2017 Retail Law Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA) Retail Litigation Center hosts this annual gathering of in-house counsel to cover pressing issues facing the retail industry and provide opportunity for interactive participation in roundtable discussions, Questions and Answers (Q&A) with speakers, and networking breaks. There is a strong industry presence, ... read more >
September 18, 2017
Career Opportunity - Regulatory Compliance Chemist or Senior Regulatory Compliance Chemist
The Acta Group L.L.C. (Acta) affilate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is seeking a regulatory compliance chemist to join our growing team of scientists, regulatory consultants, 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 must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or related science and be must be highly experienced with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the ... read more >
September 18, 2017
Career Opportunity - Assistant Regulatory Compliance Chemist
The Acta Group L.L.C. (Acta) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is seeking an assistant regulatory compliance chemist 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 must have experience with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), or other global ... read more >
September 12, 2017
Chemical Watch Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson In Article Regarding B&C’s TSCA New Chemicals Coalition
On September 12, 2017, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), in the article “US EPA pilots new pre-manufacture notice guidelines.” [T]he law firm Bergeson & Campbell has formed the TSCA New Chemicals Coalition which is intended to give the chemical community greater opportunity to engage with EPA on constructive improvements to the new chemical review process. "About 50 companies so far have expressed interest in joining the coalition," said the firm's managing partner Lynn Bergeson. "One of the key objectives is ... read more >
August 23, 2017
Inside EPA Covers The Formation Of B&C’s New “TSCA New Chemicals Coalition”
On August 23, 2017, Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®) and Managing Partner of Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by Inside EPA in the article “New Industry Coalition Launched On TSCA New Chemicals Review Issues.” For further information on joining the coalition, call or e-mail Lynn L. Bergeson at 202-557-3801 or lbergeson@lawbc.com. Bergeson & Campbell, a law firm that specializes in chemical industry issues, is creating a coalition of companies to craft uniform comments to EPA on industry ... read more >
August 11, 2017
“TSCA Hot Topics: Inventory Notification and Strategies for Complying, and Update on Section 5” Webinar Brings Together Industry and EPA to Talk New TSCA
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that the materials and recording from the “TSCA Hot Topics: Inventory Notification and Strategies for Complying, and Update on Section 5” webinar are now available for download. This complimentary webinar, co-hosted with Bloomberg BNA, was presented by a panel including Dr. Jeff Morris, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and former EPA officials and seasoned regulatory professionals who engaged in a lively discussion on: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 5 Inventory notification reporting ... read more >
July 18, 2017
TSCA Hot Topics: Inventory Notification and Strategies for Complying, and Update on Section 5
Bloomberg BNA/Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Webinar Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (EDT) Complimentary Registration Available Online   With the recent release of the 2016 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) dataset and the initial interim list of active substances released with the June 2017 copy of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory (Inventory), the magnitude of effort that will be needed to comply with the Section 8(b)(4) Inventory notification process is becoming clear (see our June 6, 2017, memorandum “Preparing for the Inventory Reset: It Is Not ... read more >
July 12, 2017
Michael S. Wenk, M.S., to Speak at AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils, and Lipids
Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant with The Acta Group (Acta®) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), has been invited to speak on the current state of play of Central and South American chemical regulations at the 17th AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils, and Lipids, September 11-14, 2017, in Cancun, Mexico.  Mr. Wenk will present “Chemical Substance Management in Central and South America: Insights into Sustainability, Regulatory, and Management Opportunities” at the plenary session on September 11, 2017.  The AOCS ... read more >
June 19, 2017
TSCA Reform—One Year Later
June 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (EDT) Milken Institute School of Public Health George Washington University 950 New Hampshire Ave., N.W. 1st Floor Auditorium Washington, D.C. (and via webinar) Register Today This event is free and open to the public. Join the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health for a day-long conference exploring the federal government’s implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which significantly amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), ... read more >
May 23, 2017
Bloomberg BNA Presents “Reviewing New Chemicals under Amended TSCA: Impact on Innovation” Webinar
  Monday, June 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (EDT)  This webinar has occurred.  Materials and recording provided upon request to Acta clients, associated businesses, and industry members.   Since enactment of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act last June, a logjam of new chemicals under review at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unable to enter commerce has developed.  EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) is adjusting to new requirements in the 2016 amendments to the nation’s primary ... read more >
May 18, 2017
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and ABA Books Release New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the publication of New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation, released today by the American Bar Association (ABA).  This new book is a comprehensive guide to the substantial revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) occasioned by enactment of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act on June 22, 2016, to produce “new TSCA,” amending and replacing “old TSCA” as of that date.  B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and ... 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 >
May 2, 2017
ELI, GWU, and B&C Present “TSCA Reform – One Year Later”
  SAVE THE DATE   TSCA Reform – One Year Later June 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EDT) George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington, D.C. Join the Environmental Law Institute and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health for a day-long conference exploring the federal government’s implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which significantly amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), just over one year after it was signed into law. ... read more >
April 4, 2017
The Acta Group Wins “Supply Chains Award” at the 2017 Chemicals Northwest Awards
The Acta Group (Acta®), a global scientific and business consulting firm offering a full range of support services for the process of obtaining approvals to market industrial chemicals, biocides, and chemical products, with offices in Washington, D.C., Beijing, China, and Manchester, UK,  has been named winner of the Chemicals Northwest 2017 “Supply Chains Award.”  Chemicals Northwest Awards are presented in ten categories, all of which recognize excellence in the chemical and chemical service sector in the Northwest of England, the UK’s chemical industry ... read more >
March 6, 2017
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “New Toxic Controls to Emerge in Chemical Sector's March Madness,” Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson
On March 6, 2017, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), on how B&C will handle the implementation of TSCA Reform. Four law firms contacted by Bloomberg BNA say they are able to file the comments they are preparing without hiring additional staff or contractors. Others say other aspects of TSCA's implementation has prompted them to seek new hires. Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell PC in Washington, said that the firm may hire additional staff to address the backlog of hundreds of new chemical ... read more >
January 16, 2017
WEBINAR - - Chemical Substance Regulation in Central and South America:  A Deeper Dive
  REGISTER TODAY Thursday, February 16, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time The Central and South American chemical regulatory environment continues to be one that is challenging to understand, navigate, and manage from a business perspective.  These challenges most often stem from one of three aspects:  a lack of knowledge concerning the regulatory and governmental authority structure; a challenge in determining which regulations (local, national, and/or trade bloc) apply; and obtaining the applicable regulations, and a translation thereof, in a timely manner.  As ... read more >
December 14, 2016
WEBINAR - New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule
Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST) On November 28, 2016, the Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions rule was published in the Federal Register and is effective as of December 31, 2016. This rule impacts thousands of entities that export and/or import shipments of hazardous wastes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is strengthening its standards to comport with requirements in place for Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries, to respond to recommendations issued by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, and to quell criticisms ... read more >
December 1, 2016
Acta Group Seeking Pesticide Registration Specialist To Join Our Growing Firm
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 >
September 12, 2016
Charles M. Auer, Former Director of EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are very pleased to announce that Charles M. Auer has joined our teams as Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor. For more than three decades, Mr. Auer has provided sagacious, informed, and deeply insightful guidance on legal, policy, and scientific matters related to the regulation of chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and related domestic and international chemical control laws. Mr. Auer's experience includes over 32 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), most recently as the ... read more >
June 8, 2016
Michael S. Wenk, Expert on South American and Middle Eastern Chemical Regulatory Programs, 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 Michael S. Wenk, M.S., has joined our teams as Senior Regulatory Consultant. Mr. Wenk has managed global regulatory affairs and product stewardship divisions at Fortune 500 chemical and chemical product companies for over 20 years and is an internationally-recognized expert in chemical registration and regulation in Central and South America, and the Middle East. With a Master's Degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University and a Masters of Business Administration ... read more >
April 26, 2016
George W. Wilson, Jr. Scholarship Fund
As many of our clients and friends know, George W. Wilson, Jr. died last November. George served as Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C®) chief technology officer for many years. To those of us who knew and worked with George, we loved his passion for life, we relied upon his expertise in information technology, and we appreciated and benefitted from his vision for the seamless integration of business, information technology, and accounting. Many more who did not have the pleasure of personally knowing George benefitted from his tireless efforts to advance the efficiency and ... read more >
April 5, 2016
BRAG Petition Succeeds:  EPA Expands Chemical Data Reporting Exemptions To Biodiesel Products
On March 29, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Partial Exemption of Certain Chemical Substances from Reporting Additional Chemical Data final rule in the Federal Register. This final rule amends the list of chemical substances that are partially exempt from additional reporting requirements under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule. The rule applies to six biodiesel chemicals that are very similar to petroleum based biodiesel chemicals that are already on the exempt list. Per EPA's estimate, companies that utilize this reporting exemption will save ... read more >
April 1, 2016
Acta Career Opportunity:  Senior Regulatory Specialist
The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta®) is expanding its regulatory services and is offering the exciting prospect of working with a fast growing, international chemical products consulting group. We are seeking Regulatory Affairs professionals to join our European office in Manchester, UK. The ideal candidate will be educated in the biological sciences, chemistry, environmental sciences and/or toxicology fields with strong knowledge of and experience in international chemical regulatory affairs, including REACH. Experience in consulting and business development is preferred. Job Details: The ... read more >
April 1, 2016
Acta Career Opportunity:  Regulatory Specialist
The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta®) is expanding its regulatory services and is offering the exciting prospect of working with a fast growing, international chemical products consulting group. We are seeking Regulatory Affairs professionals to join our European office in Manchester, UK. The ideal candidate will be educated in the biological sciences, chemistry, environmental sciences and/or toxicology fields with strong knowledge of and experience in international chemical regulatory affairs, including REACH. Experience in consulting and business development is preferred. Job Details: The ... read more >
April 1, 2016
Acta Career Opportunity:  Administrative Assistant
The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta®) is expanding its regulatory services and is offering the exciting prospect of working with a fast growing, international chemical products consulting group. We are seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our European office based in Manchester, UK. The ideal candidate will be trained and experienced with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Paralegal training and bookkeeping or light accounting experience is preferred. Job Details: The ideal candidate should have strong interpersonal, organizational, and ... 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 >
February 9, 2016
Oscar Hernandez, Former Head of EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Risk Assessment Division, 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 Oscar Hernandez, Ph.D. has joined our teams as Senior Regulatory Chemist. Dr. Hernandez is the former Director of the Risk Assessment Division (RAD) in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), where he managed a multi-disciplinary science group that provided expert scientific support in the areas of hazard and risk assessment of chemicals being reviewed pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and other regulatory ... 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 >
January 13, 2016
The Acta Group EU,  Ltd Adds Zameer Qureshi As Legal Consultant
  The Acta Group (Acta®) is pleased to announce that Zameer Qureshi, a chemical regulatory and international business lawyer based in the United Kingdom (UK), has joined our team as Legal Consultant to The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta® EU). Mr. Qureshi has an in-depth understanding of UK and European Union (EU) laws related to Acta EU's practice areas, and he will deploy this knowledge to assist Acta clients in achieving and maintaining compliance across multiple global regulatory frameworks. A native English/Urdu bilingual, Mr. Qureshi is also conversant in Hindi and can read ... read more >
December 1, 2015
Request Recording and Materials from Panel Discussion with EPA Alumni: “TSCA Reform: What’s Happening Now, and What’s Next?”
Request Recording and slides from “TSCA Reform Panel Summit: What’s Happening Now, and What’s Next?”  Program informational flyer George Washington University (GWU) Milken Institute School of Public Health, GWU Law School, Environmental Law Institute, Arnold & Porter LLP, and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Present:  TSCA Reform Panel Summit: What's Happening Now, and What's Next? Thursday, November 19, 2015, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (EST) George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Main Auditorium, 950 New ... read more >
November 30, 2015
Lynn L. Bergeson Speaks on Disclosure Tools for Product Stewards at Stewardship 2015
Acta President and Product Stewardship Society Board Member Lynn L. Bergeson’s presentation "Legal and Stewardship Issues Associated with EPDs and HPDs" was featured in the society’s Full Circle Blog:  “Regardless of what the law requires, disclosure is fast becoming a commercial imperative, especially for companies wanting to establish themselves as ‘green,’ said Lynn Bergeson, managing partner, Bergeson & Campbell, PC [and President of Acta], during a session at Stewardship 2015.  In fact, laws often symbolize the ... read more >
November 23, 2015
George W. Wilson - -  In Memoriam
October 20, 2015
Invitation to TSCA Reform Panel Summit at GW University
George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University Law School, Environmental Law Institute, and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Present: TSCA Reform Panel Summit: What's Happening Now, and What's Next? November 19, 2015 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (EST) In-person and via Webcast Betting on passage by Congress of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform is anything but a sure thing. While most remain optimistic, with each passing day the window of opportunity is narrowed. One possibility is that some version of the bipartisan Senate ... read more >
October 20, 2015
Leveraging Synthetic Biology’s Promise and Managing Potential Risk
On October 15, 2015, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) hosted “Leveraging Synthetic Biology’s Promise and Managing Potential Risk,” a panel discussion featuring Lynn L. Bergeson, Sheryl Lindros Dolan, and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., of B&C, and Todd Kuiken, Ph.D., Senior Program Associate, Synthetic Biology Project, Wilson Center. The event coincided with the release of “The DNA of the U.S. Regulatory System: Are We Getting It Right For Synthetic Biology?,” authored by the ... read more >
October 9, 2015
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and the Wilson Center Release Report on Synthetic Biology's Challenge to U.S. Regulatory Systems
Panel Discussion to Be Held Wednesday, October 15, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) On October 15, 2015, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) will host "Leveraging Synthetic Biology's Promise and Managing Potential Risk," a panel discussion featuring Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Todd Kuiken, Ph.D., Senior Program Associate, Synthetic Biology Project, Wilson Center. The event coincides with the release of "The DNA of the U.S. Regulatory System: Are We Getting It Right For ... read more >
May 19, 2015
Lynn L. Bergeson Earns Highest Ranking in Chambers USA Guide 2015
Lynn L. Bergeson has once again been awarded a Band 1 ranking, the highest attainable, among Washington, D.C. environmental lawyers by Chambers USA Guide 2015. This is Ms. Bergeson's tenth consecutive year of being ranked by Chambers USA as one of the best lawyers in America. In the commentary accompanying her 2015 ranking, Chambers asserts "Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell PC has developed an enviable reputation in the chemical regulation area and frequently advises on matters involving the Toxic Substances Control Act. 'She is probably the premier pesticide lawyer in ... read more >
March 27, 2015
Interest in West Coast Sustainable Futures Training
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its affiliate organizations are investigating the possibility of hosting a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Sustainable Futures workshop on the West Coast in late 2015. As you may know, Sustainable Futures training focuses on a variety of tools, methods, and models that can be used to assess the hazard and potential exposure of chemicals. The intensive, hands-on training provided at Sustainable Futures workshops allows attendees to utilize the EPA methods of hazard and risk screening for human health, ecotoxicity, and ... read more >
March 5, 2015
Webinar - Avoiding HCS Citations:  OSHA Issues Useful “How To” Guidance
Thursday, April 2, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) This webinar has occurred.  For copies of presentation materials contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com.  On February 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the "Enforcement Guidance for the Hazard Communication Standard's (HCS) June 1, 2015, Effective Date" (Guidance). The Guidance offers important insights into OSHA's HCS enforcement strategy and is a must read for stakeholders. See The Acta Group's (Acta®) memorandum "HCS: OSHA Publishes Enforcement ... read more >
March 2, 2015
Acta Offers Complimentary Private Sessions at GlobalChem
The Acta Group (Acta®) is pleased to offer to GlobalChem attendees a complimentary 30-minute private session on March 3 with Acta professionals and Acta's South Korean-based affiliate, SHES Chemical Consulting (SHES), to answer questions relating to K-REACH, European REACH, TSCA, or other Asian chemical notification/regulation programs, as requested. This service is offered free of charge, provides an excellent opportunity to maximize your attendance at GlobalChem, and is designed to enable you to obtain specific answers to targeted questions from experts in their field. To take ... read more >
February 18, 2015
The Acta Group Shortlisted for Two Chemicals Northwest 2015 Awards
The Acta Group (Acta®), a global scientific and business consulting firm offering a full range of support services for the process of obtaining approvals to market industrial chemicals, biocides, and chemical products with offices in Washington, D.C., Beijing, China, and Manchester, UK, has been named to the shortlist of candidates for two Chemicals Northwest 2015 Awards: "Chemical Services Provider Award," and "Business Improvement Partner Award." The Chemicals Northwest Awards are presented in eleven categories, all of which recognize excellence in the chemical and ... read more >
February 2, 2015
Louise C. Boardall Joins The Acta Group As Regulatory Assistant
The Acta Group (Acta®) is pleased to announce the addition of Louise C. Boardall to the Acta EU team. Ms. Boardall provides experienced support to Acta's regulatory specialists in Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and other regulatory registration activities, as well as in the technical areas of physical chemistry and analytical methods, efficacy, toxicology, and ecotoxicology. She is also proficient in dossier preparation, data assessment, statistics packages such as SPSS and STATA, and utilization of national authority websites and ... 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 >
January 21, 2015
EPA Grants BRAG® Petition Requesting Partial CDR Exemptions for Biodiesel Products
On January 16, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a petition from the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) to add "biodiesel" as a chemical category for partial reporting exemption at 40 C.F.R. Section 711.6(b)(2)(iv) under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule and will be proceeding with a direct final rule to be published later in January. The approved biodiesel category on the partial reporting exemption list will include the following chemicals: Fatty acids, C14-18 and Cl6-18-unsatd., Me esters (Chemical Abstract Services ... read more >
January 9, 2015
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted In Inside EPA Article "Despite GOP Gains, Preemption Remains Hurdle For TSCA Reform"
Inside EPA featured comments made by Lynn L. Bergeson in an Inside EPA article on issues impacting TSCA reform: Lynn Bergeson, of the Washington, DC, firm Bergeson & Campbell, noted that the "rights of states need to be part of the discussion on preemption in reform talks during the next Congress," adding that the importance of the issue "cannot be overestimated' in securing approval of a TSCA reform ... read more >
January 5, 2015
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group as Senior Policy Advisor
  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce the addition of Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., to our firms as Senior Policy Advisor. Dr. Engler is a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is one of the most widely recognized experts in the field of green chemistry, having served as senior staff scientist in EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) and leader of EPA's Green Chemistry Program. Dr. Engler has participated in thousands of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) substance ... read more >
January 5, 2015
Richard E. Engler Quoted In BNA Daily Environment Report Article "Regulators Urged to Focus on Function To Find Alternatives to Chemicals of Concern"
B&C Senior Policy Advisor Richard Engler, Ph.D., was quoted in a BNA Daily Environment Report article discussing the best ways to reduce or eliminate the use chemicals of concern by companies and regulators: "Understanding the functional use of a chemical is vital to maximizing the sustainability of a solution to a particular problem," Richard Engler, who served as leader of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Chemistry Program prior to joining the law firm of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., told Bloomberg BNA.  "Analysis of the functional use at the highest ... read more >
December 5, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Inside EPA Story "Chemical Officials Eye States' Role in TSCA Reform"
Inside EPA included comments made by Lynn L. Bergeson at the keynote address of the Chemical Watch U.S. Regulatory Summit discussing “the prospects for more substantive U.S. legislative change following the recent mid-term elections.” Lynn Bergeson stated that the “’rights of states need to be part of the discussion on preemption in reform talks during the next Congress,’ adding that the importance of the issue ‘cannot be overestimated’ in securing approval of a TSCA reform bill. […] Bergeson pointed out during her Dec. 3 keynote that the ... 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 >
November 20, 2014
K-REACH:  What You Need to Know to Do Business in South Korea in 2015
This webinar has now occurred. To receive presentation slides and a recording of the webinar, please contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com  Thursday, December 4, 2014 Two webinars optimized for EU and U.S. participants EU-focused: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (EST)/11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (GMT) U.S.-focused: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EST)/6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (GMT) The Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA) of 1991 -- the key law addressing the basic management of industrial chemicals -- will be divided, as of January 1, 2015, into two regulatory schemes: South Korea's newly minted chemical management ... read more >
November 13, 2014
Webinar Series - The Globally Harmonized System Of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS): Requirements, Challenges, and Opportunities
REMINDER Join Gradient and Bergeson & Campbell for a webinar and online discussion series regarding the scientific, legal, and business implications brought on by the widespread implementation of GHS principles. Major changes for chemical manufacturers and importers are in store on June 1, 2015, when the key provisions of US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard ("HazCom" 2012) take effect. HazCom 2012, which mandates alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals ... read more >
November 11, 2014
Enhancing Oversight of Synthetic Biology under TSCA to Promote Sustainable Commercial Development
Article Featured in Industrial Biotechnology Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Of Counsel with the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®), Charles M. Auer of Charles Auer & Associates, LLC, and Oscar Hernandez, Ph.D. of Oscar Hernandez & Associates, LLC, have published "Creative Adaptation: Enhancing Oversight of Synthetic Biology Under the Toxic Substances Control Act" in the October 2014 issue of Industrial Biotechnology, the journal of biobased innovation to drive the global bioeconomy. In the ... read more >
November 7, 2014
Key Presentations, Video Clips, and Daily Reports from ChemCon The Americas 2014
New ABA book edited by Lynn L. Bergeson, Global Chemical Control Handbook, Announced at Conference ChemCon the Americas 2014 brought together an international audience of over 200 industry, regulatory, and policy leaders in Chicago, Illinois, October 27-31, 2014, to go in-depth on virtually every major chemical regulatory issue worldwide. Speakers included Mike Rasenberg of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Dr. Jeffrey Morris of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dan Bastien of Environment Canada, Qiang Liu of the Chinese State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS), ... read more >
November 4, 2014
Webinar Series - The Globally Harmonized System Of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS): Requirements, Challenges, and Opportunities
Join Gradient and Bergeson & Campbell for a webinar and online discussion series regarding the scientific, legal, and business implications brought on by the widespread implementation of GHS principles. Major changes for chemical manufacturers and importers are in store on June 1, 2015, when the key provisions of US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard ("HazCom" 2012) take effect. HazCom 2012, which mandates alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), adds the ... read more >
October 27, 2014
BRAG® Petitions EPA for Biodiesel Products CDR Exemptions Already Granted to Petroleum Products
On October 21, 2014, the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) submitted petitions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting that biodiesel fuel manufacturers be granted the same Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) exemptions that petroleum-based diesel manufacturers already receive. BRAG made its petitions through two mechanisms allowed under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rules. BRAG's petitioning of EPA was reported in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report story "Biobased Diesel Companies Petition EPA For Rules Comparable To Traditional ... read more >
September 30, 2014
Successful EOSA Safety Training Webinar Highlights Value of Chemical Consortia Activities
The benefits of forming or joining a chemical industry consortium go well beyond responding to test rules or other regulatory programs forcing coordination and cooperation among market competitors. B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) assists a number of companies that are working together within formal trade groups to achieve industry-wide goals that single companies could not accomplish on their own. These include addressing misperceptions regarding chemical products, highlighting the benefits of chemicals and technologies to regulators, legislators, and the general public, ... read more >
September 26, 2014
California's Release of Draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan Drives Agenda of 5th Safer Consumer Products Summit
October 22-24, 2014, San Francisco, California With the Draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) now released, it is important for manufacturers, importers, and retailers of consumer products in the categories listed by DTSC in the Work Plan to understand and address any issues. The upcoming Safer Consumer Products Summit, of which Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud sponsor, will bring together DTSC staff, brand owners, chemical companies, and industry associations to discuss these developments in ... 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 23, 2014
ChemCon The Americas -- Twelve In-Depth Sessions, Dozens of Regulatory Authorities, Hundreds of Industry Delegates, One Unparalleled Conference and Exhibition
October 28 - 30, 2014, Chicago, Illinois Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is proud to once again be a sponsor of and program advisor to ChemCon, the premier global chemical control conference offering the most authoritative speakers, most in-depth sessions, and broadest global perspective on existing and emerging chemical regulatory schemes. Highlights from the diverse and substantive program planned for Chicago include: Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Update and Forecast   Next Generation Chemical Regulation: ... read more >
September 18, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson comments on TSCA reform in Chemical Watch article "US Senator Boxer Reveals TSCA Reform Bill: Vitter Proposal Roundly Criticised."
Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson in response to Senator Boxer’s (D-CA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) counterproposal to the Chemical Security Improvement Act (CISA) sponsored by Senator David Vitter (R-LA). Bergeson said of the issue “I do not give Senator Boxer’s bill, or any other TSCA reform measure much hope given the lateness of the session, the lack of alignment on key measures in the bill, and the polarisation on matters generally in Congress. Whether the bill provides a useful jump start to discussion next session is another matter.” Bergeson ... read more >
September 10, 2014
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Silver Sponsor of SRA Nano Risk Analysis (II)
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is proud to once again be sponsoring an SRA Nano Workshop in conjunction with the Emerging Nanoscale Materials Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis. Nano Risk Analysis (II) will be held September 15-16, 2014, at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and it is not too late to join in: walk-up registrations are welcome. B&C's Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®, Senior Toxicologist, and J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, Toxicologist, will attend. This workshop seeks to elaborate shared strengths and gaps ... read more >
September 8, 2014
Upcoming Green Chemistry and Safer Consumer Products Events
Stay Compliant and Competitive Under the Newer, Greener Chemical Control Paradigms The dramatic shift in law and policy away from the regulation of end-of-pipe discharges of chemicals into the environment toward a more proactive focus on greener ingredient selection and manufacturing processes to prevent pollution at the source continues unabated, with over two dozen states having considered and/or passed new legislation in 2014. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is deeply engaged in green chemistry issues and is pleased to be sponsoring and presenting at key events this Fall ... 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 >
August 26, 2014
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Contributes Chapter to Biointeractions of Nanomaterials
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and the late Michael F. Cole prepared a chapter in a new book, Biointeractions of Nanomaterials, which covers a wide range of issues associated with the safety of nanomaterials in biological systems. The book, published on July 29, 2014, by CRC Press, addresses issues related to the toxicity and safety of nanomaterials and nanosystems, and covers a range of interactions in biological systems, specifically focusing on the tools and methods used for evaluation, including in vivo and in ... read more >
August 20, 2014
Overview and Inquiry into European Nano Registries Featured in Natural Resources & Environment
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Meglena Mihova, Managing Partner of EPPA SA, have published an article in the Summer 2014 issue of Natural Resources & Environment, the magazine of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER), entitled: "Nanomaterials and Public Disclosure: Are European Nano Product Registries the Answer?" In the article, Ms. Bergeson and Ms. Mihova propose that: "Nano product registries in Europe are the newest twist to satiating the public's relentless ... read more >
August 12, 2014
Emma Louise Jackson Joins The Acta Group as Regulatory Specialist
The Acta Group (Acta®) is pleased to announce that Emma Louise Jackson CBiol MSB has joined our firm as a regulatory specialist, serving clients in the European Union (EU) and worldwide from our Manchester, UK office. Ms. Jackson is distinguished by more than a decade of experience in testing and regulatory environments, most recently as a regulatory manager at a large commercial laboratory. She graduated with honors from the University of the West of England, Bristol, with a degree in Biomedical Sciences, and is a member of the Society of Biology (CBiol MSB). Ms. Jackson offers ... read more >
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