ACTA News: Firm News

June 24, 2013
B2PAC Changes Name to BRAG, Conducts Workshops on TSCA
Washington, D.C. (June 24, 2013): The Biobased Products Advocacy Consortium (B2PAC) debuted today a new name, logo, and web address to describe more fully and descriptively the wide range of industrial biotechnology products made by its member companies. The consortium is now known as the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group, or BRAG. The new name and logo were previewed last week at the 2013 Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal. As has been the consortium's focus from the beginning, BRAG exists so that concerned ... read more >
May 10, 2013
Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT® Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT® has joined our team as Senior Toxicologist for B&C and The Acta Group (Acta). Dr. Vergnes has demonstrated outstanding leadership and an agile, multi-disciplinary talent for problem-solving in her 25 years directing global product stewardship and toxicology departments for Ashland, Inc., International Specialty Products (ISP), Texaco, and Union Carbide (now Dow). She is also an experienced research scientist and scientific study director with a Ph.D. in Human Genetics and a ... read more >
April 22, 2013
AChN Featured in Inside EPA Article "Industry Urging EPA to Drop TSCA Enforcement Over Chemical 'Fractions'"
“The newly formed Alliance for Chemical Nomenclature (AChN), is comprised of manufacturers and users of fractioned substances as well as manufacturers and users of unknown, variable, complex, or biological substances (UVCBs), who could potentially be affected by EPA enforcement actions now targeting a growing number of companies for alleged reporting violations, according to a March 11 blog post by Kathleen Roberts of B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C., which is affiliated with the corporate law firm Bergeson & Campbell, PC. Bergeson & Campbell announced the formation of the ... read more >
March 21, 2013
New Consortium Formed to Address “Fractions” and Chemical Nomenclature
B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C., an affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., is pleased to announce the formation of the Alliance for Chemical Nomenclature (AChN), a coalition that brings together companies and organizations potentially impacted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent enforcement actions targeting the naming and listing of fractions of existing chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). AChN members are engaged in the manufacture or use of fractionated substances and unknown, variable, complex, or biological substances ... read more >
February 14, 2013
B2PAC, SCD-iBIO Form Alliance to Advance Commercialization of Industrial Biotechnology
Washington, D.C. (February 14, 2013) -- The Biobased Products Advocacy Consortium (B2PAC), an affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), and the Society for the Commercial Development of Industrial Biotechnology (SCD-iBIO), an affiliate of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), announced today the formation of a new alliance to advance the commercialization of industrial biotechnology and biobased products. According to a recently released report from Lux Research, industrial biotechnology and biobased product development is experiencing a robust ... read more >
February 4, 2013
Hayley J. Clayton, Ph.D., Joins The Acta Group, a Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Affiliate
The Acta Group (Acta) is pleased to announce the expansion of our international regulatory and registrations capability with the addition of regulatory specialist Hayley J. Clayton, Ph.D., to our European staff. With more than a decade of experience in global chemical development, manufacturing, and transport, Dr. Clayton brings to Acta and our clients a deep understanding of risk assessment, regulatory compliance, and dangerous goods safety, as well as an extensive network of contacts in UK and European regulatory agencies. In her most recent role as European Regulatory Affairs ... read more >
December 4, 2012
New Consortium Formed to Advance Biobased Products Policy and Regulatory Goals
Washington, D.C., December 4, 2012 -- B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C., an affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group, is pleased to announce the formation of the Biobased Products Advocacy Consortium (B2PAC), an organization that brings together leading innovators in the biobased chemical, biofuel, and renewable energy fields to pursue regulatory and policy advancement. Companies working to produce biobased chemical feedstocks and products have heretofore been under-represented in a number of regulatory and legislative areas; B2PAC members now have a collective ... read more >
October 1, 2012
Leslie S. MacDougall Will Speak on Emerging Chemical Regulation Trends in the Asia-Pacific Rim Region at Saint Joseph's University's Global Chemical Regulations and Compliance Management Seminar
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), and The Acta Group (Acta) are pleased to announce that Leslie S. MacDougall will speak, Saturday, October 20, 2012, on "Emerging Chemical Regulation Trends in the Asia-Pacific Rim Region" at the Saint Joseph's University's Global Chemical Regulations and Compliance Management Seminar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This graduate level course will provide an in-depth review of the current international chemical regulations affecting U.S. businesses on various levels of operation, ... read more >
September 25, 2012
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and Its Affiliates Unveil Their Redesigned Online Presence
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), and The Acta Group (Acta) unveiled their completely redesigned online presence today. The new websites provide timely, relevant news and updates, as well as detailed descriptions of the practices, people, and expertise that have earned B&C top rankings in Chambers USA. B&C can be found at www.lawbc.com, BCCM at www.bc-cm.com, and Acta at www.actagroup.com. In addition to information about the firms' people and practices, the three websites contain over 1,700 pages of constantly updated ... read more >
September 11, 2012
B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. Now a Member of the Toxicology Forum
B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) and its affiliate groups, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and The Acta Group (Acta), are pleased to announce that BCCM is now an associate member of the Toxicology Forum (Tox Forum). The Tox Forum is an international organization focused on addressing problems in toxicology through open dialogue among government, academia, industry, policymakers, and other interest groups. Tox Forum meetings are well-known for robust scientific discussions among the top experts in the field of toxicology, with a goal of facilitating sound policy decisions ... read more >
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