ACTA News: Green Chemistry

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 >
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 >
July 1, 2014
Learn How to Pre-Screen New Chemicals Using EPA’s Models and Methods at Sustainable Futures Training
  Co-hosted by the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG™), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and George Washington University (GWU) August 5-7, 2014, at the GWU Campus in Washington, D.C. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: During this hands-on three-day workshop, you will learn about a variety of tools, methods, and models that can be used to assess the hazard and potential exposure of chemicals. Methods addressed will include hazard and risk screening for human health, ecotoxicity, and environmental fate. The ... 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 >
July 20, 2012
Lynn L. Bergeson Will Co-Chair Seminar on Chemical Management Laws
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), and The Acta Group (Acta) are pleased to announce that on October 26, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson will Co-Chair a Practising Law Institute seminar entitled "Chemical Management Laws 2012: Business Opportunity, Public Protection or Barrier to Trade?" The seminar will be held in New York City, New York, and there will be groupcasts in Columbus, Ohio; Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There will also be a live webcast. The ... read more >
January 23, 2012
Lynn L. Bergeson Will Participate in Webinar on the Greening of Consumer Products
We are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson will participate in a February 7, 2012, Bloomberg BNA webinar entitled "The Greening of Consumer Products: Legal, Regulatory, and Strategic Considerations." Bloomberg BNA states that the webinar is intended to help users: Identify the core concepts of green product development and the maturation of conventional environmental protection themes on which green product steward concepts rely;   Describe the diversity of legal and regulatory authorities, domestic and international, that are relevant to chemical, ... read more >
November 3, 2010
B&C Will Host ABA Quick Teleconference on FTC’s Proposed Green Guides
We are pleased to announced that Lynn L. Bergeson will moderate a “quick teleconference” program sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources entitled “Selling Green: A Concise Overview of the FTC’s Proposed Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims.” The November 16, 2010, teleconference will explore the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed revisions to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (Green Guides), consider the reasoning behind the FTC’s decision to propose ... read more >
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