ACTA News: TSCA

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 18, 2023
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “What should we expect from TSCA in 2023?"
On January 18, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding changes expected from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the coming year.  According to attorneys at Bergeson & Campbell, the EPA has pulled senior scientists from across the agency to assist with new chemicals reviews, while continuing to hire new ones. "The onboarding and training of new assessors will take time, but EPA’s performance in reviewing PMNs should improve throughout 2023," firm attorneys said in ... read more >
January 6, 2023
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Finishing and Coating in Article “Hiding in Plain Sight: PFAS May Enter Shop on Customer Parts"
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the January 2023 issue of Finishing and Coating regarding the presence of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in materials used around the electroplating process. “We live in a brave new world indeed,” says Lynn Bergeson, an attorney, and managing partner at Bergeson & Campbell, a firm in Washington D.C. that has been representing businesses in cases brought by the U.S. EPA for several decades. “We all are beginning to appreciate the ubiquity of ... 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 9, 2022
Todd J. Stedeford Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “TSCA Snur restricting carbon nanotubes poses ‘challenges’ for renewable battery sector"
On December 8, 2022, Chemical Watch quoted Todd J. Stedeford, Ph.D., DABT®, ERT, ATS, Senior Science and Regulatory Advisor, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding a proposed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) significant new use rule (SNUR) restricting the use of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). Todd Stedeford, counsel with Bergeson & Campbell, said the challenges presented by the proposed Snur are "not necessarily" unique to renewable battery companies.  Each processor of an article containing a covered MWCNT ... read more >
November 30, 2022
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “Industry backs small business panel recommendations for TSCA PFAS reporting rule"
On November 30, 2022, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding recent suggestions from small business advocates and industry stakeholders for lowering the burden of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) upcoming Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) PFAS reporting rule.  Bergeson & Campbell managing partner, Lynn Bergeson, told Chemical Watch the EPA’s request for input on the Irfa – due on 27 December – indicates that the agency could narrow the rule as industry ... read more >
November 15, 2022
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Bloomberg Law in Article “Fees Companies Must Pay EPA to Oversee Their Chemicals Soar"
On November 15, 2022, Bloomberg Law quoted Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to significantly increase fees chemical manufacturers would have to pay it to evaluate chemical risks and expand fees paid by companies that mix, but don’t make chemicals. The “fees are surprisingly high” in keeping with the agency’s warning of “sticker shock,” said Richard E. Engler, director of chemistry for Bergeson & Campbell ... read more >
November 9, 2022
Register Now for “Articles under TSCA” Webinar
Registration is open for the "Articles under TSCA" webinar on December 14, 2022, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EST). When the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was enacted in 1976, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) focused its attention on chemical substances and chemical mixtures, while largely exempting the regulation of chemicals in “articles,” generally meaning finished products or manufactured goods. EPA’s more recent announcement of its intent to regulate chemicals in articles to a much greater extent has caught many in the regulated industries off ... read more >
November 2, 2022
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “TSCA workplace exposure limits not in works for three substances"
On November 2, 2022, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) confirmation that it does not plan to develop Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) ‘existing chemical exposure limits’ (ECEL) for three of the first ten chemicals evaluated under the amended law: the colourant PV29, the flame retardant HBCD and the solvent NMP.  It could mean the agency "is planning to pursue either more or less stringent requirements than an Ecel under TSCA", ... read more >
October 28, 2022
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “Scientific standards could take centre stage in future TSCA litigation"
On October 27, 2022, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement that it would reissue risk determinations for seven of the first ten existing substances evaluated under TSCA using an updated approach.  The EPA issued "a very consequential memorandum" in June 2021 when it said it would reissue risk determinations for seven of the first ten existing substances evaluated under TSCA using an updated approach, Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson and ... read more >
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