Past Seminars & Webinars

January 2022

NACD 2022 Legislative and Regulatory Outlook, January 20, 2022 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST, via webinar

During the 2022 Legislative and Regulatory Outlook, the NACD Legislative Affairs Team will discuss what actions to expect from Congress on issues such as the supply chain crisis. The Regulatory Affairs Team will then review top regulatory issues including agency enforcement activities and the status of OSHA’s updates to the Hazard Communication Standard. Finally, the team will discuss tools you can use and ways you can be involved to best protect your business. Registration is free and open to all. The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud sponsor. 

December 2021

Indiana University School of Public Health, December 8, 2021

Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), will discuss long-term product stewardship trends with Indiana University School of Public Health Strategy & Management students. 

November 2021

Product Sustainability Webinar Series: Part 2, November 17, 2021, via webinar

Chemical Watch presents part two of the Product Sustainability Webinar Series looking at the current state of plastics recycling. This webinar will explore the rapidly evolving regulatory constraints on materials management. Speakers, including The Acta Group (Acta®) President Lynn L. Bergeson, will share practical experience and observations about strategies for developing effective recycling programs that achieve the desired results. 

SCHC Virtual Fall Meeting, November 9-11, 2021, via webinar

The 2021 SCHC Fall Meeting includes plenary sessions with key information from high-profile leaders on the latest topics that are impacting the Hazcom community, as well as a Virtual Exhibit Hall where vendors will display contemporary solutions and introduce new products to help you and your clients meet regulatory requirements and a Poster Session where presenters can showcase special industry subjects, and attendees can ask questions and get in-depth answers from presenters. Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant with The Acta Group (Acta®) will present.

ACOEL Plastics Panel, November 10, 2021, via webinar

The American College of Environmental Lawyer’s (ACOEL) Education Committee is hosting a webinar panel for members focusing on the newest developments in plastics waste regulation and liability. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) will present on the Toxic Substances Control Act’s (TSCA) often overlooked regulation of plastics.

10th NANO Conference, November 3-5, 2021, virtual event

The Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) presents the 10th NANO Conference, providing high quality professional presentations of interest to scientists and engineers focusing on the interaction between technical advances and societal, occupational, and environmental impacts, as well as sustainability in the field of nanotechnology research. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), will present. B&C is a proud supporter of SNO.

October 2021

IBA Global Showcase, October 25-29, 2021, via webinar

The International Bar Association (IBA) Global Showcase will highlight the diverse work and achievements of the IBA's membership in many key areas of policy and practice. There will also be a series of high-profile expert sessions discussing some of the biggest issues and challenges facing the global legal profession, with speakers sharing ideas and solutions. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) is Senior Vice Chair of the Agricultural Law Section of the IBA.

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources 29th Fall Conference, October 13-15, 2021, Washington D.C.

The American Bar Association's (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) 29th Fall Conference brings together senior Biden administration officials and experienced environmental law practitioners to share their insights on a host of thought-provoking issues in environment, energy, and resources law. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), will present during the "Moving Towards “Cradle-to-Cradle”: Regulatory Drivers and Barriers in Reducing Waste and Achieving Sustainable Lifecycle Management and a Circular Economy" session. Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud sponsor. 

September 2021

PSX 2021, September 28 - 30, Anaheim, CA

The Product Stewardship Society's (PSS) PSX 2021 Conference offers a comprehensive education program focusing on the topics that matter most to product stewardship professionals. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) and President of the PSS Board of Directors, will moderate "Getting What You Want: How to Persuasively Request Product Stewardship Resources." 

Global Electronics Summit, September 21-23, 2021, via webinar

Chemical Watch presents the "Global Electronics Summit," a three-day virtual conference offering the latest information and advice on chemicals management and restrictions in electronics, presented by representatives from government organizations, trade associations, industry, service providers and NGOs. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), will present “Chemical policy evolution in the US.”

IAEG Fall Virtual Meeting, September 20-23, 2021

The International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG) is a non-profit organization of global aerospace companies created to collaborate on and share innovative environmental solutions for the industry. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), will present "TSCA Regulatory Activity, Industry Strategy and Actions 2021 and Beyond" at the IAEG Fall Virtual Meeting. 

PFAS Reporting Rules -- What Every Company Needs to Know, September 9, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT, via webinar

The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was pleased to announce a complimentary webinar focused on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) issues on September 9, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT). Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson and Director of Chemistry Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., discussed EPA’s proposed rules and what the regulated community must know and do to comply. A recording is now available.

August 2021

The Critical Role of Product Stewardship in Business Continuity, August 19, 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT, via webinar

Join the Product Stewardship Society (PSS) and a panel of experts for a unique webinar on how your role as a product steward can make an impact. You’ll learn strategies you can use to support your organization during business disruptions."The Critical Role of Product Stewardship in Business Continuity" includes a facilitated panel discussion with real-world examples provided of product stewardship management in the aftermath of disruptive events like the pandemic. Specific examples will be shared to illustrate how product stewards can help organizations successfully transition from incident management to recovery and resume operations in a “new normal.” The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to sponsor this complimentary webinar. 

TSCA Regulatory Workshop, August 11, 2021, San Antonio, TX

The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, The Acta Group (Acta®) will present an in-depth Pre-Conference Regulatory TSCA Workshop on August 11, 2021, just before the start of ChemEdge 2021.

July 2021

U.S. Chemical Regulation: What’s New, What’s Hot, July 28, 2021, 11:00 a.m. EDT

Join The Acta Group (Acta®) President Lynn L. Bergeson and Acta Director of Chemistry Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. for "U.S. Chemical Regulation: What's New, What's Hot," to discuss new topics in U.S. industrial chemical regulation, their implications for chemical stakeholders, and suggested actions for chemical producers, importers, processors, and manufacturers of finished goods containing chemicals.

ELI Summer School Series 2021: Law & Policy of Products Regulation, July 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT, via webinar

The lifecycle of industrial, agricultural, and antimicrobial chemical products, especially those embedded in consumer products, has gained increased public attention. Regulators are looking at the entire product lifecycle, including post-discard of a product at the end of its useful life, as well as toxicity data. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), will present on chemical product regulation matters including risk communication, minimizing legal liability, and evolving policy matters.

California Chemical Regulatory Policy Update, July 15, 2021, 12:00 p.m. EDT

The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to provide a 60-minutes webinar for National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) members on key current and emerging California state legislative and regulatory initiatives directly relevant to NACD member company operations. Topics the webinar will cover include new legislative and regulatory initiatives, status updates on pertinent initiatives NACD is tracking, and proposed rules that could invite substantial operational change if issued in final. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, and Lisa R. Burchi, Senior Regulatory Specialist, Acta, will present.

June 2021

TSCA Reform - Five Years Later, June 30, 2021, via webinar

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate (Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) were pleased to announce the fifth annual conference providing updates and insights regarding the current state of TSCA implementation, ongoing and emerging issues, and related developments. Topics included how EPA is implementing Section 6 risk evaluation provisions, changes in new chemical review, existing chemical risk management provisions, and TSCA’s role in achieving environmental justice, among other topics.A full recording of the event with additional suggested readings and other resources are available on the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) website for members of ELI.

TSCA Fundamentals, June 3-24, 2021, via webinar

Implementation of the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is very much a work in progress, and the US EPA’s regulatory actions require continuous monitoring. Staying on top of these changes is critically important, and training on current regulatory requirements is vital.
Chemical Watch's TSCA Fundamentals course will provide in-depth training by Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, The Acta Group (Acta®), and Kathleen M. Roberts, Senior Regulatory Consultant, B&C, on the very latest TSCA regulatory and policy developments, their impact, and how to anticipate their requirements, comply with the law, and remain commercially competitive.

PFAS Updates 2021, June 23, 2021, via webinar

There is an increase in global regulatory action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), particularly in the EU and North America. At Chemical Watch's PFAS Updates conference, key stakeholders from authorities, industry and academia focused on fluoropolymers and their alternatives in the EU, and looked at regulatory trends in the US, including the regulation of PFASs as a class. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, The Acta Group (Acta®), presented "Chemical Identity and the EPA Process for Approving new PFAS Chemicals."

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