Seminars & Webinars: Federal/EPA Regulatory Policy

December 2022

Chemicals Management for Electronics, December 13-14, 2022, via webinar

Chemicals Management for Electronics, presented by Chemical Watch, is a two-day virtual conference offering the latest information and advice on chemicals management and restrictions in electronics.  Day one will focuse on regulatory updates and the latest on substances, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) while day two will cover e-waste and eco-design, followed by a look at the circular economy and batteries. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), will present "USA EPA and TSCA updates for the electronics sector" on December 13, 2022

 

October 2022

Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues: A Business Imperative, October 11, 2022, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EDT), via webinar

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 “Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues: A Business Imperative, presented by The Acta Group (Acta®) affilate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®).

September 2022

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources 30th Fall Conference, September 21-23, 2022, Nashville, TN

The American Bar Association's (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) 30th Fall Conference will look at rapidly emerging developments in environmental, energy, and resources law, including the novel approaches taken to bring solutions to climate change, sustainability, clean air, clean water, chemical management, environmental justice, and other transformative issues. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), will present during the "Periodic Review: Reinvigorated Chemical Product Regulation under FIFRA and TSCA" session.

July 2022

ELI Summer School Series 2022: Law & Policy of Products Regulation, July 14, 2022, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT, Washington, D.C., and 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.

May 2022

HCPA IMPACT2022, May 11-13, 2022, Washington D.C.

The Household & Commercial Products Association's (HCPA) mid-year meeting, IMPACT2022, brings together professionals and thought leaders to learn about and engage on the public policy issues that impact the household and commercial products industry. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, The Acta Group (Acta®), will present during the Regulatory Affairs Council on May 11, 2022. Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud sponsor. 

February 2022

Sustainable Cleaning Chemistries for a Healthier World, February 23, 2022, 3:00 p.m. EST, via webinar

Case Medical presents "Sustainable Cleaning Chemistries for a Healthier World," covering how healthcare can maintain optimal infection prevention without harm; how to reduce the impact of hazardous cleaning chemistries on patients and staff; the importance of cleaning and the science behind it; how validated cleaners and water quality contribute to better outcomes; and how safer chemical usage in healthcare settings can contribute to a healthier world. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, The Acta Group (Acta®), will present. 

Environmental Law 2022, February 10, 11, and 15, 2022, via webinar

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) present Environmental Law 2022, covering the latest developments in natural resources (air, water, species), climate, chemical, energy, and environmental justice; and what’s happened a year into a new Congress, a more conservative Supreme Court, and under the Biden-Harris administration, as well as what the future holds. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), and Alexandra Dapolito Dunn will present "Chemical Regulation and Emerging Contaminants: Update and What to Expect in 2022."

January 2022

What to Expect in Chemicals in 2022, January 26, 2022, 12:00 p.m. EST, via webinar

2022 will bring competing priorities for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for which companies should now prepare. The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to present “What to Expect in Chemicals in 2022,” a webinar offering our best informed judgment as to the trends and key developments B&C’s legal, scientific, and regulatory professionals expect to see in 2022. These include consequential policy shifts reflecting the Biden Administration’s “all of government” commitment to environmental justice and continuing evolution of EPA’s implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act under Dr. Michal I. Freedhoff’s leadership. The webinar focused on themes outlined in our Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2022, released on January 3, 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. 

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." 

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. 

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.

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.

March 2021

Product Stewardship and the Pandemic: Surviving and Thriving in Disruptive Times, March 31, 2021, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT, via webinar

The COVID-19 global pandemic has had far-reaching impacts on business operations. While we are all eager to put the pandemic behind us, other catastrophic events will inevitably occur. To strengthen organizational resilience going forward, we must examine lessons learned and position product stewardship as a key player in business continuity and crisis management.

This future-focused webinar identified the broad range of complex, unresolved, and evolving issues product stewards have faced and continue to face because of the pandemic. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) moderated and B&C was a proud sponsor. A complimentary on-demand recording is availble now

What To Expect From the Biden EPA?, March 30, 2021, 2:00 p.m. EDT, via webinar

Business & Learning Resources (BLR®) is hosting "What To Expect From the Biden EPA?," a webinar presented by Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®). With Joe Biden now occupying the White House the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will plot a much different course than the one it has been on for the past 4 years under the Trump administration. This webinar will explore what Biden’s initiatives look like in practice for the regulated community, what other action can be expected, and how much effort will be put into walking back the Trump policies.

Key Regulatory Updates: Europe, Asia and The Americas 2021, March 23-25, 2021, via webinar

Chemical Watch presents Key Regulatory Updates: Europe, Asia and The Americas 2021, taking a close look at the latest updates in chemicals control legislation across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.  Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) will present "The Challenges of Enforcing TSCA" and Lisa R. Burchi, Of Counsel, B&C, will present "FIFRA Hot Topics for Team Biden."

February 2021

Environmental Law 2021, February 24-26, 2021, via webinar

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) present Environmental Law 2021, a high-level program covering the key issues arising in each of the major areas of environmental law and their intersections.  Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Alexandra Dapolito Dunn will present "Chemicals Regulation: Latest Developments" on February 25, 2021.

January 2021

WEBINAR—What To Expect When You’re Electing (a New President), January 28, 2021, 1:00 p.m. EST

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to present  “What To Expect When You’re Electing (a New President),” a webinar focusing on the incoming Biden Administration, including what policies and initiatives can be expected in the next four years and how any likely regulatory directions may affect our clients. Registration is now open.

November 2020

Cleaning Products – A Regulatory Review, November 4, 11, and 18, 2020, via webinar

The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) and ISSA are hosting the three-part webinar series Cleaning Products: A Regulatory Review. Lisa R. Burchi, Of Counsel, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Heather F. Collins, M.S., Regulatory Consultant, B&C, will present "Regulatory Relief—EPA and COVID related Disinfectants and FDA on Hand Sanitizers" on November 11, 2020.

September 2020

PSX 2020, September 15-17, 2020, via webinar

PSX 2020, presented by the Product Stewardship Society (PSS), was designed to support  professional growth by providing education relevant to current, emerging, and future issues in product stewardship. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson, President of PSS Board of Directors, gave opening remarks. Karin F. Baron, Senior Regulatory Consultant with B&C and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C, presented “Evaluating New Chemicals and Disconnects in Hazard Communication.” B&C was a proud sponsor. 

July 2020

ELI Summer School Series 2020: Law & Policy of Products Regulation, July 14, 2020, 12:00 - 2:00 pm (EDT) via webinar

The life cycle of industrial, agricultural, and antimicrobial chemical products, especially those embedded in consumer products, has gained increasing public attention. Regulators are looking at the entire product lifecycle, including post-discard of  product at the end of its useful life, as well as toxicity data. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented chemical product regulation matters including risk communication, minimizing legal liability, and evolving policy matters.

May 2020

2020 ASTA Online, May 5, 2020, 11:00 am (EDT), via webinar

The American Spice Trade Association (ASTA) presented ASTA Online, a series of virtual events focusing on the future of agriculture and food technology and what companies can do to positively affect the impact labor conditions and climate change in the spice supply.  Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “Chemical Product Issues of Note.”

April 2020

Navigating the Jurisdictional Tightrope Between Biopesticides, Biostimulants, and Related Emerging Technologies, April 29, 2020, 12:00 pm (EDT), via webinar

The American Bar Association (ABA) webinar “Navigating the Jurisdictional Tightrope Between Biopesticides, Biostimulants, and Related Emerging Technologies” with Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®) professionals deconstructing the jurisdictional boundaries distinguishing pesticides, biopesticides, plant regulators, biostimulants, and related technologies. The webinar focused on draft EPA guidance intended to clarify the lines between and among those products that are subject to FIFRA registration as plant regulators and those biostimulant products not subject to FIFRA registration. The webinar also focused on new and evolving chemistry and technology issues that may blur some jurisdictional lines or potentially move products from one category to another.  Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; Lisa R. Burchi, Of Counsel, B&C; and Sheryl Dolan, Senior Regulatory Consultant, B&C, presented.

December 2019

HCPA XPAND2019, December 8-11, 2019, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The Household & Commercial Products Association's (HCPA) XPAND2019 annual meeting focused on challenges and opportunities facing the household and commercial products industry. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud sponsor.

November 2019

Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit USA, November 4-5, 2019, Washington D.C.

Chemical Watch presented Regulatory Summit USA, focusing on the latest developments in global chemicals regulation, providing an in-depth focus on regulatory updates and practice from the US, Europe, Asia and around the world. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®), presented “TSCA at 3: A panel session.”

October 2019

ELI Award Dinner, October 22, 2019, Washington, D.C.

Since 1984, the faces and voices of ELI’s constituents have come together in a gathering of environmental professionals: the annual ELI Award Dinner. By honoring individuals and organizations for demonstrating outstanding commitment to environmental protection, ELI helps set the standards for the environmental profession. The dinner was a signal opportunity for environmental professionals to forge new bonds of cooperation, while supporting the agenda-setting research, education, and training programs of the Institute. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) was a proud sponsor. 

September 2019

Environmental Regulation 2019: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, September 27, 2019, New York, NY, and via webinar

Practising Law Institute’s one day, CLE eligible, Environmental Regulation 2019 program reviewed recent developments in environmental regulation – and de-regulation – affecting compliance obligations for a range of businesses and organizations.  Program faculty covered the impact of recent court decisions, new regulations, and enforcement initiatives on regulated entities, with an emphasis on providing practical suggestions for management of environmental risks and compliance obligations.  Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), presented “The Administration’s New Paradigm for Assessing Risk.”

Product Stewardship 2019, September 10-12, 2019, Columbus, OH

The ​​Product Stewardship Conference brought together professionals from more than a dozen different industry sectors and throughout the value chain to deliver unique education and networking opportunities. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), has served as president elect of the Product Stewardship Society (PSS) since 2017 and began her term as the PSS President during this meeting. Scott J. Burya, Ph.D., Regulatory Chemist, Acta, presented on regulatory barriers to innovation and how to address them.

July 2019

ELI Summer School Series 2019: Law & Policy of Products Regulation, July 23, 2019, Washington, D.C. and via webinar

The life cycle of industrial, agricultural, and antimicrobial chemical products, especially those embedded in consumer products, has gained increasing public attention. Regulators are looking at the entire product lifecycle, including post-discard of  product at the end of its useful life, as well as toxicity data. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented chemical product regulations matters including risk communication, minimizing legal liability, and evolving policy matters. 

June 2019

Chemical Watch Expo 2019: Global Chemical Regulations, June 12-13, 2019, Brussels, Belgium

The third annual Chemical Watch Expo was a two-day event for regulatory professionals from around the world to take part in practical, topical workshops and to seek their next service to help with chemical regulatory compliance throughout the supply chain.  Lynn L. Bergeson, President, the Acta Group (Acta®), presented on New Chemicals under TSCA. Acta was a proud sponsor. 

May 2019

NACD Washington Fly-In, May 1-2, 2019, Arlington, VA

Each spring chemical distributors and their supply chain partners from around the country meet with their elected officials in Washington, DC to educate Members of Congress and push for important policy goals. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was a proud sponsor of the 2019 NACD Washington Fly-In.

March 2019

2019 GlobalChem Conference, March 6-8, 2019, Washington, D.C.

The 2019 GlobalChem Conference offered a valuable opportunity to not only review recent developments in global chemicals management but to also meet and reconnect with your industry peers and key government representatives. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and consulting affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) were exhibitors.

February 2019

WEBINAR - - Chemical Regulation After the Mid-Terms: What We Can Expect to See in 2019, February 20, 2019

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA were pleased to present “Chemical Regulation After the Mid-Terms: What We Can Expect to See in 2019,” the fifth and final webinar in the 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series. The mid-term elections fundamentally changed the balance of power on Capitol Hill, and the result will have a significant impact on chemical regulation and environmental matters generally.  The Democrats are now firmly in control of the House, and Congressional oversight will be in high gear.  The House is widely expected to launch a dizzying number of investigations, almost certainly some of them related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) positions on climate change, the role of science, ethical lapses, and deregulation in general.  The use of subpoenas is also expected to be in full display this year.  House and Senate leadership in key Committee assignments will change and so also will the personalities, tone, and content of Congressional oversight of and priority setting related to chemical and other environmental matters.  Speakers Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention; Beau Greenwood, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, CropLife America; Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; and James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C, offered a timely, focused, and riveting discussion.

November 2018

Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference, November 14-15, 2018, London, England

The 2018 Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference covered all the key requirements pertinent to placing hardware products on the market, offering the ideal, one-stop opportunity to catch up with current issues, catch a glimpse of the road ahead, and chat with experts and peers. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented "Life in the Trump Lane: Key U.S. Policy and Regulatory Initiatives under the Trump/Pruitt Administration."

September 2018

Product Stewardship 2018, September 27-29, 2018, Washington, D.C.

The Product Stewardship Conference addressed global safety, environmental, and regulatory challenges by bringing together prominent professionals to present and discuss global emerging issues, case studies, practical experiences, and new developments. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®) and member of the Product Stewardship Society Board of Directors since 2015, presented. Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud silver sponsor.

April 2018

NACD Washington Fly-In, April 25-26, 2018, Arlington, Virginia

The NACD Washington Fly-In brought chemical distributors and their supply chain partners from around the country to meet with their elected officials in Washington, DC to educate Members of Congress and push for important policy goals. Meeting face-to-face with legislators is the most effective way to get your message heard on Capitol Hill. The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was a proud sponsor. 

March 2018

TRFA Spring Meeting, March 11-14, 2018, Nashville, Tennessee

The Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Short Course provided an opportunity to deepen established industry and professional relationships and develop new ones with industry leaders who provided information on issues that are a common concern for thermoset resin formulators and their suppliers. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), presented. 

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference on Development & Deployment, February 28 - March 2, 2018, Washington, D.C.

ABLC 2018 was a connected series of five conferences on the most important issues in the bioeconomy. These conferences provided updates from key government agencies, an opening session with the heads of top trade organizations, and information on policy, finance, partnerships, world class R&D, and effective scale-up. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist at The Acta Group (Acta®) and Lauren Graham, Ph.D., chemist at Acta, presented.

February 2018

Environmental Law 2018, February 8-9, 2018, Washington D.C. and Via Webcast

The American Law Institute (ALI) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) presented “Environmental Law 2018,” a two day course for lawyers and environmental professionals covering key developments in our natural resources, climate, chemical, and endangered species law, as well as what is ahead from the Supreme Court and under the current Administration and Congress. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), presented “TSCA, FIFRA, and Chemical Regulation: Federal and State Perspectives.”

November 2017

Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference, November 1-2, 2017, London, England

RINA Consulting hosted “Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment conference 2017: Meeting the technical and regulatory compliance challenges,” a two day training conference that covered all the key requirements pertinent to placing hardware products on the market. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®), presented “Life in the Trump Lane: key US policy and regulatory initiatives under the Trump/Pruitt administration.”

August 2017

WEBINAR - - TSCA Hot Topics: Inventory Notification and Strategies for Complying, and Update on Section 5, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Bloomberg BNA/Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) Webinar. This complimentary webinar 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 requirements and strategies; how to recognize and avoid pitfalls when reporting; current state of play of EPA’s new chemicals review process; and what you can do now to ensure your chemicals and chemical products get to market and stay there. Additional Q&As from the webinar and a recording of the webinar are available online.

June 2017

TSCA Reform: One Year Later Conference, June 27, 2017, Washington D.C. and via Webinar

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health held a day-long "TSCA Reform: One Year Later" 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.  Speakers discussed key components of the bipartisan legislation and provided an overview of the current state of implementation.  Afternoon breakout sessions invited all participants to discuss ongoing law and policy issues. Visit the ELI event website for more details on the current program. This event was free and open to the public.  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor.

WEBINAR - - Reviewing New Chemicals Under Amended TSCA: Impact on Innovation, June 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Bloomberg BNA presented the webinar "Reviewing New Chemicals Under Amended TSCA: Impact on Innovation" June 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. featuring Jeffery Morris, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, United States Environmental Protection Agency; Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.; Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.; Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.; Beth Bosley, President, Boron Specialties LLC; and Robert Mott, Manager, Global Regulatory, Sun Chemical Corporation.

Since last June a logjam of new chemicals under review at EPA unable to enter commerce tops 700. That contrasts with the agency’s track record of reviewing about 1,000 new chemicals annually. Former EPA officials have analyzed the types of decisions the agency is considering making for these new chemicals, the types of toxicity data being requested, and the marked change that represents from past practice. The panel discussed those findings and the conundrums facing small and large chemical manufacturers as well as their customers. They offered suggestions for companies, trade associations and the EPA. The goal: ensure new chemicals are responsibly reviewed, but continue bringing innovative chemicals to market.

January 2017

WEBINAR - - EPA's New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule: How Will it Impact Your Operations? January 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m. (EST)

On November 28th, the Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule was published in the Federal Register. The rule went into effect on December 31, 2016. The rule impacts thousands of entities that export and/or import shipments of hazardous wastes. Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson and Senior Regulatory Specialist Christopher R. Bryant presented an in-depth webinar hosted by BLR about the final rule and the steps needed to ensure compliance.

July 2016

WEBINAR -- The New TSCA Series Webinar 2: Impacts on New Chemical Programs, July 14, 2016, 11:00 a.m. EDT

Chemical Watch complimentary webinar series on the "new" TSCA.  The second webinar, “The New TSCA: Impacts on New and Existing Chemicals Programs,” took a deeper dive into the profound changes that the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) makes to TSCA Sections 4, 5, and 6. Panelists include:

Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta; 

Richard A. Denison, Ph.D., Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund; 

Charles M. Auer, Charles Auer & Associates, LLC, former Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA);

Oscar Hernandez, Ph.D., Senior Regulatory Chemist, Acta, former Director of the Risk Management Division in OPPT; and 

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist, Acta, former senior staff scientist in OPPT and leader of EPA's Green Chemistry Program.

June 2016

WEBINAR -- American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmChamEU), The New TSCA - - Overview and Summary of Major Changes: What to Expect and When to Expect It, June 29, 2016

Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta,  presented updates regarding TSCA Reform to the members of AmChamEU and United States Council for International Business (USCIB)

WEBINAR -- ABA PCRRTK Presents TSCA Reform Legislation – Update and Primer, June 28, 2016, Washington, D.C.

The American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Pesticides, Chemical Regulation & Right-to-Know Committee held a special webinar to review the TSCA Reform legislation, provide insight about the reconciliation negotiations, and consider how the legislation will be likely affect EPA resources and decision making, the regulated community, consumers and public interest organizations, and the environment. Speakers included:

Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator, US EPA

Alex Dunn, Executive Director & General Counsel, Environmental Council of the States

Mike Walls, VP Regulatory & Technical Affairs, American Chemistry Council

Richard Denison, Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Ernie Rosenberg, President & CEO, American Cleaning Institute

Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta  

November 2015

24th Annual ELI Eastern Bootcamp, November 9 – 11, 2015, Washington, D.C.

A three-day immersion in environmental law for new and seasoned professionals, featuring top-rated faculty and challenging, interactive course material.  Lynn L. Bergeson will present the session on Federal Chemical Regulation on Nov. 10th.

July 2014

WEBINAR: EPA’s Game-Changing Clean Power Plan: How It Impacts You, July 22, 2014, 2:00PM EDT

On June 18, 2014, EPA proposed the most historic rule in its history: the Clean Power Plan. The proposal would, for the first time, impose regulatory limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants and is likely to have significant impacts throughout the economy. It calls for a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants by 2030. The proposal has two main parts: state-specific emission goals and guidelines to help states develop plans for meeting the goals. The proposed rule would give states 10 to 15 years to achieve the reductions. States can develop their own plans or develop regional, multi-state approaches.

This complimentary webinar hosted by Pollution Engineering and featuring B&C’s Lynn L. Bergeson and Christopher R. Bryant, will focussed on:

  • The legal authority for issuing the rule;
  • The state-specific goals;
  • The manner in which states must plan for and meet the goals; and
  • The winners and losers in this rule.
  • What you should do to make the rule work for you

For more information click here

June 2013

Environmental Law Institute Summer School Series 2013: Law & Policy of Products Regulation, June 27, 2013, Washington, D.C.

Lynn L. Bergeson taught this ELI Summer School course. Click here for more information.

November 2012

Election Results—What Is in Store for Environmental Law and Policy, November 14, 2012

B&C was pleased to host a video webinar on the implications of the election results on federal environmental law and policy. The webinar focused on the implications of the elections, including what policies and initiatives can be expected in the next four years, and how any likely regulatory directions may affect our clients. Lynn L. Bergeson moderated the panel. The agenda and speaker profiles are available online. For online access to the archived webinar contact Chad Howlin.

September 2012

Pollution Engineering Webinar, September 19, 2012.

Pollution Engineering Webinar, “Washington Insiders Look Ahead,” September 19, 2012. Lynn L. Bergeson and James V. Aidala took a look at the 2012 election and discuss the ramifications to the environmental industry with various possible outcomes. Click here to register.

July 2012

Environmental Law Institute Summer School: Law & Policy of Products Regulation, July 17, 2012. Washington, D.C.

On July 17, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson discussed law and policy of products regulation. Click here for more information.

Eurometaux Workshop on Conflict Materials, July 3, 2012.  Brussels.

Lynn L. Bergeson spoke about the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act.

April 2012

NASF Washington Forum, April 24-26, 2012.  Arlington, Virginia.

On April, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson gave a presentation on “Chemicals Policy: Emerging Priorities for U.S. Manufacturing.” Click here for more information

2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Spring Meeting and 8th Global Congress on Proc

Lynn L. Bergeson participated in the 14th Process Plant Safety Symposium and spoke about regulatory impacts. Click here for more information.

March 2012

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources 41st Annual Conference on Environmental Law, March 22-24, 2012. Salt Lake City, Utah.

On March 22, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson participated in a Technical Roundtable entitled “Chemical and Consumer Products: The New Battle Frontier.” Click here for more information.

November 2011

Environmental Law Institute (ELI) Twentieth Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law, November 9-11, 2011. Washington, D.C.

Lynn L. Bergeson spoke on federal chemical regulation. Click here for more information.

August 2011

National Association of Chemical Distributors' (NACD) 2011 Operations and Purchasing Conference and Trade Show (OPSEM), August 23-26, 2011. Sacramento, California.

On August 25, 2011, Kathleen M. Roberts addressed ongoing regulatory requirements and regulatory initiatives that will impact chemical distributors. Click here for more information.

April 2011

National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) Washington Forum, April 12-14, 2011. Arlington, Virginia.

Lynn L. Bergeson spoke on April 13, 2011. Click here for more information.


 
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