Seminars & Webinars: International Issues

June 2014

ACS 18th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 17-19, 2014, Bethesda, Maryland

As the longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, GC&E invites scientists, decision-makers, students, and advocates to come together, compare findings, and discuss the science of the future. Acta affiliate the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG) presented "Regulatory Landscape & Implications for Innovation," Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Speakers and topics included:
Lynn L. Bergeson, The Acta Group, Moderator
Emily Tipaldo, American Chemistry Council
"State chemical management initiatives: Green chemistry? Or, something else?"
Sookie Hong, 3E Company Department of Regulatory Research
"REACHing Asia in a green chemistry environment: Initiative, implementation and impact"
Andrew Shafer, Elevance Renewable Sciences
Caroline Cox, Center for Environmental Health
"Moving California towards flame retardant-free furniture and baby products"

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April 2014

Webinar: EU Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR): What it Means for Industry and How it Compares to U.S. Regulation, April 30, 2014, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

The European Union Biocidal Products Regulation dramatically changes the way biocidal active substances and products, as well as many products not traditionally considered biocidal products, are regulated under European law. Practical aspects of this new regulatory system are subtly different from those in other jurisdictions, EU neighboring countries, and the US. Companies exporting to the EU as a component of their global business must ensure that their supply chains and product designs are compliant with the regulation.

The webinar, presented by Bloomberg BNA and featuring Andrew R. Bourne, Lisa R. Burchi, and Lara A. Hall, was focused on existing industry norms and explore how current standard practices are affected by the new developments in EU biocides regulation. The current trends in the EU biocides regulatory landscape will be compared to the U.S. system (the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)), and the time and practical steps necessary to bring a product to market in the U.S. and EU were contrasted. 1.5 hours of CPE or CLE credit. Click here for more information

International Conference on Chemical Policy (ICCP) 2014, April 22 - 24, 2014, Seoul, South Korea

The Korea Chemical Management Association’s annual chemical policy conference was expected to draw record attendance due to the global interest in The Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (K-REACH) as the January 1, 2015, effective date approaches. Leslie S. MacDougall gave a presentation on the similarities and differences between K-REACH and U.S. chemical assessment and management.. Click here for more information.

March 2014

ChemCon Europe 2014, March 31 - April 4, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey

The Acta Group is a proud sponsor. ChemCon is a global platform which brings together more than 250 experts representing companies, authorities and international organizations in the field of international chemical control. Click here for more information

December 2013

Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit Washington - - "Practical Solutions to Emerging Issues in the Global Chemical Supply Chain," December 5, 2013, Arlington, Virginia

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was an exhibitor. The 1-day program included sessions on Emerging Regulatory Challenges in Asia, North America and the EU. Click here for more information.

September 2013

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication Fall Meeting, September 25 - 29, 2013, Arlington, Virginia

Lynn L. Bergeson spoke on “Data Available Under REACH and Global Impact of that Data,” and “Nanotechnology Regulatory Update.” Click here for more information and click here to request a copy of the presentation.

ChemCon Asia 2013, September 9-13, 2013, Seoul, South Korea.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor. Lynn L. Bergeson presented "Green Chemistry and California Safer Consumer Products Regulations and How This Is a Game-Changing Event in North America," "Nanomaterials: Global Governance Initiatives," and moderated a discussion on chemical control legislation in North America and other relevant areas in the world. Leslie S. MacDougall presented “"An Overview of Regulations on the Management of Chemical Substances in China with Updates and Developments in the New Chemical Substance Notification (NCSN) Scheme," "Data Available Under REACH and Global Impact of That Availability," and moderated discussions on chemical control in Japan and the global approach to new chemicals.

For copies of these ChemCon Asia 2013 presentations, please contact Chad.Howlin@lawbc.com. Make plans now to attend ChemCon Europe 2014, March 31-April 4 in Istanbul, Turkey.

December 2012

ChemCon The Americas 2012, December 3-7, 2012.  New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor. Click here for more information.

September 2012

Biocidal Product Regulation Webinar, September 19, 2012.

The Acta Group, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s consulting affiliate, convened a complimentary webinar to outline and discuss changes to the European Union (EU) regulations for companies marketing biocidal active substances and biocidal products in the EU. The agenda and speaker profiles are available online.  For online access to the archived webinar contact Chad Howlin.

July 2012

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

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

June 2012

European Union REACH Activities, Responsibilities, and Enforcement Webinar, June 27, 2012, 10:00 a.m

Lynn L. Bergeson will moderate a complimentary webinar convened by the Acta Group, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s consulting affiliate. The agenda and speaker profiles are available at http://www.actagroup.com/tsca/webinars/20120627/agenda06272012.pdf. For online access to the archived webinar contact Chad Howlin.

May 2012

China Chemical Regulation Webinar, May 31, 2012.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s consulting affiliate, The Acta Group, participated in a webinar on chemical regulation in China with its joint venture partner Acta-PLS China. Leslie S. MacDougall, Andy Burgess, and Dr. Ya-Juin Chou, Novartis Pharma AG, addressed the key elements of chemical control legislation in China. For online access to the archived webinar contact Chad Howlin.

March 2012

ChemCon Europe 2012, March 5-9, 2012.  Madrid, Spain.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor. On March 5, 2012, Leslie S. MacDougall participated in a seminar on European Union (EU) risk assessments. On March 6, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson spoke about the prospects for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and administrative chemical management initiatives and strategies for success. On March 7, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson gave a presentation on the legal framework of nanomaterials. On March 9, 2012, Leslie S. MacDougall spoke about supply chain communications -- practice issues and resolution. Click here for more information.

October 2011

30th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium, October 23-26, 2011.  Las Vegas, Nevada.

Joseph E. Plamondon spoke on October 25, 2011 on the regulation of polymers under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Click here for more information.

June 2011

ChemCon Asia 2011

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor of ChemCon Asia 2011, scheduled for June 27-July 1, 2011, in Hong Kong.

BNA Webinar, “Evolving REACH Data Citation/Compensation Scheme:  What to Watch for and Why,” June 22

Lynn L. Bergeson, Lisa R. Burchi, and Leslie S. MacDougall participated.

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