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September 8, 2014

Upcoming Green Chemistry and Safer Consumer Products Events

The ACTA Group

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 that will help formulators, manufacturers, and businesses throughout the supply chain develop well-informed, tactical business strategies under this new paradigm.

Prop65 Clearinghouse Green Chemistry Conference — September 16, 2014, San Francisco, California

This one-day conference features Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP); Karl Palmer, Chief, Safer Consumer Products Branch, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC); and David Kunz, Pollution Prevention Coordinator, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, among other regulatory, industry, academic, and advocacy stakeholders. B&C’s James V. Aidala will take part in the panel discussion “TSCA Update: Regulatory Life Beyond This Year’s Stalled Legislation,” and B&C’s Lisa R. Burchi will participate in the “Supply Chain: New Pushes by Retailers” session. Other sessions include “California Safer Consumer Products Program: More Questions Than Answers?,” “State of the States’ Chemical Policies,” and “Alternative Assessment 101.” For more information and registration details click here.

5th Safer Consumer Products Summit, October 22-24, 2014, San Francisco, California

This one and one-half-day summit features federal and state decision makers on these developing regulations including Meredith Williams, Deputy Director, Safer Products and Workplaces Program, California DTSC; Bob Boughton, Senior Hazardous Substances Engineer, Safer Consumer Products Program, California DTSC; John Katz, Pollution Prevention Coordinator, Region 9, EPA; Alex Stone, Senior Chemist, Washington State Department of Ecology; and Kerry Malinowski, Manager, Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products Program, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, as well as major brand owners, chemical companies, and consumer industry associations. The Summit Chair is Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of B&C.

Session topics include “Strategies and Tactics in Response to Initial Priority Products and Work Plan for Future Priority Products,” “Alternatives Assessments: Where Are We?,” an interactive roundtable on approaches, “Managing the Chemical Data, Confidentiality and Trade Secret Challenge,” and “Supply Chain Transformation In Response to Chemical and Safer Products Regulations.”

Clients and friends of B&C are eligible for a 15 percent discount on registration for the Safer Consumer Products Summit by using discount code: 141611. For more information and registration details click here.

B&C is a Washington, D.C. law firm offering sophisticated experience in navigating safer products and new technologies through the gauntlet of EPA and state-level regulatory approval challenges. B&C’s lawyers, scientists, and policy experts can help clients achieve sustainable commercial success as the new reality of regulation unfolds in California, the U.S., and worldwide. B&C’s services are complemented by those of The Acta Group (Acta®), B&C’s scientific and regulatory consulting arm with offices in Washington, D.C., Manchester England, and Beijing China, providing strategic, comprehensive support for global chemical registration, regulation, and sustained compliance; and B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) which helps the chemical industry leverage resources and maximize impact by forming consortia to achieve shared research, testing, regulatory, and access goals.