Kathleen M. Roberts
Vice President, B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C.
 

 
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M: 202-679-2009
 
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EDUCATION:

BS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1986

 
RANKINGS & RECOGNITION:

Received highest marks as speaker at National Association of Chemical Distributors Southern Region meeting in 2011: “Import/Export presentation made the trip worthwhile.” – Lucinda Schofer, NACD.

 “Many of our employees in the Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs rely on your knowledge and expertise in their work with you at the American Chemistry Council. I know they always speak highly of your leadership and skill in the chemicals management area... You have a gift for explaining complex technical matters in a way lay people can understand.” – Greg Babe, President and CEO of Bayer MaterialScience L.L.C. (January 2008).

 “Your presentation was excellent and you certainly are expert on the topic.” – John Ulrich, Chemical Industry Council of California (May 2008).Davis

 

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Kathleen M. Roberts is Vice President of B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), an affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®). In her leadership role at BCCM, Ms. Roberts is an essential resource for industry groups, providing cost effective management support and administrative services for multiple industry consortia engaged in advocacy, research, public outreach, and communication activities. In addition, Ms. Roberts serves as a non-attorney professional with B&C, addressing domestic and international chemical control regulations and related chemical management issues. She is a recognized expert on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), with over 25 years' experience in engaged advocacy, compliance, and communication activities with industry and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff. In June 2013, Ms. Roberts was invited to provide expert testimony on understanding the history and impact of TSCA before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.

Ms. Roberts writes and speaks frequently about the opportunities for industry to use TSCA to its competitive advantage and the challenges newer chemicals and technologies sometimes present under TSCA regulations. Her articles have appeared in The Environmental Forum, Industrial Biotechnology, Law 360, and Biofuels Digest, among others. She has presented numerous TSCA workshops and seminars, including at the National Association for Chemical Distributors (NACD) annual meeting, the BIO World Congress, the Chemical Watch U.S. Regulatory Summit, and the inaugural Product Stewardship Society conference.

Representative Engagements:

  • Organized, hosted, and participated in a critically important and timely workshop with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding interpretation and policies on byproduct reporting under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule. The workshop included EPA review of various case studies, and resulted in additional EPA guidance on the CDR.
  • Conducted TSCA compliance audits and follow-up process protocols for small to mid-size companies primarily engaged in importation of chemical substances.
  • Coordinated successful advocacy effort to obtain partial reporting exemption for biodiesel under the CDR.

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