Other Special Regulatory Programs
Globalization and the emergence worldwide of sophisticated chemical management programs invite complex legal, commercial, and scientific challenges. In addition to comprehensive national regulations such as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in the U.S., the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) legislation in the European Union (EU), and Chinese regulation under the Provisions on Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substances, there are also trans-national agreements and mechanisms requiring compliance, regulations enforced by authorities other than the national environment and chemicals agencies, and numerous smaller programs that impact the ability of a company to get its products to market. These special regulatory programs are just as important as the major regulations, and can be even more difficult to navigate successfully due to their relative obscurity.
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) delivers vital expertise in business strategy development and compliance planning for special regulatory programs including:
These are just a few of the many chemical regulatory programs that must be considered. Failure to anticipate and comply efficiently with any of these chemical management programs can be costly. B&C professionals have extensive knowledge of and experience with these programs and offer clients legal, regulatory, and scientific expertise to achieve competitive advantage.
B&C professionals are attorneys, scientists, regulatory consultants, and policy experts with a wealth of experience at global chemical companies, laboratories, and government agencies. They assist clients in bringing products to market, and responding effectively to matters that may arise over the course of a product's life.
Karin F. Baron, MSPH, has spent 15 years in the chemical and personal care industry and has experience in ecotoxicology with respect to testing and evaluating substances and mixtures. She researches the criteria and exemptions that apply to OSPAR HOCNF and develops and delivers training to customers on the specifics of the program.
Lynn L. Bergeson counsels corporations, trade associations, and business consortia on a wide range of issues pertaining to chemical hazard, exposure and risk assessment, risk communication, minimizing legal liability, and evolving regulatory and policy matters pertinent to products of conventional, biotechnology, biobased chemicals, nanotechnologies, and other emerging technologies. She has considerable experience advising clients on matters related to the Report on Carcinogens (RoC) science and advocacy issues, and the Codex Alimentarius.
Christopher R. Bryant has decades of experience helping clients comply with the general OSHA standards for lead exposure in the workplace and more specific lead standards, such as the OSHA standard for secondary lead smelters and the standard for lead acid battery manufacturers. Mr. Bryant is a past president of The Technical Group, LLC, which specialized in hazardous waste, hazardous substance, and OSHA matters, and has provided consulting services on OSHA regulatory programs for many industry leaders.
Lisa M. Campbell has more than 20 years of experience addressing pesticide and chemical product approval, defense, and regulatory issues, including NTP and Codex Alimentarius matters. Ms. Campbell directs appropriate internal and external expert technical, policy, public relations, and other legal resources and applies them to client issues so that effective and efficient solutions are developed and implemented.
For nearly two decades, Carla N. Hutton has monitored, researched, and written about regulatory and legislative issues that may potentially affect B&C clients. Ms. Hutton tracks the testing status of chemicals of concern at NTP, as well as nominations to the RoC.
Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., a Senior Toxicologist with 25 years of experience in global product stewardship at major international chemical companies, offers expert assistance to clients engaged with NTP.
Jason Johnston, M.S., holds two Master of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering Practice and in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of risk assessment and has served as the project manager/senior scientist for a diverse range of risk assessments. Mr. Johnston is well-versed in the preparation of occupational, individual, aggregate, and cumulative residential and consumer product exposure assessments.
What We Do:
B&C professionals are highly experienced in compliance planning and in legal, regulatory, and business strategy development for special regulatory programs. Areas in which we advise clients include the following:
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