Seminars & Webinars: FIFRA
The 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology theme was “Entomology Without Borders.” The event was expected to bring together the largest delegation of scientists and experts in the history of the discipline. B&C Senior Government Affairs Consultant James V. Aidala presented “Current US Regulatory Process” in the symposium “Agronomic and Economic Benefits of Seed Treatments: The IPM Perspective” on September 28.
The longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference invites scientists, decision-makers, students, and advocates to come together, compare findings, and discuss the science of the future. B&C is a proud sponsor. B&C Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., presents a session "U.S. Market Pressures and the Battle between Hazard and Risk" on June 15, 2016. For a copy of this presentation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
B&C attorney Lisa R. Burchi presented “Regulatory Updates and Enforcement Trends.”
NPMA's 2016 Legislative Day featured keynote speakers Paul Begala, Political Commentator, CNN; Ari Fleischer, Author and Former White House Press Secretary; and Nicolle Wallace, Political Analyst, and Former White House Director of Communications. B&C Senior Government Affairs Consultant James V. Aidala spoke on the policy panel, March 14, 2016.
B&C sponsored CropLife America and Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) Spring conference, which included sessions on pollinator health, Endangered Species Act assessments, water contaminants, trade regulations and more. B&C Partner Lisa M. Campbell presented “EPA’s FIFRA Import Requirements and Enforcement” on April 23. B&C Senior Government Affairs Counsel John H. Thorne, Ph.D., presented “EPA-Corps ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rulemaking and Agriculture” on April 24.
The SOT Annual Meeting provided in-depth coverage of toxicology, covering the diverse areas of science that toxicology encompasses. The meeting was the venue for toxicologists to learn about the scientific advances that have taken place over the past 12 months. J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT® , B&C Toxicologist, attended.
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Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. presented a complimentary webinar that reviewed EPA's current guidance and recent decisions on spray drift and volatilization issues and discussed what registrants may have to do to navigate the registration review process. Speakers included well recognized experts on these complex issues: Jeff Dawson, Senior Scientist, Chemist at EPA's Health Effects Division, B&C's Senior Scientist Susan H. Youngren, Ph.D., and Senior Government Consultant James V. Aidala, The webinar was moderated by Lisa M. Campbell, Founding Member of B&C. Their presentation was followed by a Q&A with webinar participants.
A two-day Conference that brought together experts from the USA and Europe to discuss latest developments in the regulation of Biocides. The first day covered new developments in the US, including: “New Data Requirements for Antimicrobials (implementation of 158W),” “Efficacy Testing for Public Health Products,” “Testing – the Rise of Alternative Approaches,” and “Food Contact and Antimicrobials.”
Day two of the conference looked at global developments in the regulation of biocides. Countries and legislation covered included Canada, Europe and the BPR, and Asia. The conference closes with a workshop covering the challenges of working in a global market and will include cross-comparisons between the European Union, the US and China.
B&C’s Lisa. R. Burchi will gave a presentation on Sept. 26th on “US Industry View of the BPR from First Years of Implementation” including first experiences with product authorization, clarifying treated articles status, active substance suppliers, data sharing and compensation challenges and comparison to FIFRA, and the status of guidance. Click here for more information.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made good on its intent to focus enforcement efforts on Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) supplemental distribution, resulting in several settlements with significant penalty assessments. B&C recently issued a memorandum discussing the enforcement actions, the regulatory requirements for supplemental distribution, and what issues companies should address to help avoid such an enforcement action. That memorandum is available online.
As a further service to clients and friends, B&C presented a complimentary webinar highlighting the most important steps that both registrants and supplemental distributors can take to ensure compliance and avoid being stung in the current heightened enforcement environment. Speakers included B&C’s Lisa R. Burchi and Sheryl L. Dolan, and attorney Jon Jacobs, a 25-year veteran of EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance who has recently entered private practice. Their 45–minute presentation was followed by Q&A with webinar participants.
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
The fourth webinar in the series “Entering the Marketplace: Public and Private Product Regulation at Home and Abroad,” examined product marketing laws and policies, including green claims, administered by EPA, FTC, and states under consumer protection laws, such as FIFRA. Lynn L. Bergeson was the planning Chair of the series and moderated the webinar. The webinar was co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI). Click here for more information.
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor. Click here for more information.
Lynn L. Bergeson spoke on “Federal Chemical Regulation: TSCA & FIFRA.” Click here for more information.
James V. Aidala moderated a session on April 18: “Our Cup Runneth Over: Assessing the Quality of Drinking Water.” Click here for more information. John H. Thorne, Ph.D. presented “Pesticide NPDES General Permits Status Report: Clean Water Act permits for FIFRA-regulated pesticide applications in and around water bodies.” A copy of his presentation is available here.
A hands-on tutorial and forum with representatives from EPA, OSHA, DOT. Lynn L. Bergeson participated in a session on key issues pertinent to GHS compliance with a focus on the interface between GHS and FIFRA. Presented by CPDA and B&C. Click here for more information. Click here to request copies of these presentations, and the two EPA documents discussed at the workshop.
Feb. 2 - Timothy D. Backstrom participated in a panel discussion of key litigation issues in 2013 pertinent to TSCA, FIFRA, and Endangered Species matters. Click here to view our presentation “Developments in Environmental Law and What to Expect in the New Administration.
On November 15, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson spoke on “Federal Chemical Regulation: TSCA & FIFRA." Click here for more information.
James V. Aidala participated in a panel on "Current Hot Topics -- Regulatory and Beyond." Click here for more information.
On April 8, James V. Aidala participated in a session entitled "Incentives Needed to Register Public Health Pesticides," and Lynn L. Bergeson participated in a session entitled "The Future of Nanotechnology." Click here for more information.