Seminars & Webinars: FIFRA

December 2018

WEBINAR - - Chemical Regulation After the Mid-Terms: Who's In, Who's Out, and What's Up?, December 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA are pleased to present “Chemical Regulation After the Mid-Terms: Who's In, Who's Out, and What's Up?,” the fifth and final webinar in the 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series

April 2018

WEBINAR - - FIFRA Hot Topics, April 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA are pleased to present “FIFRA Hot Topics,” the second webinar in the 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series. This complimentary, hour-long webinar features Rick P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Daniella Taveau, former International Trade Negotiator for EPA and now Regulatory and Global Trade Strategist, King & Spalding, and William L. Jordan, former senior toxics lawyer with EPA’s OPP and Office of General Counsel.  This timely and fascinating conversation will be augmented by B&C Senior Government Affairs Consultant, James V. Aidala, and moderated by Lisa M. Campbell, Partner, B&C. 

Topics to be covered include OPP priorities and current FIFRA implementation issues,  ESA opportunities and challenges, the EPA OPP program budget and industry fee contributions (e.g., the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA)), registration review actions on glyphosate, neonicotinoid insecticides, pollinator protection, trade barriers, other globalization challenges, and more.

March 2018

CPDA 2018 Regulatory Policy Conference, March 13, 2018, Crystal City, Virginia

CPDA 2018 Regulatory Policy Conference provided Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) members and non-members alike a valuable opportunity to gather to discuss key developments and regulatory challenges, unique to the agrotechnology industry, that was addressed for companies to stay competitive and operate successfully in the global marketplace. Participants received insights from regulatory agency officials on addressing the requirements specific to manufacturers, formulators, distributors, and suppliers of adjuvants and inert ingredients. Sheryl Lindros Dolan, Senior Regulatory Consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “2018 FIFRA Regulatory Outlook.”

February 2018

Environmental Law 2018, February 8-9, 2018, Washington D.C. and Via Webcast

The American Law Institute (ALI) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) presented “Environmental Law 2018,” a two day course for lawyers and environmental professionals covering key developments in our natural resources, climate, chemical, and endangered species law, as well as what is ahead from the Supreme Court and under the current Administration and Congress. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “TSCA, FIFRA, and Chemical Regulation: Federal and State Perspectives.”

WEBINAR - - Chemical Regulation in 2018: A Sneak Preview of Things to Come, February 8, 2018, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA were pleased to present “Chemical Regulation in 2018: A Sneak Preview of Things to Come,” the first webinar in the B&C/Bloomberg BNA 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series. Participants joined us for a focused discussion, featuring Nancy B. Beck, Ph.D., a top EPA Administration leader, of priorities that faced EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), focusing on Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) implementation issues and many hot topics in the pesticide area including Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) issues including glyphosate, pollinators, and much more.  

September 2017

2017 CropLife America Annual Meeting, September 22-27, 2017, Laguna Niguel, California

The 2017 CropLife America Annual Meeting provided an opportunity for the crop protection industry to share insights on how technology moves “food forward.” Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) was a proud sponsor.

September 2016

ICE 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology, September 25-30, 2016, Orlando, Florida

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.

June 2016

American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 14-16, 2016, Portland, Oregon

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 renlger@lawbc.com.

April 2016

National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) Western Region Meeting, April 19 - 23, 2016, Kohala Coast, Hawaii

B&C attorney Lisa R. Burchi presented “Regulatory Updates and Enforcement Trends.”

March 2016

National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Legislative Day, March 13 – 15, 2016, Washington, D.C.

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.  

April 2015

CropLife America/RISE 2015 Spring Conference “Science Speaks”, April 22 - 24, 2015, Arlington, Virginia

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. 

March 2015

Society of Toxicology 54th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 22 – 26, 2015, San Diego, California

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.

October 2014

WEBINAR: Spray Drift, Volatilization, and Pesticide Registration Review: How to Navigate the Issues, October 1, 2014, 1:00PM EDT

This webinar has occurred.  For copies of presentation materials contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com.  

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.

September 2014

US/Global Biocides (Antimicrobials) Regulation Conference, September 25-26, 2014, Washington, D.C.

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.  

July 2014

EPA's Supplemental Distribution Enforcement Actions Are Buzzing: How to Avoid Getting Stung, July 23, 2014, Washington, D.C.

This webinar has occurred. For copies of the webinar slides contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com. A recap of the webinar is also available online. 

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.

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

December 2013

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) Webinar - - "Product Marketing," December 12, 2013, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST

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

33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis, December 8-11, 2013, Baltimore, Maryland.

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

November 2013

Environmental Law Institute's 22nd Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law, November 11 - 13, 2013, Washington, D.C.

Lynn L. Bergeson spoke on “Federal Chemical Regulation: TSCA & FIFRA.” Click here for more information

April 2013

CropLife America & RISE Spring Conference, April 17 - 19, 2013, Crystal City, Virginia.

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.

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