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January 16, 2019

Chemical Watch Features Comments By Lynn L. Bergeson Regarding the Impact of the Shutdown on TSCA New Chemical Reviews

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

On January 16, 2019, Chemical Watch spoke with Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), for the article “Shutdown spells further delays to TSCA new chemicals reviews.”

“Until we have information from the agency, we are more or less assuming that [new chemical review processes] are all suspended, Lynn Bergeson, managing partner at Bergeson & Campbell, told Chemical Watch.

And the fear for many is that the shutdown will exacerbate an already overtaxed new chemicals review process, compromising the ability for companies to bring new substance to market.


Ms Bergeson said that once the government reopens, institutional capacity will be devoted to playing catch-up on tasks required by law. Accordingly, big-picture goals may be set aside.

“The shutdown has put a real wrinkle in the agency’s desire to do anything that isn’t required by date certain,” she said.

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