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October 27, 2011

James V. Aidala Will Speak at the CLA and ABA SEER Pesticides, Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know Committee Seminar

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that on November 8, 2011, James V. Aidala will speak at the CropLife America (CLA) and American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ (SEER) Pesticides, Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know Committee seminar, What’s New, What’s Hot in Pesticide Law and Policy Program, on current regulatory issues.

The program will explore current legal, litigation, and policy developments pertinent to the agricultural chemical community and will feature three panels. The first panel will focus on how U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy is conceived and developed in concert with EPA’s Office of General Counsel, as seen through the lens of former EPA general counsels. The second panel will focus on current EPA actions regarding the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and related chemical enforcement initiatives. A third panel will address current hot topics — legislative priorities, key Supreme Court decisions, and related developments.

Speakers include:

  • Panel 1 — The Development of New Policy: How Is It Made?
    • Roger R. Martella, Jr., Esquire (Moderator), Sidley Austin LLP;
    • E. Donald Elliott, Esquire, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP; and
    • Robert E. Fabricant, Esquire.
  • Panel 2 — Current FIFRA/FQPA Enforcement Initiatives
    • Rosemarie A. Kelley, Director, Waste and Chemical Enforcement Division, EPA.
  • Panel 3 — Current Hot Topics — Regulatory and Beyond
    • Douglas T. Nelson, Esquire (Moderator), CLA;
    • Leslye M. Fraser, Esquire, Associate General Counsel, Pesticides and Toxic Substances Law Office, EPA;
    • James V. Aidala, Senior Government Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.; and
    • Lawrence E. Culleen, Esquire, Partner, Arnold & Porter.

The seminar will be held at the Law Offices of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. Information on how to register for this event is available online.