May 15, 2024

Recent Federal Developments for May 2024

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI                                                                                                                           EPA Issues Asbestos Part 2 Draft Risk Evaluation, Preliminarily Determines That Asbestos Poses Unreasonable Risk To Human Health: On April 16, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of and requested...
April 15, 2024

Recent Federal Developments for April 2024

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Seeks Comment On Proposed Settlement Agreement To Conclude A TSCA Rulemaking Regulating Lead Wheel Weights, Publishes ANPRM Regarding Lead Wheel Weights: On March 13, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published notice of a proposed settlement agreement to address a petition for writ of mandamus filed by the Ecology Center, the Center for Environmental Health, United Parents Against Lead & Other Environmental Hazards, and the Sierra Club in the United...
March 15, 2024

Recent Federal Developments for March 2024

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Extends Submission Deadline For Polymer Exemption Reports And Accompanying Claims: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule on February 16, 2024, amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulations for polymers manufactured under the terms of the polymer exemption by extending the submission deadline for reporting. 89 Fed. Reg. 12248. EPA notes that the regulations require that manufacturers (includes importers) of polymers manufactured...
February 15, 2024

Recent Federal Developments for February 2024

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI                                                                                                                           EPA Announces Automatic Addition Of Seven Additional PFAS To TRI List Of Chemicals: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on January 9, 2024, the automatic addition of seven per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to...
January 16, 2024

Recent Federal Developments for January 2024

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Publishes Final SNURs On Certain Chemical Substances: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published final significant new use rules (SNUR) on December 18, 2023, for certain chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN) and are also subject to an Order issued by EPA pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 88 Fed. Reg. 87346. The SNURs require persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or...
December 15, 2023

Recent Federal Developments for December 2023

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. extends its best wishes to our clients and many friends. We wish you and your family a safe and healthy New Year. As we have for many years, the firm has made a contribution to the House of Ruth, a shelter for battered women and their children, in lieu of gifts to our clients, and on our clients’ behalf....
November 15, 2023

Monthly Update for November 2023

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Seeks Public Comment On Whether To Limit The Scope Of The Treated Article Exemption: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on October 12, 2023, soliciting public comment and suggestions on specific issues related to seed treated with conventional pesticides (treated seed) and paint treated with conventional or antimicrobial pesticides (treated paint). 88 Fed. Reg. 70625. According to the ANPRM, EPA is...
October 16, 2023

Monthly Update for October 2023

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Releases Final Guidance For New Pesticide Applications And Registration Review Activities That Require Endangered Species Act Reviews: On September 14, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of final guidance to improve the efficiency of EPA’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) analyses for new pesticide active ingredient applications and active ingredients undergoing registration review. EPA states this guidance fulfills requirements outlined...
September 15, 2023

Monthly Update for September 2023

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Posts Resources On Rule To Accelerate Use Of PIPs: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on August 4, 2023, that it is providing resources to help biotechnology developers exercise the full benefits of the exemptions available under the Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIP) exemption rule. These resources are available on EPA’s public website and include the following: The PIPs Exemption Final Rule went into effect on July 31, 2023. More information is...
August 15, 2023

Monthly Update for August 2023

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA’s Spring 2023 Unified Agenda Includes TSCA, TRI, And PFAS Rulemakings: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) spring 2023 Unified Agenda, published on June 13, 2023, includes a number of proposed and final rulemakings under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) or the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), as well as rulemakings concerning per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). More information on the rulemakings, including links to our memoranda, is...
July 15, 2023

Monthly Update for July 2023

WEBINAR — Product Stewardship Practices For Effective Supply Chain Interaction, August 1, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT): Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to present “Product Stewardship Practices for Effective Supply Chain Interaction,” featuring Catherine M. Croke, DBA, Director of Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs, B&C; Lee A. Bowers, Vice President, Environmental, Health & Safety, RPM International Inc. (RPM); and...
June 15, 2023

Monthly Update for June 2023

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE — Register Now For “TSCA Reform — Seven Years Later” On June 29, 2023: This essential annual Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) event, presented by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, will feature speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), non-governmental organizations (NGO), industry stakeholders, and academic...
May 1, 2023

Monthly Update for May 2023

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE — Save The Date For “TSCA Reform — Seven Years Later” On June 29, 2023: This essential annual Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) event will feature speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), non-governmental organizations, industry stakeholders, and academic leaders providing updates on topics including the interface of science and policy under TSCA, new chemicals, risk evaluation and management, the regulation of articles, and more....
April 1, 2023

Monthly Update for April 2023

WEBINAR — TOP TSCA TOPICS: Cumulative Risk, NAMs, Risk Evaluations, CBI, And More!, May 17, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT), Via Webinar: Panelists Anna Lowit, Senior Science Advisor, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), will discuss New Approach Methodologies (NAM), cumulative risk assessment methodologies, systematic review procedures, new approaches to new...
March 1, 2023

Monthly Update for March 2023

B&C Launches PFAS News And Information Site For Industry Stakeholders; Will Hold PFAS Webinar May 17, 2023: Continuing Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) tradition of providing reliable information and analysis of the most pressing chemical issues of the day, B&C is pleased to announce the PFAS News and Information web page. This site provides constantly updated resources to help those in the chemicals and chemical products industries understand what they need to...
February 1, 2023

Monthly Update for February 2023

RECORDED WEBINAR ON-DEMAND — “What to Expect in Chemicals Policy and Regulation and on Capitol Hill in 2023”: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) January 31, 2023, webinar “What to Expect in Chemicals Policy and Regulation and on Capitol Hill in 2023” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C; Richard E. Engler,...
January 1, 2023

Monthly Update for January 2023

Forecast For U.S. Federal And International Chemical Regulatory Policy: On January 5, 2023, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), The Acta Group (Acta®), and B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) published the “Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2023.” This extraordinarily detailed document offers our seasoned team’s collective take on what to expect regarding global industrial, agricultural, and biocidal chemical initiatives in...
December 1, 2022

Monthly Update for December 2022

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. extends its best wishes to our clients and many friends. We wish you and your family a safe and healthy New Year. As we have for many years, the firm has made a contribution to the House of Ruth, a shelter for battered women and their children, in lieu of gifts to our clients, and on our clients’ behalf. WEBINAR – Registration Is Open For “Two Years Later: How Has the...
November 1, 2022

Monthly Update for November 2022

WEBINAR – Registration Is Open For “Articles under TSCA”: Register now to join Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Eve Gartner, and Lynn L. Bergeson for the Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) webinar “Articles under TSCA.” When the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was enacted in 1976, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) focused its attention on chemical substances and chemical mixtures, while largely exempting the regulation of chemicals in...
October 1, 2022

Monthly Update for October 2022

WEBINAR — Registration Is Open For “Food Safety Issues In The United States”: Register now to join Thomas J. Dunn, Karin F. Baron, and Lynn L. Bergeson for the Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) sponsored webinar, “Food Safety Issues in the United States.” This webinar will focus on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and discuss the incremental progress the law has achieved in assuring food safety. In addition, the webinar will...
September 1, 2022

Monthly Update for September 2022

WEBINAR — Registration Opens For “Environmental, Social, And Governance Issues: A Business Imperative,” October 11, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT): Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance is more than an aspiration, and realizing it in real time is not easy. A well-designed ESG strategy can achieve meaningful improvements in corporate performance and provide real value to stakeholders through specific commitments to corporate responsibility. Any such...
August 1, 2022

Monthly Update for August 2022

Recording Available For “TSCA New Approach Methodologies” Webinar: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) August 3, 2022, webinar “TSCA New Approach Methodologies” is now available for on-demand viewing at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8166994675079284995. During this one-hour webinar, panelists shared a comprehensive review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) use of New Approach Methodologies (NAM) in evaluating chemicals under the Toxic...
July 1, 2022

Monthly Update for July 2022

Register Now For “TSCA New Approach Methodologies” On August 3, 2022: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to present “TSCA New Approach Methodologies,” a complimentary one-hour webinar that will highlight examples of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) use of non-vertebrate testing strategies, commonly referred to as “new approach methodologies” (NAM), in its evaluation of new and existing chemical substances under the Toxic Substances...
June 1, 2022

Monthly Update for June 2022

Register Now For “TSCA Reform — Six Years Later” On June 29, 2022: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health are pleased to present “TSCA Reform – Six Years Later.” This complimentary virtual conference marks the sixth Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Annual Conference, reflecting on the accomplishments and challenges since the implementation...
May 1, 2022

Monthly Update for May 2022

WEBINAR – Register Now For “Domestic Chemical Regulation And Achieving Circularity,” May 18 2022, 12:00 p.m. EDT: A circular economy requires new thinking about what products we make, from which materials we make them, and where products go at the end of their useful lives. An important but often overlooked aspect of new product development is an understanding of the consequences of the product’s chemical composition and the end-of-life implications of the decisions made at the...
April 1, 2022

Monthly Update for April 2022

WEBINAR – Register Now For “FIFRA Hot Topics,” April 20, 2022, 12:00 p.m. EDT: In 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is directing focus to long-standing challenges, including renewed efforts to meet Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation requirements with the release of the Balancing Wildlife Protection and Responsible Pesticide Use work plan, determining how best to meet core pesticide registration review...
March 1, 2022

Monthly Update for March 2022

WEBINAR — “UK REACH, What’s Happened And What’s Next?,” March 23, 2022, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)/15:00 – 16:00 (GMT): Companies worldwide must be aware of the significant implications for chemical regulatory compliance under the United Kingdom (UK) REACH regulation as the UK has completed its first year of complete separation from the European Union (EU). Companies should act quickly to understand their rights and obligations under UK REACH to maintain...
February 1, 2022

Monthly Update for February 2022

Register Now For “UK REACH, What’s Happened And What’s Next?,” On March 23, 2022: Companies worldwide must be aware of the significant implications for chemical regulatory compliance under the United Kingdom (UK) REACH regulation as the UK has completed its first year of complete separation from the European Union (EU). Companies should act quickly to understand their rights and obligations under UK REACH to maintain continuity of their supply chains and market access. “UK REACH,...
January 1, 2022

Monthly Update for January 2022

2022 Forecast For U.S. Federal And International Chemical Regulatory Policy: On January 3, 2022, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), The Acta Group (Acta®), and B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) published our “Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2022.” This extraordinarily detailed 108-page document offers our best informed judgment as to the trends and key developments we expect to see in 2022, including updates to the...
December 1, 2021

Monthly Update for December 2021

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. extends its best wishes to our clients and many friends. We wish you and your family a safe and healthy New Year. As we have for many years, the firm has made a contribution to the House of Ruth, a shelter for battered women and their children, in lieu of gifts to our clients, and on our clients’ behalf. A Conversation With Michal Freedhoff, Ph.D., Assistant Administrator, OCSPP: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s...
November 1, 2021

Monthly Update for November 2021

B&C Launches FIFRA Tutor™ Online, On-Demand Regulatory Training: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that FIFRA Tutor™ regulatory training courses are now available at www.FIFRAtutor.com. Professionals can preview and enroll in on-demand classes to complete at their own pace and timing. FIFRA Tutor joins B&C’s existing TSCA Tutor® training courses in offering efficient and essential training for chemical regulatory professionals,...
October 1, 2021

Monthly Update for October 2021

All Things Chemical Celebrates Three Years Of Great Conversations: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) All Things Chemical® podcast is celebrating three years of great conversations by offering listeners a chance to win audio-technica headphones, a wireless charging pad from Anker, books authored by us, and regulatory training courses. Help us celebrate this milestone by sending your dream guest or topic choices to podcast@lawbc.com, with the subject line...
September 1, 2021

Monthly Update for September 2021

Available On-Demand: “PFAS Reporting Rules — What Every Company Needs to Know” Webinar, Presented September 9: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to offer the recording and slides from our “PFAS Reporting Rules — What Every Company Needs to Know,” webinar focusing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed reporting rules for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Click the link to access the recording. For slides and other...
August 1, 2021

Monthly Update for August 2021

PFAS Reporting Rules – What Every Company Needs To Know: When it comes to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not messing around. The Agency announced on June 10, 2021, three actions intended to protect communities from PFAS: In light of this, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce a complimentary webinar focused on these issues on September 9, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT). B&C...
July 1, 2021

Monthly Update for July 2021

Recording Of “TSCA Reform: Five Years Later” Conference And Other Resources Available Now: The “TSCA Reform – Five Years Later” conference held June 30, 2021, featured in-depth discussion, spirited debate, and news-making statements over the course of six virtual panels. A full recording of the event with additional suggested readings and other resources are available on the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) website for members of ELI. A detailed summary of...
June 1, 2021

Monthly Update for June 2021

Register Now For TSCA Reform — Five Years Later, June 30, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT Via Webinar: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health are pleased to present “TSCA Reform – Five Years Later.” This complimentary virtual conference marks the fifth Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Annual Conference, reflecting on the accomplishments and...
May 1, 2021

Monthly Update for May 2021

Prominent Industry And Agency Veterans Join Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. And The Acta Group: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Dennis R. Deziel, former Regional Administrator, Region 1 (New England), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Todd Stedeford, Ph.D., DABT®, ERT, ATS, former Senior Science Advisor in EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), have joined our firms. Lynn L. Bergeson, B&C...
April 1, 2021

Monthly Update for April 2021

SAVE THE DATE For TSCA At Five, June 30, 2021, Via Webinar: The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) are pleased to announce the fifth annual conference providing updates and insights regarding the current state of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) implementation, ongoing and emerging issues, and related developments. Topics will include how the U.S. Environmental...
March 1, 2021

Monthly Update for March 2021

Product Stewardship And The Pandemic: Surviving And Thriving In Disruptive Times, March 31, 2021, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT, Via Webinar: The COVID-19 global pandemic has had far-reaching impacts on business operations. To strengthen organizational resilience going forward, we must examine lessons learned and position product stewardship as a key player in business continuity and crisis management.This future-focused webinar hosted by the Product Stewardship...
February 1, 2021

Monthly Update for February 2021

Biden-Harris Administration Freezes Rules Pending Review: On January 20, 2021, Ronald A. Klain, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, issued a memorandum regarding “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review.” 86 Fed. Reg. 7424. For rules that have not yet taken effect, the memorandum directs the heads of executive departments and agencies to consider postponing the rules’ effective dates for 60 days from the date of the memorandum for the purpose of reviewing any questions...
January 1, 2021

Monthly Update for January 2021

B&C Publishes 2021 Forecast: 2021 brings a new Administration to Washington, D.C. and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) Forecast of the key chemical law and policy developments we are likely to see in 2021 is available now. The PDF version delivers 83 pages of detailed and helpful content regarding what to expect concerning regulatory programs and regions, including the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the...
December 1, 2020

Monthly Update for December 2020

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. extends its best wishes to our clients and many friends. Especially this year, we wish you and your family a safe and healthy New Year. As we have for many years, the firm has made a contribution to the House of Ruth, a shelter for battered women and their children, in lieu of gifts to our clients, and on our clients’ behalf. B&C Presents Webinar Regarding Chemical Law And Policy Implications...
November 1, 2020

Monthly Update for November 2020

ABA SEER And CropLife America Present New Developments In Pesticide Law And Policy: Registration is now open for the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) and CropLife America virtual conference entitled New Developments in Pesticide Law and Policy on November 18, 2020. The program provides important updates on U.S. pesticide law and policy issues with Lisa M. Campbell, Partner, Bergeson & Campbell,...
October 1, 2020

Monthly Update for October 2020

Lynn L. Bergeson To Present During The Agricultural Law Section Of IBA 2020’s Virtual Conference: The International Bar Association’s (IBA) 2020 Virtually Together conference, occurring November 2-27, 2020, provides an exciting new way to bring the IBA and the world’s legal community together. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Vice Chair of the IBA’s Agricultural Law Section, will present during, “Opting out of climate...
September 1, 2020

Monthly Update for September 2020

Register Now For 4-Part “TSCA Fundamentals” Course: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to join Chemical Watch to provide in-depth training on the very latest Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulatory and policy developments, their impact, and how to anticipate their requirements. Staying on top of TSCA changes is critically important, and training on current regulatory requirements is vital for a company to comply with the law and remain commercially...
August 1, 2020

Monthly Update for August 2020

In Memoriam – Timothy D. Backstrom: We write to share the sad news that our friend and colleague Timothy D. Backstrom died on Friday, July 24, 2020. For those clients and colleagues who were fortunate to have known or worked with Tim, you will appreciate the enormous void his untimely demise has left. Tim’s prodigious intellect, his encyclopedic understanding of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), his contributions to the law and regulation of...
July 1, 2020

Monthly Update for July 2020

We announce with sadness that our colleague, Dr. Joseph E. Plamondon, passed away on July 7, 2020. As many in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) community know well, Joe was renowned in the industrial chemical community for his work on TSCA matters, his presentations at professional events, his extensive writing on chemical regulatory matters, and his wealth of experience across this regulatory arena. For those clients and friends who knew Joe or had occasion...
June 1, 2020

Monthly Update for June 2020

Join Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., The Environmental Law Institute, And George Washington University Milken Institute School Of Public Health For The “TSCA Reform — Four Years Later” Virtual Seminar: From the current impacts of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) on science policies to challenges faced by industry, Lautenberg Implementation continues to evolve even four years after becoming law. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), The Environmental Law Institute (ELI),...
May 1, 2020

Monthly Update for May 2020

Join Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., The Environmental Law Institute, And George Washington University Milken Institute School Of Public Health For “TSCA Reform — Four Years Later” Virtual Seminar: From the current impacts of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) on science policies to challenges faced by industry, Lautenberg Implementation continues to evolve even four years after becoming law. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and...
April 1, 2020

Monthly Update for April 2020

Acta Group Launches CDR Cross-Check™ To Assist Companies In Identifying Chemical Data Reporting Requirements: The Acta Group (Acta®) announced on April 1, 2020, the launch of CDR Cross-Check™, an ingenious yet simple tool developed and offered by Acta to assist companies in preparing for the 2020 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CDR Cross-Check utilizes the most recent CDR listing information publicly available provided by...