May 6, 2024

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Chemical Watch Article “Publication of TSCA risk evaluation rule starts clock for parties to file legal challenge”

On May 3, 2024, comments by Lynn L. Bergeson were featured in Chemical Watch’s article on possible legal challenges to updated TSCA risk evaluation procedures. See – https://product.enhesa.com/1074319/publication-of-tsca-risk-evaluation-rule-starts-clock-for-parties-to-file-legal-challenge (subscription required)...
May 1, 2024

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Chemical Processing Article “EPA Finalizes Methylene Chloride Ban”

On April 30, 2024, comments by Lynn L. Bergeson were featured in Chemical Processing’s article on a recent Methylene Chloride ban. The public-comment period on the proposed ruling appears to have influenced the EPA’s decision to allow some uses of methylene chloride, including plastics and rubber manufacturing, said CP regulatory columnist Lynn Bergeson, a managing partner with Bergeson & Campbell P.C.  “The submitted monitoring data demonstrated for...
April 26, 2024

Julianne M. Ogden Joins B&C Consortia Management

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) are pleased to announce that Julianne M. Ogden has joined our firms as a Consortium Manager. Prior to joining BCCM, Ms. Ogden was Associate Director, Chemical Products & Technology, at the American Chemistry Council. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Maryland, College Park. Ms. Ogden has a proven record of success assisting chemical stakeholder groups to address...
March 5, 2024

Karin F. Baron, MSPH Elected as Secretary/Treasurer of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Director of Hazard Communication and International Registration Strategy, has been elected to serve as an Officer of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) and will serve as its Secretary/Treasurer. Ms. Baron has been a member of SCHC for 20 years and an active board member since 2022. She currently serves as the board liaison to...
February 29, 2024

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., and The Acta Group Announce Appointment of Mark J. Washko as Senior Government Affairs Advisor, and Alexander E. Howard and Michelle C. Mims to Science Team Positions

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce the appointment of several professionals to key roles at our firms. Mark J. Washko has joined our firms as Senior Government Affairs Advisor.  Mr. Washko has guided policy advocacy and government affairs for more than 30 years for global Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, law firms, and on Capitol Hill.  Most recently, Mr. Washko was Head of Federal Government Affairs at...
February 22, 2024

Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Quoted in Chemical Watch Article “TSCA new chemical submissions could surge ahead of fees hike”

On February 21, 2024, comments by Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. were featured in Chemical Watch’s article on a recently published update to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) fees rule. Richard Engler, director of chemistry with law firm Bergeson & Campbell, said he expects a surge, but is uncertain if there will be an overall increase in submissions or just an accelerated timeline for companies looking to get their notices in before the fee increase. The former...
February 15, 2024

Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Quoted in Chemical Watch Article “US EPA forecasts issuing 14 TSCA test orders annually in coming years”

On February 14, 2024, comments by Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. were featured in Chemical Watch’s article on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) planned Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) test orders. Richard Engler, director of chemistry with Bergeson & Campbell, said the test order forecast in the final fees rule is “much more reasonable” than what the agency outlined in 2022.  Lynn Bergeson, the law firm’s managing partner,...
February 5, 2024

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Science Article on Fluoride in Drinking Water

On February 2, 2024, Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted by Science in the article “Does fluoride in drinking water lower IQ? Question looms large in court battle.” The case, being heard in a federal district court, “is precedent setting,” says Lynn Bergeson, a managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell who focuses on chemical toxicity. Rarely have judges had to “manage the enormity of this record of scientific evidence. … That’s why there’s a lot of attention...
February 2, 2024

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Article “Fluoride Science on Trial in Case With Broader Chemical Impacts”

On January 30, 2024, comments by Lynn L. Bergeson were featured in Bloomberg BNA’s article on Food & Water Watch Inc. v. EPA. The section of TSCA that authorizes citizens’ petitions, also says petitioners who later sue the EPA for denying their petition must be provided an opportunity for a “de novo” review by the court. The court is authorized to review the entirety of the administrative record developed by the EPA and to allow new facts and information...
January 12, 2024

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in ICIS Article on Expected TSCA Restrictions

On January 11, 2024, Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted by ICIS in the article “US on track to restrict VCM, ACN, aniline under TSCA.” Under President Joe Biden, the EPA has taken a whole chemical approach to determine whether a substance poses an unreasonable risk. Under such an approach, the EPA is expected to find that VCM, ACN, aniline and the other two chemicals pose unreasonable risks, said Lynn Bergeson, managing partner at Bergeson & Campbell, a law firm that...
January 11, 2024

B&C Consortia Management Seeks Consortium Manager

B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) is seeking a Consortium Manager (Manager) to provide operational, administrative, financial, and communication strategy and support to assigned BCCM consortia clients. The Manager reports to the BCCM Senior Manager. This position will be directed from our Washington, D.C., office with flexible telework arrangements available., including full time remote option. Overview of Requirements The successful candidate will be an experienced project manager...
December 7, 2023

B&C Publishes New FIFRA Tutor® Courses and Updates TSCA Tutor® Courses

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the publication of updates and additions to the B&C online regulatory training platform. All courses can be accessed at https://training.lawbc.com/. TSCA Tutor® B&C has updated the content in T101 — An Overview of TSCA and T204 — Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) to reflect updated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) implementation information and the upcoming 2024 CDR period. FIFRA Tutor® B&C has...
December 7, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Quoted in Chemical Watch Article “Update to TSCA risk evaluation rule would be ‘sea change’ for existing chemicals programme”

On December 6, 2023, comments by Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. were featured in Chemical Watch’s article on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent proposal to overhaul its 2017 risk evaluation ‘framework’ rule. Lynn Bergeson and Rich Engler of Bergeson & Campbell said their primary concern centres around the proposal to remove scientific definitions like ‘best available science’ and ‘weight of the scientific evidence’ from the...
December 4, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson and Christopher Blunck Quoted in Chemical Watch Article “US EPA issues rare TSCA orders to prohibit PFAS produced in plastic fluorination”

On December 4, 2023, comments by Lynn L. Bergeson and Christopher Blunck were featured in Chemical Watch’s article regarding a TSCA section 5(f) orders prohibiting Texas-based Inhance Technologies from producing certain PFAS when fluorinating plastic containers, a move the company said will threaten its “very existence” and affect thousands of downstream businesses. According to Bergeson & Campbell managing partner Lynn Bergeson, the severity of the remedy (cessation of...
November 30, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Quoted in Chemical Watch Article “TSCA risk evaluation for formaldehyde will follow existing procedural rule”

On December 6, 2023, comments by Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. were featured in Chemical Watch’s article on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to conduct its TSCA risk evaluation of formaldehyde following procedures in its existing risk evaluation ‘framework’ rule, rather than those set out in a recent regulatory proposal. Lynn Bergeson and Richard Engler of law firm Bergeson & Campbell said they were surprised to hear the agency would...
November 22, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Named 2023 Affiliates of the Year by ACD (formerly NACD)

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is proud to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, have received the Affiliate of the Year award from the Alliance for Chemical Distribution (ACD), for their “invaluable counsel,” “technical support,” and guidance on chemical distribution issues. ACD is the new name and identity of the association formerly known as the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). In their...
October 26, 2023

Catherine M. Croke, DBA, Elected to Product Stewardship Society Board of Directors

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Catherine M. Croke, DBA, Director of Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs, has been elected to serve on the Product Stewardship Society’s (PSS) Board of Directors for the 2023 – 2026 term. PSS President Lisa Marie Nespoli, CPPS, said of the newly elected directors: “These accomplished figures have earned recognition as leaders in product stewardship, and we are eager to tap...
October 18, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson to Present at ABA SEER “Careers in Chemicals” Webinar

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to share that Lynn L. Bergeson will present during the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ (SEER) Pesticides and Chemicals Committee’s “Careers in Chemicals” webinar on October 20, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). This event will feature a panel of experienced attorneys who will discuss their legal careers, why they focus their practice on chemical regulatory/litigation...
October 11, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article “EPA’s Final PFAS Data Rule Seen as Ripe for Industry Challenges”

On October 10, 2023, comments by Lynn L. Bergeson were featured in Bloomberg Law’s article on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to require companies to report extensive information about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their merchandise. Not every attorney thinks the rule could be legally vulnerable. The regulatory burden, especially on small business entities, is high, and the scope of the reporting obligation is “insanely broad,” said Lynn...
September 29, 2023

Karin F. Baron, MSPH, and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., to Speak at SCHC’s Annual Meeting

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that  Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Director of Hazard Communication and International Registration Strategy, and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, will present the full-day Regulatory Jurisdiction Workshop on October 2, 2023, an intermediate course where participants will gain a clearer understanding of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide,...