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,...
September 26, 2023

IBA Agriculture and Food Section Announces Annual Conference Sessions on Antimicrobial Resistance and Biodiversity

The International Bar Association (IBA) Agriculture and Food Section (AFS) is sponsoring two sessions at the IBA Annual Conference Paris 2023, covering the increase in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as it impacts global food security and ways to protect biodiversity through legal instruments. Antimicrobial resistance regulation in the context of one health: how legislation can help reduce AMR, Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (CET), AFS is lead sponsor. This session will...
September 21, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson and Lisa R. Burchi to Present at Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit Americas and PFAS Updates USA Conferences

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson and Lisa R. Burchi are speaking at Chemical Watch’s Regulatory Summit Americas (September 25 – 26, 2023) and PFAS Updates USA (September 27, 2023) conferences. On September 25, 2023, Ms. Bergeson will present “TSCA Reporting Including PFAS and Asbestos.” Topics include: Also on September 25, 2023, Ms. Burchi will present “Legal Requirements of the Federal...
September 20, 2023

Career Opportunity: Regulatory Scientist/Quality Assurance Specialist

The Acta Group, LLC (Acta®), consulting affiliate of B&C, is seeking a Regulatory Scientist/Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist.  The Regulatory Scientist/QA Specialist will monitor studies and/or perform quality assurance for nonclinical Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP studies and laboratories, will assess studies and resulting scientific data for compliance with applicable guidelines and regulations, and will prepare documentation in support of product approvals and...
August 31, 2023

IBA Agriculture and Food Section Shares “Responsible Land-Based Investments in Agriculture: Latin America” Recording and Announces IBA Annual Conference Sessions

The International Bar Association (IBA) Agriculture and Food Section (AFS), Chaired by Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), is pleased to share a recording from the Capacity Development Webinar for Lawyers on Responsible Land-Based Investments in Agriculture: Latin America Focus. This webinar explores the current regulatory framework for sustainable and responsible investment in agriculture, and panelists discuss how lawyers in the private and public...
August 23, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in “US EPA extends planned PFAS enforcement scheme to users” by Chemical Watch

On August 23, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) regarding a new enforcement effort announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) imposing liability for PFAS pollution that would target not only manufacturers, but also users of the persistent substances.  Lynn Bergeson, managing partner at Bergeson & Campbell, said: “What you don’t know may hurt you, so be PFAS-aware and...
August 23, 2023

TSCA New Chemical Coalition Comments Included in Bloomberg Article “Plastic Waste Chemicals Rule Spurs Criticism of EPA by All Sides”

Comments submitted by The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) New Chemicals Coalition (NCC) regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulations to control health risks from chemicals made with waste plastic were featured by Bloomberg in a August 23, 2023 article.  [o]ther trade groups told the EPA its rules “would hinder development of advanced recycling projects and progress towards a more circular plastics economy.” The heat generated through the...
August 22, 2023

Karin F. Baron Quoted in “Lawyers urge industry to prepare for Chile’s first chemical reporting deadline next year” by Chemical Watch

On August 22, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Director of Hazard Communication and International Registration Strategy with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) regarding preparing for notification deadlines as Chile’s Ministry of Environment (MMA) is set to begin compiling a national inventory of chemicals from August next year. That includes determining which substances are considered hazardous and require...
August 14, 2023

Recording Available for “Product Stewardship Practices for Effective Supply Chain Interaction” Webinar

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) August 1, 2023, webinar, “Product Stewardship Practices for Effective Supply Chain Interaction,” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar, 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); Michael J. Ford, President, Tradebridge Consulting; and Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner,...
July 26, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson to Present on Use and Regulation of Chemicals at PLI’s Environmental Regulation in Practice 2023: New Challenges and Controversies

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson will present during the “Use and Regulation of Chemicals” session of the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) Environmental Regulation in Practice 2023: New Challenges and Controversies program on August 2, 2023. Ms. Bergeson and co-presenter Alexandra Dapolito Dunn will discuss: Register...
July 14, 2023

Recording Available for “Preparing a PFAS Game Plan in the U.S., the UK, and the EU” Webinar

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) and EPPA’s July 11, 2023, webinar, “Preparing a PFAS Game Plan in the U.S., the UK, and the EU,” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar, Meglena Mihova, Managing Partner of EPPA, a Brussels-based regulatory and public affairs consultancy; Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Acta; and Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, discussed bans, restrictions, and reporting...
July 12, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler Quoted in “Details on PFAS, Substitutes Urged for EU’s Proposed Ban” by Bloomberg Law

On July 11, 2023, Bloomberg Law quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C, on what companies need to know to prepare for upcoming per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) regulations.  US manufacturers need to prepare not only for the EU’s PFAS rule, but for a raft of federal and state water, chemical, information collection, and other PFAS...
July 12, 2023

TSCA at Seven: As Reasonably Foreseen, ELI and B&C Conclude Another Riveting Conference

On June 29, 2023, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health presented “TSCA Reform — Seven Years Later.” This virtual conference marked the seventh Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Annual Conference, reflecting on the accomplishments and challenges since the implementation of the 2016 Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg Act) and...
July 10, 2023

Registration Now Open for “Product Stewardship Practices for Effective Supply Chain Interaction” Webinar

August 1, 202311:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT) REGISTER NOW International compliance in today’s evolving regulatory arena presents challenges to organizations. Supply chain networks must evolve to support operations with ever-changing regulations and requirements that materially impact commercial operations. Keeping abreast of permissible practices in countries of commercial interest is an essential product stewardship practice. Promoting strategic alliances within supply chain networks,...
June 15, 2023

Registration Now Open for “Preparing a PFAS Game Plan in the U.S., the UK, and the EU” Webinar

July 11, 202310:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EDT)4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CEST) REGISTER NOW Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are attracting global legal, regulatory, commercial, and litigation attention as no other “emerging contaminant” has. Companies producing, processing, distributing, and/or using these substances must be aware of these global legal developments and take steps now to minimize legal, regulatory, and commercial risk. In the United States and...
June 14, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Earns Highest Ranking in Chambers USA 2023

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson has been awarded the highest rank attainable, Band 1, in Chambers USA Guide 2023. This is Ms. Bergeson’s 19th year earning top marks from Chambers USA as one of the best lawyers in America. Chambers quotes clients as saying Ms. Bergeson is “extremely well regarded,” “top-notch for her TSCA work,” “The best nationwide practitioner on product-related environmental regulations; a...
June 13, 2023

Speakers and Sessions Announced, Registration Open for “TSCA Reform — Seven Years Later” Virtual Conference, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT June 29, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDTJune 29, 2023 REGISTER NOW The full program, including session details and confirmed speakers for the 7th annual Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) conference, “TSCA Reform — Seven Years Later,” is detailed below. This timely and essential day-long virtual conference will provide updates on risk evaluation, risk management, new chemical review, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and more. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the...
June 7, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “NGOs push for rare TSCA order to block Texas company’s plastic fluorination”

On June 5, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding a push from NGO’s for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) to use for the first time its authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 5 to block a Texas-based company from using a plastic fluorination process that generates several types of long-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  If the EPA were to make a...
June 6, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. to Present on Circularity and Nomenclature Issues during ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Director of Chemistry Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. will present “Circular Routes and Chemical Nomenclature” during the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) 27th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. The theme of this year’s conference, occurring June 13-15, 2023, in Long Beach, CA, is “Closing the Loop: Chemistry for a Sustainable Future.” During his...
June 5, 2023

James P. Herrick Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that James P. Herrick has joined our firms as a Regulatory Consultant. Mr. Herrick brings nearly two decades of experience at Fortune 500 companies developing, implementing, and managing worldwide environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance. Mr. Herrick has gained an exceptionally broad understanding of international chemical regulatory programs while honing a remarkably focused instinct for...
June 1, 2023

B&C Publishes FIFRA Tutor® Courses Covering Transfer of FIFRA Registrations, and Data Compensation and Sharing

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that additional FIFRA Tutor® regulatory training courses are now available at www.FIFRAtutor.com. The one-hour F105 — Due Diligence and Transferring FIFRA Registrations and/or Data module and two-hour F208 — Data Citation, Data Compensation, and Data Sharing module join six existing FIFRA Tutor courses providing expert, essential Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)...
May 26, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. and Catherine M. Croke, DBA to Present During Chemical Watch’s “TSCA Fundamentals” Course

Tuesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 8, 2023, via webinarBergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Director of Chemistry, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., and Director of Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs, Catherine M. Croke, DBA, will join Chemical Watch to present TSCA Fundamentals. This two-day course will offer in-depth training on the very latest Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulatory and policy developments, their...
May 24, 2023

Recording Available for “TOP TSCA TOPICS: PFAS Cumulative Risk, NAMs, Risk Evaluations, CBI, and More”

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) May 17, 2023, webinar, “TOP TSCA TOPICS: PFAS, Cumulative Risk, NAMs, Risk Evaluations, CBI, and More,” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar, Anna B. Lowit, Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT); Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C; and Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C, discussed...
May 2, 2023

Save the Date for “TSCA Reform — Seven Years Later” on June 29, 2023

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 announce the seventh annual Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) conference, “TSCA Reform — Seven Years Later,” to occur Thursday, June 29, 2023. This complimentary virtual conference featuring speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and non-governmental and industry stakeholders will...
April 27, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “Mixed reception for workplace requirements in proposed TSCA methylene chloride rule”

On April 27, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding the proposed TSCA risk management rule that would ban all consumer uses and most commercial applications of methylene chloride. For ten continuing uses, the agency outlined a new workplace chemical protection programme (WCCP) requiring adherence to exposure limits well below those set by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)...
April 25, 2023

B&C Professionals among Editors and Authors of Newly Released Chemical Risk Governance Volume of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the publication of Chemical Risk Governance, Volume XII of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C, and Bethami Auerbach, Of Counsel, B&C, edited the volume with Adam D.K. Abelkop, Associate Professor and Director of Legal Writing, University of San Francisco School of Law, and Lucas Bergkamp, Senior Policy Adviser, European Governance & Sustainability Center, The...
April 25, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., to Present during NACD’s “IRS Issues Proposed Superfund Chemical Excise Tax Regulations — What Now, What Is Next?”

April 27, 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:00 p.m. (EDT) via webinarBergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Director of Chemistry Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. will present during the National Association of Chemical Distributors’ (NACD) “IRS Issues Proposed Superfund Chemical Excise Tax Regulations — What Now, What is Next?” webinar. In late March, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued long-awaited proposed Superfund (Comprehensive...
April 19, 2023

Register Now for the “TOP TSCA TOPICS: Cumulative Risk, NAMs, Risk Evaluations, CBI, and More!” Webinar

May 17, 202311:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT REGISTER NOW The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) has advanced groundbreaking science policy initiatives in furtherance of implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). As EPA advances New Approach Methodologies (NAM), cumulative risk assessment methodologies, and systematic review procedures, chemical stakeholders must understand directionally how these initiatives are...
April 14, 2023

Catherine M. Croke, DBA to Speak at HCPA IMPACT2023

May 3-5, 2023, Washington, D.C. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are proud to be sponsors of IMPACT2023, the Household & Commercial Products Association’s (HCPA) Mid-Year Meeting. This in-person meeting, open to HCPA members and non-members alike, provides an opportunity to learn about and engage on legislative and regulatory issues, product registrations, sustainability, industry trends, and more. On Friday, May 5, 2023, Catherine M. Croke, DBA,...
April 13, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “EPA faces rare lawsuit over TSCA new chemical consent order”

On April 12, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding a federal lawsuite filed by a Mississippi community group against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), alleging the agency improperly approved the manufacture of a plastic-derived biofuel that “would result” in a high cancer risk to exposed residents.  Rich Engler, director of chemistry with Bergeson & Campbell, said the EPA...
April 11, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Processing in Article “Chemical Plants Face Costs, Monitoring Challenges to Meet EPA’s Toxic Emissions Standards”

On April 11, 2023, Chemical Processing quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to cut toxic emissions by 6,000 tons per year. The EPA estimated that chemical producers would incur about $501 million in total capital costs and approximately $190 million in total annualized costs to comply with updates to National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, which the...
April 5, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Bloomberg Law in Article “EPA to gauge impact of TSCA new chemicals outreach initiative”

On April 4, 2023, Bloomberg Law quoted Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) process for reviewing new chemicals. Chemical manufacturers should anticipate the EPA’s reviews of new chemicals to take a year or more, not the 90-180 days mandated by the law, said Richard Engler, director of chemistry at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Yet “the agency is improving,” he said....
March 29, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “Can the US EPA reduce the cost of TSCA risk evaluations?”

On March 29, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to to streamline reviews of existing chemicals. Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell, says the agency’s reviews “should become more efficient over time”. There may be challenges in the medium term, as long-time staff retire and the agency onboards...
March 29, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. and Karin F. Baron, MSPH to Speak at GlobalChem 2023

April 3-5, 2023, Washington D.C. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are proud to be sponsors of and presenting during the 2023 GlobalChem Conference. This three-day event offers authoritative speakers, in-depth sessions, and a chance to meet and reconnect with industry peers and key government representatives. Highlights from the diverse and substantive program planned for GlobalChem attendees include: The full agenda is available...