July 27, 2017

TSCA Hot Topics: Inventory Notification and Strategies for Complying, and Update on Section 5

Bloomberg BNA/Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. WebinarWednesday, August 2, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (EDT) Complimentary Registration Available Online  With the recent release of the 2016 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) dataset and the initial interim list of active substances released with the June 2017 copy of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory (Inventory), the magnitude of effort that will be needed to comply with the Section 8(b)(4) Inventory notification process is...
July 19, 2017

“TSCA Reform: One Year Later” Conference Elicits Frank and Productive Discussion from Government, NGO, and Industry Speakers

On June 27, 2017, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWU) held a day-long “TSCA Reform: One Year Later” conference at the GWU campus exploring the federal government’s implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) on the first...
July 18, 2017

Charles Auer and Richard Engler, Ph.D., Quoted In Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Chemical Industry Eyes New Chance to Drive EPA Risk Analyses”

On July 18, 2017, Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist with B&C, were quoted by Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) data gathering authority. […] The EPA’s recent rules don’t mention any intention to use the agency’s new authority under the amended chemicals law to order companies...
July 12, 2017

Michael S. Wenk, M.S., to Speak at AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils, and Lipids

Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant with The Acta Group (Acta®) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), has been invited to speak on the current state of play of Central and South American chemical regulations at the 17th AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils, and Lipids, September 11-14, 2017, in Cancun, Mexico.  Mr. Wenk will present “Chemical Substance Management in Central and South America: Insights into...
July 3, 2017

Career Opportunities at B&C

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is seeking chemical regulatory attorneys to join our trusted, respected, and highly-experienced team of lawyers, regulatory consultants, scientists, and policy experts.  Positions will be based in our Washington, D.C. office, although telework arrangements may be considered for suitable candidates.  Applicants should be experienced in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and...
June 29, 2017

Charles Auer Quoted in Inside EPA Article “The Emerging Debate Over New TSCA Rules: ‘Achievable’ v. ‘Lawful’”

On June 29, 2017, Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by Inside EPA in an article regarding Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) framework rules and how they should be implemented. His comments were made on June 27, 2017, during an Environmental Law Institute (ELI) conference celebrating the reformed law’s first anniversary. […] Former career EPA toxics chief Charles Auer, now with the law firm...
June 21, 2017

Inside EPA Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson on Challenges to TSCA Framework Rules

On June 21, 2017, Inside EPA quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), in the article “As EPA Issues TSCA’s Framework Rules, Bipartisan Law Faces Challenges.” […] Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of the firm Bergeson & Campbell, suggested some concern in EPA’s ability to advance use of these new technologies. She too, noted Lautenberg’s requirements regarding non-animal testing, including its direction that...
June 19, 2017

TSCA Reform—One Year Later

June 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (EDT) Milken Institute School of Public HealthGeorge Washington University950 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.1st Floor AuditoriumWashington, D.C. (and via webinar) Register TodayThis event is free and open to the public. Join the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health for a day-long conference exploring the federal government’s implementation of the Frank R....
June 16, 2017

James V. Aidala Quoted by Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Discussing Henry Darwin’s Appointment as EPA Assistant Deputy Administrator

On June 16, 2017, James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article “Former Arizona Environment Chief Tapped as EPA’s COO.” […] Henry Darwin, a longtime government official and former director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, will serve as EPA assistant deputy administrator. In a statement, EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman said Darwin...
June 16, 2017

Inside EPA Quotes Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., in “EPA Toxics Director Seeks ‘New Chemicals’ Program Fixes Beyond Backlog”

On June 16, 2017, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by Inside EPA discussing changes to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ‘New Chemicals’ program. […] Jeff Morris, director of EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), described some of the ongoing efforts he hopes will prevent further backlogs while speaking during a June 12 webinar. […] Morris explained that with polymers...
June 14, 2017

Charles M. Auer Quoted By Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Discussing EPA Regulation of New Chemicals

On June 14, 2017, Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article “EPA Pledges Long-Term Elimination of New Chemicals Backlog.” […] The percentage of new chemicals the EPA has regulated before and since the [Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act] passed last June jumped from roughly 10 percent to about 70 percent, said Charles Auer, who...
June 14, 2017

Inside EPA Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson in “Scope Of ‘Use’ In TSCA Revision Seen Driving New Industry Data-Sharing”

On June 14, 2017, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by Inside EPA discussing the impacts of a possible requirement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider all possible use conditions while conducting risk assessments. […] Speaking at a recent seminar on environmental regulation hosted by the Practising Law Institute in New York, NY, attorney Lynn Bergeson said competing calls from industry and...
June 12, 2017

Lynn L. Bergeson, Charles M. Auer, and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Present during Bloomberg BNA Webinar “Reviewing New Chemicals Under Amended TSCA: Impact on Innovation”

On June 12, 2017, Bloomberg BNA presented the webinar “Reviewing New Chemicals Under Amended TSCA: Impact on Innovation,” featuring Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor at Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®); Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist at B&C.; and Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner at B&C; as well as Jeffery Morris, Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics; Beth Bosley,...
June 7, 2017

B&C Nano Blog Post Quoted By Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report in the Article “9th Circuit Ruling Could Slow EPA Nanomaterial Conditional Registrations”

On June 7, 2017, the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quoted “Appellate Court Vacates Conditional Nanosilver Registration” discussing the impacts of the recent 9th Circuit Court ruling. […] In a May 31 blog post, the law firm Bergeson & Campbell P.C., which represents industry clients, says the ruling could prompt the nano industry to press EPA to revisit its position that every pesticide containing nanosilver is a new active ingredient, requiring conditional...
June 1, 2017

Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson On Ruling Against Conditional Approval of Nanosilver Pesticide

On June 1, 2017, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article “EPA Failed to Justify Nanosilver Pesticide Approval, Court Says.”  […] Lynn Bergeson, managing partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. told Bloomberg BNA the agency will need to issue some sort of stop sale or other order to implement the court’s vacatur. EPA will...
May 24, 2017

Lynn L. Bergeson Presents “TSCA Implementation and Current U.S. Regulatory Environment” at NIA Webinar

On May 24, 2017, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “TSCA Implementation and Current U.S. Regulatory Environment” at the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) webinar: “Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) implementation and current US regulatory environment.” Ms. Bergeson’s presentation addressed reformed TSCA (Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act) implementation and the current...
May 23, 2017

Lisa R. Burchi Explains “The New TSCA: Impact on States and Worker Safety Programs” at ORCHSE Strategies, LLC’s Western Occupational Safety and Health Group Meeting

On May 23, 2017, Lisa R. Burchi, Of Counsel with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “The New TSCA: Impact on States and Worker Safety Programs” at ORCHSE Strategies, LLC’s Western Occupational Safety and Health Group meeting. Ms. Burchi’s presentation addressed the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, and its impact on worker safety programs nationwide. Specifically, she...
May 23, 2017

Bloomberg BNA Presents “Reviewing New Chemicals under Amended TSCA: Impact on Innovation” Webinar

Monday, June 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (EDT)  This webinar has occurred. Materials and recording provided upon request to B&C clients, associated businesses, and industry members.  Since enactment of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act last June, a logjam of new chemicals under review at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unable to enter commerce has developed.  EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics...
May 18, 2017

Charles Auer Quoted in “Rate of EPA Chemical Regulation Ramps Up Since Toxics Law Update”

On March 18, 2017, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quoted Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), explaining how updates to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) are impacting new chemical regulations. The Environmental Protection Agency has been regulating more new chemicals since the Toxic Substances Control Act was overhauled than it did before, according to a snapshot of its work over the past 11 months....
May 18, 2017

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and ABA Books Release New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the publication of New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation, released today by the American Bar Association (ABA).  This new book is a comprehensive guide to the substantial revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) occasioned by enactment of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act on June 22, 2016, to produce “new TSCA,” amending and...