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...
March 28, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “EPA to gauge impact of TSCA new chemicals outreach initiative”

On March 28, 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 look at incoming pre-manufacture notices (PMNs) to determine the success of its recent industry outreach to reduce ‘rework’ in Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) new chemical assessments. The plan follows the agency’s TSCA new chemicals engineering initiative, which aimed to streamline and...
March 27, 2023

Recording Available for “Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations”

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) March 22, 2023, webinar, “Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations,” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar LeRoy (Lee) C. Paddock, Distinguished Professorial Lecturer of Environmental Law at the George Washington University Law School; Edith G. Nagy, Regulatory Consultant, B&C; and Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C, discuss the history and evolution of EPR legislation, expected...
March 8, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton Chosen as Top Authors by JD Supra Readers

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and Regulatory Analyst Carla N. Hutton have been recognized in the 2023 JD Supra Readers Choice Awards as top authors in the Environment section. This is Ms. Bergeson’s seventh Readers Choice award, which recognizes the most-read and -shared articles posted on JD Supra, a legal news service, and Ms. Hutton’s first. B&C’s monthly “Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical...
March 2, 2023

Register Now for the “Extended Producer Responsibility” Webinar

March 22, 202312:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT REGISTER NOW Rooted in the circular economy concept and the “polluter pays” principle, extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws have a long tradition in Europe for many product categories, including packaging. In the United States, EPR is much newer and is viewed as a funding mechanism to support recycling programs by shifting the responsibility to pay for these programs from municipal, public sources to private, product producer...
February 24, 2023

B&C Launches PFAS News and Information Site for Industry Stakeholders; Will Hold PFAS Webinar May 17, 2023

Washington D.C. law firm Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) has launched the PFAS News and Information web page. Continuing B&C’s tradition of providing reliable information and analysis of the most pressing chemical issues of the day, this web page provides constantly updated resources to help those in the chemicals and chemical products industries understand what they need to know about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) developments and what it means to their...
February 16, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Bloomberg Law in Article “EU Inaction on Nanomaterials Leading to Risks, Groups Say”

On February 15, 2023, Bloomberg Law quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding claims by environmental groups that the European Union (EU) has failed to update rules on nanomaterials, leading to insufficient information being provided about the potential health and environmental risks posed by the substances.  An update of REACH is being prepared that will, among other things, write the mid-2022 definition of...
January 25, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Joins Craig Williams for Lawyer 2 Lawyer Episode “Environmental Law Series: Inside The Toxic Substances Control Act”

On January 20, 2023, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) joined Craig Williams for “Environmental Law Series: Inside The Toxic Substances Control Act” on the Environmental Law series of the Lawyer 2 Lawyer podcast. During this conversation, Ms. Bergeson and Mr. Williams discuss history and impact of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) on the manufacturing, processing, distribution, use, and disposal of commercial and industrial chemicals. This...
January 19, 2023

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group Announce Arrivals and Promotions

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce the following hirings and promotions. Catherine M. Croke, DBA, has been named Director of Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs. Dr. Croke is a highly experienced professional with more than three decades of successfully developing and executing product stewardship and regulatory compliance programs within global specialty chemicals and materials companies. She offers clients an exceptionally broad...
January 19, 2023

Recording Available For “Two Years Later: How Has the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Changed REACH and CLP Regulations?”

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) affiliate The Acta Group’s (Acta®) January 17, 2023, webinar, “Two Years Later: How Has the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Changed REACH and CLP Regulations?,” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar Meglena Mihova, Managing Partner, EPPA; Thomas Petry, Ph.D., Managing Director, ToxMinds; Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Director of Toxicology, Acta;...
January 18, 2023

Acta Webinar on Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article “Chemical Law Change Ahead in EU Seen Likely to Raise Costs in US”

On January 17, 2023, Bloomberg Law quoted speakers, including Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®, Director of Toxicology, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), from B&C affliate The Acta Group’s (Acta®) “Two Years Later: How Has the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Changed REACH and CLP Regulations?” webinar. The European Union will propose many regulatory changes this year that could substantially increase US companies’ costs and prevent exports of some...
January 18, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “What should we expect from TSCA in 2023?”

On January 18, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding changes expected from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the coming year.  According to attorneys at Bergeson & Campbell, the EPA has pulled senior scientists from across the agency to assist with new chemicals reviews, while continuing to hire new ones. “The onboarding and training of new assessors...
January 17, 2023

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “US speciality chemical firms considering shifting R&D to EU”

On January 17, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) regarding an annoucement by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (Socma) that U.S. speciality chemicals companies are “strongly considering” introducing new chemicals into the European market due to the consistency of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) review process...
January 11, 2023

Register Now for “What to Expect in Chemicals Policy and Regulation and on Capitol Hill in 2023” Webinar

Registration is open for the “What to Expect in Chemicals Policy and Regulation and on Capitol Hill in 2023” webinar on January 31, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EST). This webinar offers our best-informed judgment as to the trends and key developments chemical industry stakeholders can expect in 2023. At a political level, the Republicans’ narrow control of the U.S. House of Representatives will almost certainly invite a greater degree of oversight of U.S. Environmental...
January 6, 2023

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Releases 2023 Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its global consulting affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) and consortia management affiliate B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) are pleased to offer you our Forecast 2023, our seasoned team’s collective take on what to expect regarding global industrial, agricultural, and biocidal chemical initiatives in the New Year. We have worked hard to offer our best-informed judgment on the trends and key developments we expect to see in 2023....
January 6, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Finishing and Coating in Article “Hiding in Plain Sight: PFAS May Enter Shop on Customer Parts”

Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the January 2023 issue of Finishing and Coating regarding the presence of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in materials used around the electroplating process. “We live in a brave new world indeed,” says Lynn Bergeson, an attorney, and managing partner at Bergeson & Campbell, a firm in Washington D.C. that has been representing businesses in cases brought by...
December 14, 2022

Register Now — Webinar: “Two Years Later: How Has the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Changed REACH and CLP Regulations?”

On October 14, 2020, the European Commission adopted the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. The Strategy set into motion a series of remarkable actions by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) intended to transform the European Union (EU) into a sustainable and carbon neutral economy while improving protection of its people and the environment. The Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and the Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP)...
December 9, 2022

Todd J. Stedeford Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “TSCA Snur restricting carbon nanotubes poses ‘challenges’ for renewable battery sector”

On December 8, 2022, Chemical Watch quoted Todd J. Stedeford, Ph.D., DABT®, ERT, ATS, Of Counsel, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding a proposed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) significant new use rule (SNUR) restricting the use of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). Todd Stedeford, counsel with Bergeson & Campbell, said the challenges presented by the proposed Snur are “not necessarily” unique to renewable battery companies.  Each processor...
December 1, 2022

Dennis R. Deziel Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “US EPA trims annual pesticide registration maintenance fees”

On December 1, 2022, Chemical Watch quoted Dennis R. Deziel, Senior Government Affairs Advisor, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) reduction of its annual pesticide registration maintenance fee to $2,400 for fiscal year 2023, down from $2,660 in the previous year.  Dennis Deziel, senior government affairs advisor at law firm Bergeson and Campbell, told Chemical Watch that Congress is...
November 30, 2022

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “Industry backs small business panel recommendations for TSCA PFAS reporting rule”

On November 30, 2022, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding recent suggestions from small business advocates and industry stakeholders for lowering the burden of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) upcoming Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) PFAS reporting rule.  Bergeson & Campbell managing partner, Lynn Bergeson, told Chemical Watch the EPA’s request for input on the Irfa – due on 27...
November 17, 2022

Highlights From the Agricultural Law Section Presentations at the IBA Annual Conference

The International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference took place in Miami between October 30 and November 4, 2022. During the Annual Conference, the Agricultural Law Section (ALS) welcomed attendees to several events: an open committee meeting on October 31 and two sessions on current topics in agricultural law on October 31 and November 3.  During the open committee meeting, ALS Officers discussed matters of interest and future activities. The committee meeting was attended by several...
November 15, 2022

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Bloomberg Law in Article “Fees Companies Must Pay EPA to Oversee Their Chemicals Soar”

On November 15, 2022, 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) proposal to significantly increase fees chemical manufacturers would have to pay it to evaluate chemical risks and expand fees paid by companies that mix, but don’t make chemicals. The “fees are surprisingly high” in keeping with the agency’s warning of...
November 9, 2022

Register Now for “Articles under TSCA” Webinar

This webinar has been rescheduled from December 7, 2022. The new and correct date and time is December 14, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EST). Registration is open for the “Articles under TSCA” webinar on December 14, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EST). 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...
November 3, 2022

Webinar Recording Available for “Food Safety Issues in the United States”

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) October 26, 2022, webinar “Food Safety Issues in the United States” is now available for on-demand viewing at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8196944274166221318. During this one-hour webinar, Thomas J. Dunn, Managing Director, Flexpacknology LLC; Karin F. Baron, Senior Regulatory Consultant, B&C; and Lynn L. Bergeson Managing Partner, B&C, review the seven major rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), discuss...
November 2, 2022

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “TSCA workplace exposure limits not in works for three substances”

On November 2, 2022, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) confirmation that it does not plan to develop Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) ‘existing chemical exposure limits’ (ECEL) for three of the first ten chemicals evaluated under the amended law: the colourant PV29, the flame retardant HBCD and the solvent NMP.  It could mean the agency “is...
October 28, 2022

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “Scientific standards could take centre stage in future TSCA litigation”

On October 27, 2022, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that it would reissue risk determinations for seven of the first ten existing substances evaluated under TSCA using an updated approach. The EPA issued “a very consequential memorandum” in June 2021 when it said it would reissue risk determinations for seven of the first ten...
October 28, 2022

Lynn L. Bergeson Elected to ACOEL Board of Regents

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson has been elected to serve as a Regent of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) for the 2022-2023 term. Ms. Bergeson has been a member of ACOEL since 2011. ACOEL is a professional association of distinguished lawyers who practice in the field of environmental law. Membership is by invitation, and members are recognized by their peers as preeminent in their field. ACOEL...
October 19, 2022

IBA Agricultural Law Section to Present Sustainability Focus Session “Sustainable Investment in Agriculture — The Role Lawyers Play” at Annual Conference

The International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference in Miami, Florida, brings together lawyers from over 130 jurisdictions and all parts of the legal profession, including lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel, human rights advocates, judges, bar leaders, regulators, and government representatives. Lynn L. Bergeson and Nusrat Hassan co-chair IBA’s Agricultural Law Section (ALS). Hassan and others from the ALS will present the Sustainability Focus...
October 13, 2022

Webinar Recording Available for “Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues: A Business Imperative”

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) October 11, 2022, webinar “Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues: A Business Imperative” is now available for on-demand viewing at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4666338769766648838. During this one-hour webinar, experts from FTI Consulting, Christine DiBartolo, Senior Managing Director, Head of Americas Corporate Reputation, and Ken Ditzel, Senior Managing Director, explore the hows and whys of environmental, social, and...
October 5, 2022

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Bloomberg Law in Article “Quicker EPA Review Offered for New Energy-Use Chemicals”

On October 5, 2022, Bloomberg Law quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of a streamlined risk review of new chemicals that can be used for electric vehicle batteries, semiconductors, and renewable energy to determine whether they can be produced in the US.  The new approach is a welcome addition to the mix of new approaches the EPA is...
September 28, 2022

Register Now for “Food Safety Issues in the United States” Webinar

October 26, 202212:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT) Register Now  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that 48 million people in the United States (1 in 6) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases. In 2011, President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in part to address this significant public health issue. FSMA is a comprehensive law intended to shift the focus of...
September 19, 2022

Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Quoted by Bloomberg Law in Article “Lanxess Agrees to Drop Case Over EPA’s Chemical Test Order”

On September 19, 2022, 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, regarding a federal court’s dismissal of Lanxess AG‘s petition asking to challenge an EPA order after the agency clarified that Lanxess and certain other chemical manufacturers wouldn’t be required to test chemicals they formerly made. Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell PC,...
September 7, 2022

Register Now for “Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues: A Business Imperative” on October 11, 2022

October 11, 202212:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT) REGISTER NOW 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 approach, however, must be measurable, transparent, and accountable. Join experts from FTI Consulting, Christine...
August 24, 2022

B&C Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “US EPA to consider all exposures in premarket chemical reviews”

On August 23, 2022, Chemical Watch quoted the Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) memoradum “EPA Will Discontinue Use of Exposure Modeling Thresholds When Assessing Health and Environmental Risks of New Chemicals,” regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to discontinue the use of exposure modeling thresholds when assessing the health and environmental risks of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) New...
August 23, 2022

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Bloomberg Law in Article “New Chemicals Exposure to Get Closer Look in EPA Policy Update”

On August 22, 2022, Bloomberg Law quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding an announcement that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to more closely analyze new chemicals to better understand the extent to which they’ll get into the environment, where people might breathe, touch, or ingest them. Lynn L. Bergeson, managing partner for Bergeson & Campbell PC, which specializes in chemical laws, described EPA’s...
August 23, 2022

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “Firefighting foam maker sues US EPA over PFAS test order”

On August 22, 2022, Chemical Watch quoted Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding a recent lawsuit by a firefighting foam producer against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for including the producer in the agency’s initial PFAS TSCA test order, saying it neither manufactures nor processes the surfactant 6:2 fluorotelomer sulfonamide betaine (6:2 FTSB) that is subject to it. Rich Engler, director of chemistry at...
August 12, 2022

Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “US EPA changes TSCA test order policies for companies exiting market”

On August 11, 2022, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C, regarding updated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) test order policies that no longer allow companies to stop manufacturing a substance to avoid fulfilling an agency data generation mandate. Lynn Bergeson and Rich Engler from law firm Bergeson & Campbell said the new policy seems to be a logical...
August 5, 2022

Webinar Recording Available: “TSCA New Approach Methodologies”

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 Substances Control Act (TSCA). Kristie Sullivan, MPH, Vice...
August 4, 2022

Lynn L. Bergeson Earns High Accolades from Chambers, WWL, and Best Lawyers

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson has been recognized by a number of the leading legal ranking, and peer and client review organizations, notably Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers, and Who’s Who Legal. Ms. Bergeson was awarded the highest ranking attainable, Band 1, in Chambers USA Guide 2022. This is Ms. Bergeson’s 18th year earning top marks from Chambers USA as one of the best lawyers in America. The...
July 22, 2022

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Bloomberg Law in Article “Three Lawsuits Aim to Shape EPA’s Use of Chemical Test Orders”

On July 22, 2022, Bloomberg Law quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding three lawsuits that challenge the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to order chemical manufacturers to generate information on their products. “The Lanxess and Vinyl Institute cases are, to me, a predictable result of a chaotic rollout of EPA Section 4 Test Order efforts,” said Lynn L. Bergeson, managing partner with Bergeson & Campbell...
July 12, 2022

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Week in Article “Supreme Court curbs EPA’s ability to regulate power plant emissions”

On July 11, 2022, Chemical Week quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding a Supreme Court ruling that limits the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to combat climate change by regulating emissions from existing power plants. Legal experts say the decision could have broader implications for EPA’s ability to regulate chemicals. “The Court seems to have put a name to what some believe is a...
July 6, 2022

Register Now for “TSCA New Approach Methodologies”

Wednesday, August 3, 202212:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT) Register Today The 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “to reduce and replace” vertebrate animals to the extent practicable, scientifically justified, and consistent with TSCA policies. EPA is also required to “develop a strategic plan to promote the development and implementation of alternative test methods and strategies to reduce, refine, or replace...
June 29, 2022

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Bloomberg Law in Article “Cutting Industry Negotiation Said to Speed EPA Chemical Controls”

On June 29, 2022, Bloomberg Law quoted Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), discussing the use of chemical consent orders to speed up the new chemical review process. Directly issuing orders would not resolve all the delays new chemical manufacturers experience, said Richard Engler, director of chemistry for Bergeson & Campbell, PC. The EPA’s new chemicals office already has negotiated nearly 200 consent orders for new...
June 2, 2022

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted in Chemical Watch Article “TSCA: EPA unlikely to defer risk management to other federal agencies”

On May 31, 2022, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by Chemical Watch regarding a recent proposed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk management rule that provides insights into the potentially limited extent to which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will defer to other agencies, despite concern from industry that this could lead to duplicative requirements. Richard Engler, director of chemistry at law...