November 21, 2016

B&C Seeking An Attorney To Join Our Growing Firm

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is seeking an attorney to join our growing team of lawyers, regulatory consultants, scientists, and policy experts.  This position 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 other domestic and/or international chemical...
November 14, 2016

James V. Aidala Comments in BNA Daily Environment Report Regarding Trump Transition at EPA

The November 14, 2016 BNA Daily Environment Report featured comments from James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant for Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., in the story “Trump Transition Team Expected Soon at EPA To Begin Review of Agency Actions, Priorities”: Trump’s EPA transition team will likely receive ‘‘massive briefing books’’ on each of the agency’s programs, including air pollution, water, waste and pesticides, according to Jim Aidala, a...
November 7, 2016

Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D., Joins B&C Consortia Management

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), The Acta Group (Acta®), and B&C® Consortia Management (BCCM) are pleased to announce that Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D., has joined our firms as Manager, BCCM.  In this role, Dr. Graham will guide and facilitate effective consortia performance in advocacy programs, public outreach, product stewardship, and testing and compliance.  She offers BCCM consortia clients scientific acumen gained in academia and industry, and organizational,...
October 24, 2016

Conditions of Use, Section 5 Review Period Flexibility?, and Other Resources

Role of “Conditions of Use” Under Sections 5 and 6 of Amended Toxics Law The concept of “conditions of use” plays an important role in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.   Conditions of use is a centralizing concept under which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determines how a chemical is made, processed, used, and disposed.  The term is defined in Section 3...
October 17, 2016

WEBINAR — Current Opportunities and Challenges with Chemical Substance Regulation in Mexico and Central and South America

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time  REGISTER TODAY The Mexican and Central and South American chemical regulatory environment is challenging to understand, with relatively little consistency, even among neighboring countries.  The region is home to two major trading blocs, MERCOSUR (Mercado Común Del Sur) and the Andean Community of Nations (Comunidad Andina). Similar in basic concept to the European Union, these blocs impose overarching regulation and...
September 21, 2016

Lynn L. Bergeson, Michael S. Wenk, M.S., and J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, to Speak at ChemCon The Americas 2016

October 17 – 21, 2016, Toronto, Canada Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are proud to once again be sponsors of and program advisors to ChemCon, a global chemical control conference offering authoritative speakers, in-depth sessions, and global perspective on existing and emerging chemical regulatory schemes. Highlights from the diverse and substantive program planned for Toronto include: The full agenda is available online. A video overview of the...
September 20, 2016

“The New TSCA” Webinar 4: Administration of the Act, Preemption, Fees, and Green Chemistry

Tuesday, October 4, 20168:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time/11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time/16:00 British Summer Time Three months have passed since Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform was enacted and now implementation trends are starting to take shape. Rather than waiting to see what TSCA reform’s impact on your business might be, take control of your approach to “new” TSCA with the information and insight shared in “The New TSCA: What You Need To...
September 12, 2016

Charles M. Auer, Former Director of EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are very pleased to announce that Charles M. Auer has joined our teams as Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor. For more than three decades, Mr. Auer has provided sagacious, informed, and deeply insightful guidance on legal, policy, and scientific matters related to the regulation of chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and related domestic and international chemical control laws. Mr. Auer’s experience...
September 7, 2016

“The New TSCA” Webinar 3:  Inventory, CDR, and CBI (Sections 8 & 14)

REMINDER “‘The New TSCA’ — What You Need To Know” Webinar 3: Inventory, CDR, And CBI (Sections 8 & 14) Monday, September 12, 20168:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time/11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time/16:00 British Summer Time Register Today Three months have passed since Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform was enacted and now implementation trends are starting to take shape. Rather than waiting to see what TSCA reform’s impact on your...
August 30, 2016

Register for the “New TSCA” Webinar 3: Inventory, CDR, and CBI (Sections 8 & 14) Sept. 12, 2016

Monday, September 12, 20168:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time/11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time/16:00 British Summer Time Register Today Speakers: Topics Covered: Register Online With passage by unanimous consent voice vote of the U.S. Senate of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act on June 7, 2016, this bill, that profoundly alters the regulation of industrial chemicals in the U.S. under TSCA, has cleared all hurdles and was signed into law by President...
August 25, 2016

B&C Memoranda Featured In Inside EPA Article, “Attorneys Say Proposed TSCA Rule May Violate Trade Secret Provisions”

On August 25, 2016, the Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) memoranda “TSCA Reform: Proposed Changes to SNUR Procedures Would, Perhaps Inadvertently, Result in Disclosure of CBI to Third Parties/Possible Competitors” and “TSCA: Proposed Revisions to Significant New Use Rules Reflect Current Occupational Safety and Health Standards,” were discussed in an Inside EPA article on how Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform may violate trade secret provisions....
August 18, 2016

Chemical Watch Article “Law firm flags up issues in EPA Snur proposal” Quotes B&C Memorandum Conflict Between SNURs And Revised OSHA HCS

On August 18, 2016, Chemical Watch quoted the Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) memorandum, “TSCA: Proposed Revisions to Significant New Use Rules Reflect Current Occupational Safety and Health Standards,” in an article examining the conflict between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) proposal and the revised Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communications Standard (HCS). US agency’s...
August 11, 2016

Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article, “Fees Must Not Stymie Innovation, Chemical Makers Tell EPA,” Includes Comments From Kathleen M. Roberts

On August 11, 2016, the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quoted Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice President of B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), an affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), on the implication of additional fees created by Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) reform. Companies that pay the costs of generating toxicity, exposure and other data should not be “double billed” through additional fees to review the resulting...
August 11, 2016

IHS Chemical Week Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson On EPA Implementing TSCA Reform

On July 11, 2016, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell (B&C®), was quoted in the IHS Chemical Week article “Responsible Care: TSCA reform and enhancing product safety.” “Chemical companies need to start paying attention to what EPA is doing and announcing—and raise concerns so they can be heard.” Lynn Bergeson, a managing partner at environmental law firm Bergeson & Campbell, agrees, adding chemical companies should “carefully monitor [EPA’s]...
August 4, 2016

B&C Memorandum Quoted In Inside EPA Article “Attorneys Say EPA SNUR Aligning Protection With OSHA May Exceed TSCA”

On August 4, 2016, quotes from the Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®) memorandum “TSCA: Proposed Revisions to Significant New Use Rules Reflect Current Occupational Safety and Health Standards” were included in an Inside EPA article about conflicts between Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). A law firm that frequently represents industry clients is warning that a recently proposed rule that seeks...
July 29, 2016

Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Features Comments By Richard E. Engler On TCE Ban

On July 29, 2016, Richard E. Engler, Senior Chemist with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article, “White House Reviewing EPA Degreaser Ban.” A ban on TCE could affect a huge number of companies, according to Richard Engler, a senior chemist at the law firm Bergeson & Campbell. “This would affect any business that removes grease from metal,” Engler told Bloomberg BNA. “That could be...
July 25, 2016

Inside EPA Quotes B&C Memorandum In Article “EPA Issues First New Chemical Safety Reviews Under Reformed TSCA Law”

On July 25, 2016, Inside EPA quoted Bergeson & Campbell P.C.’s (B&C®) memoranda “EPA Releases First Determinations for New Chemicals under New TSCA,” on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) use of structure activity relationship (SAR) in premanufacture notice (PMN) reviews. In a July 22 memo to clients and colleagues, the law firm Bergeson & Campbell also notes that EPA appears to have used structure activity relationship (SAR) modeling in its...
July 22, 2016

Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson In “First Decisions on New Chemicals Made Under Amended TSCA”

On June 22, 2016, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report discussing the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) chemical regulatory process. Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell PC, told Bloomberg BNA: “On the whole, the process seems to be efficient, but stakeholders will need to monitor the website.”...
July 20, 2016

Chemical Watch Features Comments By Michael S. Wenk On Planned Brazilian Chemical Registry

On July 21, 2016, Michael S. Wenk, Senior Regulatory Consultant at Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the Chemical Watch article Brazil maps out plans for industrial chemicals policy. Michael Wenk, senior regulatory consultant at law firm Bergeson & Campbell, said because there isn’t a formal list of substances selected for the national register, “one could see” the environment ministry including parts of established national inventories,...
July 15, 2016

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted In Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article On The Need To Submit Thoughtful PMNs to EPA

On July 15, 2016, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®), in the article, “Give EPA Detailed New Chemical Notices, Attorneys Advise.” Pre-manufacture notifications, or PMNs, that makers must submit before they can produce or import a new chemical, and significant new use notifications, which companies must submit before they can make or use certain chemicals in new ways, “need to be...