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...