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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 Regulatory Developments” is always widely read and shared. Other popular articles from ... read more >
March 2, 2023
Register Now for the “Extended Producer Responsibility” Webinar
  March 22, 2023 12:00 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 sources. Twenty states have adopted EPR legislation that applies to certain types of ... read more >
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 business.   PFAS regulation is as globally ubiquitous as the very class of chemicals the term ... read more >
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 nanomaterials into the law, Kobe, [a policy officer in the European Commission’s environment ... read more >
February 2, 2023
“What to Expect in Chemicals Policy and Regulation and on Capitol Hill in 2023” Webinar Available On-Demand
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) January 31, 2023, webinar “What to Expect in Chemicals Policy and Regulation and on Capitol Hill in 2023” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C; Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C; and Dennis R. Deziel, Senior Government Affairs Advisor, B&C discussed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) priorities, leadership, and ... read more >
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; and Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, explore exactly how the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability is ... read more >
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 understanding of international product stewardship and sustainability compliance and ... read more >
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 will take time, but EPA’s performance in reviewing PMNs should improve throughout ... read more >
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 chemicals or products made with them to the region, attorneys ... read more >
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 relative to that of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  Rich Engler, director of ... read more >
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