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June 28, 2019
“TSCA: Three Years Later” Conference Looks to the Past and into the Future
On June 24, 2019, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWU) presented “TSCA: Three Years Later,” a day-long conference with leading experts exploring the current impacts of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) on science policies, challenges faced by industry, and the impacts of TSCA on regulatory policies, especially those concerning ensuring compliance and enforcement. A recording of the full conference is available online.   During her ... read more >
June 20, 2019
Environmental Compliance and Enforcement with Environmental Integrity Projects’ Eric Schaeffer
This week, I sat down with a highly-regarded member of the environmental NGO community, Eric Schaeffer, who currently serves as the Executive Director of the Environmental Integrity Project, which he co-founded in 2002. Previously, Eric worked for more than a decade at EPA, including a five-year stint as the Director of EPA’s Office of Civil Enforcement, which, as you will hear in our conversation, was a very formative time for his thinking. At a time when some news outlets and EPA detractors are reporting environmental enforcement numbers to be at historic lows, Eric and I had ... read more >
June 19, 2019
FDA FSMA Food Defense Plan Requirements
  Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT)   Register for this complimentary webinar online. Overview:   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most comprehensive reform measure created to prevent food-borne illness.  Enacted in 2011, FSMA includes massive legislative changes aimed to prevent food-borne diseases.  One of the FSMA foundational rules, Mitigation Strategies to Protect against Intentional Adulteration, requires non-exempt entities to develop the appropriate preventive measures by ... read more >
May 30, 2019
Career Opportunity: Paralegal/Legal Editor
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its consulting affiliate, The Acta Group (Acta®), are seeking a full time paralegal/legal editor to undertake both legal editing and traditional paralegal tasks.  This position will be a full-time position in our Washington, D.C. office.  The ideal candidate will have at least three years of administrative law practice experience, preferably in legal areas relevant to our practice, which is chemical law, science, and policy.  In addition, candidates must have superior attention to detail, the ability independently to ... read more >
May 29, 2019
Seeking Pesticide Registration Specialist
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its consulting affiliate, The Acta Group, LLC (Acta®), are seeking a pesticide registration specialist to join our growing team of regulatory consultants, scientists, and policy experts.  This position will be a full-time remote/telecommuting position directed from our Washington, D.C. office even if filled by a local candidate. Applicants should be experienced in all aspects of preparing, submitting, and managing applications under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), having worked for a registering entity ... read more >
May 22, 2019
Registration Now Open For “TSCA: Three Years Later”
  Register Today Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health are pleased to present the one day conference “TSCA: Three Years Later” on June 24, 2019. Panelists Alexandra Dunn, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Lynn R. Goldman, Michael and Lori Milken Dean and Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George ... read more >
April 26, 2019
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Bloomberg Environment in Article “Chemical Rule Sent Back to EPA on Trade Secret Concerns”
On April 26, 2019, Bloomberg Environment quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruling that a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule failed to require chemical manufacturers to sufficiently prove that they have protected their chemical’s secret identity from discovery through reverse engineering. The requirement for companies to substantiate their claims that they have taken steps to prevent their chemicals’ discovery through reverse engineering ... read more >
April 23, 2019
Comments by Lynn L. Bergeson and Kathleen M. Roberts, Included in Bloomberg Environment Article Regarding EPA Chemical Reporting Proposal
On April 23, 2019, Bloomberg Environment featured comments by Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice President of B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), in the article “EPA Proposal May Not Streamline Chemical Reporting After All.” Attorneys and other industry consultants told Bloomberg Environment the agency’s proposal would be a mixed bag in terms of saved time. […] Companies would have to spend time learning new codes under an international system the EPA ... read more >
April 15, 2019
Jason E. Johnston, M.S. Co-Authors “Benchmarking the Current Codex Alimentarius International Estimated Short-Term Intake Equations and the Proposed New Equations” in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce the publication of “Benchmarking the Current Codex Alimentarius International Estimated Short-Term Intake Equations and the Proposed New Equations,” co-authored by Jason E. Johnston, M.S., Senior Scientist with B&C and Acta. The article was published by the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry and can be accessed at http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jafc.8b05547.  The five co-authors of the study were assembled by Cheryl Cleveland through CropLife ... read more >
April 9, 2019
FIFRA Hot Topics in Pesticide, Biocides, and Other Agricultural Chemicals Regulation and Litigation
  Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) Register Today Throughout the first few months of 2019, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) issues have been dynamic, complicated, and controversial with regard to both individual pesticides (example: chlorpyrifos), as well as continued debates about larger state, national, and international policies.  March in particular roared in like a lion -- the “Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018,” which reauthorizes the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act (PRIA 4) ... read more >
April 3, 2019
B&C Launches TSCA Tutor™ Modular Training Platform
          Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce an exciting and important new component to our suite of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) offerings. Our TSCA Tutor™ training platform provides live in-person training at a company’s site, live online training, and pre-recorded webinar training modules -- all designed to offer expert, efficient, and essential TSCA training. Companies can mix and match training modules and training approaches to provide the most suitable combination for their work needs. B&C ... read more >
March 22, 2019
Save The Date - June 24, 2019 - New TSCA at 3 Special Event
SAVE THE DATE   New TSCA At Three   Wednesday, June 24, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EDT)  Milken Institute School of Public Health George Washington University 950 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Join the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) for a one-day conference providing updates and insights regarding year three of the federal government’s implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act that ... read more >
March 20, 2019
WEBINAR - - Prop 65:  Exposure Monitoring and Compliance Implications
  Available On Demand   California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), requires businesses in California to provide warnings about certain consumer product, occupational, and/or environmental exposures to substances that the State of California has determined to be known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.  Amendment regulations pertinent to these warnings effective as of August 2018 focused many companies on the requirements, content, and transmission of such warnings. The warning requirements are ... read more >
March 20, 2019
Bloomberg Environment Features Comments by Kathleen M. Roberts Regarding EPA’s High Priority Chemical Determinations
On March 20, 2019, Bloomberg Environment spoke with Kathleen M. Roberts, Senior Regulatory Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and vice president of B&C® Consortia Management LLC (BC-CM), for the article “Industry Advisers Back EPA Strategy on Chemical Vetting.” Looking at several chemicals that serve a similar commercial function can help industry provide the EPA with what it needs to sort the 40 chemicals into the two categories […] For example, the hazards and uses of chemicals in a group will tend to be similar […] It also makes ... read more >
March 14, 2019
Bloomberg Environment Includes Quotes from James V. Aidala in “EPA Budget Calls for Speedier Pesticide Reviews”
On March 11, 2019, Bloomberg Environment featured comments by James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding a plan for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut two months off the time it takes to review pesticide registrations. One chemical-industry consultant says the EPA’s ability to shave 60 days from its reviews depends on the kind of registration. “You’re not going to cut two months from a product with a four- or a six-month review time,” said James V. Aidala, a government affairs ... read more >
March 11, 2019
HazMat Management Republishes B&C’s Article “PHMSA Study Will Assess Aligning U.S. and International Regulations for Aerosol Containers”
On March 11, 2019, the HazMat Management magazine republished Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) article “PHMSA Study Will Assess Aligning U.S. and International Regulations for Aerosol Containers.” HazMat Management magazine has covered Canadian environmental health and safety compliance issues for over 17 years. The full article on the HazMat Management page is now available ... read more >
March 1, 2019
Inside EPA Quotes B&C’s Forecast 2019 in the Article “EPA submits TSCA CBI proposal for White House review”
On March 1, 2019, Inside EPA quoted Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2019 regarding ongoing lawsuits that could foreshadow future challenges to the CBI proposal. The law firm Bergeson & Campbell says in its “Forecast 2019” publication that environmentalists' ongoing lawsuit on EPA's “Inventory notification rule … may presage a challenge to the CBI review rule.” The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) claims that EPA’s 2017 inventory notification rule ... read more >
February 28, 2019
Comments by Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., included in Bloomberg Environment Article Regarding Worker Safeguards
On February 28, 2019, Bloomberg Environment featured comments by Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C, in the article “Chemical Law’s Worker Safeguards Ditched by EPA, Advocates Say.” Safety data sheets impose obligations on employers, said Richard E. Engler, director of chemistry for the Bergeson & Campbell PC law firm. The firm manages the TSCA New Chemicals Coalition in which chemical manufacturers share experiences with and concerns about the ... read more >
February 22, 2019
Inside EPA Includes Quotes From Christopher R. Bryant in The Article “Clock starts for suits on pharmaceutical waste rule”
On February 22, 2019, Inside EPA featured comments by Christopher R. Bryant, Senior Regulatory Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently released pharmaceutical waste rule. A former EPA waste official believes the rule will almost certainly draw litigation. “I would bet my one-eyed, drunken dog on it,” says Chris Bryant, a former agency waste official who is now a senior regulatory consultant with Bergeson and Campbell. See - ... read more >
February 20, 2019
Inside EPA Includes Quotes from James V. Aidala Regarding Alexandra Dunn’s Implementation of TSCA
On February 20, 2019, Inside EPA featured comments by James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), in the article “New EPA Toxics Chief Seeks To Quell Critics As Agency Implements TSCA.” Jim Aidala, a former EPA toxics chief in the Clinton administration who is now with Bergeson & Campbell, said that Dunn’s confirmation will help the agency navigate its heavy workload in implementing the new law, even as the agency will face stepped-up oversight from House lawmakers and possible criticism from Democratic ... read more >
February 15, 2019
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Inside EPA Article “Plaintiffs Weigh Appeal After Court Rejects EPA Science Advisor Policy Suit”
On February 15, 2019, Inside EPA featured comments by Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding a suit brought against the Trump EPA's policy barring any recipient of an EPA grant from serving on one of its many scientific advisory committees McFadden's ruling is not a total victory for EPA, since the agency had argued for dismissal on standing, ripeness and merits grounds. While McFadden dismissed the suit on the merits, he did find for the plaintiffs on standing and ripeness -- and the other judges could as well. Lynn Bergeson, ... read more >
February 5, 2019
Inside EPA Features Recent B&C TSCAblogTM Post in “ADAO Asks EPA To Reconsider Asbestos Petition Denial, States File Petition” Article
On February 5, 2019, Inside EPA quoted Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) TSCAblogTM post “Attorneys General Petition EPA to Issue Asbestos Reporting Rule” regarding a state petition for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue an asbestos reporting rule under TSCA Section 8(a). The law firm Bergeson & Campbell writes in a Feb. 1 post on its TSCAblog that the states' “petition cites EPA’s denial” of the advocates' petition “seeking similar action that the Attorneys General are ... read more >
January 31, 2019
Inside EPA Features Excerpts of B&C’s Forecast 2019 in “EPA sends proposed CDR revisions for OMB review"
On January 31, 2019, Inside EPA quoted Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) Forecast 2019 regarding proposed changes to the Consumer Data Reporting (CDR) rule. “While these proposed changes may be helpful to the reporting community, it is imperative that EPA move quickly with its proposals so stakeholders are fully educated well before the next reporting cycle in 2020,” the law firm Bergeson & Campbell PC, which represents chemical sector clients says in its 2019 forecast of chemical regulations. “EPA has made changes in ... read more >
January 31, 2019
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Full Circle Blog Post “The Push and Pull of Product Stewardship Revealed”
On January 31, 2019, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and President-Elect of the Product Stewardship Society (PSS) was featured in PSS’s blog post about the closing session of Product Stewardship 2018. The closing session of Product Stewardship 2018 focused on the two forces that often drive the industry: government regulation and customer demand. Product Stewardship Society President-Elect Lynn Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, moderated a discussion between Dr. Nancy Beck, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the ... read more >
January 29, 2019
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted By Inside EPA Regarding EPA’s Increased Backlog of Chemical Applications
On January 29, 2019, Inside EPA quoted Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), in the article “EPA Faces New Backlog Of Chemical Applications After Shutdown Ends.” A draft framework the agency crafted in 2017 to speed PMN reviews drew widespread criticisms from environmentalists and others, forcing Wheeler to pledge late last year that the agency would reconsider the most recent draft review plan. But the shutdown will bring a new backlog of PMNs now that the agency has reopened. “They had the backlog ... read more >
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