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August 23, 2022
Career Opportunity - BCCM Consortium Manager
B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), an affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), is seeking a Consortium Manager to provide administrative, financial, communication, research, and advocacy support to assigned BCCM consortia. This position will be directed from our Washington, D.C., office with flexible telework arrangements available. SUMMARY OF POSITION Provide administrative, financial, communication, research, and advocacy support to assigned BCCM consortia. Report to the BCCM Senior Manager. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Administrative Management ... read more >
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 working to "finalise bipartisan legislative language", adding that the industry ... read more >
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 December – indicates that the agency could narrow ... read more >
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 ALS Officers, such as Co-Chair, Nusrat Hassan; Senior Vice Chair, Fabrizio Paratore; Publication ... read more >
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 “sticker shock,” said Richard E. Engler, director of chemistry for Bergeson & ... read more >
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 regulation of chemicals in “articles,” generally meaning finished products or manufactured goods. ... read more >
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 food safety over the past decade, and explore what the New Era ... read more >
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 planning to pursue either more or less stringent requirements than an ... read more >
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 members are dedicated to maintaining and improving the ethical practice of environmental law, the ... read more >
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 existing substances evaluated under TSCA using an updated approach, Lynn Bergeson of ... read more >
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 session “Sustainable Investment in Agriculture -- The Role Lawyers Play” on November 3, ... read more >
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 governance (ESG) issues, clearing up what can be a confusing “alphabet ... read more >
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 using to expedite chemical reviews, said Lynn L. Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell ... read more >
September 28, 2022
Register Now for “Food Safety Issues in the United States” Webinar
  October 26, 2022 12:00 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 foodborne illness management from responding to outbreaks to preventing them. FSMA consists of seven major rules, each meant to improve ... read more >
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, which intervened in the case on behalf of chemical service ... read more >
September 7, 2022
Register Now for "Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues: A Business Imperative" on October 11, 2022
  October 11, 2022 12:00 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 DiBartolo and Ken Ditzel, and Lynn L. Bergeson, for a Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. ... read more >
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 Chemicals Program. Law firm Bergeson & Campbell said in an online commentary that it "disagrees ... read more >
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 Bergeson & Campbell, added that "whether it is appropriate for EPA to ... read more >
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 announcement as “very unexpected.” “Without notice ... read more >
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 solution to "the prospect of all entities opting out, leaving no ... read more >
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 President of Research Policy with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), ... read more >
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 commentary accompanying her Chambers ranking speaks of Ms. Bergeson as “The best nationwide ... read more >
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 PC, which specializes in chemical regulations implemented by ... read more >
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 pretext for conservative courts to blunt agency action on the grounds the text does not allow ... read more >
July 8, 2022
James W. Cox, MS, Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that James W. Cox, MS, has joined our firms as Senior Scientist. Mr. Cox is an experienced biologist and risk assessor who has reviewed hundreds of industrial chemicals, biological agents, nanomaterials, and novel chemistries to assess environmental and human health risks. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of B&C and President of Acta noted that “James’s contributions to our practice areas come at a crucial time, given the considerable uptick in the need for risk assessment ... read more >
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