B&C News: Firm News

February 11, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson Participates in Congressionally-Requested Forum on Nanomanufacturing, Which Is Summarized in New GAO Report
On February 7, 2014, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report entitled Nanomanufacturing: Emergence and Implications for U.S. Competitiveness, the Environment, and Human Health, which provides highlights from a Congressionally-requested forum on specific issues in nanotechnology manufacturing that was held July 23-24, 2013. The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology asked the GAO and the National Academies to convene the forum and elicit the views of a group of leading experts, including Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. ... read more >
October 11, 2013
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report features The Acta Group's Memo on China's Hazardous Chemicals List
The October 10, 2013, issue of Daily Environment Report featured a memorandum issued by Acta in the story “Toxic Substances Manufacturers Urged to Review Obligations as China Executes Hazardous Chemicals Rule:” “The Acta Group LLC, a consulting affiliate of the law firm Bergeson & Campbell P.C., released a bulletin Oct. 8 that also urged organizations with interests in China to review the draft catalog and assess their business and compliance obligations to avoid later business disruptions.” The full memorandum, “China Issues Draft Hazardous Chemicals ... read more >
October 11, 2013
James V. Aidala Quoted on Shutdown Concerns in BNA Daily Environment Report
In an October 11, 2013, story titled “Pesticide Imports Halted at U.S. Ports; Importers Seek to Gauge, Address Impact,” James V. Aidala shared his insight on possible effects of the government shutdown on the processing of import notices: “Jim Aidala, former assistant administrator for the EPA Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, told Bloomberg BNA that the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA)—not the pesticide office—processes import notices. Unless a pesticide is needed for public health protection, OECA may ... read more >
October 11, 2013
Kathleen M. Roberts Advocates for NMP Producers Group Before EPA Panel
Inside E.P.A. Weekly Report, October 11, 2013, featured comments made by Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice President of B&C affiliate Bergeson & Campbell Consortia Management, in “Industry Questions EPA Planning Of New TSCA Risk Assessment Program:” “During the Sept. 26 meeting, the first of three peer review meetings, officials with the NMP Producers Group, an affiliate of the law firm Bergeson & Campbell, told the panelists reviewing DCM and NMP that similarities between industry criticism of those draft assessments and the ones for TCE shows EPA has failed to ... read more >
October 3, 2013
December 1, 2013: Fast Approaching Deadline to Train Employees under OSHA GHS Ruling
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule aligning its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) became effective on May 25, 2012. The rule includes a December 1, 2013, deadline for employee training on safety data sheets (SDS), which is fast approaching. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. offers comprehensive global solutions for complying with GHS regulations: Substance classification to conform with GHS;   SDS preparation and/or review to ensure ... read more >
September 24, 2013
Lara A. Hall, M.S., RQAP-GLP, Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., The Acta Group, and B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C.
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) is pleased to announce that Lara A. Hall, a Registered Quality Assurance Professional in Good Laboratory Practice with a Masters degree in Biology, has joined our staff of scientists at B&C, The Acta Group (Acta), and B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM). With over a decade of experience in environmental research, study monitoring, and international regulatory support, Ms. Hall will assist our clients in placing and monitoring studies to assist with new chemicals, pesticides, biocides, and endocrine disruptor testing programs (domestic and ... read more >
September 4, 2013
EDSP Testing Consortia Forming Now to Meet EPA’s Deadline
B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) is assisting companies with forming testing consortia to fulfill regulatory requirements under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). On June 14, 2013, EPA issued the final second list of chemicals and substances for Tier 1 screening under the EDSP. Our memorandum regarding this development is provided below. EPA has indicated that it will issue test orders for the Group 2 chemicals in batches, with the first batch to be issued as early as September 2013. The EDSP has an ... read more >
September 3, 2013
ABA Publishes "The RCRA Practice Manual," with Chapter on Hazardous Waste Co-Authored by Lynn L. Bergeson and Christopher R. Bryant
The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources has published the third edition of "The RCRA Practice Manual." The Manual focuses on the "cradle-to-grave" program for managing hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and is a comprehensive yet easy-to-use guide to an extraordinarily complex area of environmental law. Each chapter of this updated edition has been re-written to reflect the numerous developments and changes that have resulted in new RCRA judicial and regulatory interpretations. Lynn L. ... read more >
June 24, 2013
B2PAC Changes Name to BRAG, Conducts Workshops on TSCA
Washington, D.C. (June 24, 2013): The Biobased Products Advocacy Consortium (B2PAC) debuted today a new name, logo, and web address to describe more fully and descriptively the wide range of industrial biotechnology products made by its member companies. The consortium is now known as the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group, or BRAG. The new name and logo were previewed last week at the 2013 Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal. As has been the consortium's focus from the beginning, BRAG exists so that concerned ... read more >
May 10, 2013
Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT® Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT® has joined our team as Senior Toxicologist for B&C and The Acta Group (Acta). Dr. Vergnes has demonstrated outstanding leadership and an agile, multi-disciplinary talent for problem-solving in her 25 years directing global product stewardship and toxicology departments for Ashland, Inc., International Specialty Products (ISP), Texaco, and Union Carbide (now Dow). She is also an experienced research scientist and scientific study director with a Ph.D. in Human Genetics and a ... read more >
April 22, 2013
AChN Featured in Inside EPA Article "Industry Urging EPA to Drop TSCA Enforcement Over Chemical 'Fractions'"
“The newly formed Alliance for Chemical Nomenclature (AChN), is comprised of manufacturers and users of fractioned substances as well as manufacturers and users of unknown, variable, complex, or biological substances (UVCBs), who could potentially be affected by EPA enforcement actions now targeting a growing number of companies for alleged reporting violations, according to a March 11 blog post by Kathleen Roberts of B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C., which is affiliated with the corporate law firm Bergeson & Campbell, PC. Bergeson & Campbell announced the formation of the AChN ... read more >
March 21, 2013
New Consortium Formed to Address “Fractions” and Chemical Nomenclature
B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C., an affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., is pleased to announce the formation of the Alliance for Chemical Nomenclature (AChN), a coalition that brings together companies and organizations potentially impacted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent enforcement actions targeting the naming and listing of fractions of existing chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). AChN members are engaged in the manufacture or use of fractionated substances and unknown, variable, complex, or biological substances ... read more >
February 14, 2013
B2PAC, SCD-iBIO Form Alliance to Advance Commercialization of Industrial Biotechnology
Washington, D.C. (February 14, 2013) -- The Biobased Products Advocacy Consortium (B2PAC), an affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), and the Society for the Commercial Development of Industrial Biotechnology (SCD-iBIO), an affiliate of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), announced today the formation of a new alliance to advance the commercialization of industrial biotechnology and biobased products. According to a recently released report from Lux Research, industrial biotechnology and biobased product development is experiencing a robust ... read more >
February 4, 2013
Hayley J. Clayton, Ph.D., Joins The Acta Group, a Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Affiliate
The Acta Group (Acta) is pleased to announce the expansion of our international regulatory and registrations capability with the addition of regulatory specialist Hayley J. Clayton, Ph.D., to our European staff. With more than a decade of experience in global chemical development, manufacturing, and transport, Dr. Clayton brings to Acta and our clients a deep understanding of risk assessment, regulatory compliance, and dangerous goods safety, as well as an extensive network of contacts in UK and European regulatory agencies. In her most recent role as European Regulatory Affairs ... read more >
December 7, 2012
ChemCon Presentation on Global Nanoscale Governance and Initiatives Now Available
“Chemical data is the new currency globally,” said Lynn L. Bergeson during a session on REACH at ChemCon The Americas December 5, 2012, during which Ms. Bergeson took attendees through the latest global initiatives involving diverse aspects of nanoscale materials. As reported in ChemCon Daily, her presentation “provoked questions about how to prevent companies using data that they do not own for purposes other than that for which it was originally submitted. There are many potential pitfalls for companies that do not carefully address their rights to use data e.g. REACH ... read more >
December 4, 2012
ChemCon 2012 The Americas Now Underway
ChemCon 2012 The Americas is now underway in New Orleans and the pre-conference seminar on taking a “Global Approach to New Chemicals” offered attendees practical advice on navigating the global regulatory gauntlet. ChemCon Daily quoted Acta’s Leslie Scott-MacDougall, saying that companies must: “Start by having a clear idea of what the sales and marketing plans are for the product for at least three years, including planned increases in tonnage. Following this, they need to map their substance identity and properties against the requirements of inventory ... read more >
December 4, 2012
New Consortium Formed to Advance Biobased Products Policy and Regulatory Goals
Washington, D.C., December 4, 2012 -- B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C., an affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group, is pleased to announce the formation of the Biobased Products Advocacy Consortium (B2PAC), an organization that brings together leading innovators in the biobased chemical, biofuel, and renewable energy fields to pursue regulatory and policy advancement. Companies working to produce biobased chemical feedstocks and products have heretofore been under-represented in a number of regulatory and legislative areas; B2PAC members now have a collective ... read more >
November 5, 2012
Save the Date:  Election Results: What Is in Store for Environmental Law and Policy
November 14, 2012 -- 1:30 p.m. (EST) Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) is pleased to host a video webinar on the implications of the election results on federal environmental law and policy on November 14, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. (EST). This webinar will focus on the implications of the elections, including what policies and initiatives can be expected in the next four years, and how any likely regulatory directions may affect our clients. Lynn L. Bergeson will moderate the panel. Speakers include: James V. Aidala, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.: Mr. Aidala served as Assistant ... read more >
October 1, 2012
Leslie S. MacDougall Will Speak on Emerging Chemical Regulation Trends in the Asia-Pacific Rim Region at Saint Joseph's University's Global Chemical Regulations and Compliance Management Seminar
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), and The Acta Group (Acta) are pleased to announce that Leslie S. MacDougall will speak, Saturday, October 20, 2012, on "Emerging Chemical Regulation Trends in the Asia-Pacific Rim Region" at the Saint Joseph's University's Global Chemical Regulations and Compliance Management Seminar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This graduate level course will provide an in-depth review of the current international chemical regulations affecting U.S. businesses on various levels of operation, ... read more >
September 25, 2012
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and Its Affiliates Unveil Their Redesigned Online Presence
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), and The Acta Group (Acta) unveiled their completely redesigned online presence today. The new websites provide timely, relevant news and updates, as well as detailed descriptions of the practices, people, and expertise that have earned B&C top rankings in Chambers USA. B&C can be found at www.lawbc.com, BCCM at www.bc-cm.com, and Acta at www.actagroup.com. In addition to information about the firms' people and practices, the three websites contain over 1,700 pages of constantly updated ... read more >
September 11, 2012
B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. Now a Member of the Toxicology Forum
B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) and its affiliate groups, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and The Acta Group (Acta), are pleased to announce that BCCM is now an associate member of the Toxicology Forum (Tox Forum). The Tox Forum is an international organization focused on addressing problems in toxicology through open dialogue among government, academia, industry, policymakers, and other interest groups. Tox Forum meetings are well-known for robust scientific discussions among the top experts in the field of toxicology, with a goal of facilitating sound policy decisions ... read more >
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