B&C News: Firm News

November 17, 2015
Acta Career Opportunity:  Pesticide Registration Specialist
The Acta Group (Acta®), a consulting firm affiliated with Washington, D.C. law firm Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), is seeking a pesticide registration specialist to join our growing team of regulatory consultants, scientists, and policy experts.  This position will be based in our Washington, D.C. office, although telework arrangements may be considered for the right 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 ... read more >
October 20, 2015
Invitation to TSCA Reform Panel Summit at GW University
George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University Law School, Environmental Law Institute, and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Present: TSCA Reform Panel Summit: What's Happening Now, and What's Next? November 19, 2015 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (EST) In-person and via Webcast Betting on passage by Congress of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform is anything but a sure thing. While most remain optimistic, with each passing day the window of opportunity is narrowed. One possibility is that some version of the bipartisan Senate ... read more >
October 20, 2015
Leveraging Synthetic Biology’s Promise and Managing Potential Risk
On October 15, 2015, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) hosted “Leveraging Synthetic Biology’s Promise and Managing Potential Risk,” a panel discussion featuring Lynn L. Bergeson, Sheryl Lindros Dolan, and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., of B&C, and Todd Kuiken, Ph.D., Senior Program Associate, Synthetic Biology Project, Wilson Center. The event coincided with the release of “The DNA of the U.S. Regulatory System: Are We Getting It Right For Synthetic Biology?,” authored by the ... read more >
October 9, 2015
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and the Wilson Center Release Report on Synthetic Biology's Challenge to U.S. Regulatory Systems
  Panel Discussion to Be Held Wednesday, October 15, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT)   On October 15, 2015, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) will host "Leveraging Synthetic Biology's Promise and Managing Potential Risk," a panel discussion featuring Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Todd Kuiken, Ph.D., Senior Program Associate, Synthetic Biology Project, Wilson Center. The event coincides with the release of "The DNA of the U.S. Regulatory System: Are We Getting It ... read more >
May 19, 2015
Lynn L. Bergeson Earns Highest Ranking in Chambers USA Guide 2015
Lynn L. Bergeson has once again been awarded a Band 1 ranking, the highest attainable, among Washington, D.C. environmental lawyers by Chambers USA Guide 2015. This is Ms. Bergeson's tenth consecutive year of being ranked by Chambers USA as one of the best lawyers in America. In the commentary accompanying her 2015 ranking, Chambers asserts "Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell PC has developed an enviable reputation in the chemical regulation area and frequently advises on matters involving the Toxic Substances Control Act. 'She is probably the premier pesticide lawyer in ... read more >
March 27, 2015
Interest in West Coast Sustainable Futures Training
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its affiliate organizations are investigating the possibility of hosting a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Sustainable Futures workshop on the West Coast in late 2015. As you may know, Sustainable Futures training focuses on a variety of tools, methods, and models that can be used to assess the hazard and potential exposure of chemicals. The intensive, hands-on training provided at Sustainable Futures workshops allows attendees to utilize the EPA methods of hazard and risk screening for human health, ecotoxicity, and ... read more >
March 5, 2015
Webinar - Avoiding HCS Citations:  OSHA Issues Useful “How To” Guidance
Thursday, April 2, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) This webinar has occurred.  For copies of presentation materials contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com.  On February 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the "Enforcement Guidance for the Hazard Communication Standard's (HCS) June 1, 2015, Effective Date" (Guidance). The Guidance offers important insights into OSHA's HCS enforcement strategy and is a must read for stakeholders. See Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C®) memorandum "HCS: OSHA ... read more >
March 2, 2015
Acta Offers Complimentary Private Sessions at GlobalChem
The Acta Group (Acta®) is pleased to offer to GlobalChem attendees a complimentary 30-minute private session on March 3 with Acta professionals and Acta's South Korean-based affiliate, SHES Chemical Consulting (SHES), to answer questions relating to K-REACH, European REACH, TSCA, or other Asian chemical notification/regulation programs, as requested. This service is offered free of charge, provides an excellent opportunity to maximize your attendance at GlobalChem, and is designed to enable you to obtain specific answers to targeted questions from experts in their field. To take ... read more >
February 26, 2015
Border Security: EPA’s Increased FIFRA Import Enforcement Initiative
March 12, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT) This webinar has occurred.  For copies of presentation materials contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com.  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to host a complimentary webinar on recent compliance and enforcement issues regarding the importation of pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2014 revisions to its Notice of Arrival (NOA) form (EPA Form 3540-1), coupled with EPA's increasing scrutiny of pesticide imports, indicate ... read more >
February 18, 2015
The Acta Group Shortlisted for Two Chemicals Northwest 2015 Awards
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®), a global scientific and business consulting firm offering a full range of support services for the process of obtaining approvals to market industrial chemicals, biocides, and chemical products with offices in Washington, D.C., Beijing, China, and Manchester, UK, has been named to the shortlist of candidates for two Chemicals Northwest 2015 Awards: "Chemical Services Provider Award," and "Business Improvement Partner Award." The Chemicals Northwest Awards are presented in eleven categories, all of which recognize ... read more >
February 17, 2015
Neonicotinoids and CCD:  ELI Webinar Featuring James V. Aidala
The Environmental Law Institute will host a complimentary webinar, "Neonicotinoids and Colony Collapse Disorder: Regulating and Product Stewardship in the Face of Uncertainty," on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (EST). The webinar is open to the public but registration is required. Fraught with both scientific uncertainty and the potential for significant agricultural and ecological consequences, the debate over neonicotinoid regulation is at the forefront of environmental policy discussions, raising important issues about regulation and product ... read more >
February 17, 2015
Save the Date - Border Security: EPA’s Increased FIFRA Import Enforcement Initiative
March 12, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT) Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to host a complimentary webinar on recent compliance and enforcement issues regarding the importation of pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2014 revisions to its Notice of Arrival (NOA) form (EPA Form 3540-1), coupled with EPA's increasing scrutiny of pesticide imports, indicate that this is an issue of growing interest to EPA and could result in a rise of enforcement cases or, at a minimum, ... read more >
February 12, 2015
Kathleen M. Roberts and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Featured at Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2015
REGISTER FOR ABLC 2015 by Friday, February 13, 2015, for discounted rates. The Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2015 (ABLC 2015), to be held March 11-13, 2015, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., is the gathering point for top leaders in the Advanced Bioeconomy -- bringing together the entire spectrum of advanced fuels, chemicals, and materials CEOs and senior executives, business development, R&D leaders, strategic partners, financiers, equity analysts, policymakers, and industry suppliers. Kathleen M. Roberts, Executive Director of the Biobased and ... read more >
January 26, 2015
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Announces New Blog Reporting on Regulatory and Legal Developments in Pesticide and Pesticide Product Issues
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the launch of the Pesticide Law and Policy Blog to report on federal, state, and international regulatory, legal, and policy developments involving conventional pesticides, biopesticides, antimicrobials, and other pesticide products. The blog is available at pesticideblog.lawbc.com; users may sign up to receive e-mails of new posts to the blog at pesticideblog.lawbc.com/rss. The Pesticide Law and Policy Blog will provide a platform for the lawyers, scientists, regulatory consultants, and government and policy ... read more >
January 21, 2015
EPA Grants BRAG® Petition Requesting Partial CDR Exemptions for Biodiesel Products
On January 16, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a petition from the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) to add "biodiesel" as a chemical category for partial reporting exemption at 40 C.F.R. Section 711.6(b)(2)(iv) under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule and will be proceeding with a direct final rule to be published later in January. The approved biodiesel category on the partial reporting exemption list will include the following chemicals: Fatty acids, C14-18 and Cl6-18-unsatd., Me esters (Chemical Abstract Services ... read more >
January 9, 2015
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted In Inside EPA Article "Despite GOP Gains, Preemption Remains Hurdle For TSCA Reform"
Inside EPA featured comments made by Lynn L. Bergeson in an Inside EPA article on issues impacting TSCA reform: Lynn Bergeson, of the Washington, DC, firm Bergeson & Campbell, noted that the “rights of states need to be part of the discussion on preemption in reform talks during the next Congress,” adding that the importance of the issue “cannot be overestimated’ in securing approval of a TSCA reform ... read more >
January 5, 2015
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group as Senior Policy Advisor
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce the addition of Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., to our firms as Senior Policy Advisor. Dr. Engler is a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is one of the most widely recognized experts in the field of green chemistry, having served as senior staff scientist in EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) and leader of EPA's Green Chemistry Program. Dr. Engler has participated in thousands of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) substance reviews at EPA, as well ... read more >
January 5, 2015
Richard E. Engler Quoted In BNA Daily Environment Report Article "Regulators Urged to Focus on Function To Find Alternatives to Chemicals of Concern"
B&C Senior Policy Advisor Richard Engler, Ph.D., was quoted in a BNA Daily Environment Report article discussing the best ways to reduce or eliminate the use chemicals of concern by companies and regulators: "Understanding the functional use of a chemical is vital to maximizing the sustainability of a solution to a particular problem," Richard Engler, who served as leader of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Chemistry Program prior to joining the law firm of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., told Bloomberg BNA.  "Analysis of the functional use at the highest ... read more >
December 5, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Inside EPA Story "Chemical Officials Eye States' Role in TSCA Reform"
Inside EPA included comments made by Lynn L. Bergeson at the keynote address of the Chemical Watch U.S. Regulatory Summit discussing “the prospects for more substantive U.S. legislative change following the recent mid-term elections.” Lynn Bergeson stated that the “’rights of states need to be part of the discussion on preemption in reform talks during the next Congress,’ adding that the importance of the issue ‘cannot be overestimated’ in securing approval of a TSCA reform bill. […] Bergeson pointed out during her Dec. 3 keynote that the ... read more >
December 3, 2014
Experts from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group Publish Global Chemical Control Handbook: A Guide to Chemical Management Programs
The attorneys, scientists, and regulatory professionals of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are proud to have authored Global Chemical Control Handbook: A Guide to Chemical Management Programs, recently released by the American Bar Association. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of B&C and President of Acta, provided the guiding vision for this comprehensive desk reference book as editor and co-author. Reflecting on the work of her colleagues, and others, on this book, Ms. Bergeson stated: "The Global Chemical Control Handbook reflects ... read more >
November 20, 2014
K-REACH:  What You Need to Know to Do Business in South Korea in 2015
This webinar has occurred.  For copies of presentation materials contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com.  Thursday, December 4, 2014 Two webinars optimized for EU and U.S. participants EU-focused: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (EST)/11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (GMT) U.S.-focused: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EST)/6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (GMT) The Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA) of 1991 -- the key law addressing the basic management of industrial chemicals -- will be divided, as of January 1, 2015, into two regulatory schemes: South Korea's newly minted chemical management law, the Act on the ... read more >
November 13, 2014
Webinar Series - The Globally Harmonized System Of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS): Requirements, Challenges, and Opportunities
REMINDER Join Gradient and Bergeson & Campbell for a webinar and online discussion series regarding the scientific, legal, and business implications brought on by the widespread implementation of GHS principles. Major changes for chemical manufacturers and importers are in store on June 1, 2015, when the key provisions of US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard ("HazCom" 2012) take effect. HazCom 2012, which mandates alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals ... read more >
November 11, 2014
Enhancing Oversight of Synthetic Biology under TSCA to Promote Sustainable Commercial Development
Article Featured in Industrial Biotechnology Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Of Counsel with the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®), Charles M. Auer of Charles Auer & Associates, LLC, and Oscar Hernandez, Ph.D. of Oscar Hernandez & Associates, LLC, have published "Creative Adaptation: Enhancing Oversight of Synthetic Biology Under the Toxic Substances Control Act" in the October 2014 issue of Industrial Biotechnology, the journal of biobased innovation to drive the global bioeconomy. In the ... read more >
November 7, 2014
Key Presentations, Video Clips, and Daily Reports from ChemCon The Americas 2014
New ABA book edited by Lynn L. Bergeson, Global Chemical Control Handbook, Announced at Conference ChemCon the Americas 2014 brought together an international audience of over 200 industry, regulatory, and policy leaders in Chicago, Illinois, October 27-31, 2014, to go in-depth on virtually every major chemical regulatory issue worldwide. Speakers included Mike Rasenberg of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Dr. Jeffrey Morris of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dan Bastien of Environment Canada, Qiang Liu of the Chinese State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS), ... read more >
November 4, 2014
Webinar Series - The Globally Harmonized System Of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS): Requirements, Challenges, and Opportunities
Join Gradient and Bergeson & Campbell for a webinar and online discussion series regarding the scientific, legal, and business implications brought on by the widespread implementation of GHS principles. Major changes for chemical manufacturers and importers are in store on June 1, 2015, when the key provisions of US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard ("HazCom" 2012) take effect. HazCom 2012, which mandates alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), adds the ... read more >
October 27, 2014
BRAG® Petitions EPA for Biodiesel Products CDR Exemptions Already Granted to Petroleum Products
On October 21, 2014, the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) submitted petitions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting that biodiesel fuel manufacturers be granted the same Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) exemptions that petroleum-based diesel manufacturers already receive. BRAG made its petitions through two mechanisms allowed under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rules. BRAG's petitioning of EPA was reported in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report story "Biobased Diesel Companies Petition EPA For Rules Comparable To Traditional ... read more >
October 14, 2014
Imminent Events of Note in Nanotechnology, Biobased Chemicals, California Safer Consumer Products, and Chemical Regulation Globally
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are proud to be sponsors, presenters, and/or exhibitors at a select number of special events this Fall that will present focused education and guidance on key issues: WEBINAR -- Regulation of Nanotechnology: Practical Information for Industry, Researchers and Other Stakeholders, October 16, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EDT) This webinar, presented by the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), will feature James Alwood and Kenneth Moss of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ... read more >
September 30, 2014
Successful EOSA Safety Training Webinar Highlights Value of Chemical Consortia Activities
The benefits of forming or joining a chemical industry consortium go well beyond responding to test rules or other regulatory programs forcing coordination and cooperation among market competitors. B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) assists a number of companies that are working together within formal trade groups to achieve industry-wide goals that single companies could not accomplish on their own. These include addressing misperceptions regarding chemical products, highlighting the benefits of chemicals and technologies to regulators, legislators, and the general public, ... read more >
September 26, 2014
California's Release of Draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan Drives Agenda of 5th Safer Consumer Products Summit
October 22-24, 2014, San Francisco, California With the Draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) now released, it is important for manufacturers, importers, and retailers of consumer products in the categories listed by DTSC in the Work Plan to understand and address any issues. The upcoming Safer Consumer Products Summit, of which Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud sponsor, will bring together DTSC staff, brand owners, chemical companies, and industry associations to discuss these developments in ... read more >
September 25, 2014
Spray Drift, Volatilization, and Pesticide Registration Review:  How to Navigate the Issues
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EDT) This webinar has occurred.  For copies of presentation materials contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com.  Speakers include well-recognized experts on these complex issues: Jeff Dawson, Senior Scientist, Chemist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Health Effects Division and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C®) Senior Scientist Susan H. Youngren, Ph.D., and Senior Government Consultant James V. Aidala. The webinar will be moderated by Lisa M. Campbell, Founding Member of B&C. Their presentation will ... read more >
September 23, 2014
ChemCon The Americas -- Twelve In-Depth Sessions, Dozens of Regulatory Authorities, Hundreds of Industry Delegates, One Unparalleled Conference and Exhibition
October 28 - 30, 2014, Chicago, Illinois Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is proud to once again be a sponsor of and program advisor to ChemCon, the premier global chemical control conference offering the most authoritative speakers, most in-depth sessions, and broadest global perspective on existing and emerging chemical regulatory schemes. Highlights from the diverse and substantive program planned for Chicago include: Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Update and Forecast   Next Generation Chemical Regulation: ... read more >
September 18, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson comments on TSCA reform in Chemical Watch article "US Senator Boxer Reveals TSCA Reform Bill: Vitter Proposal Roundly Criticised."
Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson in response to Senator Boxer’s (D-CA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) counterproposal to the Chemical Security Improvement Act (CISA) sponsored by Senator David Vitter (R-LA). Bergeson said of the issue “I do not give Senator Boxer’s bill, or any other TSCA reform measure much hope given the lateness of the session, the lack of alignment on key measures in the bill, and the polarisation on matters generally in Congress. Whether the bill provides a useful jump start to discussion next session is another matter.” Bergeson additionally stated ... read more >
September 10, 2014
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Silver Sponsor of SRA Nano Risk Analysis (II)
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is proud to once again be sponsoring an SRA Nano Workshop in conjunction with the Emerging Nanoscale Materials Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis. Nano Risk Analysis (II) will be held September 15-16, 2014, at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and it is not too late to join in: walk-up registrations are welcome. B&C's Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®, Senior Toxicologist, and J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, Toxicologist, will attend. This workshop seeks to elaborate shared strengths and gaps in ... read more >
September 8, 2014
Upcoming Green Chemistry and Safer Consumer Products Events
Stay Compliant and Competitive Under the Newer, Greener Chemical Control Paradigms The dramatic shift in law and policy away from the regulation of end-of-pipe discharges of chemicals into the environment toward a more proactive focus on greener ingredient selection and manufacturing processes to prevent pollution at the source continues unabated, with over two dozen states having considered and/or passed new legislation in 2014. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is deeply engaged in green chemistry issues and is pleased to be sponsoring and presenting at key events this Fall ... read more >
September 4, 2014
Spray Drift, Volatilization, and Pesticide Registration Review:  How to Navigate the Issues
SAVE THE DATE Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Within the last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun issuing guidance documents -- and at least one registration review decision -- that reflect developing EPA policy on spray drift and volatilization issues. How EPA endeavors both to identify and to manage the potential for spray drift and volatilization are likely to be key elements of ongoing and future risk assessments, with significant potential impact on forthcoming EPA registration review decisions and product registrations. As a ... read more >
August 26, 2014
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Contributes Chapter to Biointeractions of Nanomaterials
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and the late Michael F. Cole prepared a chapter in a new book, Biointeractions of Nanomaterials, which covers a wide range of issues associated with the safety of nanomaterials in biological systems. The book, published on July 29, 2014, by CRC Press, addresses issues related to the toxicity and safety of nanomaterials and nanosystems, and covers a range of interactions in biological systems, specifically focusing on the tools and methods used for evaluation, including in vivo and in ... read more >
August 20, 2014
Overview and Inquiry into European Nano Registries Featured in Natural Resources & Environment
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Meglena Mihova, Managing Partner of EPPA SA, have published an article in the Summer 2014 issue of Natural Resources & Environment, the magazine of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER), entitled: "Nanomaterials and Public Disclosure: Are European Nano Product Registries the Answer?" In the article, Ms. Bergeson and Ms. Mihova propose that: "Nano product registries in Europe are the newest twist to satiating the public's relentless ... read more >
August 12, 2014
Recording of Pollution Engineering's Webinar "EPA's Game-Changing Clean Power Plan: How It Impacts You" Freely Available for Limited Time
On June 18, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the most historic rule in its history: the Clean Power Plan. The proposal would, for the first time, impose regulatory limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants and is likely to have significant impacts throughout the economy. Pollution Engineering, a magazine, website, and news and information service for senior executives and engineers involved in their company's pollution control, convened a panel of experts for a webinar titled "EPA's Game-Changing Clean Power Plan: How It Impacts ... read more >
August 11, 2014
Lynn L.  Bergeson Listed Among Top Ten Environmental Lawyers in the World
Lynn L. Bergeson has been named one of the ten "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" in the world in the field of environmental law by Who's Who Legal in its 2014 compendium. This is the third year Ms. Bergeson has been named in the top ten list of individuals recognized as the most highly regarded by clients and peers, and the tenth year she has been listed in the publication overall. In addition to listing Ms. Bergeson among the top ten, Who's Who Legal 2014 offers this further analysis: "In DC, Lynn L Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell performs very strongly in our ... read more >
July 2, 2014
EPA’s Supplemental Distribution Enforcement Actions Are Buzzing:  How to Avoid Getting Stung
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made good on its intent to focus enforcement efforts on Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) supplemental distribution, resulting in several settlements with significant penalty assessments. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) recently issued a memorandum discussing the enforcement actions, the regulatory requirements for supplemental distribution, and what issues companies should address to help avoid such an enforcement action. That memorandum is ... read more >
July 1, 2014
Learn How to Pre-Screen New Chemicals Using EPA’s Models and Methods at Sustainable Futures Training
  Co-hosted by the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG™), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and George Washington University (GWU) August 5-7, 2014, at the GWU Campus in Washington, D.C. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: During this hands-on three-day workshop, you will learn about a variety of tools, methods, and models that can be used to assess the hazard and potential exposure of chemicals. Methods addressed will include hazard and risk screening for human health, ecotoxicity, and environmental fate. The ... read more >
June 17, 2014
On Capitol Hill, In The Press, And At Key Events, Momentum And Membership Builds For The Biobased And Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG™)
Far from slowing down as the dog days of summer approach, BRAG and its growing membership have been highly visible and actively working to smooth the regulatory path for, and advance the commercialization of, biobased chemicals. And the pace is only going to pick-up as the temperature rises. BRAG is: Shaping Biobased Policy BRAG is engaged with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff concerning BRAG's petition for reduced reporting requirements for certain biobased chemical substances under the Chemical Data Reporting rule. The successful outcome of this ... read more >
June 13, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson Joins Editorial Board of Industrial Biotechnology, the Journal of Biobased Innovation
Co-Editor-in-Chief Larry P. Walker, Ph.D., announced that Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and President of B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), has been appointed to the editorial board of Industrial Biotechnology, the journal of biobased innovation driving the global bioeconomy published bimonthly by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers. In making the announcement, Dr. Walker commented that "Ms. Bergeson's membership on the Editorial Board provides our readership with an informed voice on how environmental and ... read more >
May 28, 2014
Michael F. Cole - - In Memoriam
May 19, 2014
J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group as Toxicologist
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta) are pleased to announce the addition of Brian Xu, Ph.D., to our firms. Dr. Xu, a board-certified toxicologist and medical doctor, will assist clients in developing and managing international projects involving U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulated consumer products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, industrial and specialty chemicals, agrochemicals, and antimicrobials. Dr. Xu holds an M.D. in pathology, a Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology, and has over 15 years ... read more >
April 3, 2014
B&C® Affiliate The Acta Group and SHES Chemical Consulting of South Korea Form Global Alliance
The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), a regulatory consulting firm with offices in the U.S., UK, and China, and Sustainable Health, Environment, and Safety Chemical Consulting (SHES) of South Korea announced today the formation of a new strategic alliance. By joining Acta's exceptional capabilities in China, Europe, and the Americas with SHES' broad experience in South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and South Asia, the Acta-SHES alliance offers clients expanded, seamless access to a comprehensive global team of skilled chemical regulatory experts. With interest in The Act on the Registration and ... read more >
March 31, 2014
Safer Consumer Products Summit to Feature EPA’s Jim Jones, California DTSC’s Meredith Williams
The 4th Safer Consumer Products Summit, the only national conference of its kind, will provide the most up-to-date information available on California's implementation of the Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR), the most expansive Green Chemistry law in the world, drill down on the rapidly evolving state and international consumer safety regulatory landscape, and discuss the latest developments in legislative efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act. Jim Jones, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and ... read more >
March 14, 2014
James V. Aidala Delivers Address on Newsworthy Topics in Pesticide Regulatory Policy
James V. Aidala, Senior Government Consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), delivered the keynote address at the Spring Board Meeting of the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials held in Arlington, Virginia, on March 10, 2014. His presentation gave background, analysis, and commentary on the most newsworthy issues in pesticide regulatory policy today, including possible impact on pollinators, spray drift, and bystander risk; the difficulty of communicating science in fast news cycles and 140 character-limited social media platforms; and the Executive Orders ... read more >
February 27, 2014
The Acta Group and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Publish In-depth Article on the European Union's (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and Its Impact on Industry
The Acta Group's (Acta) Andrew R. Bourne and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C®) Lisa R. Burchi and Lara A. Hall, M.S., RQAP-GLP, have published an article entitled "EU Biocidal Products Regulation and Its Impact on Industry: A Practical Briefing" in the February 27, 2014, issue of Bloomberg BNA's Daily Environment Reporter. The article was written to help industry, especially those companies exporting to the EU, understand the differences between BPR and regulation in other jurisdictions, and how their standard practices will be affected by BPR. Topics covered in detail include the ... read more >
February 24, 2014
Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group as Regulatory Consultant
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta) are pleased to announce the addition of Karin F. Baron to our firms. Ms. Baron is an expert regulatory consultant with more than 15 years of experience in developing, implementing, and managing complex chemical regulatory compliance matters for some of the largest industrial and specialty chemical companies in the world, including International Specialty Products, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, and most recently 3E. Her primary areas of practice include hazard and risk assessment and communication, industrial hygiene and ... read more >
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