B&C News: Firm News

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 >
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