B&C News: States Issues

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 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 >
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 18, 2014
Draft List of Products Will Test California’s Safer Consumer Products Program, Markets
Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article, “Draft List of Products Will Test California’s Safer Consumer Products Program, Markets.“   “Draft Could Trigger Litigation. The draft list could trigger litigation challenging the regulations, the listed products or even DTSC’s implementation of the program rules, Washington D.C.-based attorney Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell told Bloomberg BNA March 10. Businesses involved in marketing consumer products in California should pay close attention to the DTSC’s draft list, Bergeson ... read more >
March 17, 2014
California Regulators Optimistic About Prevailing on Priority Products
Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in a Chemical Watch article regarding the priority products listed in March under California’s Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR): “Spray polyurethane foam products containing unreacted diisocyanates are different in an important aspect. Spray foams are primarily used in the construction industry by smaller and mid-sized companies represented by a wide range of small trade associations, said Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell, a law firm representing chemical industry clients. The smaller companies and their trade groups may not want to ... read more >
October 17, 2013
Regulator Stresses REACH and California’s SCPR are Different
Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in a Chemical Watch article on California’s new Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR): “Information generated by REACH analyses could help position entities ‘favourably to be aware of what their obligations are under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations, and perhaps position them better to meet those requirements,’ said Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell, ... read more >
August 21, 2013
Friday is last day to register for ChemCon Asia 2013, and last day to save $400 on Safer Consumer Products Summit
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is proud to be a sponsor of both of these dynamic gatherings of industry leaders, government and policy officials, and science and business visionaries. For full agenda and registration click: ChemCon Asia 2013, with its unique global approach and comprehensive review of global chemical issues, will take place in Seoul, South Korea, from September 9-13, 2013. Lynn L. Bergeson will present "Green Chemistry and California Safer Consumer Products Regulations and How This Is a Game-Changing Event in North America" and ... read more >
August 12, 2013
Join Summit Chair Lynn L. Bergeson for the 3rd Safer Consumer Products Summit -- National Policy Outlook
Early Bird Registration Deadline Friday, August 16, 2013! Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is proud to be a sponsor of and program advisor to the 3rd Safer Consumer Products Summit -- National Policy Outlook, September 17-19, 2013, Washington, D.C. Join us at the conference to: Stay Ahead of the Regulatory Curve with the Most Up-to-Date Status on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)   Avoid Brand Reputation Risk and Stay on the Shelves with Updates on the Latest State-Level Policy Developments in States Like CA, MA, ME, OR, and WA   Acquire the Strategies ... read more >
March 18, 2013
B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. Is a Proud Sponsor of the 2nd Safer Products Summit
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), and The Acta Group (Acta) are pleased to announce that BCCM is a proud sponsor of the 2nd Safer Products Summit, which will be held on April 2-4, 2013, in San Francisco, California. The conference will bring together policy makers, leading consumer brands, and green chemistry experts to lay out the framework for complying with California's Safer Consumer Products Regulations. On April 4, 2013, Kathleen M. Roberts will moderate the panel on "Home and Personal Care Value Chain: Leaning on the Supply ... read more >
February 15, 2013
EPA Studies, California Rules May Guide “Risk” Level Absent TSCA Reform
The February 15, 2013, issue of Inside EPA quoted Lynn L. Bergeson extensively. “In lieu of reform legislation clearing Congress, Lynn Bergeson, a TSCA attorney and owner of law firm Bergeson & Campbell, told a recent legal conference that industry lawyers should be closely watching the agency’s first batch of five draft risk assessments, released last month, given that they could serve as an early indication of how EPA’s toxics office will handle risk analyses of existing chemicals — which are currently ‘grandfathered’ under TSCA. The assessments ... read more >
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