Past Seminars & Webinars

September 2020

PSX 2020, September 15-17, 2020, via webinar

PSX 2020, presented by the Product Stewardship Society (PSS), is designed to support  professional growth by providing education relevant to current, emerging, and future issues in product stewardship. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson, President of PSS Board of Directors, will give opening remarks. Karin F. Baron, Senior Regulatory Consultant with B&C and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C, will present “Evaluating New Chemicals and Disconnects in Hazard Communication.” B&C is a proud sponsor. 

August 2020

Regulatory TSCA Virtual Workshop, August 11-13, 2020, via webinar

Join the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), for a Virtual Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Hot Topics Regulatory Workshop. The workshop will be held in two-hour interactive online sessions August 11-13, 2020, and will be presented by regulatory experts from B&C, including Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson, Director of Chemistry Richard Engler, Ph.D., and Senior Regulatory Consultant Kathleen Roberts. The workshop will begin with a review of TSCA and cover current hot topics including Significant New Use Rules (SNURs), the high-priority chemical risk evaluations and industry fees, Chemical Data Reporting (CDR), and more. Participants will be able to ask questions of the presenters following each topic. At the end of the workshop, participants can join break-out rooms divided by topic to discuss what was learned and share their experiences. 

July 2020

TSCA Developments 2020, July 16, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EDT), via webinar

This one-day virtual conference from Chemical Watch took a deep dive into TSCA, with the latest developments since the law was amended in 2016. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C, was joined by EPA, industry, and non-governmental organization (NGO) representatives to discuss topics including:  TSCA fees, reporting, Significant New Use Rules (SNUR), risk evaluation and the management of existing chemicals, CBI substantiation, and litigation.

TSCA Fundamentals, July 15, 2020, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (EDT) via webinar

During this 90 minute Chemical Watch training webinar Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell (B&C®), presented a general overview of TSCA – its legislative intent, key components, and role in the management of industrial chemicals. 

ELI Summer School Series 2020: Law & Policy of Products Regulation, July 14, 2020, 12:00 - 2:00 pm (EDT) via webinar

The life cycle of industrial, agricultural, and antimicrobial chemical products, especially those embedded in consumer products, has gained increasing public attention. Regulators are looking at the entire product lifecycle, including post-discard of  product at the end of its useful life, as well as toxicity data. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented chemical product regulation matters including risk communication, minimizing legal liability, and evolving policy matters.

June 2020

Understanding Pesticide Regulation and the 9th circuit Dicamba Decision, June 26, 2020, 1:00 pm (EDT), via webinar

"Understanding Pesticide Regulation and the 9th circuit Dicamba Decision," presented by the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA), provided an overview of pesticide regulation and registrations in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the recent amended registrations for over-the-top (OTT) uses of dicamba, and the potential impacts of the recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in National Family Farm Coalition v. EPA on certain uses the herbicide dicamba this Spring. Jim Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented.

TSCA Reform – Four Years Later, June 24, 2020, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EDT), via webinar

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), ELI, and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health were pleased to present "TSCA Reform -- Four Years Later."  This complimentary virtual conference marked the fourth Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Annual Conference, reflecting on the accomplishments and challenges since the implementation of the 2016 Lautenberg Amendments and where TSCA stood on that day.

24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 15 - 19, 2020, via webinar

The 24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference, originally scheduled to take place in Seattle, WA, was a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  GC&E, hosted by the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute, has been a meeting ground for advancing sustainable science and solutions since 1997. The theme for the 2020 conference was “Systems-Inspired Design.” Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) presented “Road-map for Innovators - Commercialization in a Circular Economy.” B&C and the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) were proud sponsors. 

HCPA IMPACT2020 Webinar Series, June 4, 2020, 11:00 am (EDT), via webinar

The Household & Commercial Products Association's (HCPA) virtual mid-year meeting webinar series, IMPACT2020, focused on public policy issues impacting the household and commercial products industry. Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented during the "International Affairs Council: Europe – South & Central America – Asia & Australia" session on June 4, 2020

May 2020

Value Chain Communications, May 28, 2020, via webinar

The American Coatings Association (ACA) presented the “Value Chain Communications” webinar featuring Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®). This webinar provided an overview of communicating the presence of chemicals in products from suppliers to manufacturers. The webinar addressed Safety Data Sheets, Consent Order provisions, as well as Significant New Use Restrictions (SNUR) conditions under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 

WEBINAR -- Eurasia REACH: Achieving Timely Compliance with New Chemicals Requirements, May 27, 2020, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

The Acta Group (Acta®) and EPPA were pleased to present the complimentary webinar “Eurasia REACH: Achieving Timely Compliance with New Chemicals Requirements.” Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta; Heather J. Blankinship, Senior Regulatory Consultant, Acta; Arkady Murashev, Chair, EPPA; Katia Filippova, Senior Adviser, EPPA; and Kate Stolbova, Regulatory Consultant, EPPA presented. 

GlobalChem Webinar Series Part 3: TSCA New Chemicals, May 13, 2020, 12:00 pm (EDT), via webinar

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) hostied a series of webinars designed to address major developments in chemicals management, and provided participants a chance to engage with policymakers and other key experts throughout the chemical industry value chain. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented during the "TSCA New Chemicals" webinar, addressing key changes in the section 5 program, and challenges faced by EPA and submitters, including information requirements, assessment of risks, and practical tips.

Navigating the Jurisdictional Tightrope Between Biopesticides, Biostimulants, and Related Emerging Technologies, May 11, 2020, via webinar

Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®)  was pleased to present “Navigating the Jurisdictional Tightrope Between Biopesticides, Biostimulants, and Related Emerging Technologies” deconstructing the jurisdictional boundaries distinguishing pesticides, biopesticides, plant regulators, biostimulants, and related technologies. The webinar focused on draft EPA guidance intended to clarify the lines between and among those products that are subject to FIFRA registration as plant regulators and those biostimulant products not subject to FIFRA registration. The webinar also focused on new and evolving chemistry and technology issues that may blur some jurisdictional lines or potentially move products from one category to another.  Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; Lisa R. Burchi, Of Counsel, B&C; and Sheryl Dolan, Senior Regulatory Consultant, B&C, presented. A recording is available online

2020 ASTA Online, May 5, 2020, 11:00 am (EDT), via webinar

The American Spice Trade Association (ASTA) presented ASTA Online, a series of virtual events focusing on the future of agriculture and food technology and what companies can do to positively affect the impact labor conditions and climate change in the spice supply.  Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “Chemical Product Issues of Note.”

April 2020

Navigating the Jurisdictional Tightrope Between Biopesticides, Biostimulants, and Related Emerging Technologies, April 29, 2020, 12:00 pm (EDT), via webinar

The American Bar Association (ABA) webinar “Navigating the Jurisdictional Tightrope Between Biopesticides, Biostimulants, and Related Emerging Technologies” with Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®) professionals deconstructed the jurisdictional boundaries distinguishing pesticides, biopesticides, plant regulators, biostimulants, and related technologies. The webinar focused on draft EPA guidance intended to clarify the lines between and among those products that are subject to FIFRA registration as plant regulators and those biostimulant products not subject to FIFRA registration. The webinar also focused on new and evolving chemistry and technology issues that may blur some jurisdictional lines or potentially move products from one category to another.  Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; Lisa R. Burchi, Of Counsel, B&C; and Sheryl Dolan, Senior Regulatory Consultant, B&C, presented.

Law, Climate Change, and Agriculture: legal tools in the arsenal, April 22, 2020, 12:00 pm (EDT), via webinar

The International Bar Association (IBA) webinar “Law, Climate Change, and Agriculture: legal tools in the arsenal” covered the role of innovative agriculture practices in combating climate change and highlighting the legal, policy, and institutional changes that will encourage innovation . Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C, is Vice Chair of the Agricultural Law Section of IBA.

March 2020

ChemCon The Americas 2020, March 2-6, 2020, Philadelphia, PA

ChemCon The Americas 2020 was a global regulatory conference which brought together experts representing companies, authorities and international organizations from over 25 countries. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud sponsor and presented an in-depth TSCA Seminar on Monday, March 2nd with speakers including  Lynn L. Bergeson, Kathleen M. Roberts, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., EPA officials, and industry leaders. 

February 2020

Environmental Law 2020, February 6-7, 2020, Washington, D.C., and via webinar

The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) and Environmental Law Institute (ELI) presented the two-day Environmental Law 2020 course, covering the latest developments in natural resources, climate, chemical, and endangered species law, as well as what is to come from the Supreme Court and under the current Administration and Congress. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was a proud sponsor.  Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C, presented “Toxic Substances and Emerging Contaminants: Legal Issues and Latest Developments.”

December 2019

Society for Risk Analysis 2019, December 8-12, 2019, Arlington, VA

SRA 2019, “Risk Analysis in the Data Analytics Era,” highlighted the important role risk analysts have in tackling risk problems and improving the science and practice of risk analysis. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented "Worker Protection under the Toxic Substances Control Act."

HCPA XPAND2019, December 8-11, 2019, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The Household & Commercial Products Association's (HCPA) XPAND2019 annual meeting focused on challenges and opportunities facing the household and commercial products industry. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud sponsor.

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