Past Seminars & Webinars

November 2020

New Developments In Pesticide Law And Policy, November 18, 2020, via webinar

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) and CropLife America present a virtual conference entitled New Developments in Pesticide Law and Policy. The program provides important updates on U.S. pesticide law and policy issues with Lisa M. Campbell, Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), moderating the “Potential Impacts of California’s Rodenticide Restrictions on Urban Pest Management” panel. It is important to note that registration is divided in a morning session from 11:00 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. (EST) and an afternoon session from 2:00 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. (EST), with CLE credits available for both.

9th NANO Conference, November 12-13, 2020, virtual event

The Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) and the Nanotechnology, Occupational and Environmental  Health (NanOEH) Committee have partnered to present the 9th NANO Conference, providing high quality professional presentations of interest to scientists and engineers focusing on the interaction between technical advances and societal, occupational, and environmental impacts, as well as sustainability in the field of nanotechnology research. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), will present.

Cleaning Products – A Regulatory Review, November 4, 11, and 18, 2020, via webinar

The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) and ISSA are hosting the three-part webinar series Cleaning Products: A Regulatory Review. Lisa R. Burchi, Of Counsel, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Heather F. Collins, M.S., Regulatory Consultant, B&C, will present "Regulatory Relief—EPA and COVID related Disinfectants and FDA on Hand Sanitizers" on November 11, 2020.

IBA 2020, November 2-27, 2020, via webinar

The International Bar Association’s (IBA) 2020 Virtually Together conference, provides an exciting new way to bring the IBA and the world’s legal community together.  There will be exceptional showcase sessions, and the committee sessions will offer the chance to hear from the best experts in the field, benefiting all delegates, whatever your area of practice. Don't miss the Agricultural Law Section's presentation, "Opting out of climate unfriendly food? Consumer action or regulatory restrictions?," on November 5, 2020.

October 2020

TSCA Fundamentals, October 19, 21, 26, and 29, 2020, via webinar

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is very much a work in progress, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) vigorous implementation of legislative amendments requires continuous monitoring.  Staying on top of these changes is critically important, and training on current regulatory requirements is fast becoming an annual imperative.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group joined Chemical Watch in providing four two-hour modules on the very latest TSCA regulatory and policy developments and how they impact your company’s ability to anticipate regulatory requirements, comply with the law, and remain commercially competitive.

Key Regulatory Updates: Europe, Asia and the Americas, October 14-16, 2020, via webinar

Chemical Watch presented “Key Regulatory Updates: Europe, Asia and the Americas,” a virtual conference taking a close look at the latest updates in chemicals control legislation across Europe, Asia and the Americas. This event covered regulatory challenges facing those working on the safe management of chemicals with keynotes, presentations, panel discussions and interactive Q&A sessions. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) presented “TSCA at four years: A look ahead to the law’s future” on October 16, 2020.

Pesticides, Farmworkers, Industry, and Environmental Justice, October 1, 2020, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., via webinar

Recent changes in federal regulations include the Worker Protection Standards under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), which expand the requirements for protecting agricultural workers from pesticide exposure. The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) presented "Pesticides, Farmworkers, Industry, and Environmental Justice," exploring the challenges in implementing these new obligations, from both logistical and pragmatic perspectives. James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, Bergeson and Campbell, moderated this discussion. 

September 2020

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

PSX 2020, presented by the Product Stewardship Society (PSS), was 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, gave opening remarks. Karin F. Baron, Senior Regulatory Consultant with B&C and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C, presented “Evaluating New Chemicals and Disconnects in Hazard Communication.” B&C was 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 was held in two-hour interactive online sessions August 11-13, 2020, and 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 began with a review of TSCA and covered 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 were able to ask questions of the presenters following each topic. At the end of the workshop, participants joined 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

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