Past Seminars & Webinars

June 2020

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

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. 

April 2020

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.

December 2019

2019 ASPA Winter Meeting, December 10-11, 2019, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The 2019 Automotive Specialty Product Alliance (ASPA) Winter Meeting provided members an opportunity to discuss the regulatory climate for the industry. Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant, The Acta Group (Acta®) presented “GHS Overview and Implications of an Update to HCS 2012.”

November 2019

WEBINAR -- Turkey REACH (KKDIK): Achieving Timely Compliance with New Chemicals Requirements, November 6, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Turkey’s Registration (Kaydı), Evaluation (Değerlendirilmesi), Authorization (İzni) and Restriction (Kısıtlanması) of Chemicals (Kimyasalların) (Turkey REACH/KKDIK) regulation was published by Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU) on June 23, 2017. The Acta Group (Acta®) and CRAD Çevre Risk Analiz Denetim A.Ş. were pleased to present the complimentary webinar “Turkey REACH (KKDIK): Achieving Timely Compliance with  New Chemicals Requirements.” 

September 2019

International Chemicals Law 2019, September 26-27, 2019, Frankfurt, Germany

Lexxion Publishing provides the opportunity to learn about chemicals legislation in individual countries outside the EU at International Chemicals Law 2019. Learn from experts in the industry how far the GHS implementation is in the selected countries and what special features need to be considered. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) will present “Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) - The State of Play for Industrial Chemicals in the USA.”

June 2019

Chemical Watch Expo 2019: Global Chemical Regulations, June 12-13, 2019, Brussels, Belgium

The third annual Chemical Watch Expo was a two-day event for regulatory professionals from around the world to take part in practical, topical workshops and to seek their next service to help with chemical regulatory compliance throughout the supply chain.  Lynn L. Bergeson, President, the Acta Group (Acta®), presented on New Chemicals under TSCA. Acta was a proud sponsor. 

March 2019

AsiaHub Summit USA 2019, March 21-22, 2019, Washington D.C.

The two day Asia Hub Summit USA provided an opportunity to hear from regulators and speakers from industry, who provided their perspectives on both the regulations themselves and best practices for staying compliant. Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) presented “Forecast of China, USA and EU Chemical Regulations in 2019.” B&C was an exhibitor.

2019 GlobalChem Conference, March 6-8, 2019, Washington, D.C.

The 2019 GlobalChem Conference offered a valuable opportunity to not only review recent developments in global chemicals management but to also meet and reconnect with industry peers and key government representatives. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and consulting affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) were exhibitors.

Exporting Chemicals And Hazardous Materials, March 7, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST, Akron, OH

Cleveland State University presented “Exporting Chemicals And Hazardous Materials,” for business development executives, sales managers, shipping managers, export coordinators and sales coordinators to learn more about compliance measures to ensure successful export transactions, upcoming EU REACH registration deadlines, South Korea REACH requirements, regulations in China and Canada, and more. Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented.

December 2018

HCPA XPAND2018, December 3-5, 2018, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Household & Commercial Products Association's (HCPA) XPAND2018 annual meeting focused on challenges and opportunities facing the household and commercial products industry. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud sponsor. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C, presented "The Advantages and Legal Consequences of Ramped Up Supply Chain Communications."

November 2018

ChemCon Europe 2018, November 12-16, 2018, Budapest, Hungary

ChemCon Europe 2018 brought together experts representing companies, authorities and international organizations from over 30 countries. Presentations given by more than 50 speakers from governments and industry focused in the field of international chemical legislation all over the world, including REACH, TSCA, GHS and country specific information on inventories, and labelling requirements. Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant, The Acta Group (Acta®), presented "Middle East - Chemical Management and Product Regulation."

Biocides USA, November 6-7, 2018, San Francisco, California

The fourth annual Biocides USA, presented by Chemical Watch, covered new developments in United States biocidal product regulation, as well as global regulations in China, South Korea, Vietnam, India, the European Union, and Canada. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, toxicologist with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented on pesticide regulations in China.

October 2018

Regulatory Summit USA, October 31 - November 1, 2018, Arlington, Virginia

Chemical Watch’s Regulatory Summit USA focused on the latest developments in state level, federal and global chemical legislation, including TSCA, REACH, and California’s Proposition 65. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) presented. B&C was a proud sponsor.

IBA 2018 Annual Conference, October 7-11, 2018, Rome, Italy

The International Bar Association’s (IBA) 2018 Annual Conference in Rome, Italy, presented an unparalleled opportunity to exchange knowledge and to create and renew a global network of colleagues and business contacts. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), moderated the Sustainable Investment in Agriculture session.

September 2018

AsiaHub Summit Europe, September 27-28, 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Chemical Watch’s AsiaHub Summit Europe brought together experts on China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam providing updates on recent regulatory developments, with timely updates from India, Japan, and Malaysia. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, toxicologist with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented regarding regulations in China vs. those in the US and Europe.

WEBINAR - - Chemical Regulation in the Middle East, September 12, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) were pleased to present “Chemical Regulation in the Middle East.” This complimentary webinar was presented in conjunction with the recently released book “Chemical Regulation in the Middle East,” written by Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant with B&C and Acta. Mr. Wenk presented an overview of chemical substance regulation in the Middle East with a focus on key chemical control programs in Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Oman, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.

April 2018

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Spring 2018 Meeting, April 21-25, 2018, Orlando, Florida

The SCHC Spring 2018 Meeting included professional development courses, a board meeting open to all members, and a general meeting with poster session. Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in Central America and Mexico.

March 2018

GlobalChem 2018, February 28 - March 2, 2018, Washington, D.C.

For over 30 years, GlobalChem has been the chemical industry’s premier policy and regulatory conference of its kind. Each year, this annual gathering of industry professionals offers a valuable opportunity to review key developments in the global chemicals management arena while looking ahead to some of the most pressing issues the industry faces. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) were a proud sponsor.

February 2018

AsiaHub Summit USA 2018, February 26-27, 2018, San Francisco, California

Chemical Watch presented “AsiaHub Summit USA 2018,” bringing together experts on China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thialand, and Vietnam to provide updates on recent regulatory developments. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, toxicologist with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “Forecast of China, USA, and EU Chemical Regulation in 2018.”

October 2017

Chemical Watch 5th Regulatory Summit USA 2017, October 18-19, 2017, Washington D.C.

The Chemical Watch 5th Annual two-day Summit brought together experts in global chemicals regulations from around the world. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) Senior Regulatory Consultant Michael S. Wenk, M.S., presented “Chemical Substance Regulation in the Middle East” and Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., presented “Outlook for Green and Sustainable Chemistry.” Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of B&C, chaired the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) session.

September 2017

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) Fall 2017 Meeting, September 23 – 27, 2017, Arlington, Virginia

The SCHC Fall 2017 Meeting included professional development courses, a board meeting open to all members, and the general meeting.  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) was a proud exhibitor.

17th American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) Latin American Congress, September 11 – 14, 2017, Cancun, Mexico

The AOCS Latin American Congress is held every other year and attracts representatives from more than 30 countries and over 40 exhibiting companies. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) Senior Regulatory Consultant Michael S. Wenk, M.S., presented “Chemical Substance Management in Central and South America: Insights into Sustainability, Regulatory and Management Opportunities” at the conference. B&C affiliate Acta was a proud sponsor.

May 2017

WEBINAR - - Nanotechnology Industry Association (NIA) “Regulatory Priorities and Current Activities”, May 24, 2017

NIA hosted its second 2017 webinar, “Regulatory Priorities and Current Activities,” on May 24, 2017. The webinar discussed topics including REACH annex modification and nanomaterial definitions. Lynn L. Bergeson presented.

March 2017

Biocides USA 2017, March 29 - 30, 2017, San Francisco, California

The 3rd Annual Biocides USA Conference, presented by Chemical Watch, covered new developments in the US and around the world.  On March 30th, B&C Senior Regulatory Consultant Michael S. Wenk, M.S. presented on biocidal regulations in Latin America including common themes, Mercosur and Andean community, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.

February 2017

Exporting Chemicals and Hazardous Materials: Major Global Markets Regulatory Compliance, February 23, 2017, Akron, Ohio

Exporting Chemicals and Hazardous Materials: Major Global Markets Regulatory Compliance program was presented by Akron Global Business Accelerator. Learning about the compliance measures to ensure your export transactions are completed successfully from beginning to end.  B&C Senior Regulatory Consultant Karin F. Baron, MSPH presented "South Korean and China Regulations and other Asian Market Regulations & Opportunities".

GlobalChem 2017, February 22-24, 2016, Washington, D.C.

The two-day Conference covered the latest developments in chemical regulations. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group were exhibitors.

WEBINAR - - Chemical Substance Regulation in Central and South America: A Deeper Dive, February 16, 2017, 2:00 p.m. (EST)

In response to the many requests we've received, B&C Senior Regulatory Consultants Michael S. Wenk, M.S. and Karin F. Baron, MSPH presented a follow-up to our November 2016 webinar Current Opportunities and Challenges with Chemical Substance Regulation in Mexico and Central and South America, and examined the chemical substance regulations of several additional countries in the region, whose regulatory environments are generally not well-known or understood.  Exploring the requirements of Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Uruguay, and Venezuela, the webinar presented a comprehensive overview of the key requirements that firms should be aware of when manufacturing or importing chemical substances. Register online. 

January 2017

WEBINAR - - EPA's New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule: How Will it Impact Your Operations? January 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m. (EST)

On November 28th, the Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule was published in the Federal Register. The rule went into effect on December 31, 2016.  The rule impacts thousands of entities that export and/or import shipments of hazardous wastes. B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and Senior Regulatory Consultant Christopher R. Bryant presented an in-depth webinar hosted by BLR about the final rule and the steps needed to ensure compliance.  

December 2016

TSCA Reformed: What Do European Companies Need To Know?, December 7, 2016, Berlin, Germany

Chemical Watch presented "TSCA Reformed: What Do European Companies Need To Know?", a one-day forum that provided for European stakeholders an overview of the new law and major changes to TSCA.  Lynn L. Bergeson presented "The New TSCA: Overview and Summary of Major Changes".

November 2016

WEBINAR -- Current Opportunities and Challenges with Chemical Substance Regulation in Mexico and Central and South America, November 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m. EST

B&C affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) was pleased to offer clients and friends a complimentary webinar on Mexico and Central and South America that provided information and insight to help participants to achieve commercial success in this rapidly expanding region, and included an overview of regulatory opportunities and challenges resulting from regional growing pains, plus a detailed explanation of recent regulatory actions. The webinar, moderated by Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, and presented by  Michael S. Wenk, M.S.,  Senior Regulatory Consultant with Acta, consisted of 45 minutes of presentation with a 15-minute Q&A period at the end. Register online.

Chemical Watch Enforcement Summit Europe 2016, November 3 - 4, 2016, Brussels, Belgium

Chemical Watch’s Enforcement Summit Europe 2016 provided a unique opportunity to join with a panel of more than twenty experts - including EU and Member State officials, regulatory managers from industry and professional advisers - as they shared their authoritative perspectives and understanding of both European and global regulatory enforcement challenges, in a relaxed, informal environment. B&C managing partner  Lynn L. Bergeson presented "TSCA Reform, Next Generation Compliance, and Enforcement Initiatives in the US" on Friday, November 4, 2016.

October 2016

ChemCon The Americas 2016, October 17 - 21, 2016, Toronto, Canada

ChemCon The Americas was 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. B&C and Acta were proud sponsors. The full ChemCon agenda is available online. Lynn L. Bergeson presented during a special pre-conference workshop on the new TSCA  Monday, October 17, 2016Michael S. Wenk, M.S., presented "Lessons Learned by Industry in Middle and South America" on Tuesday, October 18, 2016J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, presented "Relevant regulatory framework in China for industry - Updates and developments" on Friday, October 21, 2016.  A video overview of the ChemCon experience -- the sessions, exhibition, and networking and socializing opportunities -- is available on ChemCon's YouTube channel

September 2016

Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit Asia, September 7-8, 2016, Hong Kong

Chemical Watch's third annual Regulatory Summit Asia brings together experts from government, industry, and professional advisers to share special perspectives and understanding of global chemical regulatory challenges facing industry.  B&C Toxicologist J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT® will present on U.S. regulatory developments, including the newly amended TSCA.

July 2016

Chemical Control Regulations in Asia and the Americas, July 5, 2016, Cologne, Germany

B&C Senior Regulatory Consultant Michael S. Wenk, M.S.,  presented “Chemical Management in Central and South America”.

June 2016

American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 14-16, 2016, Portland, Oregon

The longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference invites scientists, decision-makers, students, and advocates to come together, compare findings, and discuss the science of the future. B&C is a proud sponsor. B&C Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., presents a session "U.S. Market Pressures and the Battle between Hazard and Risk" on June 15, 2016. For a copy of this presentation, contact renlger@lawbc.com.

International Bar Association 4th Mediterranean Conference, June 5-7, 2016, Rome, Italy

The International Bar Association 4th Mediterranean Conference will focus on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in the Mediterranean Region.  B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson will present “Modern Agriculture and Technology” on June 6. For a copy of Ms. Bergeson's presentation, contact hlewis@lawbc.com.

March 2016

ChemCon Europe 2016, March 14-18, 2016, Amsterdam

ChemCon Europe 2016 is an international conference on chemical control legislation and trade aspects. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and the Acta Group were exhibitors.

December 2015

3rd Annual Chemical Watch U.S. Regulatory Summit, December 9—10, 2015, Arlington, Virginia

A program for U.S. businesses. This two-day event brought together experts in global chemicals regulation from around the world. Through presentations, round table discussions and Q&As, delegates heard about the latest regulatory challenges facing the safe management of chemicals and learned how best to respond. Lynn L. Bergeson spoke. chairs the U.S. Developments session and presented “TSCA Reform and its implication for downstream users” on December 10th.

November 2015

Meeting of the Environment Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU), November 5, 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Lynn L. Bergeson presented to the committee regarding recent developments on TSCA reform.

June 2015

WEBINAR - - US vs. EU Chemical Regulation: Harmony and Conflict Between TSCA and REACH, June 23, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EDT

Learn about key areas of alignment and non-alignment between the European Union's and the United States' approach to chemical management by exploring the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Panelists also discussed how pending TSCA reform legislation amended the TSCA to be more or less similar to REACH. Lynn L. Bergeson moderated. A podcast preview of the webinar is available online.

December 2014

WEBINAR—NAFTA Members’ GHS Programs: A Comparative Analysis, December 10, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (EST)

While the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) model provides a backbone for hazard communications, it is only a tool for other nations to utilize, adopt, and amend as appropriate for their country-specific needs. There are substantial differences between approaches taken by Canada, Mexico, and the United States in GHS implementation, and professionals responsible for compliant Safety Data Sheets and labels in these countries should pay close attention to the variations. The webinar, hosted by Bloomberg BNA and presented by Karin F. Baron MSPH, Regulatory Specialist with B&C, provided background information on the major building blocks of UN GHS, and examined the specific similarities and differences between GHS in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. For more information : NAFTA Members’ GHS Programs: A Comparative Analysis.

WEBINAR-- K-REACH: What You Need to Know to Do Business in South Korea in 2015, December 4, 2014. EU-focused: 6:00 a.m. (EST)/11:00 a.m. (GMT); U.S.-focused: 1:30 p.m. (EST)/6:30 p.m. (GMT)

This webinar has now occurred. To receive presentation slides and a recording of the webinar, please contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com 

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 Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances that has come to be called K-REACH, and the Chemical Control Act (CCA). Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) will present a complimentary webinar to assist companies in preparing for K-REACH. The webinar will presented at two times on Thursday, December 4, 2014: 11:00 a.m. (GMT) for EU participants, and 1:30 p.m. (EST) for U.S. participants.

Moderated by Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson, webinar participants include Acta’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Leslie S. MacDougall, Toxicologist J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT, and Scientist Lara A. Hall, MS, RQAP-GLP; as well as Yongsoon Park, President, and Dr. Eunjung Lee, Director, of Sustainable Health, Environment, and Safety Chemical Consulting (SHES) of South Korea. To register, please contact Chad Howlin by December 1, 2014.

2nd Annual Chemical Watch U.S. Regulatory Summit, December 2 - 3, 2014, Arlington, Virginia

A program for U.S. businesses. This two-day event brings together 23 experts in global chemicals regulation. Through presentations, round table discussions and Q&As, delegates will hear about the latest regulatory challenges facing the safe management of chemicals and learn how best to respond. Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice-President of B&C Consortia Management, will present a session on “The Biobased Economy and Green Chemistry – U.S. Regulatory Background.” Click here for more information.

November 2014

WEBINAR-- The Globally Harmonized System Of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS): Requirements, Challenges, and Opportunities, November 20, 2014

This webinar has occurred.  For copies of presentation materials contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com.  

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 US to a growing number of countries adopting a GHS-based hazard communication approach. Gradient and Bergeson & Campbell. P.C. provided a complimentary webinar and online discussion series regarding the scientific, legal, and business implications brought on by the widespread implementation of GHS principles. Click here for more information.  

October 2014

ChemCon The Americas 2014, October 27—31, 2014, Chicago, Illinois

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) were proud to once again be sponsors of and program advisors 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. The full ChemCon agenda is available online. A video overview of the ChemCon experience -- the sessions, exhibition, and networking and socializing opportunities -- is available on ChemCon's YouTube channel. Register at the ChemCon website.

B&C's Lynn L. Bergeson chaired the "REACH Update and Forecast" session on October 28, 2014, and presented "Next Generation Chemical Regulation: California Safer Consumer Products Regulation and TSCA Reform, Definitely, Maybe, Respectively," on October 29, 2014. Acta's Director of Regulatory Affairs, Leslie S. MacDougall, chaired "China Region -- Regulations and Practical Implementation" on October 30, 2014. Ms. MacDougall also presented in the pre- and post-conference workshops: "New Chemicals" on October 27, 2014, and "Korea" on October 31, 2014. J. Brian Xu, Toxicologist with Acta, presented “Regulations for Industrial Chemicals in China – An Industry View” on October 30, 2014

International Society of Exposure Science 24th Annual Meeting, October 12-16, 2014, Cincinnati, Ohio

The theme for the 24th Annual Meeting was “Exposure Science Integration to Protect Ecological Systems, Human Well-Being, and Occupational Health.” The program’s intent was to foster the integration of exposure science as applied to community, occupational, and ecological health as recommended by the National Resource Council’s report Exposure Science in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy. On October 15, 2014, Carla N. Hutton gave a presentation on “Legal and Regulatory Considerations over the Lifecycle of a Nanomaterial.” Click the title to request a copy of the presentation.

September 2014

US/Global Biocides (Antimicrobials) Regulation Conference, September 25-26, 2014, Washington, D.C.

A two-day Conference that brought together experts from the USA and Europe to discuss latest developments in the regulation of Biocides. The first day covered new developments in the US, including: “New Data Requirements for Antimicrobials (implementation of 158W),” “Efficacy Testing for Public Health Products,” “Testing – the Rise of Alternative Approaches,” and “Food Contact and Antimicrobials.”

Day two of the conference looked at global developments in the regulation of biocides. Countries and legislation covered included Canada, Europe and the BPR, and Asia. The conference closes with a workshop covering the challenges of working in a global market and will include cross-comparisons between the European Union, the US and China.

B&C’s Lisa. R. Burchi will gave a presentation on Sept. 26th on “US Industry View of the BPR from First Years of Implementation” including first experiences with product authorization, clarifying treated articles status, active substance suppliers, data sharing and compensation challenges and comparison to FIFRA, and the status of guidance. Click here for more information.  

Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit—Asia, September 3, 2014, Singapore

Against a complex and changeable regulatory landscape, the Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit – Asia brought together a panel of nine experts, ready to answer your questions about the new regulatory challenges facing industry today. Using a mixed format of presentations and in-depth Q&A panel discussion, the Summit tackled regulatory and compliance issues in China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan together with India, the U.S. and the EU. J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., Toxicologist with B&C, spoke on “Chemical Regulation in the USA – Important Developments,” including:

  • TSCA Reform: Update and Prospects for Legislative Action
  • EPA Chemical Management: What’s New and What’s Coming
  • Green Chemistry: Design for the Environment, Value Chain Expectations, and Related Trends
  • Around the States: California Safer Consumer Products Regulations, Chemical Bans, and Other Trends

Click here for more information.

June 2014

ACS 18th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 17-19, 2014, Bethesda, Maryland

As the longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, GC&E invites scientists, decision-makers, students, and advocates to come together, compare findings, and discuss the science of the future. B&C affiliate the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG) presented "Regulatory Landscape & Implications for Innovation," Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Speakers and topics included:
Lynn L. Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., Moderator
Emily Tipaldo, American Chemistry Council
"State chemical management initiatives: Green chemistry? Or, something else?"
Sookie Hong, 3E Company Department of Regulatory Research
"REACHing Asia in a green chemistry environment: Initiative, implementation and impact"
Andrew Shafer, Elevance Renewable Sciences
Caroline Cox, Center for Environmental Health
"Moving California towards flame retardant-free furniture and baby products"

Click here for more information

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