Past Seminars & Webinars

March 2019

Navigating the PMN Process Under Amended TSCA, March 18, 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Society for Chemical Hazard Communication's (SCHC) Professional Development Training Program presents "Navigating the Premanufacture Notice (PMN) Process Under the Amended Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)" for regulatory and hazard communication professionals looking to obtain a deeper understanding and practical know-how in TSCA and the PMN preparation process. This workshop will include an overview of the new chemical review process, a detailed discussion on current challenges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and new chemical innovators face under TSCA and their associated commercial and market impacts, tips PMN submitters should consider to ensure an efficient and surprise-free new chemical review, and a lively discussion on ideas to minimize review time. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®); Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C; and Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice President of B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), will instruct.

Society of Toxicology 58th Annual Meeting & ToxExpo, March 10-14, 2019, Baltimore, MD

The Society of Toxicology’s 58th Annual Meeting & ToxExpo includes scientific sessions, continuing education courses, symposium and workshop sessions and more. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®, Director of Toxicology, B&C, will present “Data for Chemical Evaluations: Secret or Otherwise.”

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

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

Nebraska Ethanol Board 2019 Emerging Issues Forum, March 7-8, 2019, La Vista, NE

The Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2019 Emerging Issues Forum focuses on the federal biofuels policy landscape and emerging industry trends.  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) are proud sponsors.  Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C, will present “Legal & Regulatory Considerations for Renewable Chemical Production – Brief Overview from the Experts.”

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

Cleveland State University presents “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®), will present.

February 2019

WEBINAR - SEER Essentials: The New Toxic Substances Control Act - What All Lawyers and Consultants Need to Know, February 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

The New Toxic Substances Control Act - What All Lawyers and Consultants Need to Know,” part of the ABA's Section of Environment, Energy & Resources Law (SEER) Essentials series, provided the basics of the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and is essential for all practitioners operating in the chemicals and chemical products space. The new TSCA has many implementation steps and phases; knowing what these are is essential to staying both compliant and competitive. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), moderated the program.

WEBINAR - - Chemical Regulation After the Mid-Terms: What We Can Expect to See in 2019, February 20, 2019

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA were pleased to present “Chemical Regulation After the Mid-Terms: What We Can Expect to See in 2019,” the fifth and final webinar in the 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series. The mid-term elections fundamentally changed the balance of power on Capitol Hill, and the result will have a significant impact on chemical regulation and environmental matters generally.  The Democrats are now firmly in control of the House, and Congressional oversight will be in high gear.  The House is widely expected to launch a dizzying number of investigations, almost certainly some of them related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) positions on climate change, the role of science, ethical lapses, and deregulation in general.  The use of subpoenas is also expected to be in full display this year.  House and Senate leadership in key Committee assignments will change and so also will the personalities, tone, and content of Congressional oversight of and priority setting related to chemical and other environmental matters.  Speakers Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention; Beau Greenwood, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, CropLife America; Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; and James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C, offered a timely, focused, and riveting discussion.

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. The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud sponsor. Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Acta, presented "The Advantages and Legal Consequences of Ramped Up Supply Chain Communications."

November 2018

Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association Fall Conference: The Strong Economy and Advances in Technology

The Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association (SYFA) Fall Conference brought together individuals affiliated with the synthetic yarn and fiber industry to discuss business, innovations, and regulatory changes. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), presented regarding California’s Proposition 65.

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 were given by more than 50 speakers from governments and industry will focus 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."

Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference, November 14-15, 2018, London, England

The 2018 Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference covered all the key requirements pertinent to placing hardware products on the market, offering the ideal, one-stop opportunity to catch up with current issues, catch a glimpse of the road ahead, and chat with experts and peers. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented "Life in the Trump Lane: Key U.S. Policy and Regulatory Initiatives under the Trump/Pruitt Administration."

27th Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law, November 12-14, 2018, Washington, D.C.

The Environmental Law Institute’s (ELI) three day Eastern Boot Camp provided a three-day immersion in environmental law for new and seasoned professionals. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), was on the faculty.

7th Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference 2018, November 8-10, 2018, Washington, D.C.

The 2018 Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) conference included presentations on the applications, effects, implications, analytical methods, and lifecycle aspects of nanomaterials, while exploring how nanomaterials and nanotechnology can improve the sustainability of selected fields. Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) presented.

WEBINAR -- Proposition 65 Warning Requirements and Compliance Strategies, November 7, 2018, 11:00 a.m. EDT

Compliance & Risks presented a complimentary webinar “Proposition 65 Warning Requirements and Compliance Strategies.” Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) and Lisa R. Burchi, Senior Regulatory Specialist, Acta, presented an overview of California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment new Prop 65 warning label requirements that took effect on August 30, 2018. 

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 The Acta Group (Acta®), 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, President, The Acta Group (Acta®) presented. Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud sponsor.

WEBINAR -- Keeping up with FSMA – Rules, Obligations, and Key Compliance Dates, October 17, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT

With the pending implementation dates of several core elements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), many manufacturers are challenged in addressing efficiently and smartly supply chain complexities. This webinar, presented by Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Senior Regulatory Consultant, The Acta Group (Acta®), Lynn L. Bergeson, President, Acta, and Scott J. Burya, Ph.D., Regulatory Chemist, Acta, showed participants how to prepare for these forthcoming deadlines and how the intended use of a substance impacts regulatory obligations. The webinar consisted of a 45 minutes of presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A session.

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, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), moderated the Sustainable Investment in Agriculture session.

September 2018

Product Stewardship 2018, September 27-29, 2018, Washington, D.C.

The Product Stewardship Conference addressed global safety, environmental, and regulatory challenges by bringing together prominent professionals to present and discuss global emerging issues, case studies, practical experiences, and new developments. Lynn L. Bergeson, President of The Acta Group (Acta®) and member of the Product Stewardship Society Board of Directors since 2015, presented. Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) was a proud silver sponsor.

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 to provide updates on recent regulatory developments, with timely updates from India, Japan, and Malaysia. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT®, toxicologist with The Acta Group (Acta®), presented regarding regulations in China vs. those in the US and Europe.

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