Seminars & Webinars: TSCA Reform

July 2017

WEBINAR - - TSCA Inventory Final Rule: Reporting Requirements Under the New Chemical Inventory Reset, July 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT

The release of EPA’s final rule concerning the chemical inventory reset under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is expected in June. Once released, covered entities must comply with reporting requirements within a 180- or 360-day reporting window, which won’t give much time to get up to speed on compliance obligations.  Business & Legal Resources (BLR) is offering a webinar  "TSCA Inventory Final Rule: Reporting Deadline Requirements Under the New Chemical Inventory Reset" on July 12, 2017, featuring Acta's Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D.  Register online.

June 2017

TSCA Reform: One Year Later Conference, June 27, 2017, Washington D.C. and via Webinar

Join the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health for a day-long "TSCA Reform: One Year Later" conference exploring the federal government’s implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which significantly amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), just over one year after it was signed into law.  Speakers will discuss key components of the bipartisan legislation and will provide an overview of the current state of implementation.  Afternoon breakout sessions will invite all participants to discuss ongoing law and policy issues. Visit the ELI event website for more details on the current program. Register Today This event is free and open to the public.  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is a proud sponsor.

WEBINAR - - Reviewing New Chemicals Under Amended TSCA: Impact on Innovation, June 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Bloomberg BNA will present the webinar "Reviewing New Chemicals Under Amended TSCA: Impact on Innovation" June 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. featuring Jeffery Morris, Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, United States Environmental Protection Agency; Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.; Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.; Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.; Beth Bosley, President, Boron Specialties LLC; and Robert Mott, Manager, Global Regulatory, Sun Chemical Corporation.

Since last June a logjam of new chemicals under review at EPA unable to enter commerce tops 700. That contrasts with the agency’s track record of reviewing about 1,000 new chemicals annually. Former EPA officials have analyzed the types of decisions the agency is considering making for these new chemicals, the types of toxicity data being requested, and the marked change that represents from past practice. The panel will discuss those findings and the conundrums facing small and large chemical manufacturers as well as their customers. They’ll offer suggestions for companies, trade associations and the EPA. The goal: ensure new chemicals are responsibly reviewed, but continue bringing innovative chemicals to market.  This is a complimentary webinar; register online.

PLI Environmental Regulation 2017: Hot Topics, Regulatory Developments, and Practical Guidance for Corporate Compliance, June 9, 2017, New York, New York, and Webcast

PLI’s Environmental Regulation 2017 program will review recent activities in environmental regulation – and de-regulation – affecting compliance obligations for a range of businesses and organizations.  Among other topics, this program will cover the impact of recent court decisions, new regulations and initiatives affecting regulated entities, and practical suggestions for management and compliance. Lynn L. Bergeson is a faculty member for the program.

May 2017

ORC HSE Western Occupational Safety & Health Meeting, May 23, 2017, Newport Beach, California

Lisa R. Burchi presented "TSCA Reform and Its Implications for the Western States".

WEBINAR - - ALICLE The New Toxic Substances Control Act: What All Environmental Lawyers Need to Know, May 23, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

A webinar presented by Americal Law Institute. All environment, energy, and natural resources lawyers need to understand how the recent Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) amendments will affect not just chemical production and usage, but product liability, commercial transactions, and supply chain relationships as well. In just one hour, participants learned the legal and policy implications they needed to know about this significant legislation. Our distinguished panel of Fellows from the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) provided diverse and insightful perspectives. Lynn L. Bergeson is planning chair and faculty member.

2017 American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) Annual Meeting, April 30 - May 3, 2017, Orlando, Florida

The AOCS Annual Meeting is a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids, and related materials. The extensive technical program featured more than 650 invited and volunteer oral and poster presentations.  Lynn L. Bergeson made a presentation on May 1, 2017.

April 2017

Chemical Society of Washington Dinner Meeting, April 27, 2017, Washington, D.C.

The Chemical Socity of Washington is holding a dinner meeting on April 27, 2017.  The Acta Group Senior Chemist Richard Engler, Ph.D. is the featured speaker.  Dr. Engler will discuss the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) before and after reform and some of the challenges EPA and industry face in implementing and complying with the new law.  The dinner meeting is open to the public but reservations are required. Cost is $18 members and guests/$9 for students.  RSVP by noon on April 25, 2017, to csw@acs.org or by phone 202-659-2950 (messages only).  Please provide the names in your party when you RSVP and let organizers know if you want the vegetarian dinner option.

 

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Science Forum, April 18 - 21, 2017, Washington, D.C.

The GMA Science Forum educates scientists and decision makers within the food, beverage and consumer products industry. This event brings together a roster of acclaimed individuals to keep the science community abreast and ahead of emerging science, innovation, safety and legal requirements in a wide array of areas.  Lynn L. Bergeson will present on the current status of TSCA to the chemicals management committee on April 21.

March 2017

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Spring Conference, March 29 - 31, 2017, Los Angeles, California

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ 46th Spring Conference program was built to explore topics and issues facing the environmental lawyer today. Panel discussions covered a broad range of topics including: energy and environment priorities of the new administration and the 115th congress, what all environmental, energy, and resources lawyers need to know about TSCA reform, and FERC pipeline certificate proceedings and new disputes over “public convenience and necessity.” Lynn L. Bergeson presented: "What All Environmental, Energy, and Resources Lawyers Need to Know about TSCA Reform and Why" on March 30, 2017. Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor.

SCHC Spring Meeting, March 24 - 28, 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Society for Chemical Hazard Communication Spring 2017 meeting featured a presentation by Sheryl Lindros Dolan: "Protecting Trade Secrets Around the World: Comparing CBI Requirements of the TSCA Reform Act to ASHA HCS 2012, Appendix E".

February 2017

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.

ABA SEER Brownbag Lunch Program: Implementing the 2016 TSCA Amendments - Progress & Prognosis, February 22, 2017, Washington D.C.

Implementing the 2016 TSCA Amendments- Progress & Prognosis was a lively discussion with a group of experts and advocates to review EPA’s progress in implementing the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  Speakers included:

Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Richard Denison, Lead Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
Jim Jones, Former Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
and others.

Environmental Law Institute CLE Program 2017, February 9 - 10, 2017, Washington D.C. and Webcast

Stay current in this ever-changing area of law by attending ALI - ELI Environmental Law 2017. In just two days, balanced panels explored the key developments in our natural resources, climate, chemicals, and endangered species, as well as what is ahead from the Supreme Court and a new administration and Congress.  Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson led a panel on TSCA.

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

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. Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson presented "TSCA Reform, Next Generation Compliance, and Enforcement Initiatives in the US" on Friday, November 4, 2016.

October 2016

Chemical Watch US Regulatory Summit, October 27 - 28, 2016, Arlington, Virginia

The Chemical Watch US Regulatory Summit includes presentations, round table discussions and Q&As, brings together over 25 experts in global chemicals regulation.  B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson, Chairman of Day One of the Summit, led the session on TSCA reform along with B&C Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor Charles M. Auer.

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

ChemCon The Americas is 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 presented "Lessons Learned by Industry in Middle and South America" on Tuesday, October 18, 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

Prop 65 and Green Chemistry Clearinghouse Annual Conference, September 15-16, 2016, San Francisco, California

Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was proud to once again be a sponsor of the Prop 65 and Green Chemistry Clearinghouse Annual Conference. The Prop. 65 Conference, held Thursday, September 15, 2016, included panels discussing what to expect from proposed changes to the Prop. 65 Warning Regulations and the Attorney General's Prop. 65 Regulations.  The Green Chemistry Conference, held Friday, September 16, 2016,  focused on the new TSCA legislation. A former Senior Advisor to the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg lead the discussion on TSCA and B&C shared our insight regarding impacts on innovation and new chemicals.

WEBINAR - The New TSCA Webinar 3: Inventory, CDR, and CBI, September 12, 2016 11:00 a.m. EDT

Acta affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. has collaborated with Chemical Watch in assembling an impressive faculty of TSCA experts representing the perspectives of industry, environmental organizations, and U.S. federal and state regulatory authorities to present a series of complimentary webinars.  This third webinar in the series will cover Section 8: Reporting and Retention of Information, and Section 14: Confidential Business Information (CBI). Register online. Presenters include:

  • Charles M. Auer, Charles Auer & Associates, LLC, former Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
  • Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., former senior staff scientist in OPPT and leader of EPA's Green Chemistry Program
  • Kelly Franklin, Chemical Watch
  • Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice President, B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C.
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