ACTA News: Lautenberg Implementation

March 29, 2023
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. and Karin F. Baron, MSPH to Speak at GlobalChem 2023
April 3-5, 2023, Washington D.C. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are proud to be sponsors of and presenting during the 2023 GlobalChem Conference. This three-day event offers authoritative speakers, in-depth sessions, and a chance to meet and reconnect with industry peers and key government representatives.   Highlights from the diverse and substantive program planned for GlobalChem attendees include: New Chemicals Breakout Session -- In 2022, EPA initiated stakeholder outreach and a New Chemicals Collaborative Research Program to ... read more >
March 28, 2023
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “EPA to gauge impact of TSCA new chemicals outreach initiative"
On March 28, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plan to look at incoming pre-manufacture notices (PMNs) to determine the success of its recent industry outreach to reduce ‘rework’ in Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) new chemical assessments. The plan follows the agency’s TSCA new chemicals engineering initiative, which aimed to streamline and enhance the transparency of pre-market reviews by explaining how the agency considers ... read more >
March 8, 2023
Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton Chosen as Top Authors by JD Supra Readers
The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and Regulatory Analyst Carla N. Hutton have been recognized in the 2023 JD Supra Readers Choice Awards as top authors in the Environment section. This is Ms. Bergeson’s seventh Readers Choice award, which recognizes the most-read and -shared articles posted on JD Supra, a legal news service, and Ms. Hutton’s first. B&C’s monthly “Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments” is always widely read and ... read more >
February 2, 2023
“What to Expect in Chemicals Policy and Regulation and on Capitol Hill in 2023” Webinar Available On-Demand
The Acta Group (Acta®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) January 31, 2023, webinar “What to Expect in Chemicals Policy and Regulation and on Capitol Hill in 2023” is now available for on-demand viewing. During this one-hour webinar, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C; Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C; and Dennis R. Deziel, Senior Government Affairs Advisor, B&C discussed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ... read more >
January 18, 2023
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “What should we expect from TSCA in 2023?"
On January 18, 2023, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding changes expected from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the coming year.  According to attorneys at Bergeson & Campbell, the EPA has pulled senior scientists from across the agency to assist with new chemicals reviews, while continuing to hire new ones. "The onboarding and training of new assessors will take time, but EPA’s performance in reviewing PMNs should improve throughout 2023," firm attorneys said in ... read more >
January 6, 2023
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Finishing and Coating in Article “Hiding in Plain Sight: PFAS May Enter Shop on Customer Parts"
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the January 2023 issue of Finishing and Coating regarding the presence of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in materials used around the electroplating process. “We live in a brave new world indeed,” says Lynn Bergeson, an attorney, and managing partner at Bergeson & Campbell, a firm in Washington D.C. that has been representing businesses in cases brought by the U.S. EPA for several decades. “We all are beginning to appreciate the ubiquity of ... read more >
January 6, 2023
The Acta Group Releases 2023 Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its global consulting affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) and consortia management affiliate B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) are pleased to offer you our Forecast 2023, our seasoned team’s collective take on what to expect regarding global industrial, agricultural, and biocidal chemical initiatives in the New Year. We have worked hard to offer our best-informed judgment on the trends and key developments we expect to see in 2023. Here at home, most would agree the Biden Administration has made bold and consequential ... read more >
December 9, 2022
Todd J. Stedeford Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “TSCA Snur restricting carbon nanotubes poses ‘challenges’ for renewable battery sector"
On December 8, 2022, Chemical Watch quoted Todd J. Stedeford, Ph.D., DABT®, ERT, ATS, Senior Science and Regulatory Advisor, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding a proposed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) significant new use rule (SNUR) restricting the use of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). Todd Stedeford, counsel with Bergeson & Campbell, said the challenges presented by the proposed Snur are "not necessarily" unique to renewable battery companies.  Each processor of an article containing a covered MWCNT ... read more >
November 30, 2022
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted by Chemical Watch in Article “Industry backs small business panel recommendations for TSCA PFAS reporting rule"
On November 30, 2022, Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, President, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding recent suggestions from small business advocates and industry stakeholders for lowering the burden of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) upcoming Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) PFAS reporting rule.  Bergeson & Campbell managing partner, Lynn Bergeson, told Chemical Watch the EPA’s request for input on the Irfa – due on 27 December – indicates that the agency could narrow the rule as industry ... read more >
November 15, 2022
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Quoted by Bloomberg Law in Article “Fees Companies Must Pay EPA to Oversee Their Chemicals Soar"
On November 15, 2022, Bloomberg Law quoted Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, The Acta Group (Acta®), regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to significantly increase fees chemical manufacturers would have to pay it to evaluate chemical risks and expand fees paid by companies that mix, but don’t make chemicals. The “fees are surprisingly high” in keeping with the agency’s warning of “sticker shock,” said Richard E. Engler, director of chemistry for Bergeson & Campbell ... read more >
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