Seminars & Webinars: Enforcement
B&C attorney Lisa R. Burchi presented “Regulatory Updates and Enforcement Trends.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made good on its intent to focus enforcement efforts on Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) supplemental distribution, resulting in several settlements with significant penalty assessments. B&C recently issued a memorandum discussing the enforcement actions, the regulatory requirements for supplemental distribution, and what issues companies should address to help avoid such an enforcement action. That memorandum is available online.
As a further service to clients and friends, B&C presented a complimentary webinar highlighting the most important steps that both registrants and supplemental distributors can take to ensure compliance and avoid being stung in the current heightened enforcement environment. Speakers included B&C’s Lisa R. Burchi and Sheryl L. Dolan, and attorney Jon Jacobs, a 25-year veteran of EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance who has recently entered private practice. Their 45–minute presentation was followed by Q&A with webinar participants.
The life cycle of industrial, agricultural, and antimicrobial chemical products, especially those embedded in consumer products, has gained increasing public attention. Regulators are beginning to look at the entire product life cycle, including after the discard of a product at the end of its useful life, not just toxicity data. This course examined the regulation of chemicals that are used in industrial and consumer products, as well as pesticides, and described the new governance and stewardship initiatives being considered globally by a wide variety of stakeholders to diminish the potential for adverse effects from chemicals.
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
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