Seminars & Webinars: Federal/EPA Regulatory Policy
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.
Chemical Watch complimentary webinar series on the "new" TSCA. The second webinar, “The New TSCA: Impacts on New and Existing Chemicals Programs,” will take a deeper dive into the profound changes that the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) makes to TSCA Sections 4, 5, and 6. Panelists include:
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.;
Richard A. Denison, Ph.D., Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund;
Charles M. Auer, Charles Auer & Associates, LLC, former Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA);
Oscar Hernandez, Ph.D., Senior Regulatory Chemist, B&C, former Director of the Risk Management Division in OPPT; and
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist, B&C, former senior staff scientist in OPPT and leader of EPA's Green Chemistry Program.
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C, presented updates regarding TSCA Reform to the members of AmChamEU and United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
The American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Pesticides, Chemical Regulation & Right-to-Know Committee held a special webinar to review the TSCA Reform legislation, provide insight about the reconciliation negotiations, and consider how the legislation will be likely affect EPA resources and decision making, the regulated community, consumers and public interest organizations, and the environment. Speakers included:
Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator, US EPA
Alex Dunn, Executive Director & General Counsel, Environmental Council of the States
Mike Walls, VP Regulatory & Technical Affairs, American Chemistry Council
Richard Denison, Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
Ernie Rosenberg, President & CEO, American Cleaning Institute
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C
A three-day immersion in environmental law for new and seasoned professionals, featuring top-rated faculty and challenging, interactive course material. Lynn L. Bergeson presented the session on Federal Chemical Regulation on Nov. 10th.
On June 18, 2014, EPA proposed the most historic rule in its history: the Clean Power Plan. The proposal would, for the first time, impose regulatory limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants and is likely to have significant impacts throughout the economy. It calls for a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants by 2030. The proposal has two main parts: state-specific emission goals and guidelines to help states develop plans for meeting the goals. The proposed rule would give states 10 to 15 years to achieve the reductions. States can develop their own plans or develop regional, multi-state approaches.
This complimentary webinar hosted by Pollution Engineering and featuring B&C’s Lynn L. Bergeson and Christopher R. Bryant, focussed on:
- The legal authority for issuing the rule;
- The state-specific goals;
- The manner in which states must plan for and meet the goals; and
- The winners and losers in this rule.
- What you should do to make the rule work for you
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Lynn L. Bergeson taught this ELI Summer School course. Click here for more information.
B&C was pleased to host a video webinar on the implications of the election results on federal environmental law and policy. The webinar focused on the implications of the elections, including what policies and initiatives can be expected in the next four years, and how any likely regulatory directions may affect our clients. Lynn L. Bergeson moderated the panel. The agenda and speaker profiles are available online. For online access to the archived webinar contact Chad Howlin.
“Washington Insiders Look Ahead,” September 19, 2012. Lynn L. Bergeson and James V. Aidala took a look at the 2012 election and discussed the ramifications to the environmental industry with various possible outcomes.
On July 17, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson will discuss law and policy of products regulation. Click here for more information.
Lynn L. Bergeson spoke about the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act.
On April, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson gave a presentation on “Chemicals Policy: Emerging Priorities for U.S. Manufacturing.” Click here for more information.
Lynn L. Bergeson participated in the 14th Process Plant Safety Symposium and spoke about regulatory impacts. Click here for more information.
On March 22, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson participated in a Technical Roundtable entitled “Chemical and Consumer Products: The New Battle Frontier.” Click here for more information.
Lynn L. Bergeson spoke on federal chemical regulation. Click here for more information.
On August 25, 2011, Kathleen M. Roberts addressed ongoing regulatory requirements and regulatory initiatives that will impact chemical distributors. Click here for more information.
Lynn L. Bergeson spoke on April 13, 2011. Click here for more information.