2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series Part V: Chemical Regulation After the Mid-Terms: Who's In, Who's Out, and What's Up?

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This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


This is a complimentary program sponsored by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  

This is Part 5 of the 5-part 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series.  To learn more about the series, please click here.

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 next year, driving a relentless narrative that the Trump Administration has weakened environmental controls across the board. 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. Join us for a timely, focused, and riveting discussion.

Educational Objectives:
• Significant Congressional leadership changes and their impact on the 2019 legislative agenda.
• Probable legislative priorities impacting the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) in 2019.
• Key Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and Endangered Species Act (ESA) initiatives likely to proceed in the New Year.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, Associate Attorneys, Of Counsel, C-Suite/President/EVP, SVP/VP, Directors, Managers, Supervisors; Law Firm Attorneys, especially Partners, Practice Group Leaders, and Assistant Managing Partners.

Production and programming support is provided by the marketing services team at Bloomberg Next.


James V. Aidala
  • Senior Government Affairs Consultant
  • Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

James V. Aidala has been intimately involved with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) legislative reauthorization and key regulatory matters for over two decades.  Prior to joining Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), Mr. Aidala was formerly the Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances (OPPTS) (now the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)).  As Associate Assistant Administrator for OPPTS, he led the team responsible for legislative drafting of the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA).

Together with his previous positions at high levels of government agencies, Mr. Aidala has 30 years of experience in both the legislative and executive branch in a variety of senior positions.  He offers extensive involvement in both crafting and implementing the legislative and regulatory policies that underlie current EPA regulatory policies and practices for regulating pesticides and chemicals.

Lynn L. Bergeson
  • Managing Partner
  • Bergeson & Campbell, P. C.

Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), Lynn L. Bergeson has earned an international reputation for her deep and expansive understanding of TSCA, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, and especially how these regulatory programs pertain to nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, synthetic biology, and other emerging transformative technologies.  Her knowledge of and involvement in the policy process allows her to develop client-focused strategies whether advocating before Congress, EPA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or other governance and standard-setting bodies.

Ms. Bergeson counsels corporations, trade associations, and business consortia on a wide range of issues including chemical hazard, exposure and risk assessment, risk communication, minimizing legal liability, and evolving regulatory and policy matters pertinent to conventional, biobased, and nanoscale chemicals, particularly with respect to TSCA, FIFRA, the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), REACH and REACH-like programs, and U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) matters.  

Continuing Education

1.0 General COA, 1.0 CLE
Practice Areas:
A basic understanding of chemical regulation issues.
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