Author: B&C Consortia Management

January 12, 2024

B&C Consortia Management Seeks Consortium Manager

B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) is seeking a Consortium Manager (Manager) to provide operational, administrative, financial, and communication strategy and support to assigned BCCM consortia clients. The Manager reports to the BCCM Senior Manager. This position will be directed from our Washington, D.C., office with flexible telework arrangements available, including full time remote option.  Overview of Requirements The successful candidate will be an experienced project manager...
January 24, 2023

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group Announce Arrivals and Promotions

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce the following hirings and promotions. Catherine M. Croke, DBA, has been named Director of Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs. Dr. Croke is a highly experienced professional with more than three decades of successfully developing and executing product stewardship and regulatory compliance programs within global specialty chemicals and materials companies. She offers clients an exceptionally broad...
December 22, 2020

BRAG Celebrates Gains In Regulatory Parity For Biobased Products

Having created an impressive legacy of regulatory and policy success for biobased and renewable chemicals and chemical products, the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) will sunset at the end of 2020. BRAG was formed in 2013 to give biobased chemical stakeholders the expertise and collective voice necessary to educate legislative and administrative decision-makers during the negotiations occurring at that time regarding reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act...
December 17, 2020

Butyl Benzyl Phthalate Consortium Forms To Support Regulatory and Scientific Interests of Stakeholders

B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) is pleased to announce the formation of the Butyl Benzyl Phthalate Consortium.  Its mission is to serve the commercial and regulatory interests of butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) manufacturers, importers, and downstream users; address scientific, regulatory, and product stewardship issues concerning the health, safety, and/or environmental aspects of BBP; and participate in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 6 risk evaluation...
March 2, 2020

The Essential Value of Forming TSCA Consortia

The Essential Value of Forming TSCA Consortia Today as never before, the old adage “there is strength in numbers” rings true. As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to implement the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), industry stakeholders are recognizing the immense importance of working within consortia to leverage resources, reduce cost, and increase opportunities for successful results. EPA statements in connection with TSCA implementation have repeatedly...
May 9, 2019

Strength in Numbers:  Why Forming a TSCA Consortium Is Important

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on March 20, 2019, a list of 20 chemicals that EPA has suggested as candidates for high priority designation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as reported in our March 22, 2019, memorandum “EPA Releases List of 40 Chemicals Undergoing Prioritization for Risk Evaluation.”  Should those chemicals go forward as high priority, they will be subject to risk evaluation under TSCA Section 6.  Industry stakeholder...
April 3, 2019

BCCM Consortia Work Reflected in ISO Standard

“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” captures perfectly how the ideas from a small but passionate B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) group were transformed into an international standard.  Almost a decade ago, in June 2011, a group of stakeholders involved with the production, assessment, and use of nanomaterials convened a workshop in California to share information on existing and emerging measurement strategies and to exchange ideas on expectations for the future. ...
November 9, 2018

BRAG: Call For Candidate Chemicals For Equivalency Determinations

Is your company engaged in Class 2 chemistries that are similar to existing Class 2 chemicals but are derived from an innovative bio-source? We are looking for pioneering companies working on new biobased Class 2 chemicals to assist in advancing an important project with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ISSUE:  While EPA sustainability goals would seemingly include adoption of improved biobased technologies, EPA’s policies under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) mean that...
October 12, 2018

Fall 2018 Regulatory, Testing, and Policy Trends for Chemical Consortia

Now more than ever, chemical industry stakeholders with shared business and advocacy interests are urged to consider collaborating on regulatory, testing, and related advocacy opportunities. Two years post-passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act means the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is well underway with implementation of the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).    Industry groups that are already established and...