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March 27, 2015

Interest in West Coast Sustainable Futures Training

B&C Consortia Management

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its affiliate organizations are investigating the possibility of hosting a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Sustainable Futures workshop on the West Coast in late 2015. As you may know, Sustainable Futures training focuses on a variety of tools, methods, and models that can be used to assess the hazard and potential exposure of chemicals. The intensive, hands-on training provided at Sustainable Futures workshops allows attendees to utilize the EPA methods of hazard and risk screening for human health, ecotoxicity, and environmental fate, and learn directly from EPA professionals how best to apply these tools. Benefits for companies that engage in Sustainable Futures training include an option to manufacture sooner, and perhaps more important, the ability to reduce regulatory uncertainty for its new chemicals prior to EPA submission. Sustainable Futures participants are better positioned to anticipate and either avoid or control better hazardous conditions related to their chemicals of concern.

As part of our investigative process, we are asking our clients to weigh in on their interest for such a workshop on the West Coast — recognizing the workshop involves three days of training by EPA staff at an anticipated cost of $1,500. Your response to this informal survey does not obligate you in any way, but would be extremely helpful to us as we contemplate whether to proceed with this EPA partnership.

Thank you in advance for your simple reply of either — “Yes, I am interested” or “No, I am not interested.” Replies should be sent to Kathleen M. Roberts at