Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its consulting affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) and consortia management affiliate B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) are pleased to offer you our Forecast 2022. The extraordinary diversity and complexity of global industrial, agricultural, and biocidal chemical initiatives in which our clients engage are reflected in the detailed summary that follows, prepared by the legal, scientific, and regulatory professionals of B&C, Acta, and BCCM. In this comprehensive overview, we offer our best informed judgment as to the trends and key developments we expect to see in 2022. Domestically, we expect to see more mature and consequential policy shifts reflecting the Biden Administration’s “all-of-government” commitment to environmental justice and continuing evolution of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act under Dr. Michal I. Freedhoff’s leadership. What role the forthcoming mid-term elections will have on these and other initiatives remains to be seen. Internationally, governance frameworks globally are evolving, becoming more specific in their application to chemicals, and in many cases promoting more specifically efforts to support sustainability and circularity.
Our unique business platform and growing global team of highly skilled professionals around the world are exceptionally well suited to offer this 2022 Forecast. Our core business, about which each of us feels passionately, focuses on the law, science, regulation, and policy of chemicals of all varieties — industrial, agricultural, intermediate, specialty, and biocidal, whether manufactured at the bulk or nano scale, or using conventional or innovative technologies, including nanotechnology, biotechnology, synthetic biology, or biobased technology. Our highly acclaimed team of lawyers; scientists (eight Ph.D.s), including toxicologists, chemists, exposure experts, and geneticists; and regulatory and policy experts is deeply versed in chemical law, science, and policy. We seamlessly leverage and ensure the integration of law, science, and policy to deliver successful outcomes for our clients at every level and in all parts of the globe.