“Dan Barolo has a distinguished record of public service, and is well known in the agricultural community,” said Bergeson. “Dan was director of OPP from 1994 to 1998, where he was responsible for the management and direction of the nation’s pesticide programs. As director, Dan managed a budget of more than $125 million and directed over 900 employees.”

Prior to 1994, Dan was director of the Special Review and Re-registration Division within OPP. In the 10 years before joining EPA, Dan served as director of the Division of Water, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Immediately prior to directing the State’s water office, Dan served as associate director, Air Pollution Control Program, Division of Air Resources, NYSDEC, among other positions. He has a Master of Science degree and a bachelor of engineering degree from Vanderbilt University.

According to Ms. Bergeson, Dan will advise clients on a wide range of environmental matters, with particular emphasis on pesticide and public health issues.

“Dan’s extraordinary understanding of the federal pesticide registration and re-registration programs, and how these programs relate to state regulatory programs, is unparalleled,” said Ms. Bergeson. “Dan’s in-depth knowledge of the pesticide registration programs is a perfect complement to Jim Aidala’s strategic and policy skills. These two EPA veterans make an unbeatable team, and we are very pleased to have them working with us and our clients.”

Jim Aidala, former assistant administrator of EPA’s OPPTS, joined Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group, L.L.C. as senior government consultant and vice president, policy and government affairs, respectively, in June 2003.

Located in Washington, D.C., Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is a law firm focusing on pesticide and other chemical product approval and regulation, environmental health and safety law, chemical product litigation, and associated business issues. Clients are involved in many business, including basic, specialty, and agricultural chemicals; products of biotechnology; fibers; paints and coatings; pharmaceuticals; printing and publishing; mining and smelting; and plastic products. You can visit the firm website at http://www.lawbc.com.

The Acta Group, L.L.C. is a consulting firm established to control the spiraling costs and inefficiencies encountered by clients seeking approvals to market chemicals, products of biotechnology, and medical device products. The Acta Group manages products from concept to approval, utilizing the skills and experience of professionals who have worked in the specific product areas in government and industry.

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