Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting – May 14-20, 2022

Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting - May 14-20, 2022
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Bernalyn McGaughey

President / CEO

Washington State

Come join Compliance Services International (CSI) President / CEO, Bernalyn McGaughey at the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) 2022, May 14-20, 2022 in Grand Rapids, MI.

Bernalyn will be presenting The Regulatory World of Algaecides and Herbicides – and Why Understanding it Matters and will be available throughout the meeting to converse with you to answer any questions you have regarding our regulatory and technical consultancy services pertaining to Federal and State pesticide registration support. To contact her prior to the meeting, please click the contact us button below to send an email, otherwise contact her directly while attending the meeting.

Abstract: Entering the world of algaecide and aquatic herbicide regulation is rather like falling down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland: everything is either very big, very small or very confusing. Reading the story of Alice in Wonderland is anything but boring – hearing about aquatic weed and algae control regulations may sound as dull as dirt. But understanding how these products are regulated and what it takes to get them from discovery to use is important to those involved in lake science and management, as well as to lakefront owners and recreationalists. The science behind successful registration is deep and complex, and driven by more than one set of environmental laws. Wise choices in lake management require confidence in the science supporting choices made. This presentation seeks to provide the audience with that confidence through a light-hearted but comprehensive review of the requirements for registration of aquatic herbicides and algaecides, including their history of regulation, registration processes, required studies (and data they produce), labeling, and enforcement – – with the goal of making a complicated and highly specialized aquatic weed or algae control tool and its accompanying set of regulatory drivers and data a bit more understandable.

From the Meeting Organizers, “The Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) will be the world’s largest gathering of aquatic scientists, students, practitioners, resource agency staff, and industry representatives in history. JASM’s parent organization, The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS), is comprised of 9 groups representing various interests within the aquatic science realm. The JASM 2022 meeting is designed to bring together deep, multidisciplinary subject-matter expertise to collaboratively educate one another and solve the complex environmental problems facing our society and our planet today.”

Compliance Services International (CSI)  is an award-winning consultancy providing innovative solutions to meet regulatory and environmental challenges. Regulatory requirements, environmental challenges, and global markets are ever-changing. Our diverse staff of regulatory professionals and scientists in North America and Europe, along with associates around the world, continually adapt to develop strategic approaches to meet our clients’ needs. 

CSI’s strength is in staying current on industry trends, and anticipating and applying new regulatory and scientific strategies. Our clients include multinational firms and small and medium-sized enterprises striving to introduce new and keep existing products in the global marketplace. While we keep pace with our ever-evolving regulatory and scientific environment, we strive to deliver outstanding service for each client and project.

CSI has an established reputation in providing registration support to the global marketplace and have successfully assisted firms with registrations in Canada, Latin America, Asia (China/Taiwan), Australasia, and other geographical markets.

Experienced Support For:

  • Global Regulatory Strategy
  • Registration Dossier Preparation & Submission
  • Ecotoxicology & Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Fate & Exposure Modeling
  • Study Design, Placement & Monitoring
  • Spatial Analysis & Data Systems
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Bernalyn McGaughey
President & Lead Consultant

With a career that began in regulatory and field support of agricultural chemicals, Bernalyn has a wealth of experience in US Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) registration and strategic analysis and support of pesticide registrations. She moved from information technology to field technical sales and then to regulatory study development and management. Much of her work now involves the complicated intersection of the FIFRA and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) with respect to product defense and species protection. Bernalyn serves as an expert witness in pesticide regulatory and data compensation matters.

B.S., Biology (specializing in Entomology), California State University.