Charles A. O'Connor, III, has nearly 40 years experience as an environmental counsel, focusing on chemical and pesticide regulation by federal, state and international agencies. As an authority on U.S. and international chemical regulation, Mr. O’Connor has developed a practice covering the gamut of regulations that affect the manufacture, marketing and use of agricultural, antimicrobial and non-agricultural pesticides, industrial and specialty chemicals and formulated chemical products. His clients include manufacturers and marketers of industrial, institutional and consumer products containing chemicals subject to the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Mr. O’Connor has represented registrants in most of the major pesticide cancellation proceedings before the Environmental Protection Agency, including those against DDT, heptachlor-chlordane, lindane and dicofol. He represents over a dozen industry testing joint ventures and coalitions, including the Spray Drift Task Force, DEET Joint Venture, Pyrethrin Joint Venture, and Residential Exposure Joint Venture. An authority on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Chuck advises on chemical nomenclature, testing, notification, recordkeeping and reporting.