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December 14, 2016
WEBINAR - New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule
Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST) On November 28, 2016, the Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions rule was published in the Federal Register and is effective as of December 31, 2016. This rule impacts thousands of entities that export and/or import shipments of hazardous wastes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is strengthening its standards to comport with requirements in place for Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries, to respond to recommendations issued by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, and to quell criticisms ... read more >
December 8, 2016
Lynn L. Bergeson Co-authors ACS Book “Nanotechnology: Delivering on the Promise”
Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®) Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson contributed a chapter to the recently published book Nanotechnology: Delivering on the Promise, a two-volume American Chemical Society (ACS) symposium report that discusses advances in nanotechnology and the value of precautionary risk management. These volumes cover advances nanotechnology has made with materials, energy, electronic devices, agriculture, and biomedicine, as well as the regulatory response to these new technologies.  Ms. Bergeson contributed the chapter “Opportunities and Challenges for ... read more >
December 7, 2016
Oscar Hernandez and Jim Aidala Quoted in “Risk Limits Under New Toxics Law May Continue Past Practice”
On December 7, 2016, the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quoted Oscar Hernandez, Ph.D., Senior Regulatory Chemist with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Jim Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with B&C, regarding how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will handle the new toxics law. Typically, the agency takes action on chemicals whose risks range between 1 in 10,000 excess cancer cases to 1 in 1 million excess cases. “They'd have to explain why they're moving out of that range if they did anything different,” former EPA ... read more >
December 2, 2016
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environmental Report Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson in “EPA Proposal Threatens Confidentiality, Chemical Makers Say”
On December 2, 2016, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environmental Report on how proposed changes to significant new use regulations would change the way confidential business information is handled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Bergeson & Campbell P.C. law firm summarized a position voiced throughout the trade association comments. “As currently drafted, the proposed modifications would not properly protect legitimate confidential business information claims,” ... read more >
November 30, 2016
“Trump Views on Chemicals Law Not Yet Known: Policy Watchers” Quotes James V. Aidala, Charles M. Auer, and Lynn L. Bergeson
On November 30, 2016, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quoted Jim Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor with B&C, and Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of B&C, on impacts the Trump Administration may have on chemical laws. “It's very hard to know what the thinking is other than on big issues,” such as energy and water, Jim Aidala, a senior government affairs consultant with the Washington, D.C., office of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. ... read more >
November 30, 2016
Lynn L. Bergeson and Charles M. Auer Discuss Changes to EPA’s New Chemicals Program
On November 30, 2016, the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environmental Report included comments by Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of B&C, in the article “Groans Heard About Pace EPA's New Chemical Reviews.” The EPA appears to be making changes to the new chemicals program beyond what the law mandated, Charles Auer, former director of the EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, told Bloomberg BNA Nov. 21. He described the Lautenberg Act's revisions to ... read more >
November 21, 2016
B&C Seeking An Attorney To Join Our Growing Firm
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is seeking an attorney to join our growing team of lawyers, regulatory consultants, scientists, and policy experts.  This position will be based in our Washington, D.C. office, although telework arrangements may be considered for suitable candidates.  Applicants should be experienced in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and other domestic and/or international chemical product laws and governance systems. Desired qualifications: Juris Doctorate degree from an ... read more >
November 14, 2016
James V. Aidala Comments in BNA Daily Environment Report Regarding Trump Transition at EPA
The November 14, 2016 BNA Daily Environment Report featured comments from James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant for Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., in the story “Trump Transition Team Expected Soon at EPA To Begin Review of Agency Actions, Priorities”: Trump’s EPA transition team will likely receive ‘‘massive briefing books’’ on each of the agency’s programs, including air pollution, water, waste and pesticides, according to Jim Aidala, a senior government affairs consultant with Bergeson & Campbell P.C. in Washington D.C. ... read more >
November 7, 2016
Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D., Joins B&C Consortia Management
  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), The Acta Group (Acta®), and B&C® Consortia Management (BCCM) are pleased to announce that Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D., has joined our firms as Manager, BCCM.  In this role, Dr. Graham will guide and facilitate effective consortia performance in advocacy programs, public outreach, product stewardship, and testing and compliance.  She offers BCCM consortia clients scientific acumen gained in academia and industry, and organizational, editorial, and promotional skills honed while with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), ... read more >
October 24, 2016
Conditions of Use, Section 5 Review Period Flexibility?, and Other Resources
  Role of “Conditions of Use” Under Sections 5 and 6 of Amended Toxics Law The concept of “conditions of use” plays an important role in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.   Conditions of use is a centralizing concept under which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determines how a chemical is made, processed, used, and disposed.  The term is defined in Section 3 and also appears one or more times in the following Sections:  5, 6, 9, 14, 18, 21, and ... read more >
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