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February 10, 2010
EPA "Design" Program Poised To Play Key Role Assessing Safer Chemicals
The February 9, 2010, issue of InsideEPA's Toxics Regulation News references Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s December 31, 2009, memorandum regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's chemical action ... read more >
February 9, 2010
Advisory Panel's Advice on Nanosilver Raises Concerns Over Possible EPA Response
In the February 9, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report, Lynn L. Bergeson states that the recommendations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) create regulatory uncertainty, which will discourage companies hoping to enter the antimicrobial market for products containing nanosilver and other nanoscale metals. According to Bergeson, while SAP's recommendations urge EPA to obtain additional information on nanosilver before granting new registrations, SAP did not address how EPA should handle existing registrations for pesticide products, ... read more >
February 3, 2010
Ruth Downes, Kevin Goulden, and Tabitha Harrison Join Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s Affiliate, The ACTA Group EU, Ltd
Each Brings Extensive Experience in International Chemical Regulatory Issues The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) is pleased to announce the addition of Ruth Downes, Kevin Goulden, and Tabitha Harrison to its European Union consulting practice. Their combined extensive knowledge of international chemical and health and safety regulatory programs will supplement the skill sets of other Acta EU professionals. Ms. Downes specializes in Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) registrations and worldwide notifications, having registered many substances under ... read more >
January 27, 2010
Obama to Announce Spending Freeze; Effect on Environmental Programs Uncertain
In the January 27, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report, Lynn L. Bergeson states that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pollution, Prevention, and Toxics staff members "have expressed confidence that the important initiatives under way will be continued to be ... read more >
January 22, 2010
Transparency, Registration Review Among EPA's Top Pesticide Issues for 2010
The January 22, 2010, issue of Daily Environment Report references Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s  January 7, 2010, memorandum regarding its 2010 ... read more >
January 22, 2010
TSCA Reform Debate, Increased EPA Scrutiny Of Chemicals Predicted Throughout 2010
The January 22, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the promulgation of a general significant new use rule for nanoscale chemical substances. According to Bergeson, it “has appeal as it would obviate the need for a TSCA Section 8(a) rule and avoid the small business exemption.” Bergeson also commented on nanomaterial developments expected in ... read more >
January 8, 2010
Comment Period on Proposed Nanotube Rule Extended Following European Trade Request
The January 8, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Charles Auer regarding the request from the European Economic Community's World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade Inquiry Point to extend the comment period on a proposed significant new use rule for two carbon ... read more >
January 5, 2010
US EPA Hits Phthalates in First Set of Chemical Action Plans
In the January 5, 2010, issue of Chemical Watch, Lynn L. Bergeson describes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's chemical action plans as "breathtaking in scope." According to Bergeson, the fact that the Office of Management and Budget reviewed the action plans "portends potentially great and largely unfettered EPA activity in the months to ... read more >
January 5, 2010
Plans for High-Concern Chemicals Show EPA Is "Very Ambitious," Has White House Backing
The January 5, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Charles Auer and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C) December 31, 2009, memorandum regarding the action plans announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on December 30, 2009. Auer described the action plans as "very ambitious" and noted that it remains to be seen whether EPA will have the staff and other resources to be as ambitious as it wants to be. In its memorandum, B&C stated: “EPA has never previously announced so many actions under the Toxic Substances Control Act, nor has ... read more >
November 30, 2009
EU Council Adopts Cosmetics Regulation, Mandates Labeling of Nanoscale Ingredients
The November 30, 2009, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the cosmetics regulation recently adopted by the European Union Council. The regulation would require that manufacturers label products that include nanomaterials. According to Bergeson, consumer confidence and a manufacturer's brand name could be harmed if the word “nano” is disclosed with incorrect or no ... read more >
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