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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 >
November 26, 2009
Acta EU Moves Office
The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) is pleased to announce that it relocated its offices on November 26, 2009. Please update your records with Acta EU's new address, phone numbers, and fax number below. There will be no change in the e-mail address. The Acta Group EU, Ltd Avanta Royal Mills 17 Redhill Street Ancoats Urban Village Manchester, M4 5BA, UK +44 (0) 1612164260 (main number) +44 (0) 1612164263 (fax ... read more >
November 23, 2009
Lynn L. Bergeson Included in Washingtonian's List of Top Lawyers
We are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson is included on the list of top environmental lawyers in the feature on top lawyers in the December 2009 issue of Washingtonian . Washingtonian compiled its list of top lawyers relying heavily on peer recommendations, asking attorneys who was setting the standard in his or her field. Washingtonian’s list of the 800 top lawyers in 29 legal specialties represents the top one percent of lawyers in ... read more >
November 19, 2009
Joseph E. Plamondon, Ph.D. Will Speak at REACH in Practice Conference in Cologne, Germany
We are pleased to announce that Joseph E. Plamondon, Ph.D., who works for both Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and The Acta Group, L.L.C., a B&C consulting affiliate, will be speaking at the Sixth International Fresenius Chemicals Policy Conference: REACH in Practice, on December 7-8, 2009, in Cologne, Germany. On December 8, 2009, Dr. Plamondon will provide an update on the current status of reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and address chemical nomenclature under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). More information ... read more >
November 18, 2009
First Appeal Filed with ECHA Board of Appeal Results in Rectification of ECHA Decision
On September 16, 2009, Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW), with and relying on the advice and assistance of The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU), an affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., submitted the first appeal against a decision of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA or the Agency) with the ECHA Board of Appeal, on behalf of the registrant. On the basis of this submission, on October 14, 2009, the Executive Director of ECHA rectified the contested decision pursuant to Article 93(1) of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation.  By ... read more >
November 17, 2009
Australia Seeks Comment on Proposal for Regulating Industrial Nanomaterials
The November 17, 2009, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding Australia's proposed strategy to regulate new nanoscale chemicals and existing chemicals produced at the nanoscale. According to Bergeson, the proposal is "refreshingly thorough and comprehensive" and could serve as a model for other ... read more >
October 22, 2009
James V. Aidala Will Speak at Pesticide Regulation Conference
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is pleased to announce that James V. Aidala will be speaking at the November 3-4, 2009, Pesticide Regulation Conference in Crystal City, Virginia. The conference will feature keynote talks by Steve Owens, the Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, and Debbie Edwards, Director of the Office of Pesticide Programs, on their priorities for pesticide regulation under the Obama Administration. Aidala will participate in a panel on November 3, 2009, and provide industry perspectives ... read more >
September 28, 2009
EPA Chemicals Office Needs More Resources, Former Assistant Administrators Suggest
The September 28, 2009, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes James Aidala regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s need for additional resources to address ... read more >
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