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May 3, 2010
EPA Releases Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
The May 3, 2010, issue of Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) development of a list of chemicals of concern under the Toxic Substances Control Act ... read more >
May 3, 2010
TSCA Reform Proposals Said to Broaden Scope of Firms Required to Provide EPA Data
In the May 3, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report, Kathleen Roberts notes that the proposed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation would make a critical change by covering manufacturers "and" processors. Currently, most TSCA provisions apply to manufacturers "or" processors, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rarely chosen to seek toxicity and other data from ... read more >
April 27, 2010
Industry Fears TSCA 'Concern' List Could Drive Liability Over Export Notices
The April 27, 2010, issue of InsideEPA.com's Risk Policy Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) development of a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) list of chemicals of concern. According to Bergeson, the concern list could have “broad compliance implications,” depending on whether EPA requires companies who produce chemicals on the list to file export notifications. Charles M. Auer, now affiliated with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., stated that a listing could also have “a potentially significant effect on the ... read more >
April 24, 2010
Industry Alarmed by Scope of U.S. Toxics Reform Legislation
In the April 24, 2010, issue of Chemical Week Regulatory Watch, Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the "disturbing absence of checks and balances" in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bills, including the right to challenge certain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decisions in ... read more >
April 23, 2010
Industry Fears TSCA Reform Bill Could Stymie New Chemical Development
In an April 23, 2010, issue of Inside EPA, Charles M. Auer is quoted regarding the data requirements for new and existing chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation. According to Auer, the Senate bill has a "significant bias" against the development of new chemicals, because data for new substances would be required upfront, while manufacturers could have years to submit the same data for existing ... read more >
April 19, 2010
TSCA Reform Discussions Must Include Logistical Issues, Former EPA Staff Say
The April 19, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environmental Report quotes Charles M. Auer, former Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), and James V. Aidala, former EPA Assistant Administrator for Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, regarding the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation released by ... read more >
April 16, 2010
House, Senate Efforts to Overhaul TSCA Praised; Clarity Needed, Diverse Groups Say
The BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the House and Senate bills that would reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Bergeson noted that the Senate bill's focus on new chemicals made in quantities above one million pounds annually could limit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) review of many nanomanufactured chemicals, as they would not hit that production level in a single year, while other aspects of the Senate bill show legislators seek to provide EPA with significant discretion to evaluate and compel data on new and/or special ... read more >
April 6, 2010
Industry Pushes EPA Away From 'Adverse' Nano Reporting For Pesticides
The April 6, 2010, issue of InsideEPA.com's Toxics Regulation News reports on a recent NanoBusiness Alliance Federal Roundtable, where Lynn L. Bergeson asked whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is willing to meet with stakeholders to discuss a "less injurious" way for EPA to obtain the data it believes it needs concerning nanoscale materials in ... read more >
April 5, 2010
Firm Offers First Nano-Specific Insurance; Attorney Calls Liability Coverage 'Good News'
The April 5, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson concerning nano-specific insurance offered by Lexington Insurance ... read more >
March 26, 2010
Lynn L. Bergeson Participates in Public Forum about the Emerging Field of Nanotechnology
On April 3, 2010, the Lemelson Center for Study of Invention and Innovation, with support from the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), will host a public forum about the emerging field of nanotechnology. Lynn L. Bergeson is among the panel of experts that will provide an introduction to ... read more >
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