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May 26, 2016
The New TSCA Webinar 1 - Overview and Summary of Major Changes: What to Expect and When to Expect It
Date: June 13, 2016, 11:00 a.m. (EDT), 8:00 a.m. (PDT) Price: Complimentary - click here to register Topics covered: Key terms needing legal interpretation Chemical prioritization Pace of existing chemical reviews Changes to new chemicals process Implementation deadlines Rulemaking Fees "Sound science" Speakers: Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Charles M. Auer, Charles Auer & Associates, LLC, former Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Richard A. Denison, ... read more >
May 19, 2016
B&C Professionals Help Tell the Story of EPA's "Half Century of Progress"
  Many Americans today, including many legislators at the federal and state levels, were not yet born when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created by President Nixon in 1970, or they were too young to appreciate how air and water quality were deteriorating until governments, private companies, and individual citizens stepped up to take action. The EPA Alumni Association, recognizing the importance of current and future generations understanding the history and lessons learned of the past 50 years, has created an interactive report entitled Protecting the ... read more >
May 16, 2016
2016 Chemical Data Reporting Webinar Recording Available; Analysis of CDR Enforcement Actions Released
To prepare companies for the reporting period for the 2016 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule, June 1 - September 30, 2016, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) presented a webinar, "2016 Chemical Data Reporting: Don't Despair; Get Prepared!," on May 3, 2016.  A recording of the webinar, presentation slides, and a document containing detailed answers to the many questions submitted by webinar participants will be made available to B&C clients and associates who were not able to attend. Contact hlewis@lawbc.com to request the materials.  As seasoned ... read more >
May 3, 2016
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Quotes B&C’s Richard Engler, Ph.D. On CDR Rule
The May 3, 2016, article “Make Chemical Reports to EPA Consistent: Former Official,” by Pat Rizzuto and published by the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report, included comments made by B&C Senior Scientist Richard Engler, Ph.D. during B&C’s recent CDR webinar. […]Under its Next Generation Compliance initiative, the EPA will compare the data it receives from the Chemical Data Reporting, or CDR, rule to information obtained through other regulations, Richard Engler, a senior chemist at Bergeson & Campbell P.C., said during a CDR webinar the law firm ... read more >
May 2, 2016
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson and Charles Auer In “EPA Expands Regions’ Chemical Management Role”
On May 2, 2016, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report published “EPA Expands Regions’ Chemical Management Role,” featuring comments from B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and B&C affiliate Charles Auer. The article discussed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) April 29, 2016 action to manage certain chemicals and related issues more than they traditionally have done. […]“The new regional role is a significant change as the regions did not previously have much of a role in the Toxic Substances Control Act other than things like ... read more >
April 26, 2016
George W. Wilson, Jr. Scholarship Fund
As many of our clients and friends know, George W. Wilson, Jr. died last November. George served as Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C®) chief technology officer for many years. To those of us who knew and worked with George, we loved his passion for life, we relied upon his expertise in information technology, and we appreciated and benefitted from his vision for the seamless integration of business, information technology, and accounting. Many more who did not have the pleasure of personally knowing George benefitted from his tireless efforts to advance the efficiency and ... read more >
April 15, 2016
Comments From Lynn L. Bergeson Featured In Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “European Commission Sets Out Terminology for Nanomaterial Assessment”
On April 15, 2016, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report published “European Commission Sets Out Terminology for Nanomaterial Assessment,” an article focusing on the EC Joint Research Center’s release of definitions for 43 nanotechnology risk assessment terms. […]JRC technical reports are respected resources that have demonstrable value, and can be widely used, but it has no binding legal effect, Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of the U.S.-headquartered law firm Bergeson & Campbell PC, told Bloomberg BNA. Her law firm has monitored nanotechnology policy ... read more >
April 7, 2016
Inside EPA Quotes Lisa Campbell and Timothy Backstrom In Article “Bayer Eyes Rare FIFRA Hearing to Challenge EPA Pesticide Cancellation”
On April 5, 2016, Inside EPA included comments from a Pesticide Law and Policy Blog post written by B&C partner Lisa Campbell and B&C attorney Timothy Backstrom in the article “Bayer Eyes Rare FIFRA Hearing To Challenge EPA Pesticide Cancellation.”  Observers tracking the case say that whether the Office of Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) requires EPA to follow the lengthier cancellation process under FIFRA section 6(b) could inform EPA's pesticide cancellation process moving forward. In a March 1, 2016, blog, Lisa Campbell ... read more >
April 5, 2016
BRAG Petition Succeeds:  EPA Expands Chemical Data Reporting Exemptions To Biodiesel Products
On March 29, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Partial Exemption of Certain Chemical Substances from Reporting Additional Chemical Data final rule in the Federal Register. This final rule amends the list of chemical substances that are partially exempt from additional reporting requirements under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule. The rule applies to six biodiesel chemicals that are very similar to petroleum based biodiesel chemicals that are already on the exempt list. Per EPA's estimate, companies that utilize this reporting exemption will save ... read more >
April 4, 2016
2016 Chemical Data Reporting: Don’t Despair; Get Prepared! Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m
Register online. In two short months, the reporting period for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2016 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule, June 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016, will open. Will your company be ready? Are you well-versed in the new reporting elements that will be required in the 2016 reporting cycle? Do you know whether your chemicals will be subject to lower reporting thresholds, or if the 2012 reporting exemptions still apply? Are you certain you have all the relevant information collected and ready to submit on Form U? If you answered "no" to any ... read more >
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