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October 27, 2014
BRAG® Petitions EPA for Biodiesel Products CDR Exemptions Already Granted to Petroleum Products
On October 21, 2014, the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) submitted petitions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting that biodiesel fuel manufacturers be granted the same Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) exemptions that petroleum-based diesel manufacturers already receive. BRAG made its petitions through two mechanisms allowed under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rules. BRAG's petitioning of EPA was reported in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report story "Biobased Diesel Companies Petition EPA For Rules Comparable To ... read more >
October 14, 2014
Imminent Events of Note in Nanotechnology, Biobased Chemicals, California Safer Consumer Products, and Chemical Regulation Globally
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are proud to be sponsors, presenters, and/or exhibitors at a select number of special events this Fall that will present focused education and guidance on key issues: WEBINAR -- Regulation of Nanotechnology: Practical Information for Industry, Researchers and Other Stakeholders, October 16, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EDT) This webinar, presented by the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), will feature James Alwood and Kenneth Moss of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ... read more >
October 8, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report story “EPA Withdraws Nanomaterial Reporting Rule From OMB Review, Sends New Proposal”
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report featured comments by Lynn L. Bergeson in an October 8, 2014 story regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent withdrawal of a reporting rule regarding nanoscale materials that it submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) four years ago, and the significant new use rule (SNUR) it proposed the same day as the withdrawal (RIN No. 2070-AJ54). ‘‘ ‘Some of us had speculated that EPA had given up the ghost,’ attorney Lynn Bergeson, who frequently handles toxic chemical issues, told Bloomberg BNA. ... read more >
October 3, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Law360 Article “TSCA Reform Chances Dim With Boxer’s Preemption Pushback.”
Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in Law360 discussing the recently released proposals to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). “‘Electing to eliminate any preemptive effect virtually assures the propagation of inconsistent, random state and local chemical regulations,’ Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell PC, said. ‘The patchwork approach to state and local regulations is the nemesis of the business community and a key driver for TSCA reform.’ Bergeson said there is not much room for negotiation under Boxer’s ... read more >
September 30, 2014
Successful EOSA Safety Training Webinar Highlights Value of Chemical Consortia Activities
The benefits of forming or joining a chemical industry consortium go well beyond responding to test rules or other regulatory programs forcing coordination and cooperation among market competitors. B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) assists a number of companies that are working together within formal trade groups to achieve industry-wide goals that single companies could not accomplish on their own. These include addressing misperceptions regarding chemical products, highlighting the benefits of chemicals and technologies to regulators, legislators, and the general public, ... read more >
September 26, 2014
California's Release of Draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan Drives Agenda of 5th Safer Consumer Products Summit
October 22-24, 2014, San Francisco, California With the Draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) now released, it is important for manufacturers, importers, and retailers of consumer products in the categories listed by DTSC in the Work Plan to understand and address any issues. The upcoming Safer Consumer Products Summit, of which Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud sponsor, will bring together DTSC staff, brand owners, chemical companies, and industry associations to discuss these developments in ... read more >
September 25, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Story “Senate TSCA Modernization Talks Collapse; Reform Supporters Look to Next Congress."
The September 19, 2014, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report featured comments by Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the collapse of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform talks, specifically efforts to revise the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009). Bergeson “told Bloomberg BNA the collapse of the bipartisan Senate discussions on TSCA reform was disappointing but not surprising. ‘Stakeholders can be encouraged by the late rally in the legislative cycle, and perhaps by whatever progress was made to move the needle closer to a version of reform legislation that both ... read more >
September 24, 2014
Spray Drift, Volatilization, and Pesticide Registration Review:  How to Navigate the Issues
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EDT) To register for this complimentary webinar, please contact Chad Howlin by September 26, 2014. Speakers include well-recognized experts on these complex issues: Jeff Dawson, Senior Scientist, Chemist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Health Effects Division and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C®) Senior Scientist Susan H. Youngren, Ph.D., and Senior Government Consultant James V. Aidala. The webinar will be moderated by Lisa M. Campbell, Founding Member of B&C. Their presentation will be ... read more >
September 23, 2014
ChemCon The Americas -- Twelve In-Depth Sessions, Dozens of Regulatory Authorities, Hundreds of Industry Delegates, One Unparalleled Conference and Exhibition
October 28 - 30, 2014, Chicago, Illinois Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is proud to once again be a sponsor of and program advisor to ChemCon, the premier global chemical control conference offering the most authoritative speakers, most in-depth sessions, and broadest global perspective on existing and emerging chemical regulatory schemes. Highlights from the diverse and substantive program planned for Chicago include: Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Update and Forecast   Next Generation Chemical Regulation: ... read more >
September 18, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson comments on TSCA reform in Chemical Watch article “US Senator Boxer Reveals TSCA Reform Bill: Vitter Proposal Roundly Criticised.”
Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson in response to Senator Boxer’s (D-CA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) counterproposal to the Chemical Security Improvement Act (CISA) sponsored by Senator David Vitter (R-LA). Bergeson said of the issue “I do not give Senator Boxer’s bill, or any other TSCA reform measure much hope given the lateness of the session, the lack of alignment on key measures in the bill, and the polarisation on matters generally in Congress. Whether the bill provides a useful jump start to discussion next session is another matter.” Bergeson ... read more >
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