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March 27, 2015
Interest in West Coast Sustainable Futures Training
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its affiliate organizations are investigating the possibility of hosting a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Sustainable Futures workshop on the West Coast in late 2015. As you may know, Sustainable Futures training focuses on a variety of tools, methods, and models that can be used to assess the hazard and potential exposure of chemicals. The intensive, hands-on training provided at Sustainable Futures workshops allows attendees to utilize the EPA methods of hazard and risk screening for human health, ecotoxicity, and ... read more >
March 23, 2015
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Features Comments from Lynn L. Bergeson on Proposed Nanoscale Data-Collection
In the article "OMB Clears Proposed Data-Collection Rule by EPA After More Than Four Years of Review,"  Daily Environment Report quoted B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson : Bergeson said she has heard that vague terms such as "novel properties" and "trace amounts" have been suggested for inclusion in the proposal as the data collection rule was reviewed by various agencies and federal offices. The use of such unclear terms could pose legal and regulatory challenges for the EPA, said Bergeson, who routinely briefs the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association about ... read more >
March 16, 2015
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Work on Nanotech Risks Gets Increasing Investment in Obama’s Fiscal 2016 Budget”
The increasing share of government investment in understanding the environmental, safety and health implications reflects the rise in the commercialization of nanotechnology and the penetration of nano-enhanced products in industry and the marketplace, nanotechnology law and policy specialists told Bloomberg BNA. ‘‘As the commercial applications of nanotechnology have increased and as the federal government has become more engaged, agencies have been very clear about the need for targeted, focused investment in environmental, safety and health for data development, protocols and analytic ... read more >
March 16, 2015
Jim Aidala’s Neonicotinoid Webinar Discussed In Inside EPA Article “State Agriculture Officials Oppose Pesticide Limits In EPA Pollinator Plan"
A February 18, 2015 Daily News feature on InsideEPA.com included comments made by James V. Aidala  as part of a presentation before the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture: In a Feb. 3 presentation to NASDA, Jim Aidala of the Washington, DC, law and consulting firm Bergeson & Campbell PC, said the federal strategy will include strict requirements on pesticide labels that must be followed wherever state plans are not in use. But Aidala said EPA’s role in overseeing the state plans and the degree of autonomy states will have in developing, ... read more >
March 5, 2015
Webinar - Avoiding HCS Citations:  OSHA Issues Useful “How To” Guidance
Thursday, April 2, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) Register online. On February 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the "Enforcement Guidance for the Hazard Communication Standard's (HCS) June 1, 2015, Effective Date" (Guidance). The Guidance offers important insights into OSHA's HCS enforcement strategy and is a must read for stakeholders. See Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C®) memorandum "HCS: OSHA Publishes Enforcement Guidance for the Hazard Communication Standard" for further ... read more >
March 2, 2015
Acta Offers Complimentary Private Sessions at GlobalChem
The Acta Group (Acta®) is pleased to offer to GlobalChem attendees a complimentary 30-minute private session on March 3 with Acta professionals and Acta's South Korean-based affiliate, SHES Chemical Consulting (SHES), to answer questions relating to K-REACH, European REACH, TSCA, or other Asian chemical notification/regulation programs, as requested. This service is offered free of charge, provides an excellent opportunity to maximize your attendance at GlobalChem, and is designed to enable you to obtain specific answers to targeted questions from experts in their field. To take ... read more >
February 26, 2015
Border Security: EPA’s Increased FIFRA Import Enforcement Initiative
March 12, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT) Register online Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to host a complimentary webinar on recent compliance and enforcement issues regarding the importation of pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2014 revisions to its Notice of Arrival (NOA) form (EPA Form 3540-1), coupled with EPA's increasing scrutiny of pesticide imports, indicate that this is an issue of growing interest to EPA and could result in a rise of enforcement ... read more >
February 18, 2015
The Acta Group Shortlisted for Two Chemicals Northwest 2015 Awards
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®), a global scientific and business consulting firm offering a full range of support services for the process of obtaining approvals to market industrial chemicals, biocides, and chemical products with offices in Washington, D.C., Beijing, China, and Manchester, UK, has been named to the shortlist of candidates for two Chemicals Northwest 2015 Awards: "Chemical Services Provider Award," and "Business Improvement Partner Award." The Chemicals Northwest Awards are presented in eleven categories, all of which recognize ... read more >
February 17, 2015
Neonicotinoids and CCD:  ELI Webinar Featuring James V. Aidala
The Environmental Law Institute will host a complimentary webinar, "Neonicotinoids and Colony Collapse Disorder: Regulating and Product Stewardship in the Face of Uncertainty," on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (EST). The webinar is open to the public but registration is required. Fraught with both scientific uncertainty and the potential for significant agricultural and ecological consequences, the debate over neonicotinoid regulation is at the forefront of environmental policy discussions, raising important issues about regulation and product ... read more >
February 17, 2015
Save the Date - Border Security: EPA’s Increased FIFRA Import Enforcement Initiative
March 12, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT) Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to host a complimentary webinar on recent compliance and enforcement issues regarding the importation of pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2014 revisions to its Notice of Arrival (NOA) form (EPA Form 3540-1), coupled with EPA's increasing scrutiny of pesticide imports, indicate that this is an issue of growing interest to EPA and could result in a rise of enforcement cases or, at a minimum, ... read more >
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