B&C News: FIFRA

May 7, 2018
Lisa M. Campbell to Moderate FIFRA Enforcement & Compliance Panel at New Developments in Pesticide Law and Policy Conference
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that on May 8, 2018, Lisa M. Campbell, Partner, will moderate the “FIFRA Enforcement & Compliance” panel at the New Developments in Pesticide Law and Policy conference.  This conference is hosted by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (ABA SEER) and CropLife America, and will cover crop protection issues in the United States and Europe. The New Developments in Pesticide Law and Policy conference is an ABA SEER and CropLife America ... read more >
May 3, 2018
B&C Memorandum Quoted By Inside EPA Regarding EPA’s Proposed Confidential Data Transparency Rule
On May 3, 2018, Inside EPA quoted the Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) memorandum “EPA Releases Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science Proposed Rule” in the article “Critics Doubt EPA Plan To Redact Confidential Data In Transparency Rule.” “For pesticide registrants, the rule poses significant potential issues,” the industry law firm Bergeson & Campbell said in an April 30 analysis, citing, as an example, “registrants spending millions of dollars on studies necessary to register products that are proprietary ... read more >
April 27, 2018
James V. Aidala and Richard E. Engler Quoted By Bloomberg Environment Regarding Proposed Public Data Plan
On April 27, 2018, James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Richard E. Engler, Senior Chemist with B&C, were quoted in the Bloomberg Environment article “Pesticide Makers Back Public-Data Plan—But Not for Trade Secrets.” If the agency sticks with the $100 million threshold under the executive order, then the EPA decisions on whether new chemicals can enter commerce would largely be unaffected, as most wouldn’t meet that threshold, Richard Engler, a senior chemist at Bergeson & Campbell PC who ... read more >
April 12, 2018
James V. Aidala Quoted in Bloomberg Environment Article “Dicamba Herbicide Makers Banking on Successful Summer
On April 12, 2018, Bloomberg Environment quoted James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.(B&C®) regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) possible decision to extend registration for dicamba herbicide formulations. “Passing another time-limited registration would give them a heck of a lot of leverage,” said James Aidala, a senior government affairs consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, PC, a Washington-based law firm specializing in chemical regulatory compliance. The EPA has the right to take a ... read more >
April 10, 2018
Inside EPA Features Comments Made During B&C FIFRA Hot Topics Webinar
On April 10, 2018, Inside EPA included quotes from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Bloomberg BNA’s FIFRA Hot Topics webinar in the article “Former EPA official 'gloomy' on ESA pesticide deal.” A former senior EPA pesticide official is pessimistic that federal officials will be able to overhaul their process for assessing pesticides' risks under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), calling prospects for such a deal “gloomy” given stakeholders past reluctance to compromise. “Each side has to make some serious compromises,” ... read more >
January 19, 2018
WEBINAR - - Chemical Regulation in 2018: A Sneak Preview of Things to Come
  Thursday, February 8, 2018 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (EST) Register Today First in the 2018 Bloomberg BNA/Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Chemical Policy Summit Series -- see the full schedule of webinars below. What a difference a year makes!  To some extent, the surprise of 2016 -- the election of Donald J. Trump as President -- did make many predicted changes about life in Washington, D.C. for 2017 come true.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget proposal reflects serious cuts, environmental policies were reversed, rules were withdrawn, several ... read more >
October 6, 2017
Inside EPA Quotes B&C Memorandum on EPA, FDA Jurisdiction for Mosquito Related Products
On October 6, 2017, Inside EPA quoted a recent Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) memorandum in the article “EPA wins power to oversee biotech mosquito controls.” EPA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued new guidance clarifying that EPA has authority for regulating biotechnology (Bt) products such as genetically modified mosquitoes that are used to control the pests, a step that one industry law firm says will be helpful for navigating a federal “jurisdictional quagmire." […] In an Oct. 5 blog, the law firm Bergeson and Campbell ... read more >
August 3, 2017
Heather F. Collins, M.S., Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Heather F. Collins, M.S., has joined our firms as a Regulatory Consultant.  Ms. Collins has nearly two decades of experience developing, implementing, and managing environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) compliance for global chemical and chemical product companies.  Her prodigious skills in developing biocide and pesticide registration and compliance strategies, safety data sheet (SDS) authoring, and dangerous goods management, coupled with her keen awareness of the ... read more >
July 3, 2017
Career Opportunities at B&C
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is seeking chemical regulatory attorneys to join our trusted, respected, and highly-experienced team of lawyers, regulatory consultants, scientists, and policy experts.  Positions will be based in our Washington, D.C. office, although telework arrangements may be considered for suitable candidates.  Applicants should be experienced in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and other domestic and/or international chemical product laws and governance systems. Desired ... read more >
June 1, 2017
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson On Ruling Against Conditional Approval of Nanosilver Pesticide
On June 1, 2017, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article “EPA Failed to Justify Nanosilver Pesticide Approval, Court Says.”   [...] Lynn Bergeson, managing partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. told Bloomberg BNA the agency will need to issue some sort of stop sale or other order to implement the court's vacatur. EPA will then need to review the record and determine whether it has the evidence needed to address the court's ... read more >
May 4, 2017
Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Contribute to ABA SEER’s The Year in Review 2016
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the publication of The Year in Review 2016:  Environment, Energy, and Resources Law by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER).  The Year in Review provides an annual summary of developments in environmental, energy, and resources law.  B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., co-authored the Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know 2016 Annual Report.    The 2016 Annual Report provides a detailed ... read more >
March 29, 2017
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article Includes Comments From James Aidala On Possible Chlorpyrifos Restrictions
On March 29, 2017, the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report included comments from, James Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), in the article “Trump Administration to Make Tough Decision on Dow Chemical.” […]But undoing the underpinnings that justify a near-ban will take more than political will, said Jim Aidala, a senior consultant with Bergeson & Campbell PC. A decision that favors the manufacturer, Dow AgroSciences, and the agrichemical industry broadly, will have to be robust enough to convince the ... read more >
March 23, 2017
B&C Seeks Applicants For Pesticide Registration Specialist Position
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), is seeking a pesticide registration specialist to join our growing team of regulatory consultants, scientists, and policy experts.  This position will be based in our Washington, D.C. office, although telework arrangements may be considered for the right candidate.  Applicants should be experienced in all aspects of preparing, submitting, and managing applications under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), having worked for a registering entity or a regulatory agency. Desired ... read more >
March 20, 2017
James Aidala Quoted In Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Mixed Review of Glyphosate Links to Cancer Frustrates Some”
On March 20, 2017, James Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report on the recently released report on the health risks posed by glyphosate. “My overall reaction to the report was that it was really uninformative,” Jim Aidala, a consultant with Bergeson & Campbell PC who served as the EPA's chemical office chief under President Bill Clinton, told Bloomberg BNA. The report goes back and forth between “some say this, and some say that,” which offers ... read more >
January 11, 2017
The Top Chemical Regulatory Stories of 2016
  The attorneys, scientists, policy experts, and regulatory advisors of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), The Acta Group (Acta®), and B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) endeavor year-round to keep you informed on key developments as they happen, and prepared for looming changes and deadlines, to help you maintain compliance and competitive advantage as you market your products throughout the world. As the new year begins, we offer you this look back at the top stories of 2016 (as measured by clicks, reads, and shares by readers of our blogs and e-mails), a ... read more >
June 14, 2016
Richard E. Engler Presents “U.S. Market Pressure and the Battle between Hazard and Risk” at the Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference
On June 14, 2016, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “U.S. Market Pressure and the Battle between Hazard and Risk” at the 2016 Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. Dr. Engler discussed the various risk-based regulations at play in the U.S., including the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Plant Protection Act. Dr. Engler stated that there are also a variety of hazard-based regulations ... read more >
June 2, 2016
Lynn L. Bergeson Presents “The Nanotechnology Legal and Regulatory Landscape” at the 2016 International Nanotoxicology Congress
On June 2, 2016, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented “The Nanotechnology Legal and Regulatory Landscape” at the 2016 International Nanotoxicology Congress in Boston. Ms. Bergeson stated that there are many ongoing global initiatives involving diverse governance aspects of nanoscale materials and many countries continue to make progress in defining nanoscale materials, addressing related definitional challenges, developing suitable governance approaches to manage potential risks, and conducting testing while developing ... read more >
April 15, 2016
Jim Aidala Presents “FQPA 20 Years Later: The Evolution Of Science” At CropLife America Spring Conference
On April 14, 2016, James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., presented regarding the evolution of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) at the CropLife RISE Spring Conference in Arlington, Virginia. FQPA was created to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). During “FQPA 20 Years Later: The Evolution of Science,” Mr. Aidala discussed the history and creation of FQPA from 1987, when the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released the “Delaney ... 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 >
January 26, 2016
Susan M. Kirsch Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group as Government Affairs Advisor
  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Susan M. Kirsch has joined our teams as Government Affairs Advisor. Ms. Kirsch brings substantial regulatory and technical policy expertise at the local, state, and federal levels, with experience at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resource Division, and most recently the Association of Clean Water Administrators, where she was Senior Environmental Program Manager. Ms. Kirsch will offer ... read more >
November 17, 2015
Acta Career Opportunity:  Pesticide Registration Specialist
The Acta Group (Acta®), a consulting firm affiliated with Washington, D.C. law firm Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), is seeking a pesticide registration specialist to join our growing team of regulatory consultants, scientists, and policy experts.  This position will be based in our Washington, D.C. office, although telework arrangements may be considered for the right candidate.  Applicants should be experienced in all aspects of preparing, submitting, and managing applications under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), having worked for ... 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 >
February 26, 2015
Border Security: EPA’s Increased FIFRA Import Enforcement Initiative
March 12, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT) This webinar has occurred.  For copies of presentation materials contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com.  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 ... 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 >
January 26, 2015
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Announces New Blog Reporting on Regulatory and Legal Developments in Pesticide and Pesticide Product Issues
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the launch of the Pesticide Law and Policy Blog to report on federal, state, and international regulatory, legal, and policy developments involving conventional pesticides, biopesticides, antimicrobials, and other pesticide products. The blog is available at pesticideblog.lawbc.com; users may sign up to receive e-mails of new posts to the blog at pesticideblog.lawbc.com/rss. The Pesticide Law and Policy Blog will provide a platform for the lawyers, scientists, regulatory consultants, and government and policy ... read more >
December 3, 2014
Experts from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group Publish Global Chemical Control Handbook: A Guide to Chemical Management Programs
The attorneys, scientists, and regulatory professionals of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are proud to have authored Global Chemical Control Handbook: A Guide to Chemical Management Programs, recently released by the American Bar Association. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of B&C and President of Acta, provided the guiding vision for this comprehensive desk reference book as editor and co-author. Reflecting on the work of her colleagues, and others, on this book, Ms. Bergeson stated: "The Global Chemical Control Handbook reflects ... read more >
September 25, 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) This webinar has occurred.  For copies of presentation materials contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com.  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 ... read more >
September 12, 2014
James V. Aidala quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Story "Advocates' Lawsuit Could Result in EPA Ban On Widely Used Organophosphate Ingredient."
James V. Aidala was quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report speaking on the chlorpyrifos lawsuit. “This filing is probably a small piece of the environmental groups' much larger overall strategy, [said] Jim Aidala, a former EPA pesticide official in the Clinton administration and now a senior consultant at the law firm previous hitBergesonnext hit and Campbell. The agency has technically not yet missed its December deadline, he told Bloomberg BNA, so it is unclear what the plaintiffs are asking a judge to require the EPA to do. ‘There's some legal chess game ... read more >
September 10, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Story "EPA 'Open for Business' on Nanosilver, Administrative, Enforcement Actions Indicate."
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report featured comments by Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent conditional registration of HeiQ’s nanosilver pesticide to be used on textiles. In the article, Bergeson is quoted as saying “the relevance of HeiQ is not just that the EPA approved a single application under the terms of FIFRA. It also telegraphs that EPA is open for business for the purposes of reviewing applications. That’s a big deal.” The article goes on to report that EPA has proposed more conditional registrations for ... read more >
September 4, 2014
Spray Drift, Volatilization, and Pesticide Registration Review:  How to Navigate the Issues
SAVE THE DATE Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Within the last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun issuing guidance documents -- and at least one registration review decision -- that reflect developing EPA policy on spray drift and volatilization issues. How EPA endeavors both to identify and to manage the potential for spray drift and volatilization are likely to be key elements of ongoing and future risk assessments, with significant potential impact on forthcoming EPA registration review decisions and product registrations. As a ... read more >
August 19, 2014
Bergeson & Campbell P. C. quoted in Inside EPA Story "Judge Rejects Majority of Pesticide 'Mega' Suit Challenges As Time-Barred."
“Industry law firm Bergeson & Campbell in an Aug. 18 commentary says that Spero's decision is of ‘particular significance for two reasons. First, it clearly follows prior decisions under which the vast majority of all claims concerning the failure of EPA to consult with [the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)] under ESA Section 7(a)(2) concerning pesticide registrations will now be time barred. Second, it addresses for the first time difficult jurisdictional issues concerning which FIFRA registration actions are reviewable and in what ... read more >
August 5, 2014
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Highlights Lessons from B&C's Supplemental Distribution Webinar; Webinar Slides Available for Download
B&C’s Sheryl L. Dolan and Lisa R. Burchi were featured in a Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report story “Clear Supply Chain Roles, Responsibilities Help Avoid FIFRA Violations, Attorneys Say,” which is available in its entirety online, and is excerpted below. Copies of the webinar presentation slides, “EPA's Supplemental Distribution: Enforcement Actions Are Buzzing: How to Avoid Getting Stung,” are available by contacting chad.howlin@lawbc.com “Pesticide registrants, companies that produce pesticides under contract for registrants and ... read more >
July 2, 2014
EPA’s Supplemental Distribution Enforcement Actions Are Buzzing:  How to Avoid Getting Stung
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made good on its intent to focus enforcement efforts on Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) supplemental distribution, resulting in several settlements with significant penalty assessments. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) recently issued a memorandum discussing the enforcement actions, the regulatory requirements for supplemental distribution, and what issues companies should address to help avoid such an enforcement action. That memorandum is ... read more >
March 14, 2014
James V. Aidala Delivers Address on Newsworthy Topics in Pesticide Regulatory Policy
James V. Aidala, Senior Government Consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), delivered the keynote address at the Spring Board Meeting of the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials held in Arlington, Virginia, on March 10, 2014. His presentation gave background, analysis, and commentary on the most newsworthy issues in pesticide regulatory policy today, including possible impact on pollinators, spray drift, and bystander risk; the difficulty of communicating science in fast news cycles and 140 character-limited social media platforms; and the Executive Orders ... read more >
February 10, 2014
EPA Seeks To Limit Pesticide Drift Exposures
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was quoted in an Inside EPA article regarding EPA's recently released draft pesticide spray drift policy: “Released last February, the draft assessment said buffer zones ranging from 0 to greater than 4,000 feet could be necessary to reduce children's and other bystanders' exposure. The calculations are based on field size, crop-dependent application rates, and a risk-based 'concentration of concern' the agency sets using the health endpoint of concern. At the time, law firm Bergeson and Campbell suggested that EPA's approach for ... read more >
May 14, 2013
Europe’s Neonic Restrictions Contrast with EPA’s Solution
James V. Aidala was quoted in the May 3, 2013, issue of Pesticide and Chemical Policy on the effect on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of a recent decision by the European Commission to restrict use of three neonicotinoids: “‘The pressure on EPA will increase as a result of the European restrictions,’ says James Aidala, senior government consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, and former assistant administrator for EPA’s office of prevention, pesticides, and toxic substances. ‘Is there a need for further mitigation? And if there is, how do you implement it? now ... read more >
May 14, 2013
James V. Aidala Featured as "Quote of the Week" in Pesticide and Chemical Policy
Pesticide and Chemical Policy spoke with James V. Aidala for the article “National Academy Urges Federal Agencies to Adopt ERA Methodology,” in the May 3, 2013, issue and featured the following comment as their “Quote of the Week”: “‘The [NAS report] doesn’t get to the issue of the fact EPA and the [wildlife] services don’t like to play in the same sandbox together,’ — James Aidala, senior consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, and former assistant administrator for EPA’s office of prevention, pesticides, and toxic ... read more >
April 12, 2013
EPA Publishes Pesticide Review Guidelines
James V. Aidala was quoted in the April 12, 2013 Pesticide and Chemical Policy Daily News Alert: “The EPA's new guideline, a revision of an August 2012 draft, is being met with qualified praise. "It's a step in the right direction," Jim Aidala, senior government consultant, Bergeson & Campbell told Pesticide & Chemical ... read more >
March 8, 2013
Materials from Successful B&C and CPDA Workshop to Explore Agricultural Product Challenges with GHS
On February 28, 2013, the Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) jointly sponsored a workshop on Global Harmonization System (GHS) labeling requirements for agricultural chemicals. The workshop featured speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Department of Transportation (DOT), and Lynn L. Bergeson, and explored OSHA's final rule modifying its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform to the GHS for chemicals, which was published in ... read more >
November 6, 2012
B&C Updates Its Memorandum on International Data Compensation and Sharing Mechanisms
In light of the the European Union's (EU) adoption of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) (Regulation (EU) 528/2012), which replaces and repeals the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) (98/8/EC) for regulating biocidal active substances and biocidal products, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) has updated its memorandum on EU and international data compensation and sharing mechanisms. The BPR entered into force on July 17, 2012, with many new provisions going into effect on September 1, 2013, with a transitional period for certain provisions. B&C's 50-page memorandum ... read more >
September 21, 2012
Clean Water Groups Call for Analysis of Nanosilver’s Environmental Impacts
The September 21, 2012, issue of Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report describes comments from the Silver Nanotechnology Working Group, filed by the law firm Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., that request that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA defer the start of the registration review on nanosilver until the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) completes an evaluation of new scientific ... read more >
May 24, 2012
US EPA does not expect Nano Regulations to be approved, NGOs claim
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the likelihood the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will obtain information on nanomaterials in pesticides without a regulatory ... read more >
May 24, 2012
White House Blocking EPA Efforts to Issue Rules on Nanomaterials, Advocates Say
The May 24, 2012, issue of Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the lack of progress on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) information collection policy for nanoscale ... read more >
May 3, 2012
Lynn L. Bergeson Co-Authors Chapter in ABA The Year in Review
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and its consulting affiliates, B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) and The Acta Group (Acta), are pleased to announce the publication of The Year in Review 2011: Environment, Energy, and Resources Law by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. The Year in Review provides an annual summary of developments in environmental, energy, and resources law. Lynn L. Bergeson co-authored the Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know 2011 Annual Report. The Year in Review is available for pre-order ... read more >
April 23, 2012
Interim Guidance Sets Standards for Offers to Pay for Use of Endocrine Program Data
The April 23, 2012, issue of Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson concerning an interim guidance developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that outlines the elements of an offer to pay for the use of inert ingredient data used to meet test orders under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program ... read more >
April 20, 2012
EPA Recommends Registrants Include Label Information on Safety Data Sheets
The April 20, 2012, issue of Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s April 19, 2012, memorandum concerning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) 2012-1, on material safety data sheets as pesticide ... read more >
April 16, 2012
B&C Updates Its Memorandum on International Data Compensation and Sharing Mechanisms
In light of the European Chemicals Agency's (ECHA) recent release of Version 2.0 of its Guidance on Data Sharing, which provides assistance to companies placing substances onto the European Union (EU) market under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation (EC regulation 1907/2006), and other developments, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. has updated its memorandum on EU and international data compensation and sharing mechanisms. This 35-page memorandum reviews data citation, compensation, and sharing provisions under REACH and Canada's ... read more >
January 26, 2012
NRDC Files Lawsuit to Block EPA’s Conditional Registration of Nanosilver Pesticide
The January 26, 2012, issue of Pesticide and Chemical Policy quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the Natural Resources Defense Council’s lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) conditional registration of nanosilver. Bergeson believes EPA's decisions were "scientifically robust and that in court they would ... read more >
December 1, 2011
EPA Grants 1st Approval for Nanopesticide
The December 1, 2011, issue of the New Haven Independent quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) conditional registration of nanosilver as a new active ... read more >
November 9, 2011
Compliance Official Says EPA in 2012 Will Focus Efforts on Imports, Retailers
The November 9, 2011, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes James V. Aidala regarding the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting requirements for pesticides. According to Aidala, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) immediate focus on education rather than enforcement will give Congress time to pass legislation to end the permitting ... read more >
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