B&C News: Nanotechnology

June 7, 2016
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted In Wall Street Journal Article “Updated Rule Offers Better Oversight of Nanotech Chemicals”
On June 7, 2016, the Wall Street Journal Risk & Compliance Journal reporter Ben DiPietro featured quotes by Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®), about the impact of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform on nanotechnology chemicals. The article “Updated Rule Offers Better Oversight of Nanotech Chemicals” explores how many nanotech chemicals were mostly ignored by the language of TSCA, but may now be reviewed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in order to determine accurate associated risks.   Some of the ... 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 >
December 1, 2015
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Quotes Lynn Bergeson On Proposed Swedish Nanomaterials Reporting Rule
The December 1, 2015, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article “Swedish Agency Proposes Nanomaterials Reporting” included quotes from Lynn L. Bergeson. The proposal is not unexpected, said Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of the law firm Bergeson & Campbell P.C., which has tracked policies for nanomaterials for more than a decade. Sweden's National Action Plan, issued Oct. 8, 2013, recommended the creation of an inventory of products on the market that contain nanomaterials, she said. Based on the limited English information released, “it would appear that ... read more >
November 10, 2015
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted Extensively In BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Nanomaterials Said to Illustrate Need for TSCA Reform”
The November 10, 2015, BNA Daily Environment Report article  "Nanomaterials Said to Illustrate Need for TSCA Reform" included comments from Lynn L. Bergeson and the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) on the importance of TSCA reform for nanomaterials. […]Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C., said the EPA could have used the authority the House and Senate [TSCA modernization] bills would give the agency to order the submission of existing data, without rulemaking. The information from such a data call-in could have increased ... read more >
May 26, 2015
Become a Member of the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud supporter of the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) and we enthusiastically recommend that you consider joining and becoming part of the SNO family during the 2015 membership drive, running now through July 3, 2015. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of B&C, has served on the Governance Board since SNO's founding in 2012. SNO's purpose is unique. It is the only organization devoted exclusively to supporting the development of sustainable nanotechnology for the improvement of society, the environment, and human ... read more >
April 23, 2015
Lynn L. Bergeson to Participate in Key Upcoming Nanotechnology Meetings and Conferences
Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register its long-awaited Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) proposed rule concerning reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when manufactured or processed at the nanoscale (see our memoranda EPA Proposes Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Nanoscale Materials and EPA Opens Docket for Proposed TSCA Section 8(a) Rule for Nanomaterials). The presentations, roundtables, and discussions at the upcoming nanotech events listed below will ... read more >
April 7, 2015
BNA Daily Environment Report Coverage of Science & the Congress Briefing Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson
The April 7, 2015, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report story "Innovation Outpacing Regulatory Systems; Modernized TSCA, New Data Said to Help," reported on "21st Century Understanding of Chemicals," a congressional briefing hosted by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Science & the Congress Project.  Lynn L. Bergeson’s comments at the congressional briefing were quoted.   The Environmental Protection Agency has taken eight times longer to approve new nanoengineered chemicals than new chemicals made with traditional technologies and feedstocks, an attorney specializing in ... read more >
March 26, 2015
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in BNA Daily Environment Report Article on Nanoscale Chemicals Rule
In a March 26, 2015 story on EPA’s proposed rule regarding reporting requirements for companies that make or process nanoengineered chemicals, “Chemical Manufacturers, Processors To Report Basic Data Under EPA Proposal,” Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted.  In a break from previous data-collection rules, the proposed rule would apply to both chemical manufacturers and chemical processors, Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C., told Bloomberg BNA in a March 25 e-mail. Processors, which purchase chemicals to mix them into preparations that are ... 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 >
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