B&C News: Nanotechnology

December 8, 2016
Lynn L. Bergeson Co-authors ACS Book “Nanotechnology: Delivering on the Promise”
Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®) Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson contributed a chapter to the recently published book Nanotechnology: Delivering on the Promise, a two-volume American Chemical Society (ACS) symposium report that discusses advances in nanotechnology and the value of precautionary risk management. These volumes cover advances nanotechnology has made with materials, energy, electronic devices, agriculture, and biomedicine, as well as the regulatory response to these new technologies.  Ms. Bergeson contributed the chapter “Opportunities and Challenges for ... read more >
July 4, 2016
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted In Environmental Leader Article “What Does the Loss of ‘Green Chemistry’ Provision from Amended TSCA Mean for Biochemicals?”
On July 15, 2016, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell (B&C®), was quoted in an Environmental Leader article on the impacts of the loss of a green chemistry provision from Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform. As Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell writes in a blog post, the provision “called for a study of how to best incentivize sustainable chemistry research and development, as well as support ‘economic, legal and other appropriate social science research to identify barriers to commercialization and ... read more >
July 1, 2016
ABA Journal Includes Comments By Lynn L. Bergeson In Article “The Good, the Bad, and the Tiny”
On July 1, 2016, the ABA Journal quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell (B&C®), on the future of nanotechnology legal obligations. “The legal profession needs to be very mindful of the legal obligations that arise because of this technology,” says Lynn L. Bergeson, the managing director at Bergeson & Campbell in Washington, D.C., and chair of the Pesticides, Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know Committee in the ABA Section of Environ­ment, Energy and Re­sources. “Some say nano is the wild, wild West out ... read more >
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 >
June 6, 2016
Lynn L. Bergeson Presents “Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in the Mediterranean Region: Modern Agriculture and Technology” at the International Bar Association 4th Mediterranean Conference
On June 6, 2016, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C., (B&C®), presented “Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in the Mediterranean Region: Modern Agriculture and Technology” at the International Bar Association 4th Mediterranean Conference in Rome, Italy. Ms. Bergeson began her presentation with a discussion of the similarities between U.S. and European Union (EU) oversight systems. Both systems address comprehensively potential risks posed by evolving agricultural technologies through a complex web of horizontal and vertical laws. ... 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 >
May 31, 2016
Chemical Watch Includes Comments On Nanomaterials Regulation By Lynn L. Bergeson
On May 31, 2016, the Chemical Watch article “Advancing Nanotechnology Creates Product Stewardship Challenges,” quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®). Lynn Bergeson, managing partner at Bergeson & Campbell, who also spoke at the product stewardship conference, told the audience that it is unlikely the final rule will happen in October. She also spoke of current “cutting-edge concerns” for the nanomaterial industry, such as “how to address nanomaterials in SDSs [safety data sheets] when information is ... read more >
April 22, 2016
Jane Vergnes Chairs Microbeads Regulatory Session At GMA Science Forum
On April 20, 2016, Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT, Senior Toxicologist of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., chaired the “Microbeads: Regulatory & Safety Issues” session and an at the Grocery Manufacturers Association Science Forum. Panelists Jack Lindard, Ph.D., Brooke Tvermoes, Ph.D., and Michael Gruber discussed new federal regulations banning the sale of certain personal care products containing the synthetic polymer particles referred to as microbeads. Dr. Vergnes also moderated an afternoon Idea Exchange focusing on microbeads, nanotechnology, and green chemistry.  For ... 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 >
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