B&C News: Nanotechnology

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 >
November 3, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Story "Silicon Carbide Can Cause Cancer in Workers If Made With Traditional Process, IARC Finds"
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quoted Lynn L. Bergeson in an October 31, 2014 article on silicon carbide. “Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C., which has tracked global developments of policies and regulations for nanotechnologies, said IARC’s conclusions about carbon nanotubes reflect the state of the science as it exists today and are thus necessarily limited. ‘The good news is there is no data at this time to suggest carbon nanotubes cause cancer,’ she said. The information, however, suggests continued vigilance and diligent ... read more >
October 20, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Chemical Regulation Reporter Story "Nearly All New Nanoengineered Chemicals Regulated by EPA Due to Potential Risks"
Bloomberg BNA Chemical Regulation Reporter featured comments on the use of nanoengineered chemicals by Lynn L. Bergeson in an October 16, 2014, article covering a webinar on nanotechnology issues offered by the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA). "Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C., who participated in the A&WMA's webinar, pointed to an example of a beneficial use of a nanoengineered chemical. The day of the webinar, the EPA announced the winners of the 19th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards, she said. These included quantum ... 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 >
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