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April 3, 2014
ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources Releases Five White Papers Regarding TSCA Reform
The American Bar Association's (ABA) Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) has issued five white papers designed to assist stakeholders in the ongoing debate to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The papers are on the following TSCA-related topics: Overview of TSCA Trade Secret and Confidential Business Information Briefing Paper Preemption of Private Rights of Action Under TSCA and TSCA Legislation Briefing Paper Standard for Taking Regulatory Action Under TSCA ("Safety Standard") Briefing Paper Preemption of State Laws and Regulations Briefing ... read more >
March 31, 2014
Safer Consumer Products Summit to Feature EPA’s Jim Jones, California DTSC’s Meredith Williams
The 4th Safer Consumer Products Summit, the only national conference of its kind, will provide the most up-to-date information available on California's implementation of the Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR), the most expansive Green Chemistry law in the world, drill down on the rapidly evolving state and international consumer safety regulatory landscape, and discuss the latest developments in legislative efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act. Jim Jones, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and ... read more >
March 26, 2014
Manufacturers Urge EPA to Apply TSCA Consistently in Final Rules for Six Mixtures
Kathleen M. Roberts was quoted in an article in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report titled “Manufacturers Urge EPA to Apply TSCA Consistently in Final Rules for Six Mixtures.” “Chemical manufacturers are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to apply Toxic Substances Control Act policies consistently to both biobased and petroleum-based chemical mixtures as it finalizes a proposed rule that would restrict uses of six chemicals designed for renewable fuels. ‘The agency's decision on these six chemical mixtures is one of several situations in which the ... read more >
March 18, 2014
Draft List of Products Will Test California’s Safer Consumer Products Program, Markets
Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article, “Draft List of Products Will Test California’s Safer Consumer Products Program, Markets.“   “Draft Could Trigger Litigation. The draft list could trigger litigation challenging the regulations, the listed products or even DTSC’s implementation of the program rules, Washington D.C.-based attorney Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell told Bloomberg BNA March 10. Businesses involved in marketing consumer products in California should pay close attention to the DTSC’s ... read more >
March 17, 2014
California Regulators Optimistic About Prevailing on Priority Products
Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in a Chemical Watch article regarding the priority products listed in March under California’s Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR): “Spray polyurethane foam products containing unreacted diisocyanates are different in an important aspect. Spray foams are primarily used in the construction industry by smaller and mid-sized companies represented by a wide range of small trade associations, said Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell, a law firm representing chemical industry clients. The smaller companies and their trade groups may not want to ... 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 >
March 4, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Special Report on Elk River Spill
Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report special report, “Elk River Provides Tangible Illustration of Deficiencies in Public Data on Chemicals:” “Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., said that despite the many problems West Virginia’s ‘entirely preventable tragic spill’ has spotlighted, it is unlikely to hasten TSCA reform. ‘There are dozens of compelling reasons to reform TSCA, any one of them sufficient to prompt comprehensive TSCA reform and a decision to authorize resources so EPA could ... read more >
February 27, 2014
The Acta Group and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Publish In-depth Article on the European Union's (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and Its Impact on Industry
The Acta Group's (Acta) Andrew R. Bourne and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C®) Lisa R. Burchi and Lara A. Hall, M.S., RQAP-GLP, have published an article entitled "EU Biocidal Products Regulation and Its Impact on Industry: A Practical Briefing" in the February 27, 2014, issue of Bloomberg BNA's Daily Environment Reporter. The article was written to help industry, especially those companies exporting to the EU, understand the differences between BPR and regulation in other jurisdictions, and how their standard practices will be affected by BPR. Topics ... read more >
February 25, 2014
James V. Aidala Comments on EPA’s Worker Protection Standards
James V. Aidala was quoted in an Agrow Daily News Alert story titled “US EPA Rolls Out Farmworker Protection Plan” covering EPA’s has proposed changes to regulations intended to protect the nation's more than 2 million farmworkers and their families from pesticide exposures. “A former EPA pesticide official says that he expects agricultural groups to balk at the record keeping requirements and believes that they will echo CLA's concern about the Agency's justification for the revamped rules. ‘Any federal requirement for record keeping is by default ... read more >
February 24, 2014
Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group as Regulatory Consultant
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta) are pleased to announce the addition of Karin F. Baron to our firms. Ms. Baron is an expert regulatory consultant with more than 15 years of experience in developing, implementing, and managing complex chemical regulatory compliance matters for some of the largest industrial and specialty chemical companies in the world, including International Specialty Products, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, and most recently 3E. Her primary areas of practice include hazard and risk assessment and communication, industrial hygiene and ... read more >
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