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May 19, 2015
Lynn L. Bergeson Earns Highest Ranking in Chambers USA Guide 2015
Lynn L. Bergeson has once again been awarded a Band 1 ranking, the highest attainable, among Washington, D.C. environmental lawyers by Chambers USA Guide 2015. This is Ms. Bergeson's tenth consecutive year of being ranked by Chambers USA as one of the best lawyers in America. In the commentary accompanying her 2015 ranking, Chambers asserts "Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell PC has developed an enviable reputation in the chemical regulation area and frequently advises on matters involving the Toxic Substances Control Act. 'She is probably the premier pesticide lawyer in ... 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 22, 2015
EU Trade Negotiation Tracker Keeps You on Top of TTIP
EPPA, The Acta Group's (Acta®) strategic partner in Brussels, has developed a powerful interactive business tool delivering comprehensive, constantly-updated news, data, documentation, and analysis on European Union (EU) trade negotiations, with a special focus on the ongoing Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the EU and the U.S. The EU Trade Negotiation Tracker (Tracker), a joint initiative of EPPA and Deloitte, is available on a subscription basis. The process and outcome of TTIP negotiations will have a tremendous impact on companies doing ... read more >
April 13, 2015
Stewardship 2015 Presents Vital Program for Product Stewardship Professionals
Lynn L. Bergeson Joins Product Stewardship Society Board of Directors Stewardship 2015, June 1-3, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah, is the only national conference dedicated to educating and equipping product stewards, industrial hygienists, environmental health and safety (EHS) professionals, and others involved in the day-to-day work of product stewardship. Stewardship 2015 is co-located with AIHce2015, the premiere conference and exposition for occupational and EHS professionals. Stewardship 2015 is presented by the Product Stewardship Society, a membership organization ... read more >
April 7, 2015
Oil Price Information Network Features Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., in "TSCA Nomenclature May be Barrier for Advanced Biofuels"
The Oil Price Information Network (OPIS) spoke with Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. , Senior Policy Advisor for Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., regarding the application of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to oils made from algae feedstocks and other non-traditional bio-materials.  The resulting article in the OPIS Ethanol & Biodiesel Newsletter is reprinted below, with permission from OPIS. TSCA Nomenclature May Be Barrier for Advanced Biofuels Any number of complications could trip up the commercial use of an advanced biofuel, but one that should ... 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 30, 2015
BNA Daily Environment Report Special Report Quotes James V. Aidala
In the March 30, 2015 BNA Daily Environment Report Special Report “Questions About Fees, Hiring Staff Among Issues Raised by TSCA Reform Bills,” a reporter spoke with James V. Aidala , Senior Government Consultant with B&C and former Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances (OPPTS) (now the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention). To secure money from the fees, the EPA’s chemicals office will have to figure out the costs of the services it would provide to comply with requirements in TSCA reform bills ... read more >
March 27, 2015
Interest in West Coast Sustainable Futures Training
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its affiliate organizations are investigating the possibility of hosting a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Sustainable Futures workshop on the West Coast in late 2015. As you may know, Sustainable Futures training focuses on a variety of tools, methods, and models that can be used to assess the hazard and potential exposure of chemicals. The intensive, hands-on training provided at Sustainable Futures workshops allows attendees to utilize the EPA methods of hazard and risk screening for human health, ecotoxicity, and ... read more >
March 27, 2015
Inside EPA Features B&C Commentary in Article “EPA Critics Cite High Court ‘Deference’ Statements To Oppose Major Rules”
The March 27, 2015 issue of Inside EPA featured commentary from B&C in an article reporting on the perceived increasing divide on the Supreme Court about the level of deference to give EPA and other agencies in their statutory and regulatory powers, and the use of the justices’ recent statements by plaintiffs and others to argue for stricter judicial oversight of EPA rules. Meanwhile, a March 16 blog post by the law firm Bergeson & Campbell says even the majority opinion in Perez could weaken both Auer and an earlier case giving agencies deference on rule ... 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 >
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