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August 20, 2014
Overview and Inquiry into European Nano Registries Featured in Natural Resources & Environment
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Meglena Mihova, Managing Partner of EPPA SA, have published an article in the Summer 2014 issue of Natural Resources & Environment, the magazine of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER), entitled: "Nanomaterials and Public Disclosure: Are European Nano Product Registries the Answer?" In the article, Ms. Bergeson and Ms. Mihova propose that: "Nano product registries in Europe are the newest twist to satiating the public's relentless ... read more >
August 19, 2014
Webinar to Present a Worldwide Review of the Most Important Existing and Emerging Governance Issues in Nanotechnology
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 8:00 a.m. (PDT) -- 11:00 a.m. (EDT) -- 4:00 p.m. (BST) Compliance & Risks will present a complimentary webinar this Thursday to inform and educate participants about the latest developments in the regulation of nanotechnology and nanomaterials. There is no charge for the webinar, though online registration is required. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and an internationally renowned expert on issues of governance, regulation, and policy regarding nanotechnology, biotechnology, and other emerging ... read more >
August 12, 2014
Recording of Pollution Engineering's Webinar "EPA's Game-Changing Clean Power Plan: How It Impacts You" Freely Available for Limited Time
On June 18, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the most historic rule in its history: the Clean Power Plan. The proposal would, for the first time, impose regulatory limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants and is likely to have significant impacts throughout the economy. Pollution Engineering, a magazine, website, and news and information service for senior executives and engineers involved in their company's pollution control, convened a panel of experts for a webinar titled "EPA's Game-Changing Clean Power Plan: How It Impacts ... read more >
August 11, 2014
Lynn L.  Bergeson Listed Among Top Ten Environmental Lawyers in the World
Lynn L. Bergeson has been named one of the ten "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" in the world in the field of environmental law by Who's Who Legal in its 2014 compendium. This is the third year Ms. Bergeson has been named in the top ten list of individuals recognized as the most highly regarded by clients and peers, and the tenth year she has been listed in the publication overall. In addition to listing Ms. Bergeson among the top ten, Who's Who Legal 2014 offers this further analysis: "In DC, Lynn L Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell performs very strongly in our ... read more >
August 5, 2014
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Highlights Lessons from B&C’s Supplemental Distribution Webinar; Webinar Slides Available for Download
B&C’s Sheryl L. Dolan and Lisa R. Burchi were featured in a Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report story “Clear Supply Chain Roles, Responsibilities Help Avoid FIFRA Violations, Attorneys Say,” which is available in its entirety online, and is excerpted below. Copies of the webinar presentation slides, “EPA's Supplemental Distribution: Enforcement Actions Are Buzzing: How to Avoid Getting Stung,” are available by contacting chad.howlin@lawbc.com “Pesticide registrants, companies that produce pesticides under contract for registrants and ... read more >
August 3, 2014
InsideEPA Features Blog Post by Lynn L. Bergeson, Stirs Response and Debate
In “TSCA Reform: Dead for Now,” Lynn L. Bergeson’s July 18th post on the American College of Environmental Lawyers blog, Ms. Bergeson shared the following thoughts: “Despite high hopes earlier this year for the promise of a legislative make-over, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform measures are dead, certainly for the remainder of this Congressional session and possibly the next. In the category of all things happen for a reason, maybe there is a silver lining to this disappointing result. “TSCA is among the oldest federal environmental laws, one of ... read more >
July 2, 2014
EPA’s Supplemental Distribution Enforcement Actions Are Buzzing:  How to Avoid Getting Stung
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made good on its intent to focus enforcement efforts on Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) supplemental distribution, resulting in several settlements with significant penalty assessments. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) recently issued a memorandum discussing the enforcement actions, the regulatory requirements for supplemental distribution, and what issues companies should address to help avoid such an enforcement action. That memorandum is ... read more >
July 1, 2014
Learn How to Pre-Screen New Chemicals Using EPA’s Models and Methods at Sustainable Futures Training
  Co-hosted by the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG™), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and George Washington University (GWU) August 5-7, 2014, at the GWU Campus in Washington, D.C. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: During this hands-on three-day workshop, you will learn about a variety of tools, methods, and models that can be used to assess the hazard and potential exposure of chemicals. Methods addressed will include hazard and risk screening for human health, ecotoxicity, and environmental fate. The ... read more >
June 27, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson focus of Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report story “FDA Oversight May Be Required for New, Altered Chemicals, Products, Attorney Says.”
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report reported on Lynn L. Bergeson’s comments regarding final nanotechnology guidances released by the Food and Drug Administration. “The guidances reaffirm the FDA’s position that it has sufficient statutory authorities and policies to oversee the safety of products it regulates, Bergeson said. She expanded on that perspective in a memo her law firm issued. The FDA also restated its view that nanotechnology isn’t inherently safe or harmful, but that specific characteristics of individual products determine safety or harmfulness, ... read more >
June 17, 2014
On Capitol Hill, In The Press, And At Key Events, Momentum And Membership Builds For The Biobased And Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG™)
Far from slowing down as the dog days of summer approach, BRAG and its growing membership have been highly visible and actively working to smooth the regulatory path for, and advance the commercialization of, biobased chemicals. And the pace is only going to pick-up as the temperature rises. BRAG is: Shaping Biobased Policy BRAG is engaged with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff concerning BRAG's petition for reduced reporting requirements for certain biobased chemical substances under the Chemical Data Reporting rule. The successful outcome of this ... read more >
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