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June 28, 2015
U.S. vs. EU Chemical Regulation:  Harmony and Conflict between TSCA and REACH
The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' Young Lawyers Division presented a fascinating webinar on June 23, 2015, on the key areas of alignment and non-alignment between the European Union's (EU) and the United States' approach to chemical management by exploring the EU's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  The webinar was moderated by Lynn L. Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), and featured ... read more >
June 24, 2015
BNA Daily Environment Report Includes Comments from Lynn L. Bergeson Regarding TSCA Modernization Act
The June 24, 2015 Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report included quotes from Lynn L. Bergeson in the article “Bill to Update Toxic Substances Control Act Sails Through House by 398-1 Vote.” Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C., told Bloomberg BNA in a June 23 e-mail that the changes in the bill prior to the House vote seemed to reflect the need for consensus more than anything. ‘‘EPA will be challenged to complete risk evaluations in two years. Complex chemicals with multiple uses will be exceedingly hard to complete in 24 months and EPA ... read more >
June 12, 2015
The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge:  Celebrating 20 Years of Green Chemistry Innovation
B&C has prepared and serviced this press release based on information publicly available from EPA and ACS. We have no involvement in or knowledge of the award selection process. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are deeply committed to supporting the development of greener, more sustainable chemical processes and products, and so we are pleased to help spread the news about a tremendous success story, featuring scientists from industry, government, and academia working together to create groundbreaking solutions to real-world environmental ... read more >
June 11, 2015
Scientists Sought for New Committee to Advise EPA Office on Risk, Other Issues
The June 11, 2015, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article “Scientists Sought for New Committee To Advise EPA Office on Risk, Other Issues,” included quotes from Lynn L. Bergeson about the addition of an advisory committee for Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). “The new advisory committee offers a timely and excellent opportunity to provide input on critically important topics at the core of OPPT's mission,” Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson  & Campbell P.C., told Bloomberg BNA in an e-mail. Her law firm specializes in ... read more >
June 2, 2015
Acta Offers Complimentary Consultation on K-REACH at ChemCon Asia 2015
The Acta Group (Acta®) is pleased to offer to ChemCon Asia 2015 attendees a complimentary 30-minute private session with Acta professionals and Acta's South Korean-based affiliate, SHES Chemical Consulting (SHES), to answer questions relating to K-REACH, European Union REACH, TSCA, or other Asian chemical notification/regulation programs, as requested. This service is offered free of charge, provides an excellent opportunity to maximize your attendance at ChemCon, and is designed to enable you to obtain specific answers to targeted questions from experts in their field. As there are ... read more >
June 1, 2015
The Washington Monthly Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson on TSCA Reform Bill
Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in “Pick Your Poison,” an article in the Summer 2015 Washington Monthly discussing Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) modernization. In the absence of appropriate federal protections, states have stepped into the breach, promulgating their own rules. Under current TSCA regulations, unless and until the EPA regulates a chemical, states can issue their own limits. Those that have done so include California, New York, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Among the many rules are New York’s ban on children’s goods that contain ... read more >
May 27, 2015
BNA Daily Environment Report Includes B&C Analysis in Article on TSCA Modernization Act
The May 27, 2015, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article “TSCA Modernization Act Introduced in House; Key Republicans, Democrats Back Legislation,” included quotes from the B&C analysis “TSCA Reform: Detailed Review of Representative Shimkus' Second Discussion Draft of TSCA Reform Legislation.” Time remains to address pragmatic implementation concerns in the House's “almost surgical” TSCA-reform bill as well as the more expansive Senate bill, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697), the law firm ... read more >
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 >
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 30, 2015
Jim Aidala Quoted in BNA Daily Environment Report Article “EPA Pushes Back Against IG Criticism Of Pesticide Inspections in North Dakota”
The April 30, 2015, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report discussed correspondence between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its inspector general over the value of pesticide inspections.  The article quoted James V. Aidala. Tempest in a Teapot Jim Aidala, a senior consultant at the firm  Bergeson  and Campbell and the former head of what is now the EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, described the disagreement as a “tempest in a teapot.” He said most of the items the IG cited in its report as ... read more >
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