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March 2, 2015
Acta Offers Complimentary Private Sessions at GlobalChem
The Acta Group (Acta®) is pleased to offer to GlobalChem attendees a complimentary 30-minute private session on March 3 with Acta professionals and Acta's South Korean-based affiliate, SHES Chemical Consulting (SHES), to answer questions relating to K-REACH, European 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 GlobalChem, and is designed to enable you to obtain specific answers to targeted questions from experts in their field. To take ... read more >
February 26, 2015
Border Security: EPA’s Increased FIFRA Import Enforcement Initiative
March 12, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT) Register online Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to host a complimentary webinar on recent compliance and enforcement issues regarding the importation of pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2014 revisions to its Notice of Arrival (NOA) form (EPA Form 3540-1), coupled with EPA's increasing scrutiny of pesticide imports, indicate that this is an issue of growing interest to EPA and could result in a rise of enforcement ... read more >
February 18, 2015
The Acta Group Shortlisted for Two Chemicals Northwest 2015 Awards
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®), a global scientific and business consulting firm offering a full range of support services for the process of obtaining approvals to market industrial chemicals, biocides, and chemical products with offices in Washington, D.C., Beijing, China, and Manchester, UK, has been named to the shortlist of candidates for two Chemicals Northwest 2015 Awards: "Chemical Services Provider Award," and "Business Improvement Partner Award." The Chemicals Northwest Awards are presented in eleven categories, all of which recognize ... read more >
February 17, 2015
Neonicotinoids and CCD:  ELI Webinar Featuring James V. Aidala
The Environmental Law Institute will host a complimentary webinar, "Neonicotinoids and Colony Collapse Disorder: Regulating and Product Stewardship in the Face of Uncertainty," on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (EST). The webinar is open to the public but registration is required. Fraught with both scientific uncertainty and the potential for significant agricultural and ecological consequences, the debate over neonicotinoid regulation is at the forefront of environmental policy discussions, raising important issues about regulation and product ... read more >
February 17, 2015
Save the Date - Border Security: EPA’s Increased FIFRA Import Enforcement Initiative
March 12, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT) Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to host a complimentary webinar on recent compliance and enforcement issues regarding the importation of pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2014 revisions to its Notice of Arrival (NOA) form (EPA Form 3540-1), coupled with EPA's increasing scrutiny of pesticide imports, indicate that this is an issue of growing interest to EPA and could result in a rise of enforcement cases or, at a minimum, ... read more >
February 12, 2015
Kathleen M. Roberts and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Featured at Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2015
REGISTER FOR ABLC 2015 by Friday, February 13, 2015, for discounted rates. The Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2015 (ABLC 2015), to be held March 11-13, 2015, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., is the gathering point for top leaders in the Advanced Bioeconomy -- bringing together the entire spectrum of advanced fuels, chemicals, and materials CEOs and senior executives, business development, R&D leaders, strategic partners, financiers, equity analysts, policymakers, and industry suppliers. Kathleen M. Roberts, Executive Director of the Biobased and ... read more >
February 5, 2015
James V. Aidala Offers Outlook for Annual Budget “Ballet” in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report sought insight from James V. Aidala for the February 4, 2015 story "EPA Proposal to Increase New Chemical Fees Has Been Tried Before, and Failed." Jim Aidala, a senior government consultant with Bergeson & Campbell P.C., told Bloomberg BNA that the proposal to increase the premanufacturing notices fee is a routine request included in Executive Office budget requests. Aidala formerly served as an assistant administrator for the EPA's Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances. The annual "ballet" allows the White ... read more >
February 5, 2015
Lynn L. Bergeson Offers Comments to Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report on Reduced EPA FY2016 Budget Request
A February 4, 2015 story, “More Final Risk Assessments Planned Despite Reduced FY16 EPA Budget Request,” in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report on the Congressional Justification released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on February 2, 2015 addressing the EPA FY2016 budget, reported that EPA intends to publish more chemical risk assessments in fiscal year 2016 than it anticipates issuing in fiscal 2015, that the agency says it can achieve its goal despite a cut in the fiscal 2016 budget request for the agency’s chemicals office, and that part of the plan ... read more >
January 26, 2015
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Announces New Blog Reporting on Regulatory and Legal Developments in Pesticide and Pesticide Product Issues
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the launch of the Pesticide Law and Policy Blog to report on federal, state, and international regulatory, legal, and policy developments involving conventional pesticides, biopesticides, antimicrobials, and other pesticide products. The blog is available at pesticideblog.lawbc.com; users may sign up to receive e-mails of new posts to the blog at pesticideblog.lawbc.com/rss. The Pesticide Law and Policy Blog will provide a platform for the lawyers, scientists, regulatory consultants, and government and policy ... read more >
January 21, 2015
EPA Grants BRAG® Petition Requesting Partial CDR Exemptions for Biodiesel Products
On January 16, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a petition from the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) to add "biodiesel" as a chemical category for partial reporting exemption at 40 C.F.R. Section 711.6(b)(2)(iv) under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule and will be proceeding with a direct final rule to be published later in January. The approved biodiesel category on the partial reporting exemption list will include the following chemicals: Fatty acids, C14-18 and Cl6-18-unsatd., Me esters (Chemical Abstract Services ... read more >
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