May 1, 2018

Monthly Update for May 2018

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI Webinar: TSCA at 2: An Update on Implementation and Hot Topics: June 25, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT) Register Today Presenters: Nancy B. Beck, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.® Deputy Assistant Administrator Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lynn L. Bergeson Managing Partner Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) Others to be announced soon. Overview: Since enactment on June 22, 2016, of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical...
April 1, 2018

Monthly Update for April 2018

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Issues Draft Guidance On Expanded Access To Confidential Business Information: On March 16, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released three draft guidance documents for public comment clarifying the circumstances under which EPA may disclose Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) confidential business information (CBI) with an expanded set of people. 83 Fed. Reg. 17748. Amended TSCA Section 14(d) expanded the categories of people to whom EPA may disclose...
March 1, 2018

Monthly Update for March 2018

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Settles With Syngenta On FIFRA Violation Related To Restricted-Use Pesticide: On February 12, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has reached an agreement with Syngenta Seeds, LLC (Syngenta), a pesticide company in Hawaii, to resolve alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) at its farm in Kekaha, Kauai. The settlement includes two penalty components: a $400,000 Supplemental Environmental Project...
February 1, 2018

Monthly Update for February 2018

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI Recording Available From “Chemical Regulation In 2018: A Sneak Preview Of Things To Come” Webinar: A recording is now available of “Chemical Regulation in 2018: A Sneak Preview of Things to Come,” the first webinar in the Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®)/ Bloomberg Environment 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series. This focused discussion featured Nancy B. Beck, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Deputy Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)...
January 1, 2018

Monthly Update for January 2018

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) much anticipated and highly acclaimed annual Forecast, “Predictions and Outlook for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2018,” is now available. In the Forecast, the lawyers, scientists, and chemical regulatory specialists at B&C and its affiliated consulting firm, The Acta Group (Acta®), offer comprehensive and highly useful observations on the fast-changing and nuanced area of domestic and global chemical legal,...
December 1, 2017

Monthly Update for December 2017

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. extends its best wishes to our clients and many friends and we wish you and your family a happy, healthy, peaceful, and safe New Year. As we have for many years, the firm has made a contribution to the House of Ruth, a shelter for battered women and their children, in lieu of gifts to our clients, and on our clients’ behalf. TSCA/FIFRA Deadline Approaching For Comments On EPA’s Proposed Reporting...
November 17, 2017

Monthly Update for November 2017

TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance Pesticide Registration Notice (PR Notice) 2017-XX: Notifications, Non-notifications and Minor Formulation Amendment issued on September 6, 2017. 82 Fed. Reg. 46491. Comments now must be...
October 1, 2017

Monthly Update for October 2017

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Schedules PPDC Meeting: On October 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the scheduling of a Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) meeting for November 1-2, 2017. 82 Fed. Reg. 47733. An agenda is expected to be made available by October 18, 2017.PPDC meetings provide the EPA Administrator with advice and information on pesticide issues from stakeholders, including the public, states, and others. EPA Issues Test Methods And...
September 1, 2017

Monthly Update for September 2017

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Adopts 2017 NAICS Codes For TRI: On August 16, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is updating the list of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes subject to reporting under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) to reflect the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) 2017 NAICS code revision. 82 Fed. Reg. 39038. As a result, facilities would be required to use 2017 NAICS codes when reporting to TRI beginning...
August 1, 2017

Monthly Update for August 2017

TSCA/FIFRA Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Forms “TSCA New Chemicals Coalition” JOIN NOW Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) addresses new chemical notifications and, as such, is chemical innovation’s regulatory gatekeeper. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) amended Section 5. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) interpretation of these amendments has changed significantly the Section 5 review process in ways that none...