October 3, 2014

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Law360 Article “TSCA Reform Chances Dim With Boxer’s Preemption Pushback.”

Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in Law360 discussing the recently released proposals to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). “‘Electing to eliminate any preemptive effect virtually assures the propagation of inconsistent, random state and local chemical regulations,’ Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell PC, said. ‘The patchwork approach to state and local regulations is the nemesis of the business community and a key driver for TSCA reform.’ Bergeson...
October 1, 2014

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Chemical Watch’s ChemCon The Americas 2014 Preview Article “California and South Korea Among Chicago Highlights”

Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson discussing California’s influence on US and world regulatory programs: ” ‘In a word, size matters,’ said Lynn L. Bergeson. ‘California’s economy is the eighth largest in the world if it is compared to those of whole countries, and it accounts for 13% of US gross domestic product (GDP). The state has a rich, and well-deserved, reputation as a trendsetter. Its approach to the regulation of volatile organic...
September 30, 2014

Successful EOSA Safety Training Webinar Highlights Value of Chemical Consortia Activities

The benefits of forming or joining a chemical industry consortium go well beyond responding to test rules or other regulatory programs forcing coordination and cooperation among market competitors. B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) assists a number of companies that are working together within formal trade groups to achieve industry-wide goals that single companies could not accomplish on their own. These include addressing misperceptions regarding chemical products,...
September 26, 2014

California’s Release of Draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan Drives Agenda of 5th Safer Consumer Products Summit

October 22-24, 2014, San Francisco, California With the Draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) now released, it is important for manufacturers, importers, and retailers of consumer products in the categories listed by DTSC in the Work Plan to understand and address any issues. The upcoming Safer Consumer Products Summit, of which Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud sponsor, will bring together DTSC...
September 25, 2014

Lynn L. Bergeson quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Story “Senate TSCA Modernization Talks Collapse; Reform Supporters Look to Next Congress.”

The September 19, 2014, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report featured comments by Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the collapse of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform talks, specifically efforts to revise the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009). Bergeson “told Bloomberg BNA the collapse of the bipartisan Senate discussions on TSCA reform was disappointing but not surprising. ‘Stakeholders can be encouraged by the late rally in the legislative cycle, and perhaps by whatever...
September 25, 2014

Spray Drift, Volatilization, and Pesticide Registration Review:  How to Navigate the Issues

Wednesday, October 1, 20141:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (EDT) This webinar has occurred.  For copies of presentation materials contact chad.howlin@lawbc.com.  Speakers include well-recognized experts on these complex issues: Jeff Dawson, Senior Scientist, Chemist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Health Effects Division and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) Senior Scientist Susan H. Youngren, Ph.D., and Senior Government...
September 23, 2014

ChemCon The Americas — Twelve In-Depth Sessions, Dozens of Regulatory Authorities, Hundreds of Industry Delegates, One Unparalleled Conference and Exhibition

October 28 – 30, 2014, Chicago, Illinois Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is proud to once again be a sponsor of and program advisor to ChemCon, the premier global chemical control conference offering the most authoritative speakers, most in-depth sessions, and broadest global perspective on existing and emerging chemical regulatory schemes. Highlights from the diverse and substantive program planned for Chicago include: The full agenda is available online. In addition to the...
September 18, 2014

Lynn L. Bergeson comments on TSCA reform in Chemical Watch article “US Senator Boxer Reveals TSCA Reform Bill: Vitter Proposal Roundly Criticised.”

Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson in response to Senator Boxer’s (D-CA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) counterproposal to the Chemical Security Improvement Act (CISA) sponsored by Senator David Vitter (R-LA). Bergeson said of the issue “I do not give Senator Boxer’s bill, or any other TSCA reform measure much hope given the lateness of the session, the lack of alignment on key measures in the bill, and the polarisation on matters generally in Congress. Whether...
September 12, 2014

James V. Aidala quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Story “Advocates’ Lawsuit Could Result in EPA Ban On Widely Used Organophosphate Ingredient.”

James V. Aidala was quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report speaking on the chlorpyrifos lawsuit. “This filing is probably a small piece of the environmental groups’ much larger overall strategy, [said] Jim Aidala, a former EPA pesticide official in the Clinton administration and now a senior consultant at the law firm previous hitBergesonnext hit and Campbell. The agency has technically not yet missed its December deadline, he told Bloomberg BNA, so it is unclear...
September 10, 2014

Lynn L. Bergeson quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Story “EPA ‘Open for Business’ on Nanosilver, Administrative, Enforcement Actions Indicate.”

Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report featured comments by Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent conditional registration of HeiQ’s nanosilver pesticide to be used on textiles. In the article, Bergeson is quoted as saying “the relevance of HeiQ is not just that the EPA approved a single application under the terms of FIFRA. It also telegraphs that EPA is open for business for the purposes of reviewing applications. That’s a big deal.” The...
September 10, 2014

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Silver Sponsor of SRA Nano Risk Analysis (II)

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is proud to once again be sponsoring an SRA Nano Workshop in conjunction with the Emerging Nanoscale Materials Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis. Nano Risk Analysis (II) will be held September 15-16, 2014, at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and it is not too late to join in: walk-up registrations are welcome. B&C’s Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT®, Senior Toxicologist,...
September 8, 2014

Upcoming Green Chemistry and Safer Consumer Products Events

Stay Compliant and Competitive Under the Newer, Greener Chemical Control Paradigms The dramatic shift in law and policy away from the regulation of end-of-pipe discharges of chemicals into the environment toward a more proactive focus on greener ingredient selection and manufacturing processes to prevent pollution at the source continues unabated, with over two dozen states having considered and/or passed new legislation in 2014. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is deeply engaged in...
September 4, 2014

Spray Drift, Volatilization, and Pesticide Registration Review:  How to Navigate the Issues

SAVE THE DATE Wednesday, October 1, 20141:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Within the last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun issuing guidance documents — and at least one registration review decision — that reflect developing EPA policy on spray drift and volatilization issues. How EPA endeavors both to identify and to manage the potential for spray drift and volatilization are likely to be key elements of ongoing and future risk assessments,...
August 26, 2014

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Contributes Chapter to Biointeractions of Nanomaterials

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., (B&C®) is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and the late Michael F. Cole prepared a chapter in a new book, Biointeractions of Nanomaterials, which covers a wide range of issues associated with the safety of nanomaterials in biological systems. The book, published on July 29, 2014, by CRC Press, addresses issues related to the toxicity and safety of nanomaterials and nanosystems, and covers a range of interactions in...
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...
August 19, 2014

Bergeson & Campbell P. C. quoted in Inside EPA Story “Judge Rejects Majority of Pesticide ‘Mega’ Suit Challenges As Time-Barred.”

“Industry law firm Bergeson & Campbell in an Aug. 18 commentary says that Spero’s decision is of ‘particular significance for two reasons. First, it clearly follows prior decisions under which the vast majority of all claims concerning the failure of EPA to consult with [the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)] under ESA Section 7(a)(2) concerning pesticide registrations will now be time barred. Second, it addresses for the first time difficult jurisdictional issues concerning...
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...
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...
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...
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...