April 7, 2016

Inside EPA Quotes Lisa Campbell and Timothy Backstrom In Article “Bayer Eyes Rare FIFRA Hearing to Challenge EPA Pesticide Cancellation”

On April 5, 2016, Inside EPA included comments from a Pesticide Law and Policy Blog post written by B&C partner Lisa Campbell and B&C attorney Timothy Backstrom in the article “Bayer Eyes Rare FIFRA Hearing To Challenge EPA Pesticide Cancellation.”  Observers tracking the case say that whether the Office of Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) requires EPA to follow the lengthier cancellation process under FIFRA section 6(b) could inform...
April 5, 2016

BRAG Petition Succeeds:  EPA Expands Chemical Data Reporting Exemptions To Biodiesel Products

On March 29, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Partial Exemption of Certain Chemical Substances from Reporting Additional Chemical Data final rule in the Federal Register. This final rule amends the list of chemical substances that are partially exempt from additional reporting requirements under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule. The rule applies to six biodiesel chemicals that are very similar to petroleum based biodiesel chemicals that are...
April 4, 2016

2016 Chemical Data Reporting: Don’t Despair; Get Prepared! Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

Register online. In two short months, the reporting period for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2016 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule, June 1, 2016 – September 30, 2016, will open. Will your company be ready? Are you well-versed in the new reporting elements that will be required in the 2016 reporting cycle? Do you know whether your chemicals will be subject to lower reporting thresholds, or if the 2012 reporting exemptions still apply? Are you...
March 3, 2016

Richard E. Engler Presents TSCA And The Cellulosic Revolution At ABLC2016

On February 18, 2016, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented at Cellulosic Fuels: First Commercials and Beyond, a session at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2016 (ABLC2016).  Dr. Engler’s presentation, “TSCA and the Cellulosic Revolution,” covered Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) nomenclature, inventory, and model manufacturing process issues for cellulosic products.  The presentation...
March 3, 2016

Kathleen M. Roberts Presents “Achieving Critical Policy Changes through Consortia” At ABLC2016

On February 19, 2016, Kathleen M. Roberts, Executive Director of the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®), presented “Achieving Critical Policy Changes through Consortia” at the 2016 Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference (ABLC2016).  Ms. Roberts presented as part of The Bioeconomy R&D Consortia Summit and discussed the work being done by BRAG to level the regulatory playing field for biobased chemicals.  BRAG has successfully petitioned the U.S....
February 9, 2016

Oscar Hernandez, Former Head of EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Risk Assessment Division, Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Oscar Hernandez, Ph.D. has joined our teams as Senior Regulatory Chemist. Dr. Hernandez is the former Director of the Risk Assessment Division (RAD) in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), where he managed a multi-disciplinary science group that provided expert scientific support in the areas of hazard and risk assessment of...
February 1, 2016

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Interviewed In Nature Biotechnology Article “A face-lift for biotech rules

The December 2015 issue of Nature Biotechnology included comments by Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. on keeping biotech rules current with scientific progress in the article “A face-lift for biotech rules begins.” To stay up to date with technology, Richard Engler, a senior chemist at the environmental law firm Bergeson & Campbell in Washington, DC, suggested that technology stewards be embedded in each of the relevant federal agencies. Their role would be to monitor...
January 26, 2016

Susan M. Kirsch Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group as Government Affairs Advisor

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Susan M. Kirsch has joined our teams as Government Affairs Advisor. Ms. Kirsch brings substantial regulatory and technical policy expertise at the local, state, and federal levels, with experience at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resource Division, and most recently the Association of Clean Water...
December 14, 2015

Chemical Watch Includes Extensive Comments By Lynn L. Bergeson On Impacts Of TSCA Reform

The December 14, 2015, Chemical Watch article “TSCA Bill Could Have ‘Huge’ Impact On Downstream Users,” included quotes from Lynn L. Bergeson on possible results of TSCA Reform. Changes to the chemical inventory as proposed in the US Senate Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform would have a “huge” impact on downstream users, according to Lynn Bergeson, owner of Bergeson & Campbell, PC.  Bill S697 proposes to reset the TSCA Inventory of Chemical...
December 11, 2015

Chemical Watch Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson On Possible Future Of TSCA Reform

On December 11, 2015, Chemical Watch, quoted Lynn Bergeson in the article “Senate TSCA Bill More Aligned With EPA Principles, Says Denison.” Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell, said it is possible that the Senate will approve S-697 before Congress adjourns in mid-December. “Until it emerges from the Senate we can’t have any further action on the bill,” she added....