April 22, 2016

Jane Vergnes Chairs Microbeads Regulatory Session At GMA Science Forum

On April 20, 2016, Jane S. Vergnes, Ph.D., DABT, Senior Toxicologist of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., chaired the “Microbeads: Regulatory & Safety Issues” session and an at the Grocery Manufacturers Association Science Forum. Panelists Jack Lindard, Ph.D., Brooke Tvermoes, Ph.D., and Michael Gruber discussed new federal regulations banning the sale of certain personal care products containing the synthetic polymer particles referred to as microbeads. Dr. Vergnes also moderated an...
April 21, 2016

Lynn L. Bergeson Presents “The New TSCA Regulatory Framework Post-TSCA Reform” At The 2016 Adhesive and Sealant Council Spring Conference

On April 20, 2016, Lynn L. Bergeson presented on the regulatory framework created by reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) at the 2016 Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Spring Conference. Throughout the course of the presentation, “The New TSCA Regulatory Framework Post-TSCA Reform,” Ms. Bergeson discussed the future of chemical management under TSCA regardless of when action is taken to implement TSCA reform. The presentation covered TSCA’s core provisions and authorities;...
April 15, 2016

Jim Aidala Presents “FQPA 20 Years Later: The Evolution Of Science” At CropLife America Spring Conference

On April 14, 2016, James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., presented regarding the evolution of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) at the CropLife RISE Spring Conference in Arlington, Virginia. FQPA was created to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). During “FQPA 20 Years Later: The Evolution of Science,” Mr. Aidala discussed the history and creation of...
April 15, 2016

Comments From Lynn L. Bergeson Featured In Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “European Commission Sets Out Terminology for Nanomaterial Assessment”

On April 15, 2016, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report published “European Commission Sets Out Terminology for Nanomaterial Assessment,” an article focusing on the EC Joint Research Center’s release of definitions for 43 nanotechnology risk assessment terms. […]JRC technical reports are respected resources that have demonstrable value, and can be widely used, but it has no binding legal effect, Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of the U.S.-headquartered law firm Bergeson &...
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...