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...