June 5, 2014

Inside EPA features B&C commentary in “Democrats’ Proposed Amendment Widens Gap In House TSCA Reform Effort.”

“While the Democrats’ changes seek to address many concerns Jones and environmentalists have raised, the redline avoids addressing the issue of whether and to what extent a new federal chemicals management law should preempt state regulation of industrial chemicals. The issue has become particularly fraught in the Senate, where Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has made protection of California’s extensive chemical regulations in the Senate bill a...
May 29, 2014

Kathleen M. Roberts in Biofuels Digest: “How To Make Friends and Win EPA Approvals: tips for biobased companies.”

On Thursday, May 29, 2014, Biofuels Digest published an article by Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG™) Executive Director Kathleen Roberts titled “How to Make Friends and Win EPA Approvals: tips for biobased chemicals.” A copy of the article is available online. The article highlights the B&C© affiliate BRAG™ and the session it co-presented with B&C during the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s World Congress on...
May 29, 2014

“Legal Limit May Drive Novel Voluntary Plan In EPA’s TSCA Fracking Rule” Cites B&C Commentary

An article in the May 30, 2014 edition of Inside EPA, “Legal Limit May Drive Novel Voluntary Plan In EPA’s TSCA Fracking Rule,” featured commentary by B&C on EPA’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to seek comment on the information that should be reported or disclosed for hydraulic fracturing chemical substances and mixtures and the mechanism for obtaining this information. “In a May 20 analysis of the ANPR, the law firm Bergeson & Campbell also flags...
May 28, 2014

Inside EPA features B&C commentary in “Legal Limit May Drive Novel Voluntary Plan In EPA’s TSCA Fracking Rule.”

“In a May 20 analysis of the ANPR, the law firm Bergeson & Campbell also flags the ‘processors’ issue, saying the notice raises a host questions relating to ‘significant and difficult legal, procedural and policy issues. Noting that the ANPR includes service companies in its discussion of the companies that may be subject to Section 8 reporting, which ordinarily would not apply to ‘users,’ the analysis says, that though such service providers may ‘process’ the...
May 20, 2014

Alliance for Chemical Nomenclature’s Efforts Noted in Bloomberg BNA Story

Kathleen M. Roberts was quoted in an article in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report titled “EPA, Industry Far Apart on Agency Stance on Listing Mandate for Chemical Fractions.” “Kathleen Roberts, a vice presidentwith Bergeson & Campbell Consortia Management (BCCM), said the biobased and petroleum-based chemical manufacturers she works with through the Alliance for Chemical Nomenclature she manages would like to avoid a fight. Companies are genuinely confused when it comes to...
May 19, 2014

J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group as Toxicologist

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta) are pleased to announce the addition of Brian Xu, Ph.D., to our firms. Dr. Xu, a board-certified toxicologist and medical doctor, will assist clients in developing and managing international projects involving U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulated consumer products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, industrial and specialty chemicals, agrochemicals, and antimicrobials. Dr. Xu...
April 24, 2014

EU Biocidal Products Regulation Webinar: What It Means for Industry and How It Compares to U.S. Regulation

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The European Union (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) dramatically changes the way biocidal active substances and products, as well as many products not traditionally considered biocidal products, are regulated under European law. Practical aspects of this new regulatory system are subtly different from those in other jurisdictions, EU neighboring countries, and the U.S. Companies exporting to the EU as a component of their global...
April 3, 2014

ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources Releases Five White Papers Regarding TSCA Reform

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) has issued five white papers designed to assist stakeholders in the ongoing debate to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The papers are on the following TSCA-related topics: The papers offer analysis of how TSCA reform may move forward in a way that addresses the myriad of considerations of existing case law, state laws and regulations, and federal legislation. ABA SEER leadership...
April 3, 2014

B&C® Affiliate The Acta Group and SHES Chemical Consulting of South Korea Form Global Alliance

The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), a regulatory consulting firm with offices in the U.S., UK, and China, and Sustainable Health, Environment, and Safety Chemical Consulting (SHES) of South Korea announced today the formation of a new strategic alliance. By joining Acta’s exceptional capabilities in China, Europe, and the Americas with SHES’ broad experience in South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and South Asia, the Acta-SHES alliance offers clients expanded, seamless access to a...