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...