March 17, 2014

California Regulators Optimistic About Prevailing on Priority Products

Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in a Chemical Watch article regarding the priority products listed in March under California’s Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR): “Spray polyurethane foam products containing unreacted diisocyanates are different in an important aspect. Spray foams are primarily used in the construction industry by smaller and mid-sized companies represented by a wide range of small trade associations, said Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell, a law firm...
March 14, 2014

James V. Aidala Delivers Address on Newsworthy Topics in Pesticide Regulatory Policy

James V. Aidala, Senior Government Consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), delivered the keynote address at the Spring Board Meeting of the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials held in Arlington, Virginia, on March 10, 2014. His presentation gave background, analysis, and commentary on the most newsworthy issues in pesticide regulatory policy today, including possible impact on pollinators, spray drift, and bystander risk; the difficulty of communicating science...
March 4, 2014

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Special Report on Elk River Spill

Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report special report, “Elk River Provides Tangible Illustration of Deficiencies in Public Data on Chemicals:” “Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., said that despite the many problems West Virginia’s ‘entirely preventable tragic spill’ has spotlighted, it is unlikely to hasten TSCA reform. ‘There are dozens of compelling reasons to reform TSCA, any one of them sufficient to prompt...
February 27, 2014

The Acta Group and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Publish In-depth Article on the European Union’s (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and Its Impact on Industry

The Acta Group’s (Acta) Andrew R. Bourne and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C®) Lisa R. Burchi and Lara A. Hall, M.S., RQAP-GLP, have published an article entitled “EU Biocidal Products Regulation and Its Impact on Industry: A Practical Briefing” in the February 27, 2014, issue of Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Environment Reporter. The article was written to help industry, especially those companies exporting to the EU, understand the differences between BPR...
February 25, 2014

James V. Aidala Comments on EPA’s Worker Protection Standards

James V. Aidala was quoted in an Agrow Daily News Alert story titled “US EPA Rolls Out Farmworker Protection Plan” covering EPA’s has proposed changes to regulations intended to protect the nation’s more than 2 million farmworkers and their families from pesticide exposures. “A former EPA pesticide official says that he expects agricultural groups to balk at the record keeping requirements and believes that they will echo CLA’s concern about the Agency’s justification...
February 24, 2014

Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group as Regulatory Consultant

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta) are pleased to announce the addition of Karin F. Baron to our firms. Ms. Baron is an expert regulatory consultant with more than 15 years of experience in developing, implementing, and managing complex chemical regulatory compliance matters for some of the largest industrial and specialty chemical companies in the world, including International Specialty Products, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, and most recently 3E. Her primary areas...
February 11, 2014

Lynn L. Bergeson Participates in Congressionally-Requested Forum on Nanomanufacturing, Which Is Summarized in New GAO Report

On February 7, 2014, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report entitled Nanomanufacturing: Emergence and Implications for U.S. Competitiveness, the Environment, and Human Health, which provides highlights from a Congressionally-requested forum on specific issues in nanotechnology manufacturing that was held July 23-24, 2013. The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology asked the GAO and the National Academies to convene the forum and elicit the views of a...
February 10, 2014

EPA Seeks To Limit Pesticide Drift Exposures

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was quoted in an Inside EPA article regarding EPA’s recently released draft pesticide spray drift policy: “Released last February, the draft assessment said buffer zones ranging from 0 to greater than 4,000 feet could be necessary to reduce children’s and other bystanders’ exposure. The calculations are based on field size, crop-dependent application rates, and a risk-based ‘concentration of concern’ the agency sets using the health...
February 6, 2014

New Opportunities and Practical Advice Shared at Bio-Based Renewable Chemicals Summit

The 5th Annual Bio-Based and Renewable Chemicals Summit is underway and throughout the proceedings attendees have heard one message loud and clear: renewables are here, they are growing, and the time for addressing the critical path to commercialization is now. Kathleen M. Roberts, Executive Director of the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG™), served as Summit Chair. She moderated a spirited session featuring Benjamin M. Borns, Technical Expert in Application of Bio-Based...
February 5, 2014

Lynn L. Bergeson Offers Comments to Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report on Reduced EPA FY2016 Budget Request

A February 4, 2015 story, “More Final Risk Assessments Planned Despite Reduced FY16 EPA Budget Request,” in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report on the Congressional Justification released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on February 2, 2015 addressing the EPA FY2016 budget, reported that EPA intends to publish more chemical risk assessments in fiscal year 2016 than it anticipates issuing in fiscal 2015, that the agency says it can achieve its goal despite a cut...