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...
January 26, 2014

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Announces New Blog Reporting on Regulatory and Legal Developments in Pesticide and Pesticide Product Issues

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the launch of the Pesticide Law and Policy Blog to report on federal, state, and international regulatory, legal, and policy developments involving conventional pesticides, biopesticides, antimicrobials, and other pesticide products. The blog is available at pesticideblog.lawbc.com; users may sign up to receive e-mails of new posts to the blog at pesticideblog.lawbc.com/rss. The Pesticide Law and Policy Blog...
January 16, 2014

US Chemical Leak Refocuses Attention on TSCA Adequacy

Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in a Chemical Watch article on the chemical spill near Charleston, West Virginia: “The spill ‘provides a textbook example of what’s wrong with [TSCA],’ says Lynn Bergeson of the law firm Bergeson and Campbell. ‘The paucity of information is the sticking point,’ she says, adding that public officials need access to more data than is currently available.”...
January 14, 2014

Lynn L. Bergeson Featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” Coverage of Chemical Spill in West Virginia

Chemical lawyer and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) expert Lynn L. Bergeson was featured Monday, January 13, 2014, on the National Public Radio (NPR) program “All Things Considered.” In a story on the mysteries that persist around a chemical spill in the Elk River near Charleston, West Virginia, NPR reporter Elizabeth Shogren interviewed Ms. Bergeson, whose comments were included in the national radio broadcast and NPR’s web version of the story: “‘These...
January 14, 2014

Lynn L. Bergeson’s Comments Featured in “Outlook 2014”

Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in a BNA Daily Environment Report article on the outlook for 2014 regarding toxic substances: “Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., said that while S. 1009 has some momentum, it also faces significant hurdles, including finding ways to address the most substantive challenges of state preemption, confidential business information claims and the safety standard that the EPA would use to evaluate all chemicals in commerce under a revised...