December 19, 2013

EPA Releases Data on 1,800 Chemicals Through New Online Dashboard

Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in BNA Daily Environment Report regarding EPA’s December 17, 2013, release of screening data on 1,800 chemicals through a new online tool known as the interactive Chemical Safety for Sustainability Dashboard. “Companies that make and use the chemicals are likely to be concerned about how and in what context the data is presented, said Lynn L. Bergeson, a partner with Bergeson & Campbell PC who counsels industry on chemical regulations. Raw...
October 17, 2013

Regulator Stresses REACH and California’s SCPR are Different

Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in a Chemical Watch article on California’s new Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR): “Information generated by REACH analyses could help position entities ‘favourably to be aware of what their obligations are under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations, and perhaps position them better to meet those requirements,’ said Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.”...
October 11, 2013

Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report features The Acta Group’s Memo on China’s Hazardous Chemicals List

The October 10, 2013, issue of Daily Environment Report featured a memorandum issued by Acta in the story “Toxic Substances Manufacturers Urged to Review Obligations as China Executes Hazardous Chemicals Rule:” “The Acta Group LLC, a consulting affiliate of the law firm Bergeson & Campbell P.C., released a bulletin Oct. 8 that also urged organizations with interests in China to review the draft catalog and assess their business and compliance obligations to avoid later...
October 11, 2013

James V. Aidala Quoted on Shutdown Concerns in BNA Daily Environment Report

In an October 11, 2013, story titled “Pesticide Imports Halted at U.S. Ports; Importers Seek to Gauge, Address Impact,” James V. Aidala shared his insight on possible effects of the government shutdown on the processing of import notices: “Jim Aidala, former assistant administrator for the EPA Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, told Bloomberg BNA that the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA)—not the pesticide office—processes import notices....
October 11, 2013

Kathleen M. Roberts Advocates for NMP Producers Group Before EPA Panel

Inside E.P.A. Weekly Report, October 11, 2013, featured comments made by Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice President of B&C affiliate Bergeson & Campbell Consortia Management, in “Industry Questions EPA Planning Of New TSCA Risk Assessment Program:”“During the Sept. 26 meeting, the first of three peer review meetings, officials with the NMP Producers Group, an affiliate of the law firm Bergeson & Campbell, told the panelists reviewing DCM and NMP that similarities between industry...
October 7, 2013

Agrow Daily News Quotes James V. Aidala Regarding Effects of Shutdown on Crop Protection Industry

In an October 7, 2013, story titled “US EPA’s Pesticide Programme Halted by Shutdown,” Agrow Daily News Alert quoted James V. Aidala: “Key OPP policy initiatives are also on hold, including the effort to address concerns about the decline of bees through revised labels for neonicotinoid insecticides. The EPA asked for registrants of four neonicotinoids – imidacloprid, dinotefuran, clothianidin and thiamethoxam – to submit revised labels by October 1st with the aim...
October 3, 2013

December 1, 2013: Fast Approaching Deadline to Train Employees under OSHA GHS Ruling

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule aligning its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) became effective on May 25, 2012. The rule includes a December 1, 2013, deadline for employee training on safety data sheets (SDS), which is fast approaching. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. offers comprehensive global solutions for complying with GHS regulations: Please visit our...
September 25, 2013

ChemCon Asia 2013 Wrap-up: Timely Updates on Chemical Control Developments Worldwide, with an Emphasis on Asia

From K-REACH to CSIA, EU CLP to China Order No. 7, ChemCon Asia 2013 held September 9-13, 2013, in Seoul, South Korea, equipped attendees to achieve compliance with current global chemical regulations and to anticipate new regulatory developments on the horizon. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was a proud sponsor. The program included: The Acta Group’s Leslie S. MacDougall helped untangle the complex web of regulation in China by giving delegates a high level overview of...
September 24, 2013

Lara A. Hall, M.S., RQAP-GLP, Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., The Acta Group, and B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) is pleased to announce that Lara A. Hall, a Registered Quality Assurance Professional in Good Laboratory Practice with a Masters degree in Biology, has joined our staff of scientists at B&C, The Acta Group (Acta), and B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM). With over a decade of experience in environmental research, study monitoring, and international regulatory support, Ms. Hall will assist our clients in placing and monitoring studies to assist...
September 13, 2013

Reality Bites: EPA Withdraws Two Draft Chemical Rules

In an article published September 11, 2013, in Environmental Leader, Lynn L. Bergeson explored the implications of a recent EPA action: “The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently withdrew two draft regulations intended to enhance chemical oversight. Both initiatives had been languishing at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for years, long overstaying their customary (and mandated) 90-day review periods. The inferences and conclusions that can be drawn from...