August 16, 2010

EPA Proposes Major Changes to TSCA Inventory Requirements

The August 16/23, 2010, issue of Chemical Week quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule. According to Bergeson, the proposed changes will substantially increase industry’s obligations and burden....
August 12, 2010

EPA Proposes Substantial Increase in Data Chemical Manufacturers Have to Report

The August 12, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule. Bergeson notes that EPA’s proposal to require reporting of all processing and use data that is “known to or reasonably ascertainable” by them “would broaden significantly the universe of information (and people) who would need to be canvassed” to...
July 26, 2010

EPA Misbranding Threat Against Rodenticides Ripe for Judicial Review

The July 26, 2010, issue of Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News quotes Timothy D. Backstrom regarding the recent court decision in Reckitt Benckiser v. EPA. Backstrom, who with Lynn L. Bergeson filed an amicus brief in support of Reckitt, notes that ruling in favor of EPA would give it “a new tool to coerce compliance with its reregistration decisions.”...
July 19, 2010

Appeals Court Rules for Rodenticide Maker, Remands Dispute With EPA to District Court

The July 19, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Timothy D. Backstrom, one of the authors of a friend-of-the court brief in support of the manufacturer in Reckitt Benckiser Inc. v. EPA,. Backstrom described the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s opinion as “well-reasoned” and meant that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was not allowed to “coerce” Reckitt “by threatening a misbranding action.”...
July 12, 2010

Stakeholders Ponder EPA’s Regulatory Plans for Nanomaterials

The July 12, 2010, issue of Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) recent report regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) management of nanomaterials. Bergeson disagrees with GAO’s suggestion that nanomaterials are “flooding the market,” comments on EPA’s use of Section 6(a)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to obtain...
July 11, 2010

Lynn L. Bergeson Included in Chambers USA 2010

We are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson is included in Chambers USA 2010. The USA Guide is based on thousands of in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys. Chambers & Partners then ranked the top firms and attorneys and described their merits — often in the words of clients they interviewed. Rankings include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client. The...
July 2, 2010

Final Nano Summit White Paper Released

Lynn L. Bergeson Collaborated on the White Paper We are pleased to announce the release of the final white paper from the October 8-9, 2009, summit entitled “Environmentally Responsible Development of Nanotechnology,” which was held by The Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative. The charge for summit attendees was to explore issues regarding potential risk across nano-enabled product lifecycles, with the goal of generating a set of recommendations for North Carolina...
June 29, 2010

Industry Urged To Step Up Nano Testing Research To Adapt NRC’s “Vision”

The June 29, 2010, issue of Inside EPA’s Risk Policy Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the need for industry officials in the nanomaterials sector to “act proactively” to address nanomaterials-related research needs and adapt the National Research Council’s vision to achieve the goals of its plan....