May 20, 2010

Acta EU Will Participate in REACH Seminar

We are pleased to announce that Kevin N. Goulden and Leslie S. MacDougall of The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) will address technical and regulatory issues at the June 1, 2010, Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) seminar entitled “Outstanding Issues Before the 1st December 2010 Registration Deadline.” The seminar, which will be held at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, in Brussels, Belgium, will address questions related to the December 1, 2010,...
May 17, 2010

Industry Developing Nanoengineered Goods Frustrated by Regulators’ Lack of Definitions

The May 17, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs’ (OPP) working definition of nanoscale materials and the importance for OPP not to review nanoscale ingredient applications any differently than conventionally sized ingredient applications....
May 14, 2010

ABA Publishes Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year-in-Review 2009

We are pleased to announce that the American Bar Association (ABA) has published Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year-in-Review 2009, which Lynn L. Bergeson co-authored. The Year-in-Review is the annual summary of important developments in environmental, energy, and resources law over the past year. Bergeson co-authored the chapter entitled “Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know: 2009 Annual Report.” ...
May 3, 2010

TSCA Reform Proposals Said to Broaden Scope of Firms Required to Provide EPA Data

In the May 3, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report, Kathleen Roberts notes that the proposed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation would make a critical change by covering manufacturers “and” processors. Currently, most TSCA provisions apply to manufacturers “or” processors, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rarely chosen to seek toxicity and other data from processors....
May 3, 2010

EPA Releases Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

The May 3, 2010, issue of Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) development of a list of chemicals of concern under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)....
April 27, 2010

Industry Fears TSCA ‘Concern’ List Could Drive Liability Over Export Notices

The April 27, 2010, issue of InsideEPA.com’s Risk Policy Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) development of a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) list of chemicals of concern. According to Bergeson, the concern list could have “broad compliance implications,” depending on whether EPA requires companies who produce chemicals on the list to file export notifications. Charles M. Auer, now affiliated with Bergeson &...