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December 8, 2010
Nano Governance: The Current State of Federal, State, and International Regulation
SAVE THE DATE January 27, 2011 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. (EST) NANO GOVERNANCE: THE CURRENT STATE OF FEDERAL, STATE, AND INTERNATIONAL REGULATION Please mark January 27, 2011, on your calendar for an exciting teleconference under development by the American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee. Program Overview: The Federal Regulatory Outlook Beyond the Feds: International/State Regulatory Programs and Strategies for Addressing Nanoscale Materials (Moderated by Lynn L. Bergeson) Perspectives ... read more >
December 2, 2010
NanoBusiness Alliance Interviews Lynn L. Bergeson
We are pleased to announce that the NanoBusiness Alliance included Lynn L. Bergeson in its recent interview series. The interview covers a wide range of issues related to nanotech environmental, health and safety, including such "hot" topics as establishing a nano nomenclature that is uniform, thoughtful, and useful for regulatory purposes; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) three Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) proposals that will have an immediate and significant impact on the commercialization of nanoscale materials; and the EPA's Office of Pesticide ... read more >
December 1, 2010
Nearly 3,400 Substances Pass “Momentous” REACH Deadline
The December 1, 2010, issue of Chemical Watch quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding issues faced by industry in meeting the November 30, 2010, deadline under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) ... read more >
November 24, 2010
EPA Proposal to Establish Reporting Rules for Nanomaterial Manufacturers Sent to OMB
The November 24, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the proposed rule that would establish information reporting requirements for manufacturers of nanoscale materials and which is under review by the Office of Management and ... read more >
November 22, 2010
LYNN L. BERGESON WILL SPEAK ON REACH AT THE CSPA INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson will speak, Saturday, December 4, 2010, about Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation and the role of the European Union's (EU) Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) program at the Seventh Annual International Affairs Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Additional information is available online. Ms. Bergeson and other B&C, Acta, and Acta EU lawyer and non-lawyer ... read more >
November 12, 2010
EPA Ready to Revise Rules for Pesticide Data Submission and Compensation
The November 12, 2010, issue of Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News quotes Lynn L. Bergeson on the affect of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed revisions to the data compensation ... read more >
November 10, 2010
House GOP Plans For Extensive EPA Oversight Face Key Staffing Hurdles
The November 10, 2010, issue of Inside EPA cites Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s November 5, 2010, memorandum concerning the 2010 mid-term ... read more >
November 9, 2010
TSCA Reform—What Are Its Chances?
ChemCon Daily quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the effect of the mid-term elections on reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act ... read more >
November 8, 2010
Republican Leadership Expected to Have Widespread Impact on Industry's Agenda
The November 8, 2010, issue of Chemical Week quotes Bergeson & Campbell's November 5, 2010, memorandum regarding the 2010 mid-term ... read more >
November 5, 2010
Republican Gains Could Dim Prospects for TSCA Reform, Increase Scrutiny of EPA Programs
The November 5, 2010, issue of Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the effect of the mid-term elections on reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act ... read more >
November 3, 2010
B&C Will Host ABA Quick Teleconference on FTC’s Proposed Green Guides
We are pleased to announced that Lynn L. Bergeson will moderate a "quick teleconference" program sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources entitled "Selling Green: A Concise Overview of the FTC's Proposed Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims." The November 16, 2010, teleconference will explore the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) proposed revisions to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (Green Guides), consider the reasoning behind the FTC's decision to propose them as it ... read more >
October 29, 2010
ABA Quick Teleconference: Green Guides -- Nov. 16
The October 29, 2010, issue of Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News includes an item on the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Quick Teleconference entitled “Selling Green: A Concise Overview of the FTC’s Proposed Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims,” which will be moderated by Lynn L. ... read more >
October 26, 2010
Lynn L. Bergeson Included in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2010
We are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson is included in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2010. Bergeson, who is included in the breakdown of "most highly regarded individuals" in the environment category, is described as "a sought-after speaker and an 'expert in chemicals regulation.'" The publication is based on research, including conversations with private practice lawyers of international standing in the practice area in question or in related fields, as well as with general counsel. The individuals and firms they recommend are then ... read more >
October 22, 2010
European Commission Begins Consultation on Proposed Definition of Nanomaterial
The October 22, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson on the differences between the European Commission's (EC) proposed definition of nanomaterial and the Australian government's definition of ... read more >
October 22, 2010
TSCA Reform Concerns Remain, But Focus Shifts to Ongoing Regulatory Actions
The October 22, 2010, issue of Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the provisions of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform ... read more >
October 22, 2010
Reporter’s Notebook
The October 22, 2010, issue of Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News awards Lynn L. Bergeson the quote of the week: “EPA was given the sun, the moon, the stars under pending TSCA reform legislation. They’re likely to be taken ... read more >
October 21, 2010
European Commission Begins Consultation on Proposed Definition of Nanomaterial
In the October 21, 2010, issue of BNA International Enviroment Reporter, Lynn L. Bergeson comments on the "definitional disarray" resulting from the European Commission's (EC) proposed definition of nanomaterial and that announced by ... read more >
October 11, 2010
EPA Considering Nanopesticide Labeling, Data Call-Ins, But Questions Remain
The October 11, 2010, issue of Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA} intent to require labels for ... read more >
October 11, 2010
FTC Proposes Revisions to Green Guides to Reduce Misleading Environmental Claims
The October 11, 2010, issue of Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News quotes Lynn L. Bergeson concerning the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed revisions to its Green ... read more >
October 4, 2010
New IUR Information Standard Won’t Require Downstream User Survey
The October 4, 2010, issue of Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News quotes Kathleen Roberts regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) ... read more >
October 4, 2010
Environmental Quality Management "Washington Watch" Column Wins APEX Award
We are pleased to announce that Environmental Quality Management recently won the 2010 APEX Award of Excellence for Lynn L. Bergeson's "Washington Watch" column. APEX is sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc., which publishes Writing That Works: The Business Communications Report, a bimonthly newsletter covering business writing, editing, and publishing for communicators in corporate, nonprofit, agency, and independent settings. The APEX Awards Competition is open to communicators in corporate, nonprofit, and independent settings, including companies, freelancers, ... read more >
September 30, 2010
Lynn L. Bergeson Will Speak On Nanotechnology Issues and Moderate Panel On Global Initiatives at CHEMCON THE AMERICAS 2010
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that B&C is a proud Sponsor of CHEMCON THE AMERICAS 2010 and that Lynn L. Bergeson will speak, Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at Session 7 -- "Similarities and Differences in Global Legislation" about developments and emerging issues on nanotechnology. Ms. Bergeson will also moderate a panel during Session 11 -- "Global Initiatives," which will consider international regulatory initiatives at the CHEMCON THE AMERICAS 2010 Conference in ... read more >
September 28, 2010
Nanotech Companies Told to Expect Three Rule Proposals in Early 2011
The September 28, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding state regulatory initiatives, including the California Department of Toxic Substances Control's (DTSC) intent to issue data call-ins (DCI) for nanometal oxides and quantum ... read more >
September 21, 2010
EPA Broadens Review Of Role In Encouraging Sustainable Products
The September 21, 2010, issue of Inside EPA Risk Policy Report quotes Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C) September 16, 2010, memorandum concerning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) September 16, 2010, notice seeking input on its role in the “green” or sustainable products ... read more >
September 8, 2010
R. David Peveler, Ph.D., Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and Its Consulting Affiliates, The Acta Group, L.L.C. and The Acta Group EU, Ltd
Dr. Peveler's Extensive and Diverse Experience in Domestic and Canadian Regulatory Matters Enhances B&C's and Its Affiliates' Growing International Chemical Industry Practice Areas Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is pleased to announce that R. David Peveler, Ph.D. joined the firm's practice, and that of its consulting affiliates The Acta Group, L.L.C. and The Acta Group EU, Ltd on September 1, 2010. Most recently, Dr. Peveler served as a consultant to Evonik Degussa Corporation and managed a variety of product regulatory compliance matters under the Toxic Substances ... read more >
September 7, 2010
Law360 Selects Lynn L. Bergeson for “Most Admired” Series
We are pleased to announce that Law360 has selected Lynn L. Bergeson as one of its Five Most Admired Environmental Attorneys. Law360 states: "No one knows the ins and outs of chemical product approval like Bergeson & Campbell PC co-founder Lynn Bergeson, and her unrivaled command of the field's cutting edge makes her one of the most sought-after chemical regulatory lawyers in the nation." For its "Most Admired" series, Law360 invited readers to nominate attorneys they admire to be profiled. Law360 asked: "Is there an attorney you've argued against in ... read more >
September 2, 2010
EPA Decision Could Indicate Direction On Registering Nano Pesticides
The September 3, 2010, issue of Inside EPA quotes Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s August 26, 2010, memorandum regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed conditional registration of ... read more >
August 23, 2010
Chemical Makers Uncertain How to Address Volume of Data, Questions in Inventory Rule
The August 23, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Kathleen M. Roberts regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed update to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) ... read more >
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 ... read more >
August 13, 2010
Former EPA Toxics Chief Doubts Workability Of House TSCA Reform Bill
The August 13, 2010, issue of Inside EPA discusses the testimony submitted by Charlie Auer to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection on the House Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation (H.R. ... read more >
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 obtain the required ... read more >
July 30, 2010
House Hearing on Chemical Bill Focuses On Jobs, Cost to Industry of Providing Data
The July 30, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report references Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s July 28, 2010, summary and comparison of the House and Senate Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform ... read more >
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 ... read more >
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 ... read more >
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 information regarding the presence of nanomaterials in registered pesticide products, and discusses the legislative ... read more >
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 businesses regarding how to address such risks. The White Paper, to which Lynn L. Bergeson ... read more >
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 ... read more >
June 25, 2010
EPA Developing New Interpretation, Policy on Pesticide Law for Nanoscale Ingredients
The June 25, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) use of Section 6(a)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to obtain information concerning nanoscale ingredients in registered ... read more >
June 21, 2010
Advisory Board Review of Controversial Arsenic Assessment Still Underway
The June 21, 2010, issue of Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News quotes Lynn L. Bergeson and Timothy Backstrom regarding flaws in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) review of inorganic ... read more >
June 17, 2010
Industry Groups Seek EPA 'Correction' of Draft Toxicological Review of Arsenic
The June 17, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the shortcomings of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) review of inorganic ... read more >
June 16, 2010
Bills' Novel 'Hot Spots' Provisions Seek To Restore TSCA's Backstop Role
The June 16, 2010, issue of Inside EPA references Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s April 27, 2010, memorandum regarding the draft House and Senate Toxics Substances Control Act reform ... read more >
June 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 rankings and editorial comment about attorneys are independent and objective, and financial considerations ... read more >
June 3, 2010
EPA to Review Confidentiality Claims For Chemical Safety, Health Studies
The June 3, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report references Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s June 1, 2010, memorandum regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that it will begin reviewing new and existing claims of confidential business information ... read more >
June 1, 2010
Use of dispersants in Gulf points to need for TSCA reform, critics say
The May 31, 2010, issue of Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News quotes Jim Aidala regarding how proposals to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act would affect confidential business ... read more >
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, registration deadline, on issues such as recent documents from the European Chemicals Agency/European ... read more >
May 18, 2010
EPA Makes Changes To Export Notice Mandate For Chemical ‘Concern’ List
The May 18, 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 list of “chemicals of concern” and possible export notification requirements for listed ... read more >
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 ... read more >
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 ... read more >
May 4, 2010
TSCA Reform Bill Could Target Broad List Of Manufacturers, Industry Fears
The May 4, 2010, issue of InsideEPA.com's Daily News references Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s April 27, 2010, analysis of the TSCA reform ... read more >
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 ... read more >
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 ... read more >
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 & Campbell, P.C., stated that a listing could also have “a potentially significant effect on the ... read more >
April 24, 2010
Industry Alarmed by Scope of U.S. Toxics Reform Legislation
In the April 24, 2010, issue of Chemical Week Regulatory Watch, Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the "disturbing absence of checks and balances" in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bills, including the right to challenge certain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decisions in ... read more >
April 23, 2010
Industry Fears TSCA Reform Bill Could Stymie New Chemical Development
In an April 23, 2010, issue of Inside EPA, Charles M. Auer is quoted regarding the data requirements for new and existing chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation. According to Auer, the Senate bill has a "significant bias" against the development of new chemicals, because data for new substances would be required upfront, while manufacturers could have years to submit the same data for existing ... read more >
April 19, 2010
TSCA Reform Discussions Must Include Logistical Issues, Former EPA Staff Say
The April 19, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environmental Report quotes Charles M. Auer, former Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), and James V. Aidala, former EPA Assistant Administrator for Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, regarding the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation released by ... read more >
April 16, 2010
House, Senate Efforts to Overhaul TSCA Praised; Clarity Needed, Diverse Groups Say
The BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the House and Senate bills that would reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Bergeson noted that the Senate bill's focus on new chemicals made in quantities above one million pounds annually could limit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) review of many nanomanufactured chemicals, as they would not hit that production level in a single year, while other aspects of the Senate bill show legislators seek to provide EPA with significant discretion to evaluate and compel data on new and/or special ... read more >
April 6, 2010
Industry Pushes EPA Away From 'Adverse' Nano Reporting For Pesticides
The April 6, 2010, issue of InsideEPA.com's Toxics Regulation News reports on a recent NanoBusiness Alliance Federal Roundtable, where Lynn L. Bergeson asked whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is willing to meet with stakeholders to discuss a "less injurious" way for EPA to obtain the data it believes it needs concerning nanoscale materials in ... read more >
April 5, 2010
Firm Offers First Nano-Specific Insurance; Attorney Calls Liability Coverage 'Good News'
The April 5, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson concerning nano-specific insurance offered by Lexington Insurance ... read more >
March 26, 2010
Lynn L. Bergeson Participates in Public Forum about the Emerging Field of Nanotechnology
On April 3, 2010, the Lemelson Center for Study of Invention and Innovation, with support from the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), will host a public forum about the emerging field of nanotechnology. Lynn L. Bergeson is among the panel of experts that will provide an introduction to ... read more >
March 25, 2010
Strategic Alliance with ENTRIX, Incorporated
Alliance Will Strengthen Acta's and Acta EU's Ability to Provide REACH and Related Chemical Management Services Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce each has entered into a strategic alliance with ENTRIX, Incorporated (ENTRIX), one of the largest scientific environmental and natural resource management consulting firms in the United States. The alliance will provide additional scientific depth and capacity to strengthen B&C, Acta, and Acta EU's ability to deliver targeted and ... read more >
March 4, 2010
EPA, Industry Wrestling With Scientific, Other Questions Affecting Endocrine Program
The March 4, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Jim Aidala, who participated in the American Bar Association's March 3, 2010, teleconference on endocrine ... read more >
March 4, 2010
Industry Fears New EPA Chemical Testing Approach May Stymie Input
The March 3, 2010, issue of InsideEPA.com's Toxics Regulation News quotes Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s February 22, 2010, memorandum regarding the effects of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed amendments to the enforceable consent agreement procedures under Section 4 of the Toxic Substances Control ... read more >
February 26, 2010
Lynn L. Bergeson Will Speak at Conference Concerning Environmental Regulation and Commercial Implications
We are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson will be speaking at the upcoming conference entitled "Environmental Regulation and Commercial Implications 2010: How the New Administration, Congress and the Courts Have Changed the Rules." The conference will be held in New York City on May 7, 2010, and in San Francisco on May 18, 2010. The conference will be broadcast live on the Internet on May 7, 2010. Since the election of President Barack Obama and the 111th Congress, new environmental laws have been enacted, new environmental regulations have been promulgated, and courts have ... read more >
February 25, 2010
ALI-ABA Will Hold Course on Chemical Control Law and Policy: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Professionals to Participate
On April 16, 2010, the American Law Institute (ALI) and American Bar Association (ABA) will hold an advanced one-day course of study on chemical control law and policy. The course will examine what practitioners need to know about the growing significance of industrial and pesticide chemical control law and regulation, providing updates on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and enforcement priorities for 2010, and a roundup on significant litigation. The course will also include an integrated look at modern-day chemical ... read more >
February 22, 2010
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. to Participate in ABA Quick Teleconference on Endocrine Disruptors
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) is pleased to announce it will moderate and participate in an American Bar Association Quick Teleconference entitled "Endocrine Disruptors: The Art, Law, and Science of Responding to Testing Orders," on March 3, 2010, at 12:00 p.m. (EST). Speakers include: James V. Aidala, B&C; David Berol, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); James C. Lamb, Ph.D., Exponent; and Robert G. Perlis, EPA. Register for the teleconference ... read more >
February 18, 2010
Nanoparticles Block UV Rays and Stop Mold, but "the Environment Is the Guinea Pig"
In a February 18, 2010, Politics Daily article, Lynn L. Bergeson commented on regulations being developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would increase reporting of nanomaterial products.  Bergeson stated that she expects EPA to propose that businesses provide data only for new products, and that those on the market would be grandfathered ... read more >
February 18, 2010
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is a Proud Sponsor of the 2010 Global Chemical Regulations Conference
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates' (SOCMA) Global Chemical Regulations Conference and Exhibition being held in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 29-31, 2010. For more than 20 years, the Global Chemical Regulations Conference has provided a unique educational opportunity for chemical industry professionals. Participation in this conference provides attendees with information and interaction with experts on the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), emerging ... read more >
February 16, 2010
Christopher R. Bryant Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Law Firm and The ACTA Group, L.L.C. and The ACTA Group EU, LTD Consulting Practices
Mr. Bryant Brings Extensive Experience in Environmental, Health, and Safety Compliance Issues and Related Legislative, Regulatory, and Policy Issues Christopher R. Bryant, previously with the American Chemistry Council, has joined Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and its consulting affiliates, The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta) and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU). Mr. Bryant has over 20 years of experience in environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance and legislative, regulatory, and policy issues. Mr. Bryant was the Managing Director of the Chemical Products and Technology Division at ... read more >
February 10, 2010
EPA "Design" Program Poised To Play Key Role Assessing Safer Chemicals
The February 9, 2010, issue of InsideEPA's Toxics Regulation News references Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s December 31, 2009, memorandum regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's chemical action ... read more >
February 9, 2010
Advisory Panel's Advice on Nanosilver Raises Concerns Over Possible EPA Response
In the February 9, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report, Lynn L. Bergeson states that the recommendations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) create regulatory uncertainty, which will discourage companies hoping to enter the antimicrobial market for products containing nanosilver and other nanoscale metals. According to Bergeson, while SAP's recommendations urge EPA to obtain additional information on nanosilver before granting new registrations, SAP did not address how EPA should handle existing registrations for pesticide products, ... read more >
February 3, 2010
Ruth Downes, Kevin Goulden, and Tabitha Harrison Join Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s Affiliate, The ACTA Group EU, Ltd
Each Brings Extensive Experience in International Chemical Regulatory Issues The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) is pleased to announce the addition of Ruth Downes, Kevin Goulden, and Tabitha Harrison to its European Union consulting practice. Their combined extensive knowledge of international chemical and health and safety regulatory programs will supplement the skill sets of other Acta EU professionals. Ms. Downes specializes in Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) registrations and worldwide notifications, having registered many substances under ... read more >
January 27, 2010
Obama to Announce Spending Freeze; Effect on Environmental Programs Uncertain
In the January 27, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report, Lynn L. Bergeson states that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pollution, Prevention, and Toxics staff members "have expressed confidence that the important initiatives under way will be continued to be ... read more >
January 22, 2010
Transparency, Registration Review Among EPA's Top Pesticide Issues for 2010
The January 22, 2010, issue of Daily Environment Report references Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s  January 7, 2010, memorandum regarding its 2010 ... read more >
January 22, 2010
TSCA Reform Debate, Increased EPA Scrutiny Of Chemicals Predicted Throughout 2010
The January 22, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the promulgation of a general significant new use rule for nanoscale chemical substances. According to Bergeson, it “has appeal as it would obviate the need for a TSCA Section 8(a) rule and avoid the small business exemption.” Bergeson also commented on nanomaterial developments expected in ... read more >
January 8, 2010
Comment Period on Proposed Nanotube Rule Extended Following European Trade Request
The January 8, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Charles Auer regarding the request from the European Economic Community's World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade Inquiry Point to extend the comment period on a proposed significant new use rule for two carbon ... read more >
January 5, 2010
US EPA Hits Phthalates in First Set of Chemical Action Plans
In the January 5, 2010, issue of Chemical Watch, Lynn L. Bergeson describes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's chemical action plans as "breathtaking in scope." According to Bergeson, the fact that the Office of Management and Budget reviewed the action plans "portends potentially great and largely unfettered EPA activity in the months to ... read more >
January 5, 2010
Plans for High-Concern Chemicals Show EPA Is "Very Ambitious," Has White House Backing
The January 5, 2010, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Charles Auer and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C) December 31, 2009, memorandum regarding the action plans announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on December 30, 2009. Auer described the action plans as "very ambitious" and noted that it remains to be seen whether EPA will have the staff and other resources to be as ambitious as it wants to be. In its memorandum, B&C stated: “EPA has never previously announced so many actions under the Toxic Substances Control Act, nor has ... read more >
November 30, 2009
EU Council Adopts Cosmetics Regulation, Mandates Labeling of Nanoscale Ingredients
The November 30, 2009, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the cosmetics regulation recently adopted by the European Union Council. The regulation would require that manufacturers label products that include nanomaterials. According to Bergeson, consumer confidence and a manufacturer's brand name could be harmed if the word “nano” is disclosed with incorrect or no ... read more >
November 26, 2009
Acta EU Moves Office
The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) is pleased to announce that it relocated its offices on November 26, 2009. Please update your records with Acta EU's new address, phone numbers, and fax number below. There will be no change in the e-mail address. The Acta Group EU, Ltd Avanta Royal Mills 17 Redhill Street Ancoats Urban Village Manchester, M4 5BA, UK +44 (0) 1612164260 (main number) +44 (0) 1612164263 (fax ... read more >
November 23, 2009
Lynn L. Bergeson Included in Washingtonian's List of Top Lawyers
We are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson is included on the list of top environmental lawyers in the feature on top lawyers in the December 2009 issue of Washingtonian . Washingtonian compiled its list of top lawyers relying heavily on peer recommendations, asking attorneys who was setting the standard in his or her field. Washingtonian’s list of the 800 top lawyers in 29 legal specialties represents the top one percent of lawyers in ... read more >
November 19, 2009
Joseph E. Plamondon, Ph.D. Will Speak at REACH in Practice Conference in Cologne, Germany
We are pleased to announce that Joseph E. Plamondon, Ph.D., who works for both Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and The Acta Group, L.L.C., a B&C consulting affiliate, will be speaking at the Sixth International Fresenius Chemicals Policy Conference: REACH in Practice, on December 7-8, 2009, in Cologne, Germany. On December 8, 2009, Dr. Plamondon will provide an update on the current status of reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and address chemical nomenclature under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). More information ... read more >
November 18, 2009
First Appeal Filed with ECHA Board of Appeal Results in Rectification of ECHA Decision
On September 16, 2009, Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW), with and relying on the advice and assistance of The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU), an affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., submitted the first appeal against a decision of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA or the Agency) with the ECHA Board of Appeal, on behalf of the registrant. On the basis of this submission, on October 14, 2009, the Executive Director of ECHA rectified the contested decision pursuant to Article 93(1) of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation.  By ... read more >
November 17, 2009
Australia Seeks Comment on Proposal for Regulating Industrial Nanomaterials
The November 17, 2009, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding Australia's proposed strategy to regulate new nanoscale chemicals and existing chemicals produced at the nanoscale. According to Bergeson, the proposal is "refreshingly thorough and comprehensive" and could serve as a model for other ... read more >
October 22, 2009
James V. Aidala Will Speak at Pesticide Regulation Conference
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is pleased to announce that James V. Aidala will be speaking at the November 3-4, 2009, Pesticide Regulation Conference in Crystal City, Virginia. The conference will feature keynote talks by Steve Owens, the Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, and Debbie Edwards, Director of the Office of Pesticide Programs, on their priorities for pesticide regulation under the Obama Administration. Aidala will participate in a panel on November 3, 2009, and provide industry perspectives ... read more >
September 28, 2009
EPA Chemicals Office Needs More Resources, Former Assistant Administrators Suggest
The September 28, 2009, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes James Aidala regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s need for additional resources to address ... read more >
September 25, 2009
TSCA, Climate Top Industry’s Washington Agenda
The September 14/21, 2009, issue of Chemical Week quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding retailer environmental initiatives, which do not provide industry with the usual safeguards provided by regulatory ... read more >
September 16, 2009
Former EPA Toxics Head Joins Washington Law, Consulting Firm
The September 15, 2009, issue of Risk Policy Report announces that Charles Auer, former Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), has affiliated with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and its consulting affiliates, The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta) and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta ... read more >
September 9, 2009
FORMER EPA OFFICIAL CHARLES M. AUER TO AFFILIATE WITH BERGESON & CAMPBELL, P.C., THE ACTA GROUP, L.L.C., AND THE ACTA GROUP EU, LTD
Mr. Auer Brings Experience and Depth to Chemical and Related Environmental Regulatory and Policy Issues Charles M. Auer, former Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances (OPPTS), and currently President of Charles Auer & Associates, LLC, has affiliated with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and its consulting affiliates, The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta) and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU). Charlie Auer has a distinguished record of public service, and is ... read more >
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