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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 >
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