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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 >
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