B&C News: California

March 20, 2019
WEBINAR - - Prop 65:  Exposure Monitoring and Compliance Implications
  Available On Demand   California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), requires businesses in California to provide warnings about certain consumer product, occupational, and/or environmental exposures to substances that the State of California has determined to be known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.  Amendment regulations pertinent to these warnings effective as of August 2018 focused many companies on the requirements, content, and transmission of such warnings. The warning requirements are ... read more >
January 18, 2018
Christopher R. Bryant Quoted in Bloomberg Environment Article “Toxic Pollutants in California Mudslide Present Cleanup Challenges”
On January 18, 2018, Christopher R. Bryant, Senior Regulatory Consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by Bloomberg Environment regarding the possible environmental ramifications of a recent California mudslide. “That mud could contain everything from sewage, to oil and gas from ruptured lines, as well as pesticides, ash, maybe chemicals from inside houses,” said Chris Bryant, a regulatory consultant with Bergeson and Campbell, a Washington D.C.-based law firm focused on issues related to chemical regulatory compliance. […] “Even if ... read more >
May 4, 2017
Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Contribute to ABA SEER’s The Year in Review 2016
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the publication of The Year in Review 2016:  Environment, Energy, and Resources Law by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER).  The Year in Review provides an annual summary of developments in environmental, energy, and resources law.  B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., co-authored the Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know 2016 Annual Report.    The 2016 Annual Report provides a detailed ... read more >
January 11, 2017
The Top Chemical Regulatory Stories of 2016
  The attorneys, scientists, policy experts, and regulatory advisors of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), The Acta Group (Acta®), and B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) endeavor year-round to keep you informed on key developments as they happen, and prepared for looming changes and deadlines, to help you maintain compliance and competitive advantage as you market your products throughout the world. As the new year begins, we offer you this look back at the top stories of 2016 (as measured by clicks, reads, and shares by readers of our blogs and e-mails), a ... read more >
June 17, 2016
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted In Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “California Agency To Look At TSCA Reform Impacts On Safer Consumer Products Effort”
On June 17, 2016, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article “California Agency to Look at TSCA Reform Impacts on Safer Consumer Products Effort.” Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell PC, said federal preemption would apply only to certain actions, such as restrictions. It wouldn’t extend to state laws that require reporting or monitoring. ‘‘That said, TSCA preemption would appear to have its most potentially consequential impact on ... read more >
June 16, 2016
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report features comments by Lynn L. Bergeson On Conflicts Between TSCA Reform and California DTSC
On June 16, 2016, Lynn L, Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®), was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article, “California Agency Examining Impacts of TSCA-Reform Bill.” Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell PC, said federal preemption would apply only to certain actions, such as restrictions. It wouldn't extend to state laws that require reporting or monitoring. “That said, TSCA preemption would appear to have its most potentially consequential impact on the Safer Consumer ... read more >
March 27, 2015
Interest in West Coast Sustainable Futures Training
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its affiliate organizations are investigating the possibility of hosting a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Sustainable Futures workshop on the West Coast in late 2015. As you may know, Sustainable Futures training focuses on a variety of tools, methods, and models that can be used to assess the hazard and potential exposure of chemicals. The intensive, hands-on training provided at Sustainable Futures workshops allows attendees to utilize the EPA methods of hazard and risk screening for human health, ecotoxicity, and ... read more >
October 1, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in Chemical Watch's ChemCon The Americas 2014 Preview Article "California and South Korea Among Chicago Highlights"
Chemical Watch quoted Lynn L. Bergeson discussing California’s influence on US and world regulatory programs: " 'In a word, size matters,' said Lynn L. Bergeson. 'California's economy is the eighth largest in the world if it is compared to those of whole countries, and it accounts for 13% of US gross domestic product (GDP). The state has a rich, and well-deserved, reputation as a trendsetter. Its approach to the regulation of volatile organic compounds has been adopted by the federal US EPA because of its proven track record and recognised efficacy. When California implements a new ... read more >
March 31, 2014
Safer Consumer Products Summit to Feature EPA’s Jim Jones, California DTSC’s Meredith Williams
The 4th Safer Consumer Products Summit, the only national conference of its kind, will provide the most up-to-date information available on California's implementation of the Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR), the most expansive Green Chemistry law in the world, drill down on the rapidly evolving state and international consumer safety regulatory landscape, and discuss the latest developments in legislative efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act. Jim Jones, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and ... read more >
March 18, 2014
Draft List of Products Will Test California’s Safer Consumer Products Program, Markets
Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article, “Draft List of Products Will Test California’s Safer Consumer Products Program, Markets.“   “Draft Could Trigger Litigation. The draft list could trigger litigation challenging the regulations, the listed products or even DTSC’s implementation of the program rules, Washington D.C.-based attorney Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell told Bloomberg BNA March 10. Businesses involved in marketing consumer products in California should pay close attention to the DTSC’s draft list, Bergeson ... read more >
March 17, 2014
California Regulators Optimistic About Prevailing on Priority Products
Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in a Chemical Watch article regarding the priority products listed in March under California’s Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR): “Spray polyurethane foam products containing unreacted diisocyanates are different in an important aspect. Spray foams are primarily used in the construction industry by smaller and mid-sized companies represented by a wide range of small trade associations, said Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell, a law firm representing chemical industry clients. The smaller companies and their trade groups may not want to ... read more >
October 17, 2013
Regulator Stresses REACH and California’s SCPR are Different
Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in a Chemical Watch article on California’s new Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR): “Information generated by REACH analyses could help position entities ‘favourably to be aware of what their obligations are under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations, and perhaps position them better to meet those requirements,’ said Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell, ... read more >
February 15, 2013
EPA Studies, California Rules May Guide “Risk” Level Absent TSCA Reform
The February 15, 2013, issue of Inside EPA quoted Lynn L. Bergeson extensively. “In lieu of reform legislation clearing Congress, Lynn Bergeson, a TSCA attorney and owner of law firm Bergeson & Campbell, told a recent legal conference that industry lawyers should be closely watching the agency’s first batch of five draft risk assessments, released last month, given that they could serve as an early indication of how EPA’s toxics office will handle risk analyses of existing chemicals — which are currently ‘grandfathered’ under TSCA. The assessments ... read more >
July 27, 2012
California Revises Green Chemistry Plan, Setting Stage For EPA Model
The July 27, 2012, issue of Inside EPA quotes Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s, November 2, 2011, memorandum regarding the California Department of Toxic Substance’s (DTSC) informal draft Safer Consumer Products ... read more >
June 29, 2012
CalNIN Workshop Registration Now Open
  Workshop Registration Now Open -- Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the September 25, 2012, workshop: "Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology." The workshop, organized by BCCM and the California Nanotechnology Industry Network (CalNIN), is hosted by the UCLA Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology in Los Angeles, CA. Registration for this workshop is $150. Workshop participants and ... read more >
May 24, 2012
California DTSC Consults with Two Key Groups on “Working” Draft Regulation
The May 24, 2012, issue of Chemical Watch references Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s May 22, 2012, memorandum regarding the California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) revised informal draft Safer Consumer Products ... read more >
March 30, 2012
CalNIN Sponsoring Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology
B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. Announces That The California Nanotechnology Industry Network Will Sponsor a Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 -- SAVE THE DATE The B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCMM) is pleased to announce that the UCLA Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology will be hosting a workshop that will be sponsored by The California Nanotechnology Industry Network (CalNIN) on Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology on September 25, 2012. Planned ... read more >
November 29, 2011
EPA Offers California Help Crafting Landmark Green Chemistry Rules
The November 29, 2011, issue of Inside EPA quotes Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s November 2, 2011, memorandum regarding the California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) "informal draft" Safer Consumer Products ... read more >
September 16, 2011
BCCM Creates Website for Nanotechnology Initiatives in California
B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), an affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., wishes to ensure that you are aware of a new website designed to be a platform for sharing information on nanotechnology policy, legislative, and regulatory initiatives in California. The website -- www.calnin.org -- provides regular updates on areas and initiatives that could potentially impact the development or use of nanomaterials in California. It also includes information on broader nano-initiatives, recognizing that such initiatives can and will influence nanomaterials policy developments and ... read more >

 
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