B&C News: FIFRA

September 4, 2014
Spray Drift, Volatilization, and Pesticide Registration Review:  How to Navigate the Issues
SAVE THE DATE Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Within the last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun issuing guidance documents -- and at least one registration review decision -- that reflect developing EPA policy on spray drift and volatilization issues. How EPA endeavors both to identify and to manage the potential for spray drift and volatilization are likely to be key elements of ongoing and future risk assessments, with significant potential impact on forthcoming EPA registration review decisions and product registrations. As a ... read more >
August 19, 2014
Bergeson & Campbell P. C. quoted in Inside EPA Story "Judge Rejects Majority of Pesticide 'Mega' Suit Challenges As Time-Barred."
“Industry law firm Bergeson & Campbell in an Aug. 18 commentary says that Spero's decision is of ‘particular significance for two reasons. First, it clearly follows prior decisions under which the vast majority of all claims concerning the failure of EPA to consult with [the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)] under ESA Section 7(a)(2) concerning pesticide registrations will now be time barred. Second, it addresses for the first time difficult jurisdictional issues concerning which FIFRA registration actions are reviewable and in what ... read more >
August 5, 2014
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Highlights Lessons from B&C's Supplemental Distribution Webinar; Webinar Slides Available for Download
B&C’s Sheryl L. Dolan and Lisa R. Burchi were featured in a Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report story “Clear Supply Chain Roles, Responsibilities Help Avoid FIFRA Violations, Attorneys Say,” which is available in its entirety online, and is excerpted below. Copies of the webinar presentation slides, “EPA's Supplemental Distribution: Enforcement Actions Are Buzzing: How to Avoid Getting Stung,” are available by contacting chad.howlin@lawbc.com “Pesticide registrants, companies that produce pesticides under contract for registrants and ... read more >
July 2, 2014
EPA’s Supplemental Distribution Enforcement Actions Are Buzzing:  How to Avoid Getting Stung
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made good on its intent to focus enforcement efforts on Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) supplemental distribution, resulting in several settlements with significant penalty assessments. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) recently issued a memorandum discussing the enforcement actions, the regulatory requirements for supplemental distribution, and what issues companies should address to help avoid such an enforcement action. That memorandum is ... read more >
March 14, 2014
James V. Aidala Delivers Address on Newsworthy Topics in Pesticide Regulatory Policy
James V. Aidala, Senior Government Consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), delivered the keynote address at the Spring Board Meeting of the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials held in Arlington, Virginia, on March 10, 2014. His presentation gave background, analysis, and commentary on the most newsworthy issues in pesticide regulatory policy today, including possible impact on pollinators, spray drift, and bystander risk; the difficulty of communicating science in fast news cycles and 140 character-limited social media platforms; and the Executive Orders ... read more >
February 10, 2014
EPA Seeks To Limit Pesticide Drift Exposures
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. was quoted in an Inside EPA article regarding EPA's recently released draft pesticide spray drift policy: “Released last February, the draft assessment said buffer zones ranging from 0 to greater than 4,000 feet could be necessary to reduce children's and other bystanders' exposure. The calculations are based on field size, crop-dependent application rates, and a risk-based 'concentration of concern' the agency sets using the health endpoint of concern. At the time, law firm Bergeson and Campbell suggested that EPA's approach for ... read more >
May 14, 2013
Europe’s Neonic Restrictions Contrast with EPA’s Solution
James V. Aidala was quoted in the May 3, 2013, issue of Pesticide and Chemical Policy on the effect on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of a recent decision by the European Commission to restrict use of three neonicotinoids: “‘The pressure on EPA will increase as a result of the European restrictions,’ says James Aidala, senior government consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, and former assistant administrator for EPA’s office of prevention, pesticides, and toxic substances. ‘Is there a need for further mitigation? And if there is, how do you implement it? now ... read more >
May 14, 2013
James V. Aidala Featured as "Quote of the Week" in Pesticide and Chemical Policy
Pesticide and Chemical Policy spoke with James V. Aidala for the article “National Academy Urges Federal Agencies to Adopt ERA Methodology,” in the May 3, 2013, issue and featured the following comment as their “Quote of the Week”: “‘The [NAS report] doesn’t get to the issue of the fact EPA and the [wildlife] services don’t like to play in the same sandbox together,’ — James Aidala, senior consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, and former assistant administrator for EPA’s office of prevention, pesticides, and toxic ... read more >
April 12, 2013
EPA Publishes Pesticide Review Guidelines
James V. Aidala was quoted in the April 12, 2013 Pesticide and Chemical Policy Daily News Alert: “The EPA's new guideline, a revision of an August 2012 draft, is being met with qualified praise. "It's a step in the right direction," Jim Aidala, senior government consultant, Bergeson & Campbell told Pesticide & Chemical ... read more >
March 8, 2013
Materials from Successful B&C and CPDA Workshop to Explore Agricultural Product Challenges with GHS
On February 28, 2013, the Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) jointly sponsored a workshop on Global Harmonization System (GHS) labeling requirements for agricultural chemicals. The workshop featured speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Department of Transportation (DOT), and Lynn L. Bergeson, and explored OSHA's final rule modifying its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform to the GHS for chemicals, which was published in ... read more >
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