B&C News: Green Chemistry

July 1, 2014
Learn How to Pre-Screen New Chemicals Using EPA’s Models and Methods at Sustainable Futures Training
  Co-hosted by the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG™), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and George Washington University (GWU) August 5-7, 2014, at the GWU Campus in Washington, D.C. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: During this hands-on three-day workshop, you will learn about a variety of tools, methods, and models that can be used to assess the hazard and potential exposure of chemicals. Methods addressed will include hazard and risk screening for human health, ecotoxicity, and environmental fate. The ... read more >
May 29, 2014
Kathleen M. Roberts in Biofuels Digest: "How To Make Friends and Win EPA Approvals: tips for biobased companies."
On Thursday, May 29, 2014, Biofuels Digest published an article by Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG™) Executive Director Kathleen Roberts titled “How to Make Friends and Win EPA Approvals: tips for biobased chemicals.” A copy of the article is available online. The article highlights the B&C© affiliate BRAG™ and the session it co-presented with B&C during the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, which was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 12-15, 2014. The session titled “Commercializing Renewable ... read more >
February 14, 2013
B2PAC, SCD-iBIO Form Alliance to Advance Commercialization of Industrial Biotechnology
Washington, D.C. (February 14, 2013) -- The Biobased Products Advocacy Consortium (B2PAC), an affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), and the Society for the Commercial Development of Industrial Biotechnology (SCD-iBIO), an affiliate of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), announced today the formation of a new alliance to advance the commercialization of industrial biotechnology and biobased products. According to a recently released report from Lux Research, industrial biotechnology and biobased product development is experiencing a robust ... 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 >
July 20, 2012
Lynn L. Bergeson Will Co-Chair Seminar on Chemical Management Laws
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), and The Acta Group (Acta) are pleased to announce that on October 26, 2012, Lynn L. Bergeson will Co-Chair a Practising Law Institute seminar entitled "Chemical Management Laws 2012: Business Opportunity, Public Protection or Barrier to Trade?" The seminar will be held in New York City, New York, and there will be groupcasts in Columbus, Ohio; Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There will also be a live webcast. The ... 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 >
February 8, 2012
Companies Wanting to Sell Green Products Must Understand Rules, Voluntary Standards
The February 8, 2012, issue of Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the challenge lawyers face in counseling clients whose products involve emerging technologies. Bergeson stated: “Emerging technological platforms are changing forever the ways chemicals are produced and products designed and made, but our regulatory governance structures are ill-suited to keep up with the speed of these ... read more >
January 23, 2012
Lynn L. Bergeson Will Participate in Webinar on the Greening of Consumer Products
We are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson will participate in a February 7, 2012, Bloomberg BNA webinar entitled "The Greening of Consumer Products: Legal, Regulatory, and Strategic Considerations." Bloomberg BNA states that the webinar is intended to help users: Identify the core concepts of green product development and the maturation of conventional environmental protection themes on which green product steward concepts rely;   Describe the diversity of legal and regulatory authorities, domestic and international, that are relevant to chemical, ... 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 >
April 20, 2011
Lynn L. Bergeson Will Moderate Panel on International and State Regulatory Programs and Strategies for Addressing Nanoscale Materials
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 on May 19, 2011, Lynn L. Bergeson will moderate a panel discussing key nanotechnology-related international and state regulatory programs during a "quick teleconference" program sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources entitled Nano Governance: The Current State of Federal, State, and International Regulation. The teleconference will explore the new and creative applications of existing ... read more >
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