B&C News: Lautenberg Implementation

December 11, 2015
Chemical Watch Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson On Possible Future Of TSCA Reform
On December 11, 2015, Chemical Watch, quoted Lynn Bergeson in the article “Senate TSCA Bill More Aligned With EPA Principles, Says Denison.” Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell, said it is possible that the Senate will approve S-697 before Congress adjourns in mid-December. “Until it emerges from the Senate we can’t have any further action on the bill,” ... read more >
December 1, 2015
Request Recording and Materials from Panel Discussion with EPA Alumni: "TSCA Reform: What’s Happening Now, and What’s Next?"
Request Recording and slides from “TSCA Reform Panel Summit: What’s Happening Now, and What’s Next?”  Program informational flyer George Washington University (GWU) Milken Institute School of Public Health, GWU Law School, Environmental Law Institute, Arnold & Porter LLP, and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Present:  TSCA Reform Panel Summit: What's Happening Now, and What's Next? Thursday, November 19, 2015, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (EST) George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Main Auditorium, 950 New ... read more >
November 24, 2015
Inside EPA Article Quotes Jim Aidala On TSCA Reform Vote
On November 24, 2015, Inside EPA published the article “TSCA Bill Faces Implementation Hurdles Despite Potential For Senate Vote.”  Jim V. Aidala was quoted discussing a possible implementation timeline if the TSCA Reform bill was passed. Former EPA toxics official Jim Aidala, now with the law firm Bergeson & Campbell, at the ELI event identified some of the time frames on rulemakings, new definitions, and administrative fees as potential "early implementation hurdles" associated with reform legislation if it clears a Senate floor ... read more >
November 10, 2015
Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted Extensively In BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Nanomaterials Said to Illustrate Need for TSCA Reform”
The November 10, 2015, BNA Daily Environment Report article  "Nanomaterials Said to Illustrate Need for TSCA Reform" included comments from Lynn L. Bergeson and the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) on the importance of TSCA reform for nanomaterials. […]Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C., said the EPA could have used the authority the House and Senate [TSCA modernization] bills would give the agency to order the submission of existing data, without rulemaking. The information from such a data call-in could have increased ... read more >
October 20, 2015
Invitation to TSCA Reform Panel Summit at GW University
George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University Law School, Environmental Law Institute, and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Present: TSCA Reform Panel Summit: What's Happening Now, and What's Next? November 19, 2015 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (EST) In-person and via Webcast Betting on passage by Congress of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform is anything but a sure thing. While most remain optimistic, with each passing day the window of opportunity is narrowed. One possibility is that some version of the bipartisan Senate ... read more >
June 24, 2015
BNA Daily Environment Report Includes Comments from Lynn L. Bergeson Regarding TSCA Modernization Act
The June 24, 2015 Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report included quotes from Lynn L. Bergeson in the article “Bill to Update Toxic Substances Control Act Sails Through House by 398-1 Vote.” Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C., told Bloomberg BNA in a June 23 e-mail that the changes in the bill prior to the House vote seemed to reflect the need for consensus more than anything. ‘‘EPA will be challenged to complete risk evaluations in two years. Complex chemicals with multiple uses will be exceedingly hard to complete in 24 months and EPA ... read more >
June 1, 2015
The Washington Monthly Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson on TSCA Reform Bill
Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted in “Pick Your Poison,” an article in the Summer 2015 Washington Monthly discussing Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) modernization. In the absence of appropriate federal protections, states have stepped into the breach, promulgating their own rules. Under current TSCA regulations, unless and until the EPA regulates a chemical, states can issue their own limits. Those that have done so include California, New York, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Among the many rules are New York’s ban on children’s goods that contain ... read more >
May 27, 2015
BNA Daily Environment Report Includes B&C Analysis in Article on TSCA Modernization Act
The May 27, 2015, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report article “TSCA Modernization Act Introduced in House; Key Republicans, Democrats Back Legislation,” included quotes from the B&C analysis “TSCA Reform: Detailed Review of Representative Shimkus' Second Discussion Draft of TSCA Reform Legislation.” Time remains to address pragmatic implementation concerns in the House's “almost surgical” TSCA-reform bill as well as the more expansive Senate bill, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697), the law firm ... read more >
April 7, 2015
Oil Price Information Network Features Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., in "TSCA Nomenclature May be Barrier for Advanced Biofuels"
The Oil Price Information Network (OPIS) spoke with Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. , Senior Policy Advisor for Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., regarding the application of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to oils made from algae feedstocks and other non-traditional bio-materials.  The resulting article in the OPIS Ethanol & Biodiesel Newsletter is reprinted below, with permission from OPIS. TSCA Nomenclature May Be Barrier for Advanced Biofuels Any number of complications could trip up the commercial use of an advanced biofuel, but one that should ... read more >
April 7, 2015
BNA Daily Environment Report Coverage of Science & the Congress Briefing Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson
The April 7, 2015, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report story "Innovation Outpacing Regulatory Systems; Modernized TSCA, New Data Said to Help," reported on "21st Century Understanding of Chemicals," a congressional briefing hosted by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Science & the Congress Project.  Lynn L. Bergeson’s comments at the congressional briefing were quoted.   The Environmental Protection Agency has taken eight times longer to approve new nanoengineered chemicals than new chemicals made with traditional technologies and feedstocks, an attorney specializing in ... read more >
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