B&C News: Nanotechnology

July 9, 2012
Clashing Provisions of EU Regulations Pose Obstacle for Assessment of Cosmetics
The July 9, 2012, issue of Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson on the European Commission's (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety’s (SCCS) Guidance on the Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials in ... 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 >
June 19, 2012
Lynn L. Bergeson Will Participate in Panel on Nanomaterial Safety
We are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson will participate in a panel on "Nanomaterial Safety: Do We Have the Right Tools?," hosted by the American Chemical Society Science & the Congress Project and the Nanotechnology Caucus. The June 27, 2012, panel will discuss whether current laws, such as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), are adequate to regulate the novel properties of nanomaterials. More information and details on how to RSVP are available ... read more >
May 24, 2012
US EPA does not expect Nano Regulations to be approved, NGOs claim
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the likelihood the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will obtain information on nanomaterials in pesticides without a regulatory ... read more >
May 24, 2012
White House Blocking EPA Efforts to Issue Rules on Nanomaterials, Advocates Say
The May 24, 2012, issue of Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the lack of progress on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) information collection policy for nanoscale ... read more >
May 3, 2012
Lynn L. Bergeson Co-Authors Chapter in ABA The Year in Review
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and its consulting affiliates, B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) and The Acta Group (Acta), are pleased to announce the publication of The Year in Review 2011: Environment, Energy, and Resources Law by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. The Year in Review provides an annual summary of developments in environmental, energy, and resources law. Lynn L. Bergeson co-authored the Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know 2011 Annual Report. The Year in Review is available for pre-order ... 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 >
January 26, 2012
NRDC Files Lawsuit to Block EPA’s Conditional Registration of Nanosilver Pesticide
The January 26, 2012, issue of Pesticide and Chemical Policy quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the Natural Resources Defense Council’s lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) conditional registration of nanosilver. Bergeson believes EPA's decisions were "scientifically robust and that in court they would ... read more >
January 26, 2012
International Symposium on Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology Will Be Held in March 2012
On March 27-28, 2012, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAA) will host the "International Symposium on Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology." The Working Party on Nanotechnology (WPN) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in collaboration with the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), organized the Symposium. Lynn L. Bergeson is on the Steering Committee and will speak at the Symposium. The objective of the Symposium is to explore systematically "the need for and development of a methodology to assess ... read more >
January 6, 2012
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association Names Lynn L. Bergeson As One of the Most Influential Nanotechnology Leaders
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NbCA) has included Lynn L. Bergeson on its "Most Influential Nanotechnology Leaders List from 2011." The NbCA is the industry association for the emerging nanotechnology industry. Through its extensive network of leading start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, and public-private partnerships, the NbCA ... read more >
January 5, 2012
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Announces Expanded Blog Reporting on U.S. and International Regulatory and Legal Developments Involving Nanotechnologies and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) is pleased to announce that, in light of the growing significance of emerging chemical technologies, its Nanotechnology Law Blog has been renamed the Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies Blog and will now report on federal, local, and international regulatory, legal, and policy developments involving nanotechnologies and other emerging chemical technologies. The blog is available at nanotech.lawbc.com. Users may sign up to receive e-mails of new posts to the blog online. B&C has made a concerted effort to be in the forefront of the ... read more >
December 1, 2011
EPA Grants 1st Approval for Nanopesticide
The December 1, 2011, issue of the New Haven Independent quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) conditional registration of nanosilver as a new active ... read more >
November 9, 2011
Small Bites, Bigger Questions
The November 9, 2011, issue of New Haven Independent quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of ... read more >
October 28, 2011
Feds Urge Probe of Nano “Life Cycles”
The October 28, 2011, issue of New Haven Independent quotes Lynn L. Bergeson’s comments during the webinar announcing the release of the National Institute for Nanotechnology's (NNI) 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy. Bergeson emphasized the need for better communication to the ... read more >
October 24, 2011
Updated Nanotechnology Strategy Released to Guide Agencies in Research, Development
The October 24, 2011, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson, who participated in the October 20, 2011, webinar announcing the release of the National Institute for Nanotechnology's (NNI) 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research ... read more >
October 24, 2011
Analysts See EU’s Nanomaterial Definition Shaping Debate for Regulatory Application
The October 24, 2011, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the European Commission's (EC) recommendation on the definition of nanomaterial, which will have “little to no application or regulatory ... read more >
October 21, 2011
New NNI Environmental Health and Safety Research Strategy Has Industry Backing
The October 21, 2011, issue of Pesticide and Chemical Policy quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the National Nanotechnology Institute's (NNI) 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy, which "appropriately recognizes that additional research is needed to characterize consumer and occupational exposures to ... read more >
October 17, 2011
Lynn L. Bergeson Will Speak During the NanoEHS Workshop Series Webinar
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that on October 20, 2011, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. (EDT), Lynn L. Bergeson will speak during the nanoEHS Workshop Series webinar hosted by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) on the release of its 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy (Strategy). The event will consist of an overview of the Strategy's development followed by comments from industrial, regulatory, and public health ... 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 >
August 1, 2011
Lynn L. Bergeson Will Speak at the Fifth International Symposium on Nanotechnology, Occupational and Environmental Health
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that on August 9, 2011, Lynn L. Bergeson will speak in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Fifth International Symposium on Nanotechnology, Occupational and Environmental Health (NanOEH) on key policy and regulatory considerations related to nanotechnology. The program will focus on life cycle assessment: what assessment tools and options are appropriate for nanomaterials; nanoinformatics: how to get the needed ... read more >
July 19, 2011
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Is a Proud Sponsor of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association's Tenth Annual NanoBusiness Conference and Nanomanufacturing Summit 2011
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that B&C is a proud sponsor of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association's (NanoBCA) Tenth Annual NanoBusiness Conference and Nanomanufacturing Summit 2011, which will be held September 25-27, 2011, in Boston, Massachusetts. Lynn L. Bergeson will moderate a panel discussing key nanotechnology-related environmental, health, and safety issues impacting businesses. Ms. Bergeson serves on NanoBCA's ... read more >
June 10, 2011
White House Urges Science-Based Approach for Nanotechnology Rules to Protect Public
The June 10, 2011, issue of BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the White House memorandum concerning policy principles for the regulation and oversight of applications of nanotechnology and ... 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 >
April 11, 2011
EPA Nearing Registration Decision on Nanoscale Pesticide, Official Says
The April 11, 2011, BNA Daily Environment Report quotes Lynn L. Bergeson regarding regulation on nanoscale materials, and the need to provide the public the confidence that they are ... read more >
March 17, 2011
Lynn L. Bergeson and James V. Aidala Will Speak at the CropLife America and RISE 2011 Spring Conference
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that on April 8, 2011, Lynn L. Bergeson and James V. Aidala will speak at the CropLife America and Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) 2011 Spring Conference, "Seeking Scientific Solutions in a Regulatory Landscape," on two key issues -- the future of nanotechnology and the challenges in pesticide regulation. The conference will focus on up-to-date science and regulatory issues impacting ... read more >
January 19, 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 January 27, 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 ... read more >
July 2, 2010
Final Nano Summit White Paper Released
Lynn L. Bergeson Collaborated on the White Paper We are pleased to announce the release of the final white paper from the October 8-9, 2009, summit entitled "Environmentally Responsible Development of Nanotechnology," which was held by The Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative. The charge for summit attendees was to explore issues regarding potential risk across nano-enabled product lifecycles, with the goal of generating a set of recommendations for North Carolina businesses regarding how to address such risks. The White Paper, to which Lynn L. Bergeson ... read more >
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