June 20, 2023

EPA Proposes SNURs for 18 Chemicals Made from Plastic Waste-Based Feedstocks

On June 20, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed significant new use rules (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 18 chemicals that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN) and are also subject to an order issued by EPA pursuant to TSCA. 88 Fed. Reg. 39804. The SNURs would require persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these chemical substances for an activity...
June 19, 2023

EPA Announces Release of Guidance for the Evaluation of Products for Claims against Viruses

On July 17, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of draft guidance for the evaluation of products for claims against viruses. This new guidance provides the framework for registrants who seek to make virucidal claims for antimicrobial products. This draft guidance reiterates recommended test methods and regulatory guidance for the addition of virucidal claims to products that meet the criteria for hard surface disinfection claims...
June 16, 2023

EPA Will Propose SNURs for 18 Chemicals Made from Plastic Waste-Derived Feedstocks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on June 15, 2023, that it will issue proposed significant new use rules (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 18 chemicals made from plastic waste-derived feedstocks. According to EPA, the proposed SNURs would require notification to and review by EPA before these fuels could be made using plastic waste-derived feedstocks that contain impurities like per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), heavy metals, dioxins,...
June 16, 2023

EPA Proposes to Ban Most Uses of PCE and Establish a WCCP for Uses Not Prohibited

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed on June 16, 2023, to ban most uses of perchloroethylene (PCE). 88 Fed. Reg. 39652. According to EPA’s June 8, 2023, press release, the proposed rule “would protect people from these risks by banning all consumer uses while allowing for many industrial/commercial uses to continue only where strict workplace controls could be implemented, including uses related to national security, aviation and other critical infrastructure,...
June 15, 2023

Registration Now Open for “Preparing a PFAS Game Plan in the U.S., the UK, and the EU” Webinar

July 11, 202310:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EDT)4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CEST) REGISTER NOW Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are attracting global legal, regulatory, commercial, and litigation attention as no other “emerging contaminant” has. Companies producing, processing, distributing, and/or using these substances must be aware of these global legal developments and take steps now to minimize legal, regulatory, and commercial risk. In the United States and...
June 15, 2023

Monthly Update for June 2023

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE — Register Now For “TSCA Reform — Seven Years Later” On June 29, 2023: This essential annual Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) event, presented by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, will feature speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), non-governmental organizations (NGO), industry stakeholders, and academic...
June 15, 2023

27th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 13-15, 2023, Long Beach, CA and via webinar

The American Chemical Society (ACS) presents the 27th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, with a “Closing the Loop: Chemistry for a Sustainable Future” theme. B&C’s Director of Chemistry, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. will present “Circular Routes and Chemical Nomenclature.” B&C is a proud sponsor. ...
June 15, 2023

EPA Accepting Comments on Candidates to Be Ad Hoc Reviewers for Draft Supplement to 1,4-Dioxane Risk Evaluation under TSCA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on June 14, 2023, that it is accepting public comments on candidates under consideration for selection as ad hoc reviewers to assist the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) with its review of the 2023 draft supplement to the 1,4-dioxane risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA states that after it published the final risk evaluation for 1,4-dioxane in December 2020, it determined a supplement was...
June 14, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson Earns Highest Ranking in Chambers USA 2023

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson has been awarded the highest rank attainable, Band 1, in Chambers USA Guide 2023. This is Ms. Bergeson’s 19th year earning top marks from Chambers USA as one of the best lawyers in America. Chambers quotes clients as saying Ms. Bergeson is “extremely well regarded,” “top-notch for her TSCA work,” “The best nationwide practitioner on product-related environmental regulations; a...
June 14, 2023

Minnesota Will Require Manufacturers to Report Intentionally Added PFAS and Will Ban Intentionally Added PFAS in Certain Product Categories Beginning January 1, 2025

Under H.F. 2310, signed into law by Governor Tim Walz (D) as part of the One Minnesota Budget on May 24, 2023, on or before January 1, 2026, a manufacturer of a product sold, offered for sale, or distributed in Minnesota that contains intentionally added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) must submit to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) information that includes: A person may not sell, offer for sale, or distribute for sale in Minnesota a product...