Lynn L. Bergeson Articles

  • Tapping into EPA Innovations

    EPA employs some of the most innovative scientists in the world. The federal government takes an interest in marketing the inventions that these world-class scientists develop while employed by the federal ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The IRIS Assessment of Inorganic Arsenic: Is Science Being Hijacked?

    The arsenic Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment exemplifies the current administration’s unwillingness to walk its own talk on transparency and scientific ...


    By Acta Group

  • Developments on Nanomaterial Governance in U.S. Gather Pace

    Nanotechnology governance initiatives in the US abound and there is no reason to think the pace will slow. Lynn L. Bergeson offers a summary of key ...


    By Acta Group

  • What`s New in Nano?

    Abstract -- There are many nanotechnology governance activities underway at the federal, state, and international levels of which nano aficionados should be aware. Here is a quick summary of key ...


    By Acta Group

  • Transportation Revisions Are Coming Down the Pipeline

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently signaled interest in revising the hazardous materials regulations (HMR) governing transportation of combustible materials. PHMSA seeks to harmonize domestic and international regulations applicable to transportation of combustible ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Takes Unprecedented Action

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on December 30, 2009, issued a breathtaking series of action plans on “Risk List” chemicals that will shape future legislative proposals which industry will need to participate in and ...


    By Acta Group

  • Will the New and Improved OMB Result in New and Improved Rules

    On January 3, 2002, the Oficce of Management and Budget (OMB) issued final guidance to federal agencies to ensure the quality of information they disseminate. Issuance of this guidance reflects far more than the Administration's desire for 'quality ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How the Elections Could Impact the EPA

    The dramatic decline in the number of elected Democrats, especially the loss of the majority in the House of Representatives, will make for some significant differences in the prospects for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, legislative proposals and general ...


    By Acta Group

  • Comments on K-REACH and Lessons from EU REACH

    As with many countries, Korea is pursuing a chemicals management approach that ensures substances being placed on its market are assessed for risk potential based on its use patterns while placing the burden of safe use on chemical ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DOT Eases Requirements for Security Plans

    On March 9, 2010, the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) narrowed its list of hazardous materials, or hazmats, that require security plans when transported in commerce. The new rule is effective on October 1, ...


    By Acta Group

  • House subcommittee hearing on TSCA modernization act

    On April 14, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives' Energy & Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 discussion draft (TMA-DD). An analysis of the April 7, 2015, TMA-DD is available on the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New Inventory Update Rule Reporting Heads Our Way

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed important revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Rule (IUR). This column explains why chemical manufacturers and other stakeholders must be aware of the proposal and prepare now for its ...


    By Acta Group

  • Malama composites chair speaks at international plastics showcase

    On March 26, 2015, Mr. David Saltman, Chairman of Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) member company Malama Composites, spoke at NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase on "Designing the Future: How ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Washington: Safe for Humans?

    Hundreds of U.S. businesses have already received in the mail test orders issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for initial endocrine screening under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). Hundreds more will receive orders later this year. How recipients respond to an EDSP test order can present challenging issues. This article explains ...


    By Acta Group

  • Chemical Pollutants in Water Emerge

    Recent advances in contaminant identification methodologies, sampling instrumentation, and analytical chemistry have caused an explosion of knowledge about the presence of previously undetected organic micropollutants. While it doesn’t follow that the mere presence of chemical contaminants results in harm, public health experts, regulators, and others aren’t sitting idly ...


    By Acta Group

  • TSCA IUR Revisions Poses Challenges for Firms

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Rule (IUR), the consultation on which closes in October. Lynn L. Bergeson explains why domestic chemical manufacturers and importers must be aware of the proposal and prepare for its ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Seeks to Lift Stay

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed lifting its 1994 administrative stay of Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Section 313 reporting requirements for hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Following is an explanation of why some are concerned, why EPA proposed lifting the stay, and why reporting may be unnecessary in the first ...


    By Acta Group

  • Avoid

    Global manufacturing operations must complete at many lavels. Cost, product quality, innovation, advertising and customer relations are but a few of the many variables that drive demands and thus contribute to market share growth. Successful business people around the world know these variables well, and are astute at managing them in ways to generate ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • California Is Setting Precedent

    The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released on June 23, 2010, draft regulations implementing California’s precedent-setting and game-changing Green Chemistry Initiative. Manufacturers need to understand how this controversial regulatory program may operate, and why it will alter forever the way consumer products are designed and ...


    By Acta Group

  • Aligning Chemicals Labeling with Global Rules Involves Major Efforts

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began the Herculean task of aligning the U.S.’s Hazardous Communication Standard (HCS) with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in September 2009. GHS provides harmonized criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health and physical hazards, and specifies hazard ...


    By Acta Group

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