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  • SCPA Delays Could Impact Industry

    In response to concerns expressed by diverse stakeholders over the final draft of its Safer Consumer Product Alternatives (SCPA) regulations, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has delayed implementation of the regulations, which focus on chemicals and chemical ingredients in consumer products. The net effect of this recent development on the regulation of chemical ...


    By Acta Group

  • European Regulations Impact U.S. Business

    Based on a Widespread Belief That The Review and regulation of existing chemical substances in the European Union (EU) are ineffective, the European Council in 1998 initiated a review of the various EU legislative authorities on chemical regulation. When they completed their work, the council urged the EU Commission to develop a new system reflecting the joint themes of sustainability and the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Dempster‐Shafer theory applied to regulatory decision‐making for Safer alternatives to toxic chemicals in consumer products

    Regulatory agencies often face a dilemma when regulating chemicals in consumer products –namely, that of making decisions in the face of multiple, and sometimes conflicting, lines of evidence. We present an integrative approach for dealing with uncertainty and multiple pieces of evidence in toxics regulation. The integrative risk analytic framework is grounded in Dempster‐Shafer (D‐S) theory ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Turkey Enacts REACH-Like Chemical Program

    In December 2008, Turkey enacted the Inventory and Control of Chemicals Regulation, a scaled-down version of the European Union’s REACH regulation to establish an inventory of chemicals produced and imported into Turkey and to better control potential risks posed by those chemical substances. Adoption of the regulation is one of many steps Turkey is required to take to secure membership in ...


    By Acta Group

  • TSCA and the Regulation of Renewable Chemicals

    The dual national goals of reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and greening the economy converge in biobased chemicals, the promising and rapidly evolving field of technology that produces commercial chemicals from renewable feedstocks. Although biobased chemicals have a long history, increasing sensitivity to reliance on nonrenewable feedstocks and the environmental impact of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA and the Regulation of Renewable Chemicals

    The dual national goals of reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and greening the economy converge in biobased chemicals, the promising and rapidly evolving field of technology that produces commercial chemicals from renewable feedstocks. Although biobased chemicals have a long history, increasing sensitivity to reliance on nonrenewable feedstocks and the environmental impact of ...


    By Acta Group

  • Data Citation and Compensation: How REACH Compares With the FIFRA Scheme

    The European Union’s REACH regulation is a complex chemical management regulation intended to replace approximately 40 previously existing legal instruments with a single EU regulatory scheme for all chemical substances (both new and existing substances). It also creates a data compensation scheme for entities that must rely upon studies another entity generated to ...


    By Acta Group

  • U.S. senate EPW committee passes TSCA reform legislation

    On April 28, 2015, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW Committee) passed by a 15-5 vote a version of S. 697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. This action by the EPW Committee paves the way for consideration of S. 697 -- legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) -- by the full U.S. Senate. The authors of S. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Japan’s new era of chemical management - coming up this April

    2010 and 2011 will be challenging years for companies manufacturing, importing or handling chemical substances in Japan. Major amendments 20 May 2009 to the “Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc” (or Chemical Substances Control Law), sometimes referred to as Japanese REACH, will soon come into effect in two phases: 1 April 2010 and 1 April 2011. ...

  • REACH and Pesticides: What U.S. Exporters May Not Realize

    Pesticide manufacturers and formulators who export to the European Union must not fall into the trap of assuming that the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation applies only to the chemical industry. The authors of this article say manufacturers and formulators can be expected to experience first hand REACH’s impact and need to become ready. Inert ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • SCPA delays could impact industry

    In response to concerns expressed by diverse stakeholders over the final draft of its Safer Consumer Product Alternatives (SCPA) regulations, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has delayed implementation of the regulations, which focus on chemicals and chemical ingredients in consumer products. The net effect of this recent development on the regulation of chemical substances ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA and the Future of Chemical Regulation (PDF)

    Congress enacted the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 1976. 1 Despite the passage of over two decades, its core provisions have not been substantively amended. 2 Some believe change is needed, even essential. Indeed, the question of whether TSCA is fundamentally flawed or whether EPA ’ s implementation of it is lacking, has been the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Specific environmental release categories—A tool for improving chemical safety assessment in the EC—report of a multi‐stakeholder workshop

    In April 2011, experts from industry and authorities met for a workshop to discuss experience and future developments regarding the use of specific environmental release categories (SPERCs) in chemicals safety assessment (CSA) under the European Chemicals Regulation Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH). This article provides a summary of the workshop. It briefly ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • State and Local Governments Step Into Toxics Regulation

    According to the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), federal inaction on chemicals management and regulation has spurred state and even local government entities to step into toxics regulation. CIEL issued a position paper last May, Cloudy Skies, Chance of Sun: A Forecast for U.S. Reform of Chemicals Policy, predicting exactly this result. CIEL points to the fact that at least six ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Turkey enacts REACH-like chemical program: what stakeholders need to know

    Turkey enacted the Inventory and Control of Chemicals Regulation (Regulation) in December 2008. The Regulation is a scaled-down version of the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation and mandates the creation of a chemical inventory for manufactured and imported substances in Turkey. a variety of reasons, the new law is the source ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • US legal lookout: 2008 outlook for chemicals and pesticides

    A summary outlook on trends and developments in EPA’s regulation of chemicals and pesticides in 2008. With this being an election year, little legislation is expected to be considered during 2008 on the environmental front. Endocrine disruptors, however, will be a main subject of review in 2008. EPA seeks to impose the initial screening test requirements on a number of pesticides before the end ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Chemical Regulation: Preparing to address the challenges ahead

    The environment has enjoyed unprecedented attention as a presidential campaign issue. While climate change, energy, and resource issues dominate, chemical regulation reform is plainly a topic gathering steam. As we approach a new year, a new Administration, and a new Congress, there is much to consider. Issues pertinent to chemical management are complicated, the rhetoric is strident, and areas ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Charles Auer Quoted in “Rate of EPA Chemical Regulation Ramps Up Since Toxics Law Update”

    On March 18, 2017, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quoted Charles M. Auer, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), explaining how updates to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) are impacting new chemical regulations. The Environmental Protection Agency has been regulating more new chemicals since the Toxic Substances Control Act was ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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