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  • TSCA reform—prospects on passage and thoughts on implementation

    Competing proposals are working their way through the House and Senate to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the nation's primary law for managing chemicals in commerce, including biobased and renewable chemicals. In an article published in the July 23, 2015, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report, former senior U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials Charles Auer and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Regulatory Developments - TSCA Reform: Detailed Review of Representative Shimkus` Second Discussion Draft of TSCA Reform Legislation

    On May 12, 2015, Representative John Shimkus (R-IL), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, released a new (second) draft of the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (TMA2 DD). In April, Shimkus released an initial discussion ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA regulations: today`s challenges and tomorrow`s reforms

    The question most often asked when addressing this topic is, "Are you ready for TSCA reform?" as if it is looming on the horizon but has yet to happen. The truth, however, is that most producers, manufacturers, and importers of chemical substances are dealing with chemical management changes on a daily basis. Last year, there seemed to be growing momentum on this topic when both the Toxic ...


    By 3E Company

  • EPA issues direct final rule to mandate updated electronic reporting

    The July 20, 2015, Federal Registerincludes a notice for direct final action to amend the electronic reporting regulations for Section 5 under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action goes into ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • What’s new in Nano?

    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 initiatives. Federal Legislation: While not mentioning “nanotechnology,” a bill introduced on April 15, 2010, by Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ) contains provisions pertinent to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Tiny particles get big attention

    Regulatory developments are picking up steam. Here"s a summary of key initiatives. Federal Measures Nanoscale materials may figure in Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform. While not mentioning "nanotechnology," a bill introduced on April 15, by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) addresses chemicals with "special substantive characteristics." The bill ( ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • What does 2015 hold for green chemistry?

    In 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), continuing the partnership centered on the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. The award cycle returned to its original schedule with the 2015 ceremony set to coincide with the Green Chemistry & Engineering ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Synopsis of the 2010 congressional mid-term elections

    The decline in the number of elected Democratic members, especially the loss of the majority in the House of Representatives, will decidedly change EPA operations in 2011 and beyond. Significant differences are in the prospects for the agency's budget, legislative proposals and policy initiatives. In the Senate, the Democrats lost much of their plurality, and some of the newly elected members ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 2010 elections could impact EPA programs

    Some new senators may take a hard line against EPA program expansion. The 2010 Congressional elections will likely significantly impact policy and legislative developments in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulation of chemicals and pesticides. The decline in the number of elected House Democratic members will make for some significant differences in EPA's budget, legislative ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Innovation & safety: overcoming two of the biggest challenges in cosmetics product development

    Over the last couple of years, I have been traveling around the world talking to scientists and business leaders in the Cosmetics and Personal Care (CPC) Industry in order to understand their scientific and business challenges.  You know, the kinds of thing that are keeping them up at night.  And, what are these leaders saying? Well, mainly they see two big challenges facing them in the ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • 2011 Predictions for U.S. Chemicals Management

    The trends established by the Obama administration will continue despite the Congressional midterm elections in November, says Lynn L. Bergeson. The elections’ impact, notably the new Republican majority in the House and the razor thin Democratic majority in the Senate, will nonetheless have an important, but uncertain impact on the US Environmental Protection Agency. Early indications are ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 2011 Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). In short, the general trends established by the Obama Administration during the past two years are expected to continue notwithstanding the 2010 election results. At the same time, the impact of ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Promulgates SNUR for Polymer of Terephthalic Acid and Ethyl Benzene with Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube (Generic)

    On February 2, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated through a direct final rule significant new use rules (SNURs) for 27 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The substances include polymer of terephthalic acid and ethyl benzene with multi-walled carbon nanotube (generic) (PMN Number P-13-573), which is subject to a Toxic ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Class hopping

    The last couple of years have given shape to a complex regulatory landscape, with the UN's Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling or Chemicals (GHS) being implemented in a number of countries, the EUs Registration, Evaluation. Authorisation and Restriction or Chemicals (REACH) regulatory framework being enforced, the anticipated reform of the Toxic Substance Control ACT (TSCA) ...


    By 3E Company

  • Nano Regulation and the New U.S. Congress

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxic Substances (OPPT) and Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) were both active with regard to nanoscale materials regulation and policy in 2010.  The new year is expected to see comparable activity. The big unknown is whether the change in leadership in the U.S. Congress' House of Representatives will slow ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA grants BRAG petition requesting partial CDR exemptions for biodiesel products

    On January 16, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a petition from the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) to add "biodiesel" as a chemical category for partial reporting exemption at 40 C.F.R. Section 711.6(b)(2)(iv) under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Grants BRAG® Petition Requesting Partial CDR Exemptions for Biodiesel Products

    On January 16, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a petition from the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) to add "biodiesel" as a chemical category for partial reporting exemption at 40 C.F.R. Section 711.6(b)(2)(iv) under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule and will be proceeding with a  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Proposes SNUR for Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes (Generic)

    On October 27, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed significant new use rules (SNUR) for three chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN), including functionalized carbon nanotubes (generic). According to the notice, the PMN states that the substance will be used as a thin film for electronic device applications. Based on structure-activity ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA grants BRAG petition requesting partial CDR exemptions for biodiesel products

    On January 16, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a petition from the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) to add "biodiesel" as a chemical category for partial reporting exemption at 40 C.F.R. Section 711.6(b)(2)(iv) under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule and ...

  • Industrial Biotechnology: Coordinated Framework Make-Over and Lots More

    The summer of 2015 was surprisingly busy in the industrial biotechnology policy and regulatory arenas with three important announcements generating lots of buzz. On July 2, 2015, theWhite House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the US Trade Representative, and the Council on Environmental Quality issued a memorandum directing the US ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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