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  • U.S. consumer product ingredient disclosure measures pick up momentum

    U.S. consumer product ingredient disclosure measures pick up momentum

    The ‘right-to-know’ has been a foundational element of U.S. environmental law and policy for decades. As more information becomes known about the potential health and environmental impacts of chemical substances in industrial, ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson

  • Citizens challenge EPA

    Citizens challenge EPA

    A petition filed under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was one of the first actions reviewed by a federal district court since TSCA was substantially rewritten in June 2016.The rulings described below pose interesting and ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson

  • Proper disposal

    Proper disposal

    In December 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule prohibiting entities from asserting claims of confidential business information (CBI) for certain documents related to the export, import, and transit of hazardous ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson

  • Prepare now

    Prepare now

    For readers not following Proposition 65 (Prop 65) changes, you need to read this column. Big changes are in store for regulated entities subject to Prop 65 based on a rule implemented in August 2016, but with a fast-approaching enforcement date of ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson

  • Expect the EPA to be busy in 2018

    Expect the EPA to be busy in 2018

    The new year promises to be a busy one in the chemical area. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hit all of its new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) marks in timely promulgating rules or taking other steps required by the new TSCA. ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson

  • NIOSH plans to support implementation of WHO guidelines to protect workers from nanomaterials

    NIOSH plans to support implementation of WHO guidelines to protect workers from nanomaterials

    On December 15, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a blog item entitled "WHO Guidelines to Protect Workers from Nanomaterials." See https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2017/12/15/who-nano/ As reported ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson

  • EPA: Mercury merits attention

    EPA: Mercury merits attention

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to implement reporting requirements pertinent to the supply, use and trade of mercury in the United States. This column provides more information and a closer look into the EPA’s October ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation

    Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation

    AUSTRALIA Australia Releases Third Consultation Paper Concerning NICNAS Reform: On April 29, 2016, the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) published the third consultation paper on ...

  • Request Recording and Materials from Panel Discussion with EPA Alumni: “TSCA Reform: What’s Happening Now, and What’s Next?”

    Request Recording and Materials from Panel Discussion with EPA Alumni: “TSCA Reform: What’s Happening Now, and What’s Next?”

    Request Recording and slides from “TSCA Reform Panel Summit: What’s Happening Now, and What’s Next?” Program informational flyer George Washington University (GWU) Milken Institute School of Public Health, GWU Law School, ...

  • Fumigants used for pesticidal purposes

    Fumigants used for pesticidal purposes

    Overview: Fumigants used for pesticidal purposes are registered and regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). In 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed a significant review of ...

  • Global Regulatory Update for October 2015

    Global Regulatory Update for October 2015

    AUSTRALIA NICNAS Will Publish Reforms Implementation Plan Consultation Paper And Consultation Workshops: The October 6, 2015, issue of The NICNAS Bulletin includes an item on the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme ...

  • What Can We Expect From EPA in 2014?

    What Can We Expect From EPA in 2014?

    Lynn L. Bergeson, "What Can We Expect From EPA in 2014?," Chemical Processing, January 20, 2014. Thoughts on what might be headed our way in 2014 from the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) of the U.S. Environmental ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson

  • "Standardising Transport/Labelling Regulations: A way to reduce shipping costs for retail and consumer products"

    "Standardising Transport/Labelling Regulations: A way to reduce shipping costs for retail and consumer products"

    "Standardising Transport/Labelling Regulations: A way to reduce shipping costs for retail and consumer products," Chemical NorthWest’s Elements Magazine, Winter 2014. Most GHS adoptions will complete implementation by 2015, mandating that ...

    Andrew R. Bourne, Hayley J. Clayton, Ph.D., Leslie S. MacDougall

  • 2013 Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    2013 Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    The Acta Group`s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2013 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). Although the 2012 Presidential Election is over, ...

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

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

    The Acta Group`s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2013 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). Although the 2012 Presidential Election is over, ...

  • Comment on Regulating Industrial Chemicals: Lessons for U.S. Lawmakers From the European Union`s REACH Program

    Comment on Regulating Industrial Chemicals: Lessons for U.S. Lawmakers From the European Union`s REACH Program

    It is entirely appropriate to consider how the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals Program (REACH) may influence reconsideration of the U.S. chemical regulatory environment, and the report provides some critical ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson

  • TSCA and the Regulation of Renewable Chemicals

    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 ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson, Charles M. Auer, and R. David Peveler

  • Use of Nanoscale Materials in commercial sunscreen products

    Use of Nanoscale Materials in commercial sunscreen products

    The decision that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will make on the citizen petition filed by the International Center for Technology Assessment to require FDA to amend its require-ments for products containing nanomaterials will be a ...

    Michael F. Cole;Lynn Bergeson;Carla Hutton

  • TSCA Reform - Business strategies in Times of Political Gridlock

    TSCA Reform - Business strategies in Times of Political Gridlock

    Change Is the Only Constant Most would agree that legislative reform of the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is long overdue. Few agree on what to change and how best to proceed. If you throw in the 2012 presidential election, you have ...

  • Nanosilver Conditionally Registered as New Active Ingredient

    Nanosilver Conditionally Registered as New Active Ingredient

    In August 2010, EPA announced that it was considering allowing the Swiss company HeiQ Materials Ag to enter the U.S. market with a new nanosilver pesticide and textile preservative, HeiQ AGS-20. On Dec. 1, 2011, the EPA issued a conditional ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson