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  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Are TSCA Section 8(b)(2) Statutory Mixture Categories Subject to Reporting Under the Chemical Data Reporting Rule?

    Are TSCA Section 8(b)(2) Statutory Mixture Categories Subject to Reporting Under the Chemical Data Reporting Rule?

    Based on written communications from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, questions have been raised as to the agency’s interpretation of the six chemical categories created under Toxic ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson, Lisa R. Burchi, Charles M. Auer, Kathleen M. Roberts

  • 2012 Predictions for TSCA Reform and EPA Initiatives

    2012 Predictions for TSCA Reform and EPA Initiatives

    We offer our thoughts on what may be headed our way in 2012 with regard to reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and chemical management initiatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson, James V. Aidala

  • Practical Advice for Product Steward Professionals on Remaining Competent, Socially Aware, and Scientifically Proficient

    Practical Advice for Product Steward Professionals on Remaining Competent, Socially Aware, and Scientifically Proficient

    Consumer product manufacturers are challenged today as never before. Materials selection for consumer products invites a dizzying range of considerations: Are the chemicals hormone disruptors, carcinogens, or persistent, bioaccumulative, or toxic? ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson, co-author

  • EPA's SNUR Authority and Key Points Regarding SNURs for Former New Chemicals

    EPA's SNUR Authority and Key Points Regarding SNURs for Former New Chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s use of its authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act is expanding. Its use of TSCA Section 5 ‘‘significant new use rule’’ (SNUR) authority is clearly on the increase, as ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson, Lisa R. Burchi, Charles M. Auer

  • Deconstructing EPA's Chemical Data Reporting Rule

    Deconstructing EPA's Chemical Data Reporting Rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Aug. 2, 2011, the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, previously referred to as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Modifications Rule. Proposed ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson, Kathleen M. Roberts

  • The Nuances of 'Nano' in Pesticide Products

    The Nuances of 'Nano' in Pesticide Products

    On June 17, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a much-anticipated notice describing possible approaches for obtaining information on the potential presence of nanoscale materials in registered pesticide products.  EPA has ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson, James V. Aidala, Charles M. Auer

  • Principles for Regulating Nanotech

    Principles for Regulating Nanotech

    On June 9, 2011, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced that the White House Emerging Technologies Interagency Policy Coordination Committee (ETIPC) has developed a set of principles specific to the regulation and oversight of ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson, James V. Aidala, Charles M. Auer

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

    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 ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson;Lisa M. Campbell;Lisa R. Burchi;Leslie S. MacDougall

  • Could TSCA Reform Be Coming Soon?

    Could TSCA Reform Be Coming Soon?

    On April 14, 2011, Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S. 847) to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Lautenberg initiated similar legislation, S. 3209, in the 111th Congress.  Below is a summary ...

    Lynn L. Bergeson