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  • EU observatory for nanomaterials launched

    The EUON offers a unique web-based information point with factual and neutral content about nanomaterials on the EU market. The observatory is targeted at a wide audience including consumers, workers, regulators and scientists. On the website, you can read about what nanomaterials are and where they are used. Information on health and safety issues, research, regulatory and international ...

  • Seminar on New Chemical Security Regulations

    Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (HMSC), has announced that it will be presenting, along with ABS Consulting, a seminar on new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) interim final regulations establishing security regulations for high risk chemical facilities. The seminar entitled, 'Complying with Homeland Security's New Sweeping Anti-Terrorism Regulations Pertaining to Companies that Use or ...


  • Senate Panel Advances Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation

    A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the bill, 15-5. Four Democrats joined all 11 committee Republicans to support the bill, which would set safety standards for tens of thousands of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Federal agency finds lax regulation of chemicals

    A federal agency investigating a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant will tell a Senate committee Thursday that regulation of the dangerous chemicals used in the industry fall under a "patchwork" of standards that are decades old and are far weaker than rules used by other countries. The U.S Chemical Safety Board is the first federal agency to ...


    By Associated Press

  • California regulations to improve chemical product safety

    In the wake of celebrations where millions marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, California has taken a significant step toward fulfilling the vision of a world safe from toxic harm by releasing a blueprint for safer products. The Department of Toxic Substances Controls (DTSC) outline of Regulations for Safer Products gives the public its first look at how the regulatory arm of Governor ...

  • Slides available from webinar on chemical regulation in China

    On May 31, 2012, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s consulting affiliate, The Acta Group, participated in a webinar on chemical regulation in China with its joint venture partner Acta-PLS China. Leslie S. MacDougall and Andy Burgess addressed the key elements of chemical control legislation in China, including the new chemical substance notification order, Ministry of Environmental Protection's ...


    By Acta Group

  • TSCA and the Regulation of Renewable Chemicals in Industrial Biotechnology

    The rapid commercialization of biobased chemicals has the potential to be derailed by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) premanufacture review requirements, which apply to biobased chemicals that are deemed "new" chemicals. TSCA can have a serious impact on the commercialization of bio-based chemicals and a lack of awareness of the potential commercial and regulatory impact may result in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • House approves bill to overhaul chemical regulation

    The House on Tuesday approved a bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years. The House vote, 398-1, moves the bill to the Senate, where a similar measure awaits a floor vote after winning approval from a Senate committee. Both bills would set safety standards for tens of thousands of chemicals that now are unregulated. The bills also ...


    By Associated Press

  • Senate Panel Advances Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation

    A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the bill, 15-5. Four Democrats joined all 11 committee Republicans to support the bill, which would set safety standards for tens of thousands of ...


    By Associated Press

  • DHS Chemicals of Interest List in Safetec Regulation Database

    We have updated our regulation database to include the finalized version of the Department of Homeland Security’s Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards - Chemicals of Interest list. You can now check to see if you have any chemicals on that list. Besides just loading the chemical list into our database, we also took the time to capture all of the attributes associated to each chemical. We have ...

  • Acta to Participate in Webinar on Chemical Regulation in China

    The Acta Group, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s consulting affiliate, is participating in a webinar on chemical regulation in China with its joint venture partner Acta-PLS China on May 31, 2012. Leslie S. MacDougall, Andy Burgess, and Dr. Ya-Juin Chou, Novartis Pharma AG, will address the key elements of chemical control legislation in China, including the new chemical substance notification ...


    By Acta Group

  • Legislation proposed in West Virginia to regulate chemicals

    West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday proposed tighter regulations for chemical storage facilities after a spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people. Tomblin, the Democratic governor, urged passage of a chemical storage regulatory program. The bill aims to address shortcomings that allowed 7,500 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Chemical regulation overhaul bill faces opposition in Senate

    A bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years is drawing opposition from some Democrats and environmental groups, who charged on Wednesday that the measure is a step backward in protecting health and the environment. The bill is proposed by Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., who call it a commonsense update to a 1976 law ...


    By Associated Press

  • Chemical Management Software helps Electric Company stay ahead of Regulators

    VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON and ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA – Safetec Compliance Systems, Inc., has become the chemical management solution provider for one of the nation’s most successful electric companies, PPL Corporation. To better manage its chemicals and stay ahead of regulators, PPL needed a solution that could centrally manage chemical compliance data, integrate with existing systems ...

  • U.S. vs. EU Chemical Regulation: Harmony and Conflict between TSCA and REACH

    The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' Young Lawyers Division presented a fascinating webinar on June 23, 2015, on the key areas of alignment and non-alignment between the European Union's (EU) and the United States' approach to chemical management by exploring the EU's ...


    By Acta Group

  • U.S. vs. EU Chemical Regulation: Harmony and Conflict between TSCA and REACH

    The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' Young Lawyers Division presented a fascinating webinar on June 23, 2015, on the key areas of alignment and non-alignment between the European Union's (EU) and the United States' approach to chemical management by exploring the EU's ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA to develop regulation for perchlorate and toxic chemicals in drinking water (DC)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson today announced the agency’s decision to move forward with the development of a regulation for perchlorate to protect Americans from any potential health impacts, while also continuing to take steps to ensure the quality of the water they drink. The decision to undertake a first-ever national standard for perchlorate ...

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation - from T to Z

    UNITED KINGDOM (UK) CIA Issues Statement On Brexit: The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) has issued a document entitled “ ...


    By Acta Group

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation - from F to T

    FRANCE France Notifies EC Of Ban On Microplastics And Cotton Buds With Plastic Stems: France has notified the EC that it will ban “rinse-off cosmetic products for exfoliation or cleaning that contain solid plastic particles” from January 1, 2018. The  ...


    By Acta Group

  • Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is a proud sponsor of The 2010 Global Chemical Regulations Conference

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates' (SOCMA) Global Chemical Regulations Conference and Exhibition being held in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 29-31, 2010. For more than 20 years, the Global Chemical Regulations Conference has provided a unique educational opportunity ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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