Kathleen M. Roberts

Kathleen M. Roberts

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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Dates And Locations Of "Modernizing The Regulatory System For Biotechnology Products" Meetings Announced

On February 1, 2016, the dates and locations for the last two public engagement sessions discussing the "Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products" memorandum were announced. The first meeting occurred on...more

2/8/2016 - Biotechnology EPA FDA Professional Conferences

Navy Launches “Great Green Fleet” Featuring Biofuel Powered Ships

On January 20, 2016, U.S. Navy (Navy) Secretary Ray Mabus and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack launched a Carrier Strike Group (CSG) of ships running up to 50 percent biofuels as part of the "Great...more

1/26/2016 - Biofuel Green Initiatives U.S. Navy USDA

Advancements In Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 Funding Announced

On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $15 million in funding for the development of algal biofuel intermediate technologies. Technology applicants should be likely to produce 3,700 gallons...more

1/26/2016 - Biofuel DOE Federal Funding

Biofuel, Corn, And Sorghum Farmers Challenge Lowered RFS Volumes

On January 8, 2016, seven biofuel and agriculture groups requested the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to review the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) for 2014, 2015, and 2016. The Petition was filed by Biotechnology...more

1/23/2016 - Biofuel Biotechnology EPA Petitions for Review Renewable Fuel Standard

EPA Proposes To Establish Minor New Source Review Requirements And To Disapprove Severable Portions Of SIPs

On January 11, 2016, EPA published a Proposed Rule in the Federal Register proposing to establish Minor New Source Review permitting requirements for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to disapprove severable portions of the...more

1/23/2016 - EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions PSD Public Comment SIP

Air Force Welcomes Comments On Red Rock Biofuels Facility Environmental Assessment

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) Research Laboratory has developed a Draft Environmental Assessment and a Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the development of the Red Rock Biofuels facility in Lake County, Oregon....more

1/22/2016 - Biofuel Department of Defense (DOD) Environmental Assessments US Air Force US Army Corps of Engineers

Omnibus Spending Bill Signed Into Law Includes Extension of Biofuel Tax Credit

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the omnibus spending bill, or Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, into law. The $1.1 trillion spending bill includes the retroactive extension of the $1 per gallon tax credit...more

1/13/2016 - Biofuel Consolidated Appropriations Act REAP Tax Credits

Final Rule For Renewable Fuel Standard Program Published In Federal Register

On December 14, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program: Standards for 2014, 2015, and 2016 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2017 in the Federal Register....more

12/29/2015 - Biofuel EPA Federal Register Final Rules Renewable Fuel

Advisory Committee On Biotechnology And 21st Century Agriculture To Meet

On November 19, 2015, the USDA published Notice of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21) Meeting in the Federal Register. The meeting will review the purpose, history, operational...more

12/7/2015 - Advisory Committee Biotechnology Federal Register Public Comment USDA

White House OMB Reviews Final Changes To Standards For Renewable Fuels

On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted a draft final rule for review to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that would reduce the amount of biofuels that must be...more

11/17/2015 - American Petroleum Institute Biofuel EPA Oil & Gas Renewable Fuel Standard

Open Meeting Of The Biomass Research And Development Technical Advisory Committee Announced

On November 4, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The meeting is intended...more

11/17/2015 - Biofuel Biomass DOE Energy Sector R&D

Senator Stabenow Introduces Legislation To Provide Tax Credits For Renewable Chemical Production

On November 10, 2015, Senator Stabenow (D-MI), along with Senators Coons (D-DE) and Franken (D-MN), introduced S. 2271, the Renewable Chemicals Act of 2015 to the Senate. If passed, the bill would amend the Internal Revenue...more

11/17/2015 - Biobased Chemicals Biomass Energy Research Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Proposed Legislation Tax Credits

California Changes Tax Law To Allow For Biodiesel Tax Exemption

On October 4, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill No. 1032, an act to amend Sections 60501 and 60505.5 of the Revenue and Taxation code, relating to taxation, into law. The bill adds biodiesel to the...more

10/27/2015 - Diesel Fuel Jerry Brown Revenue & Taxation Code Tax Exemptions

California Enacts Law To Use 50 Percent Renewable Electricity By 2030

On October 7, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed S.B. 350, The Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (the Act). The law will require the percent of electricity produced from renewable sources to increase...more

10/20/2015 - Electricity Energy Policy Energy Sector Jerry Brown New Legislation Renewable Energy

California Issues Draft Alternatives Assessment Analysis Guide

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a draft of its Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis (AA) Guide. DTSC developed this guidance to help the regulated community conduct AA and regulatory...more

10/12/2015 - DTSC Safer Consumer Product Regulations Webinars

American Energy Innovation Act Of 2015 Introduced By Senate Democrats

On September 22, 2015, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Democratic Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) released...more

9/28/2015 - Clean Energy Incentives Renewable Energy

Biofuel CEOs Send Letter To President Obama Over EPA RFS Proposal

On September 16, 2015, 23 biofuel executives sent a letter to President Obama regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirement proposal. The revised RFS allows...more

9/28/2015 - Barack Obama Biofuel CEOs EPA Investors Renewable Fuel Standard

RFA Responds To Oregon’s Proposal To Use ILUC Emissions Under CFP

On September 15, 2015, Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) proposed using hypothetical indirect land use change (ILUC) emissions while calculating the carbon intensity of biofuels under the Clean Fuels Program...more

9/28/2015 - Biofuel Carbon Emissions Clean Fuels Program (CFP) Department of Environmental Quality ILUC Public Hearing

Gina McCarthy Speaks About The Future Of The RFS

On September 15, 2015, the head of the EPA, Gina McCarthy, spoke at the Growth Energy Advocacy Conference about the need of the upcoming RFS rule to encourage long-term investment in advanced biofuels to successfully grow...more

9/22/2015 - Biofuel EPA Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel Standard

USDA Announces State Finalists For Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership Grants

On September 10, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the 21 state finalists for Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) grants to add infrastructure to supply more renewable fuel to drivers. The program...more

9/22/2015 - Biofuel Energy Sector Federal Grants USDA

EPA Inspector General Releases Report On Need For Better Data For PGCCA

On September 15, 2015, the EPA Inspector General (IG) released a report criticizing EPA's use of unverified pollution prevention data for the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (PGCCA). The report, "EPA's...more

9/22/2015 - EPA Green Chemistry

DOE Requests Information About Algal Feedstocks For Future Program Planning

On September 3, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released a Request for Information (RFI) titled “High Yields through Productivity...more

9/16/2015 - Biofuel Biomass Energy Research DOE Request For Information

New Jersey Clarifies Definition Of Biofuels For Motor Fuel Tax Act Exemptions

On August 10, 2015, Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) signed into law S.B. 2599/A-4121, an act concerning the definition of certain fuels and amending P.L.2010, c.22. The legislation clarifies New Jersey's Motor Fuel Tax Act...more

9/16/2015 - Biofuel Chris Christie Fuel Tax New Legislation

Novozymes CEO Peder Holk Nielsen Discusses Growth In Biofuel Industry

On September 7, 2015, Clean Technica published a conversation with Novozymes CEO Peder Holk Nielsen about opportunities for growth coming from the upcoming COP 21 Paris climate talks. Nielsen expressed a desire for a form of...more

9/16/2015 - Biofuel Carbon Emissions Climate Change Energy Sector Energy Tax Incentives Renewable Energy

DOE Announces Funding For Two Next-Generation Biofuel Projects

On August 27, 2015, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced funding for two projects focused on the development of next-generation biofuels. Texas A&M University will receive up to $2.5 million to support its efforts in...more

9/7/2015 - Biobased Chemicals Biofuel DOE Oil & Gas

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