Lynn L. Bergeson

Lynn L. Bergeson

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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EWG Begins Certification Program for Consumer Products

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) announced on October 27, 2015, EWG VERIFIED™, a verification program intended “to give consumers peace of mind at point of sale as they try to avoid toxic and potentially harmful...more

11/25/2015 - Environmental Working Group (EWG) Labeling Nanomaterials Toxic Chemicals

EPA Intends to Promulgate Final TSCA 8(a) Rule in October 2016

According to an item in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Fall 2015 Regulatory Agenda, EPA intends to promulgate a final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) rule in October 2016 concerning...more

11/23/2015 - EPA Nanoscale Recordkeeping Requirements Reporting Requirements Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

OECD Working Party on Resource Productivity and Waste Posts Documents Concerning Nanomaterials

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently posted four reflection papers that discuss the possible release of nanomaterials from waste treatment operations and a literature review on four...more

11/20/2015 - Nanomaterials OECD Waste Disposal Waste Treatment Facilities

EC Scientific Committee Releases Opinion on Hydroxyapatite (Nano) for Comment

The European Commission (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has posted for comment its opinion on hydroxyapatite (nano). According to the opinion, the EC received 35 notifications of cosmetic products...more

11/19/2015 - Cosmetics European Commission Nanomaterials

EP and Council of the EU Reach Agreement on Proposed Novel Food Regulation

On November 11, 2015, the Council of the European Union (EU) announced that its Permanent Representatives Committee approved the proposed novel food regulation. On November 16, 2015, the European Parliament (EP) and the...more

11/17/2015 - EU Food Manufacturers Food Safety Nanomaterials

Denmark Posts Several Publications Concerning Nanomaterials

On November 10, 2015, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency posted the following publications concerning nanomaterials: - Environmental assessment of nanomaterial use in Denmark: This is the concluding report of the...more

11/12/2015 - Environmental Policies Environmental Review Nanomaterials Risk Assessment

OECD Tour de Table Documents Cover Developments in 2014 and 2015

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has posted two Tour de Table documents. The documents, dated October 26, 2015, cover activities from January to July 2014 and before September 2015...more

11/9/2015 - EU Manufacturers Nanomaterials Nanotechnology OECD Safety Precautions

NAFTA TWG on Pesticides Meeting

On November 3-5, 2015, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Technical Working Group (TWG) on Pesticides, established in 1997 to streamline certain pesticide shipments between Canada (CN), Mexico (MX), and the...more

11/9/2015 - Canada EPA Mexico NAFTA Pesticides Pollinators

Highlights from DOE’s “Bioproducts in the Bioeconomy” Webinar

On Monday, October 26, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) presented “Bioproducts in the Federal Bioeconomy Portfolio Webinar,” a webinar on how the federal government is promoting sustainability through three different...more

11/5/2015 - Biofuel Biotechnology DOE Renewable Energy Sustainability USDA Webinars

JRC Publishes Part Three of Its Review of EC’s Recommendation for a Definition of the Term Nanomaterial

The Joint Research Center (JRC) published on October 19, 2015, a report entitled Towards a review of the EC Recommendation for a definition of the term “nanomaterial”: Part 3: Scientific-technical evaluation of options to...more

11/3/2015 - European Commission Information Reports Nanomaterials Project Definition

Nanotechnology Startup Challenge for Cancer Will Bring Nanotechnology Inventions to Market

On October 29, 2015, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) published a blog item concerning the Nanotechnology Startup Challenge for Cancer (NSC2), “an open-innovation competition designed by the...more

11/2/2015 - Cancer Incentive Awards Inventions Nanotechnology OSTP Pharmaceutical Industry Research and Development Startups

European Parliament Approves Novel Foods Proposal

On October 28, 2015, the European Parliament (EP) approved proposed rules that would subject novel foods to a safety evaluation and authorization at the European Union (EU) level. According to the EP’s October 28, 2015,...more

10/30/2015 - EU European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Food Manufacturers Nanomaterials Proposed Regulation

NanoValid Publishes “Nano to go!”

In September 2015, “Nano to go!” was published. “Nano to go!” is “a practically oriented guidance on safe handling of nanomaterials and other innovative materials at the workplace.” The German Federal Institute for...more

10/27/2015 - Germany Nanomaterials

Ethanol Mandates under RFS and EPA’s Lifecycle GHG Analysis

In a settlement with the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and the American Petroleum Institute (API), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed to set renewable fuel obligations for calendar...more

10/27/2015 - Advertising American Petroleum Institute Carbon Emissions DOE EPA Ethanol Greenhouse Gas Emissions Oil & Gas Renewable Fuel Renewable Fuel Standard Scientific Research

White House Announces Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing

On October 20, 2015, the White House announced a grand challenge to develop transformational computing capabilities by combining innovations in multiple scientific disciplines. The Office of Science and Technology Policy...more

10/21/2015 - BRAIN Initiative Computer-Related Inventions Nanotechnology OSTP Technology Sector

EPA’s Office of Inspector General Orders New Ethanol Emissions Study

In a memorandum dated October 15, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) stated that it plans to begin preliminary research on the lifecycle impacts of EPA’s renewable fuel...more

10/21/2015 - Biofuel Energy Sector EPA National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel Standard Scientific Research

OECD Publishes 2013 Developments on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently posted a new document in its Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials, Developments on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: 2013. The...more

10/20/2015 - Information Reports Nanomaterials OECD

EPA Issues Draft GHG Analysis For Production and Transport of Jatropha Oil

On October 13, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice inviting comments on its analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the production and transport of jatropha curcas...more

10/16/2015 - Biofuel Clean Energy Diesel Fuel EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Petroleum Public Comment Renewable Fuel

DOE-Funded Algae Foundation Education Initiative Announced

On October 2, 2015, at the 2015 Algae Biomass Organization Summit, the Algae Foundation announced a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded education initiative to enhance algae workforce development. The Algae Foundation is a...more

10/12/2015 - Biomass DOE Energy Sector Federal Funding Renewable Energy

NST Council Requests Clarification Of Coordinated Framework Responsibilities

On October 6, 2015, the National Science and Technology Council, Science and Technology Policy Office published a notice of request for information (RFI) on "Clarifying Current Roles and Responsibilities Described in the...more

10/12/2015 - Biotechnology EPA FDA Regulatory Agenda Request For Information USDA

NanoSafety Cluster Releases Closer to the Market Roadmap for Final Comments

On October 5, 2015, the European Union (EU) NanoSafety Cluster announced that the “Closer to the Market” Roadmap (CTTM) is available for final comments. The CTTM is intended to speed up the progress towards market...more

10/7/2015 - Comment Period EU Nanotechnology

OECD Posts Preliminary Guidance Notes on Nanomaterials Concerning Interspecies Variability Factors in Human Health Risk Assessment

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) posted a new publication in its Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials, Preliminary Guidance Notes on Nanomaterials: Interspecies Variability...more

10/5/2015 - Nanomaterials OECD Scientific Research

NNI Announces Nanotechnology Signature Initiative Webinar Series, Opens Registration for Introduction to Nanoinformatics

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office will host a series of webinars from October to December 2015 sponsored by federal agencies participating in the Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure and Nanotechnology for...more

9/28/2015 - Nanotechnology

NSF Will Provide $81 Million to Support New NNCI

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) announced on September 17, 2015, that the National Science Foundation (NSF) will provide a total of $81 million over five years to support 16 sites and a coordinating office as...more

9/24/2015 - Funding Nanotechnology National Science Foundation Research Funding Scientific Research

Wilson Center Releases Funding Report On U.S. Synthetic Biology Research

On September 16, 2015, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) released a funding report on U.S. Trends in Synthetic Biology Research Funding. The Wilson Center found that the U.S. invested...more

9/22/2015 - EU Federal Funding Funding National Science Foundation Renewable Energy

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