Lynn L. Bergeson

Lynn L. Bergeson

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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EPA Extends Comment Period on Proposed TSCA Section 8(a) Rule for Nanoscale Materials

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the comment period on its April 6, 2015, proposed rule concerning reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when they are manufactured...more

6/26/2015 - Comment Period EPA Nanoscale Proposed Regulation Recordkeeping Requirements TSCA

SUN Opens Survey on Risk Management of Nanotechnology

On May 26, 2015, Sustainable Nanotechnologies (SUN) began a survey on risk management of nanotechnology. A key objective of SUN is to build the SUN Decision Support System to facilitate safe and sustainable nanomanufacturing...more

6/23/2015 - Manufacturers Nanotechnology Risk Management Surveys

NanoRem Announces Initial Ecotoxicity Results

Taking Nanotechnological Remediation Processes from Lab Scale to End User Applications for the Restoration of a Clean Environment (NanoRem) is a research project funded through the European Commission (EC) FP7....more

6/22/2015 - EU European Commission Nanotechnology Research Funding

White House OSTP Calls for “Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade”

On June 17, 2015, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) published a request for information (RFI) seeking suggestions for “Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade.” The Federal Register...more

6/19/2015 - Nanotechnology OSTP Request For Information Research and Development Scientific Research

Sustainable Chemistry Research And Development Act Of 2015 Introduced To Senate

On May 21, 2015, Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2015 (S. 1447). The legislation is intended to help coordinate and expand the many...more

6/19/2015 - Chemicals EPA National Science Foundation Proposed Legislation Research and Development Sustainability

ECHA Asks Registrants to Consider New OECD Data on Nanomaterials

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) issued a June 9, 2015, press release reminding registrants to consider the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) dissemination of hazard information on the...more

6/18/2015 - ECHA EU Nanomaterials Nanotechnology OECD Safety Precautions

EFSA Issues Call for Data on the Health and Environmental Effects of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

On May 22, 2015, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued a call for new scientific information relevant to the evaluation of the risk to bees in the European Union (EU) from the use of the three neonicotinoid...more

6/16/2015 - EU European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Honeybees Pesticides Scientific Research

EPA Promulgates SNUR for Graphene Nanoplatelets

On June 5, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated through a direct final rule significant new use rules (SNUR) for 22 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN),...more

6/15/2015 - Carbon Nanotubes Chemicals EPA Final Rules Manufacturers SNUR TSCA

EPA Issues Proposed SNUR for Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes

On June 10, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued proposed significant new use rules (SNUR) for 30 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN), including functionalized...more

6/15/2015 - Carbon Nanotubes Comment Period EPA Manufacturers Notice of Intent SNUR

OECD Finds Standard Test Guidelines for Normal Chemical Substances Are in Most Part Suitable for Nanomaterials

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) issued a June 9, 2015, press release entitled “OECD chemical studies show way forward for nanomaterial safety.” The press release states...more

6/10/2015 - Chemicals Nanomaterials OECD Standard Test Guidelines

NIOSH Announces Paper Outlining Risks to Health Care Workers from Nano-Enabled Medical Products

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced that in a paper published May 7, 2015, online ahead of print in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, “NIOSH authors Vladimir...more

6/9/2015 - Health Care Workers Nanomedicine Nanotechnology NIOSH Workplace Hazards Workplace Safety

European Parliament Votes To Continue Requiring Ethanol

On May 20, 2015, the European Parliament voted to reject a plan that would eliminate the requirement for import licenses of ethanol of agricultural origin. The plan was rejected with a vote of 486 to 164 amid concerns that...more

6/4/2015 - Anti-Dumping Duty Ethanol EU Imports Licenses

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act Of 2015 Includes Cuts To Clean Energy Research Funding

On May 20, 2015, the House voted to pass the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806) (COMPETES), a research funding bill that was originally enacted in 2007 to further U.S. scientific and technological...more

6/4/2015 - Budget Cuts Clean Energy COMPETES DOE Nuclear Power Oil & Gas Pending Legislation Renewable Energy Research Funding

NanoBCA Holds Roundtable in Washington, D.C.

On May 19-20, 2015, the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) held its 2015 DC Roundtable. The National Economic Council (NEC) and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) invited...more

5/28/2015 - Business Roundtable NanoBCA Nanotechnology OSTP

Carbon Utilization Legislation Introduced In The Senate

On May 11, 2015, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced S. 1282 -- a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Secretary of Energy to consider the objective of improving the...more

5/25/2015 - Biofuel Biotechnology Carbon Emissions Oil & Gas

Progress Toward Renewable Fuel Standard Blending Mandates

The White House is reviewing EPA's proposed rules to set the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements. The proposals are not currently publicly available, but EPA has committed to propose them by June...more

5/25/2015 - Biofuel Biotechnology EPA Oil & Gas Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel Standard

EPA Issues SNURs For Several Biobased Chemicals

On May 8, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a direct final rule for 25 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN), including several biobased chemical substances. The...more

5/25/2015 - Biobased Chemicals EPA

EPA Conditionally Registers Nanosilver Pesticide Product

On May 19, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it issued a conditional registration for a nanosilver-containing antimicrobial pesticide product named “NSPW-L30SS,” or “Nanosilva.” This is the...more

5/22/2015 - EPA Nanosilver Pesticides Registration

Nano Community Members Can Benefit from Membership in the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization

Membership in the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) offers a number of benefits to members of the nano community. As a member of the Governing Board, I strongly recommend that you consider joining and become part...more

5/20/2015 - Nanotechnology Trade Associations

EPA Direct Final Rule Includes SNURs for Several Biobased Chemicals

On May 8, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated through a direct final rule significant new use rules (SNUR) for 25 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN). ...more

5/13/2015 - Biobased Chemicals Chemicals EPA Final Rules Manufacturers SNUR

Green Chemistry Products Show Upward Trajectories and Continued Market Growth

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) recently released a report that evaluates the potential business and economic value of “safer chemistry.” ...more

5/13/2015 - Chemicals Dow Chemical DuPont Green Chemistry Information Reports Manufacturers

BIO Assesses Impact Of EPA Delays On RFS Investment

BIO examined the impact of EPA's recent inability in administering the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on investment in advanced and cellulosic biofuels. It has found that EPA's delay in issuing the final 2013 and 2014...more

5/11/2015 - Biofuel Energy Sector EPA Renewable Fuel Standard White Paper

Wilson Center’s Synthetic Biology Project Announces Product and Application Inventory

The Wilson Center’s Synthetic Biology Project announced on April 29, 2015, a first-of-its-kind inventory to track products and applications using the emerging technology of synthetic biology. The inventory is intended to...more

5/5/2015 - Manufacturers Synthetic Biology Technology

U.S. Senate EPW Committee Passes TSCA Reform Legislation

On April 28, 2015, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW Committee) passed by a 15-5 vote a version of S. 697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act....more

5/4/2015 - Amended Regulation Legislative Committees New Legislation TSCA

Iowa Bill Creates Tax Credit For The Production Of Renewable Chemicals

Iowa Senate bill SF 350: the Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Program was introduced in March 2015, and is awaiting review in the Ways & Means Committee....more

5/4/2015 - Biobased Chemicals Chemicals Pending Legislation Production Tax Credit

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