Lynn L. Bergeson

Lynn L. Bergeson

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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NNCO Accepting Registrations for SME and NanoEHS Webinars

On May 11, 2016, the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will hold a webinar for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) that will focus on the experiences, successes, and challenges for SMEs working in...more

5/5/2016 - Nanomaterials Nanotechnology SMEs Webinars

NGOs Call for Actions, Not Words, from the EC on Nanotechnology

On April 26, 2016, a group of non-governmental organizations (NGO), consumer groups, and research organizations issued a press release expressing “disappointment with the European Commission’s [(EC)] continuing failure to...more

5/4/2016 - ECHA EU European Commission Nanomaterials

SCOEL Discusses Nanomaterials during March Meeting

The European Commission’s (EC) Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits (SCOEL) met on March 7-9, 2016. The meeting minutes include the following summary regarding SCOEL’s discussion of nanomaterials...more

5/3/2016 - Chemicals EU European Commission Nanomaterials

Registration Now Open for 2016 U.S.-EU: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts Joint Workshop

Registration is now open for the June 6-7, 2016, U.S.-European Union (EU) “Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts” joint workshop. The workshop will bring together the U.S.-EU Communities of Research (COR), which serve as a...more

4/28/2016 - EU Nanotechnology

SNWG Submits Comments on NIOSH Draft CIB on Silver Nanomaterials

On April 18, 2016, the Silver Nanotechnology Working Group (SNWG) submitted comments on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) draft NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin: Health Effects of...more

4/22/2016 - Nanomaterials Nanosilver Nanotechnology NIOSH Occupational Exposure

European Organizations Issue Declaration on Waste Containing Nanomaterials

On April 13, 2016, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), the European Environmental Citizens’ Organization for Standardization (ECOS), and the Oeko-Institut issued a press release announcing the availability...more

4/20/2016 - EU Hazardous Waste Nanomaterials OECD Waste

Plastics Industry Trade Association Releases Report Simplifying Bioplastics

On April 1, 2016, The Plastics Industry Trade Association's SPI Bioplastics Division released a new report explaining and defining bioplastics....more

4/20/2016 - Bioproducts Biotechnology FTC Green Guides

Iowa Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Signed Into Law

On April 6, 2016, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed Senate File 2300, creating a five cent tax credit, per pound of renewable chemicals produced from biomass feedstock between 2017 and 2026. Spokesman for Governor, Ben...more

4/15/2016 - Biobased Chemicals Chemicals Production Tax Credit

OSTP Blog Item Notes Recent Reports Highlighting Continued Federal Commitment To NanoEHS

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) posted on April 11, 2016, a blog item, authored by Lloyd Whitman, OSTP, and Dr. Treye Thomas, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), entitled “Supporting Responsible...more

4/14/2016 - Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Nanomaterials Nanotechnology NIOSH OSTP

JRC Publishes Report on Harmonized Terminology for EHS Assessment of Nanomaterials

The European Commission (EC) Joint Research Center (JRC) recently published a report entitled NANoREG harmonised terminology for environmental health and safety assessment of nanomaterials, developed within the NANoREG...more

4/12/2016 - EU European Commission Nanomaterials OECD

OECD Publishes Report on Delegation Developments on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently posted a March 29, 2016, report entitled Developments in Delegations on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials — Tour de Table. The report compiles...more

4/11/2016 - Manufacturers Nanomaterials Nanotechnology OECD

NIOSH Publishes Nanotechnology Safety Program Guide for SMEs

On April 4, 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a report entitled Building a Safety Program to Protect the Nanotechnology Workforce: A Guide for Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises....more

4/7/2016 - Nanotechnology NIOSH Occupational Exposure SMEs Workplace Safety

NNI Publishes Supplement to the President’s 2017 Budget

On March 31, 2016, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) published its supplement to the President’s 2017 budget request. The supplement also serves as the NNI annual report called for under the provisions of the 21st...more

4/6/2016 - Budgets Nanotechnology OSTP Research and Development

NNCO Announces Availability Of QEEN Workshop Report

On March 28, 2016, the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) announced the release of a report entitled Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials (QEEN) from Manufactured Products: Addressing...more

3/31/2016 - Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Nanomaterials Nanotechnology Toxic Exposure

NNI Agencies Announce Nanotechnology Signature Initiative for Water Sustainability

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) issued a March 23, 2016, press release concerning the launch of a Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI), Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: Nanoscale Solutions for a...more

3/28/2016 - Nanotechnology Water Supplies

ECHA Announces New Approach on Hazard Assessment for Nanoforms

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on March 23, 2016, a new publication co-authored with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and Joint Research Center (JRC) that illustrates...more

3/25/2016 - Chemicals ECHA EU Nanotechnology OECD

NNCO Announces Workshops and Webinar in Support of the NNI

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) published a Federal Register notice on March 14, 2016, announcing the following events in support of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)...more

3/24/2016 - Federal Register Nanotechnology Strategic Planning Webinars

European Economic and Social Committee Publishes Opinion on Nanotechnology for a Competitive Chemical Industry

The February 24, 2016, Official Journal of the European Union includes the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on “Nanotechnology for a competitive chemical industry.” The opinion addresses...more

3/17/2016 - Chemicals EU European Commission Nanomaterials Nanotechnology

EPA Defends Conditional Nanosilver Registration

On March 8, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed its brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit responding to two petitions for review of its conditional registration of a nanosilver...more

3/14/2016 - Chemicals EPA Nanosilver NRDC Pesticides

French Ministry Publishes Report on Nanomaterial Registrations Received in 2015

The Ministry for the Environment, Energy, and the Sea has posted a report, available only in French, entitled Éléments issus des déclarations des substances à l’état nanoparticulaire: Rapport d’etude 2015. ...more

3/9/2016 - France Information Reports Nanomaterials

OECD Publishes Reports on Physical-Chemical Properties and Categorization of Nanomaterials

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently published the following reports: - Physical-chemical properties of nanomaterials: Evaluation of methods applied in the OECD-WPMN testing...more

3/3/2016 - Chemicals EPA Information Reports Nanomaterials OECD

Danish EPA Assesses Nano-Enabled Technologies in Cosmetics

On February 16, 2016, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (Danish EPA) posted a report entitled Assessment of Nano-enabled Technologies in Cosmetics. The report reviews the available literature on nano-enabled...more

2/29/2016 - Cosmetics Denmark EPA Nanotechnology

OECD Claims Urgent Research Needed into Risks from Nanomaterials in Household Waste

According to a February 22, 2016, press release from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an OECD report states that “[u]rgent research is needed to assess the possible risks to human health and...more

2/25/2016 - Contamination Nanomaterials OECD Recycling Waste Treatment Facilities Workplace Safety

The Netherlands Describes Tool for Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics

On January 25, 2016, the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) published a report that describes the content of a computer program that can be used for a risk assessment. According to...more

2/24/2016 - Cosmetics Nanomaterials Netherlands Risk Assessment

EFSA Begins Public Consultation on Draft Guidance on the Preparation and Presentation of an Application for Authorization of a...

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has begun a public consultation on its draft guidance on the preparation and presentation of an application for authorization of a novel food. As reported in our December 22, 2015,...more

2/22/2016 - Draft Guidance EU European Commission European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Food Safety Nanomaterials

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