Lynn L. Bergeson

Lynn L. Bergeson

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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US Environmentalist And Organic Crop Farm Groups Want Overhaul Of Federal Biotechnology Strategy

On August 3, 2016, 24 farmer and public interest organizations wrote to the Obama Administration expressing their disappointment with the direction that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has taken...more

8/15/2016 - Biotechnology Genetic Materials Obama Administration OSTP Public Meetings Transparency

Two Workshops Will Be Held Before October 2016 OpenTox Euro Conference

Two workshops, a European Union (EU)-U.S. Nano Environmental and Health Safety (NanoEHS) workshop and a nano modeling workshop, will be held in advance of the October 2016 OpenTox Euro Conference. The EU-U.S. NanoEHS...more

8/12/2016 - EU Nanotechnology Risk Assessment

Upcoming EC Event Will Focus On Bioeconomy And Biobased Products

Don't miss the upcoming European Commission (EC) Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) workshop "From bio-waste to bio-based products: the potential for regional innovation development."...more

8/12/2016 - Biotechnology EU European Commission

CEN Committee Seeks Responses to Survey on Disposal Practices for Manufactured Nano-Objects in Waste

Under European Commission (EC) funding, the European Committee for Standardization Technical Committee (CEN/TC) 352 — Nanotechnologies is developing guidelines relating to the safe waste management and disposal of...more

8/11/2016 - EU European Commission Nanotechnology Waste Disposal Waste Management

President Signs Bill Creating National GMO Food Disclosure Standard

On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law Senate Bill 764 (S. 764), creating a national bioengineered food disclosure standard. This law requires companies to provide information on food packaging directing customers...more

8/8/2016 - Bioengineering Disclosure Requirements Food Labeling GMO Preemption

Canada Begins Consultation on Proposed Prioritization Approach for Nanoscale Forms of DSL Substances

On July 27, 2016, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Health Canada (HC) began a consultation on a proposed prioritization approach for nanoscale forms of substances on the Domestic Substances List (DSL). Canada...more

8/5/2016 - Canada NAICS Nanomaterials Public Comment Risk Assessment

White Paper Describes Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced on July 29, 2016, that federal agencies released a white paper describing the collective federal vision for the emerging and innovative solutions needed...more

8/3/2016 - Computer-Related Inventions Department of Defense (DOD) DOE Nanotechnology NIST OSTP Technology Sector

European Court Of Auditors Releases Report On EU Biofuel Sustainability Certifications

On July 21, 2016, the European Court of Auditors released Special Report No 18/2016: The EU system for the certification of sustainable biofuels. This report assessed the existing biofuels sustainability certification...more

8/1/2016 - Biofuel EU European Commission ILUC Renewable Energy

Comments on 2011 Proposed SNURs Prompt Proposal Regarding Hierarchy of Controls

On July 28, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed changes to the existing regulations governing significant new uses of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to align these...more

7/29/2016 - EPA Hazardous Communication Standard Manufacturers Nanomaterials NIOSH OSHA SNUR Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Canadian Parliament Holds First Reading of Bill to Create Framework to Regulate Nanotechnology

On June 8, 2016, the House of Commons held its first reading of an Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) (nanotechnology) (C-287). The bill would add Part 6.1 to CEPA primarily to implement...more

7/26/2016 - Canada Nanomaterials Nanotechnology Risk Assessment

EC Amends Cosmetics Regulation to Allow Use of Titanium Dioxide (Nano) as UV Filter

The European Commission (EC) published on July 14, 2016, a regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union that amends Annex VI, the list of ultraviolet (UV) filters allowed in cosmetic products, of the cosmetics...more

7/22/2016 - EU European Commission Nanomaterials Nanotechnology

EPA Issues Stop-Sale Order to PuriCore, Inc.

On July 18, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that PuriCore Inc. (PuriCore), paid a $550,000 penalty for the unauthorized distribution of two of its pesticide products, ProduceFresh and...more

7/20/2016 - Enforcement Actions EPA FIFRA Pesticides

OECD Publishes Dossier Summaries for CNTs, Fullerenes, and Silicon Dioxide

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently published several dossier summaries for nanomaterials tested as part of its Testing Program of Manufactured Nanomaterials....more

7/19/2016 - Manufacturers Nanomaterials Nanotechnology OECD

Senate Passes GMO Bill Creating A National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard With Federal Preemption And Exclusion...

On July 7, 2016, the Senate passed a bill, An Act to Reauthorize and Amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for Other Purposes (S. 764), through agreement to the House's amendment to S. 764, with further...more

7/18/2016 - Bioengineering Disclosure Requirements Food Labeling Food Manufacturers GMO Preemption

NanoSafety Cluster Publishes 2016 Edition of Compendium of Projects

On July 11, 2016, the NanoSafety Cluster (NSC) published the 2016 edition of the Compendium of Projects in the European NanoSafety Cluster. According to NSC, the focus of investment and research “has moved increasingly...more

7/18/2016 - EU Nanotechnology Working Groups

EC Denies 2014 Petition Seeking EU-Wide Ban on Nanoparticles

On June 29, 2016, the European Commission (EC) provided a notice to the European Parliament regarding its response to a 2014 petition calling for a European Union (EU)-wide ban on microplastics and nanoparticles. The...more

7/13/2016 - ECHA EU European Commission Nanomaterials Nanotechnology REACH

IRSST Studies Efficacy of N95 Respirators in Conditions Representative of Human Breathing

On June 28, 2016, Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) issued a press release announcing the availability of a study on “Efficiency Evaluation of N95 FFRs under Cyclic and Constant...more

7/11/2016 - Safety Equipment Workplace Safety

Inside EPA Reports On Loss Of Green Chemistry Provision From TSCA Reform

On July 1, 2016, Inside EPA published "Committee Jurisdiction Issues Blocked Green Chemistry From TSCA Reform," an article discussing the passage of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) law and the lack of language from...more

7/11/2016 - Chemicals EPA Green Chemistry Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Agenda Of Biotechnology For Clean Vehicles Session Released; Includes Synthetic Biotechnology, Advanced Biofuels, And Bioproducts

On June 22, 2016, DOE released the detailed agenda for the Biotechnology for Clean Vehicles: Harnessing Synthetic Biology To Enable Next-Generation Biomaterials And Biofuels session at the Sustainable Transportation Summit....more

7/8/2016 - Biofuel Bioproducts Biotechnology DOE

EPA’s Discretion on Whether to Require Inert Ingredients Disclosure Upheld

On June 29, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Court) issued an opinion dismissing the complaint and denying the motion for summary judgment of the Center for Environmental Health, Beyond...more

7/8/2016 - Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) Disclosure Requirements EPA FIFRA Pesticides

CRS Prepares “Policy Primer” on Nanotechnology

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepared a June 28, 2016, report, Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer. The report provides an overview of federal research and development (R&D) in nanotechnology, U.S. competitiveness in...more

7/7/2016 - Nanotechnology Research and Development

EFSA Priority Topics for Guidance Development Include Nanotechnologies

On June 20, 2016, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion entitled “Priority topics for the development of risk assessment guidance by EFSA’s Scientific Committee in 2016-2018.” EFSA asked...more

7/5/2016 - EU European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Food Safety Nanotechnology Risk Assessment

NIOSH Publishes PPOP on Nanotechnology Research Center

On June 15, 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a number of Program Performance One-Pagers (PPOP), including a May 2016 PPOP on the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC)....more

6/27/2016 - Nanomaterials Nanotechnology NIOSH Occupational Exposure

NIOSH Explores Workplace Exposure to Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

The May 2016 issue of NIOSH Research Rounds includes an item entitled “Research Explores Workplace Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes.” The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) summarizes the following two...more

6/24/2016 - Carbon Nanotubes NIOSH Occupational Exposure

nanoIndEx Publishes Guidance Document on Assessment of Personal Exposure to Airborne Nanomaterials

In June 2016, the “Assessment of Individual Exposure to manufactured nanomaterials by means of personal monitors and samples” (nanoIndEx) project published a guidance document entitled Assessment of Personal Exposure to...more

6/22/2016 - EU Nanomaterials Occupational Exposure

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