Lynn L. Bergeson

Lynn L. Bergeson

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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OSTP Seeks Nanotechnology Commercialization Success Stories

On February 2, 2016, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) published in the Federal Register a request for information (RFI) seeking examples of commercialization success stories stemming from U.S....more

2/4/2016 - Federal Register Nanotechnology OSTP Request For Information Research and Development

OECD Publishes Reports Concerning Nanomaterials

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has posted the following reports concerning nanomaterials: - Considerations for Using Dissolution as a Function of Surface Chemistry to Evaluate...more

2/3/2016 - Information Reports Nanomaterials OECD

OSTP Posts Blog Item on Educating and Inspiring Students through Nanotechnology

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) posted a blog item on January 25, 2016, on “Educating and Inspiring Students through Nanotechnology.” The blog item states that to reap the benefits of nanotechnology, “we...more

1/28/2016 - Nanotechnology National Science Foundation OSTP

Will Green/Sustainable Chemistry Provisions Survive Final TSCA Reform?

There is still no definitive answer as to whether the green/sustainable chemistry provisions in S. 697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, will survive the U.S. Senate and House of...more

1/28/2016 - Green Chemistry Legislative Agendas National Science Foundation OSTP Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

EFSA Publishes Nano Network 2015 Annual Report

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published on January 11, 2016, the Scientific Network for Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies in Food and Feed (Nano Network) annual report for 2015. The report states that, during...more

1/27/2016 - European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Food Safety Nanomaterials Nanotechnology

Danish EPA Assesses Administrative Burdens of Nano Product Register

On January 12, 2016, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (Danish EPA) posted a report entitled Assessment of the administrative burdens on businesses with a reporting obligation to the Danish Nanoproductregister....more

1/26/2016 - Denmark Nanomaterials Registration Requirement

NIOSH Publishes Draft CIB on Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials, Will Hold Public Meeting

On January 21, 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the availability of a draft NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin: Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver...more

1/25/2016 - Federal Register Nanomaterials NIOSH Public Meetings

Society for the Study of New and Emerging Technologies Launches New Website and Twitter Account, Will Hold Annual Meeting in...

The Society for the Study of New and Emerging Technologies (S.NET), an international association promoting intellectual exchange and critical inquiry about the advancement of new and emerging technologies in society, has...more

1/20/2016 - Emerging Technology Companies Nanotechnology

EPA Denies SDA Nomenclature Petition, But Options for Adding Biobased Sources Remain Open

On January 12, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Federal Register notice announcing the availability of EPA’s response to a petition it received from the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy...more

1/14/2016 - Biobased Chemicals EPA Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Predictions and Outlook for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) 2016

Even if Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) legislation is not enacted, 2016 will be a momentous year. As the curtain closes on eight years of the Obama Administration, there are a number of items expected to be among the...more

1/6/2016 - Endangered Species Act EPA FIFRA Obama Administration Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) Pesticides Pollinators SNUR Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Worker Protection Standard

Proceedings Available on 2015 U.S.-EU Joint Workshop on Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts

In December 2015, the proceedings from the March 12-13, 2015, U.S.-European Union (EU) joint workshop on “Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts” were posted online. The workshop was sponsored by the European Commission (EC) and...more

1/5/2016 - EU European Commission Nanotechnology Scientific Research

The Netherlands Publishes Report on Nanotechnologies in Medical Devices

The Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) posted on December 17, 2015, a report entitled Nanotechnologies in medical devices. RIVM conducted an investigation to provide insights into and...more

12/31/2015 - Healthcare Medical Devices Nanomaterials Nanotechnology Netherlands Risk Assessment

EC Requests Scientific Opinion on Three Coatings for Titanium Dioxide (Nano) as UV-Filter in Dermally Applied Cosmetic Products

On December 17, 2015, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) posted a request for a scientific opinion on three coatings for titanium dioxide (nano) as an ultraviolet (UV)-filter in dermally applied cosmetic...more

12/29/2015 - Chemicals European Commission Nanomaterials

Bioenergy Technologies Office Releases Bioproducts To Enable Biofuels Workshop Report

On December 10, 2015, DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released a summary report of the Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop, held on July 16, 2015. The workshop, co-sponsored by DOE and EERE, was held to receive...more

12/29/2015 - Biofuel DOE Information Reports

NIST Intends to Fund New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

On December 22, 2015, the U.S. Commerce Department National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that it issued a notice of intent to fund up to two institutes as part of the National Network for...more

12/24/2015 - Funding Nanotechnology NIST

EC Promulgates Final Novel Foods Regulation

The European Commission (EC) published the final novel foods regulation in the December 11, 2015, issue of the Official Journal of the European Union. Under the regulation, food consisting of engineered nanomaterials should...more

12/23/2015 - EU European Commission European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Food Safety Nanomaterials

Danish EPA Posts Several Publications Regarding Nanomaterials

This month the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (Danish EPA) published the following publications, in English, concerning nanomaterials: - Better control of nanomaterials — summary of the 4-year Danish initiative...more

12/21/2015 - Denmark EPA Nanomaterials

IRSST Publishes Best Practices Guidance for Nanomaterial Risk Management in the Workplace

On December 11, 2015, the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), a leading occupational health and safety research center in Canada, published the second edition of its Best Practices...more

12/17/2015 - Canada Nanotechnology Occupational Exposure Risk Management Workplace Safety

RAND Corporation Assesses NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a RAND Corporation (RAND) report entitled Nanomaterial Safety in the Workplace: Pilot Project for Assessing the Impact of the NIOSH Nanotechnology...more

12/14/2015 - Nanomaterials Nanotechnology NIOSH RAND Workplace Safety

Registration Open for NNI Webinar “All Hands on Deck for Improving Data Quality”

Registration is open for the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s (NNI) December 11, 2015, webinar entitled “All Hands on Deck for Improving Data Quality.” The one-hour webinar will include a presentation from Dr. Paul...more

12/7/2015 - Nanotechnology Webinar

Sweden Proposes Reporting Requirements for Nanomaterials

On December 1, 2015, the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) announced that it proposed to the government that those who report chemical products to the products register would, in addition to the information that is currently...more

12/3/2015 - Nanomaterials Reporting Requirements Sweden

NIOSH Posts AIHA Fact Sheet on PPE for Engineered Nanoparticles

Earlier this month the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a fact sheet sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Nanotechnology Working Group entitled Personal...more

12/2/2015 - Health and Safety Nanomaterials NIOSH Personal Protective Equipment Workplace Safety

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

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