Lynn L. Bergeson

Lynn L. Bergeson

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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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

FSANZ Publishes Reports on the Use of Nanotechnology in Food Additives and Packaging

In June 2016, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced the availability of two reports on the potential use of nanotechnologies in existing food additives and food packaging. FSANZ retained an expert...more

6/21/2016 - Australia Nanomaterials Nanotechnology Product Packaging

Presentations Available from International Symposium on Asbestos-Like Fibers from Nanomaterials and Other Advanced Materials

On June 14, 2016, Germany’s Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) posted the presentations from the April 20, 2016, symposium, “WHO fibres from nanomaterials and other advanced materials: Do we have to...more

6/15/2016 - Germany Nanomaterials World Health Organization

ECHA Consults PEGs on Nanomaterial Guidance Documents

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently submitted several draft guidance documents concerning nanomaterials to Partner Expert Groups (PEG) for consultation. Following consultation with PEGs, ECHA will consult its...more

6/10/2016 - Chemicals ECHA EU European Commission Nanomaterials OECD

European Commission Refers Poland To EU Court Of Justice Over Biofuel Restriction Disagreement

On May 26, 2016, Poland was referred to the European Union (EU) Court of Justice for establishing restrictions for certain imported biofuels and raw materials used for the production of biofuel....more

6/10/2016 - Biofuel EU European Commission Poland Renewable Energy

UK Nanosafety Group Publishes Updated Guidance to Support Safe Working with Nanomaterials

In May 2016, the UK Nanosafety Group (UKNSG) published a second edition of its guidance document, Working Safely with Nanomaterials in Research & Development. The second edition of the guidance provides updates to account...more

6/9/2016 - Nanomaterials UK

Mexico Begins Public Consultation on Draft Nanotechnology Standards

On May 3, 3016, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy published a notice beginning a public consultation on two draft nanotechnology standards. Proposed standard PROY-NMX-R-80004-5-SCFI-2015 is identical to ISO/TS 80004-5:2011,...more

6/6/2016 - Comment Period Mexico Nanomaterials Nanotechnology

Germany Publishes Report on Nanomaterials in the Environment

On June 1, 2016, the German Environment Agency (UBA) published a report entitled Nanomaterials in the environment: Current state of knowledge and regulations on chemical safety. The aim of the report is to outline the...more

6/3/2016 - European Commission Germany Nanomaterials Risk Assessment

Proposed Harmonized Classification and Labeling Would Apply to Nanosized Titanium Dioxide

On May 31, 2016, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) began a public consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal submitted by France for titanium dioxide. The proposed entry in Annex VI of the...more

6/2/2016 - Chemicals ECHA EU Nanotechnology

TSCA Reform Passes House And Is Expected To Pass Senate Without Sustainable Chemistry Provision

On May 24, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2576, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the long-awaited Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform. Senate approval is expected,...more

5/30/2016 - Chemicals Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

National Academies Of Sciences, Engineering, And Medicine Holding Second Public Meeting On Future

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is hosting a second public meeting examining future biotechnology products on June 1-2, 2016. This two-day meeting will run from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. both days,...more

5/27/2016 - Biotechnology Public Comment Public Meetings

Swiss Researchers Develop Model to Assess How Nanoparticles “Flow Through the Environment”

The Swiss National Science Foundation issued a May 12, 2016, press release announcing that researchers from the National Research Program “Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials” have developed a new model to track the flow...more

5/26/2016 - Nanomaterials Research and Development Risk Assessment Switzerland

ARPA-E Provides $300,000 In Third Round Funding For PETROSS Project

In May of 2016, the DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) awarded the University of Illinois and the University of Florida $300,000 to continue researching ultra-productive biofuel crops. ...more

5/25/2016 - Biofuel DOE Energy Sector Renewable Energy

EPA Intends to Promulgate Final Nanoscale Materials Rule in October 2016

According to an item in the Spring 2016 Regulatory Agenda, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is “developing a final rule related to” its April 6, 2015, proposal to require reporting and recordkeeping requirements...more

5/20/2016 - EPA Manufacturers Nanomaterials Nanoscale Proposed Regulation Recordkeeping Requirements Reporting Requirements Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

USDA Convenes Public Meeting Of The Advisory Committee On Biotechnology And 21st Century Agriculture

On May 9, 2016, USDA announced a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21). AC21 was created to provide the USDA Secretary with information on agriculture biotechnology...more

5/19/2016 - Advisory Committee Biotechnology Public Meetings USDA

EPA Promulgates SNUR for Functionalized CNTs (Generic)

On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated, through a direct final rule, significant new use rules (SNUR) for 55 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN),...more

5/19/2016 - Carbon Nanotubes Chemicals EPA Final Rules Manufacturers SNUR

Australia Addresses Nanomaterials in Third NICNAS Reforms Consultation Paper

On April 29, 2016, Australia’s National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) published the third consultation paper on its reform initiative. Under the reforms, the requirements to establish that...more

5/11/2016 - Australia Chemicals Nanomaterials Safety Data Sheets

EU NanoSafety Cluster Publishes “Closer to the Market” Roadmap

On April 19, 2016, the European Union (EU) NanoSafety Cluster announced the availability of the “Closer to the Market” Roadmap (CTTM). The NanoSafety Cluster states that the CTTM is a “multi-dimensional, stepwise plan...more

5/10/2016 - EU Member State Nanotechnology Risk Assessment

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

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