Lynn L. Bergeson

Lynn L. Bergeson

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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SCCS Issues Final Opinion on Additional Coatings for Titanium Dioxide (Nano Form) as UV-Filter in Dermally Applied Cosmetic...

On March 7, 2017, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) issued a final opinion on additional coatings for titanium dioxide (nano form) coated with cetyl phosphate, manganese dioxide, or triethoxycaprylylsilane as...more

3/23/2017 - Chemicals Nanomaterials Nanotechnology

CRS Report on Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress Includes Nanotechnology and the NNI

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepared a March 14, 2017, report entitled Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress. The report outlines science and technology policy issues that may come before the 115th...more

3/22/2017 - Nanotechnology Research and Development

NIOSH Will Hold Public Meeting and Seeks Comments on Draft CIB on the Occupational Exposure Banding Process: Guidance for the...

On March 15, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Federal Register notice announcing the availability of a draft Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) entitled The NIOSH...more

3/20/2017 - Nanomaterials Nanoscale NIOSH Occupational Exposure Public Comment Public Meetings

NIOSH Extends Comment Period on Proposed Survey of Engineered Nanomaterial OSH Practices

On March 14, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) extended the comment period on the proposed information collection entitled “Survey of Engineered Nanomaterial Occupational Safety and...more

3/17/2017 - Comment Period Health and Safety Nanomaterials NIOSH Workplace Safety

NAS Issues Report on Preparing for Future Products of Biotechnology

On March 9, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) announced the release (pre-publication version) of a new report: Preparing for Future Products of Biotechnology. Pursuant to the White...more

3/16/2017 - Biotechnology EPA FDA National Academy of Sciences (NAS) NIST OSTP

SCCS Seeks Comment on Opinion on Titanium Dioxide (Nano Form) as UV-Filter in Sprays

On March 10, 2017, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) began a public consultation on its opinion on titanium dioxide (nanoform) as an ultraviolet (UV)-filter in sprays. In July 2015, the European Commission...more

3/15/2017 - EU European Commission Nanomaterials Nanotechnology

NanoMONITOR Workshop Will Examine Supporting the Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials under REACH

NanoMONITOR’s first stakeholders’ day, April 4, 2017, will include a workshop on “Development of a real-time information and monitoring system to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials under REACH.” The overall aim of...more

3/14/2017 - Nanomaterials Nanotechnology Risk Assessment

European NanoSafety Cluster Publishes 2017 Research Regulatory Roadmap

On March 9, 2017, the NanoSafety Cluster published its 2017 Research Regulatory Roadmap. The purpose of the Roadmap is to identify both ongoing and complete activities associated with the development of regulations promoting...more

3/10/2017 - Nanomaterials Nanotechnology

ECHA Board of Appeal Annuls Contested Decision Concerning Titanium Dioxide

On March 2, 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that its Board of Appeal issued its decision in Case A-011-2014, which concerns a Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)...more

3/7/2017 - Chemicals ECHA EU Nanomaterials

ISO Publishes Standard on Vocabulary for Nano-Enabled Electrotechnical Products and Systems

In January 2017, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)/Technical Specification (TS) 80004-9:2017, “Nanotechnologies — Vocabulary — Part 9: ...more

3/3/2017 - Nanomaterials Nanotechnology

Report Claims OECD Dossiers on Nanomaterials Are of “Little to No Value”

On February 23, 2017, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) issued a press release announcing a new report, commissioned by CIEL, the European Environmental Citizens’ Organization for Standardization (ECOS),...more

3/2/2017 - Chemicals ECHA EU European Commission Nanomaterials OECD

Another Draft REACH Guidance Document on Nanomaterials Moves to CARACAL for Review

According to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website, the draft Guidance on information requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment: Appendix R7-1 Recommendations for nanomaterials applicable to Chapter R7a Endpoint...more

3/1/2017 - Chemicals ECHA EU Nanomaterials

NIOSH Publishes Draft Chapter on Analysis of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers on Filters by Transmission Electron Microscopy

On February 27, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the availability of a draft chapter to be published in the NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods entitled “Analysis of Carbon...more

2/28/2017 - Carbon Nanotubes Nanotechnology NIOSH

House Agriculture Committee Passes Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017

On February 14, 2017, in the House of Representatives, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced H.R. 1029, the “Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017,” which reauthorizes the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA)....more

2/23/2017 - EPA Pesticides Registration

TechConnect Conference Will Include Panel on Safety and Innovation as Partners for Success in Advanced Manufacturing

The TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, which will be held May 14-17, 2017, in Washington, D.C., will include a panel discussion on May 16, 2017, on “Safety and Innovation as Partners for Success in Advanced...more

2/22/2017 - Manufacturers Nanomaterials Nanotechnology NIOSH

CDC Issues New Guidance For Use of EPA-Registered Disifectants in Environmental Control of Candida auris for U.S. Healthcare...

On February 17, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance revising its recommendation regarding controlling Candida auris (C....more

2/20/2017 - Antimicrobials CDC Chemicals EPA Pesticides

NIOSH Seeks Comment on Proposed Survey of Engineered Nanomaterial OSH Practices

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Federal Register notice on February 10, 2017, inviting comment on a proposed information collection plan, “Survey of Engineered Nanomaterial...more

2/15/2017 - Health and Safety Nanomaterials NIOSH Workplace Safety

Nanomaterials Inventory for Cosmetics Will Be Published “in the Next Weeks”

ClientEarth published a January 11, 2017, blog item entitled “Three-year wait for nanomaterial risk data promised ‘in the next weeks.’” Under the Cosmetics Directive, the European Commission (EC) was to publish by January...more

2/14/2017 - Cosmetics EU European Commission Nanomaterials

Draft REACH Guidance Documents on Nanomaterials Move to CARACAL for Review

According to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website, several Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) guidance documents concerning nanomaterials have moved to the next step in the...more

2/9/2017 - Chemicals ECHA EU Nanomaterials

OMB Issues Guidance on Implementation of “One In, Two Out” Executive Order

On February 2, 2017, Dominic J. Mancini, Acting Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) issued interim guidance in a questions and answers format (Q&A)...more

2/8/2017 - EPA Executive Orders OIRA OMB Trump Administration

IRSST Project Measures Nanoparticle Penetration into Protective Gloves

The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) published a news item on January 16, 2017, entitled “Nanoparticles — to handle with care.” IRSST states that although research is still in...more

2/7/2017 - Nanomaterials Nanotechnology

NIOSH Publishes Blog Item on Art and Science of OELs for Nanomaterials

On February 1, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a blog item entitled “The Art and Science of OELs for Nanomaterials.” According to the item, NIOSH searched for proposals for...more

2/3/2017 - Nanomaterials NIOSH Occupational Exposure World Health Organization

California Court Tentatively Dismisses Monstano’s Lawsuit Against OEHHA to Block Addition of Glyphos

A tentative ruling issued January 26, 2017, in Monsanto Company v. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, et al., Case No. 16 CE CG 00183, by the Superior Court of California, County of Fresno, granted the Office...more

2/2/2017 - OEHHA Proposition 65 World Health Organization

OECD Publishes Report on Alternative Testing Strategies in Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a report entitled Alternative Testing Strategies in Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Current State of Knowledge and Research Needs to...more

2/2/2017 - Manufacturers Nanomaterials Nanotechnology OECD Safety Precautions

BRAG® Biofuels Industry Outlook For 2017

The biofuels industry is likely to face increasingly challenging times during the tenures of the new 115 th Congress -- which began on January 3 -- and the Trump Administration, scheduled to begin this Friday, January 20. ...more

2/1/2017 - Biofuel EPA Renewable Fuel Renewable Fuel Standard

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