Lynn L. Bergeson

Lynn L. Bergeson

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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EPA Withdraws Direct Final SNUR for Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes (Generic)

According to a Federal Register notice scheduled for publication on December 23, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing several direct final significant new use rules (SNUR) promulgated on October...more

12/23/2014 - Carbon Nanotubes EPA Final Rules Rulemaking Process SNUR

CFS Files Suit to Compel EPA to Respond to 2008 Petition

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed suit on December 16, 2014, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to regulate novel nanomaterial...more

12/22/2014 - Business Litigation EPA Food Manufacturers Food Safety Nanomaterials Pesticides

EU Requirement to List Engineered Nanomaterials in Food Labeling Will Take Effect December 13

The European Commission (EC) issued a December 11, 2014, press release concerning European Union (EU) food labeling requirements that will take effect December 13, 2014. The European Parliament and the Council adopted the...more

12/15/2014 - EU Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Nanomaterials

EPA Delays 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard

On November 21, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that a final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014 will not be issued by the end of the year. The compliance deadline for the 2013 RFS will be...more

12/12/2014 - Biofuel EPA Oil & Gas Renewable Energy Renewable Fuel Renewable Fuel Standard

USDA Announces More Than $9 Million In Grants To Producers And Researchers

On December 2, 2014, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced over $9 million in grants to support advanced biofuel production and the bioeconomy. More than $5 million in grants awarded to 220 producers nationwide are...more

12/12/2014 - Biofuel Department of Agriculture Energy Projects Farm Bill Federal Grants USDA

EU-U.S. Joint NanoEHS Workshop Will Be Held in March 2015 in Italy

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) announced on December 5, 2014, that, in collaboration with the European Commission (EC), it will hold the 2015 “EU-U.S.: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts” joint...more

12/11/2014 - Nanotechnology Professional Conferences Scientific Research

EPA Fall 2014 Regulatory Agenda Includes Item Concerning TSCA Section 8(a) Rule for Nanoscale Materials

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Fall 2014 Regulatory Agenda, which was posted on the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) website on November 21, 2014, includes an item concerning Section 8(a) Toxic...more

12/8/2014 - EPA Manufacturers Nanomaterials Recordkeeping Requirements Reporting Requirements TSCA

TSCA Reform a Viable Contender For Serious Legislative Attention Next Year

I have been asked to say a few words about 2015 legislative expectations regarding environmental laws, particularly and most likely with respect to reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In my view, TSCA reform is...more

12/4/2014 - Chemicals EPA Legislative Agendas Preemption Regulatory Reform TSCA

EP ENVI Committee Proposes Moratorium on the Use of Nanomaterials in Food

On November 24, 2014, the European Parliament (EP) Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) considered draft legislation concerning novel foods. The Committee amended the draft legislation, proposing a...more

12/2/2014 - EU Food Manufacturers Food Safety Nanomaterials

USDA Announces Release of Report Charting Path to Commercialization of Cellulosic Nanomaterials

On November 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has released a report that details the pathway to commercializing affordable, renewable, and biodegradable...more

11/26/2014 - Commercial Use Forest Service Nanomaterials USDA

European Companies Appeal ECHA Titanium Dioxide Decision

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published on November 3, 2014, an announcement of appeal of a June 17, 2014, contested decision following a compliance check of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction...more

11/25/2014 - Appeals ECHA EU REACH

EERE-Funded Projects Recognized by R&D 100 Awards

On November 7, 2014, R&D Magazine announced its 52nd R&D 100 Awards, which are widely recognized as the "Oscars of Invention." Major technological breakthroughs made over the past year were honored and included work from...more

11/24/2014 - DOE Incentive Awards Innovation Inventors Renewable Energy

Nominations Open For Presidential Green Chemistry Awards

Nominations for the 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Awards are now being accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Nominations for the awards are due December 31, 2014, and the final awardees are expected...more

11/24/2014 - EPA Green Technology Nominations

France Posts Report on Nanomaterials Reported as of June 2014

The Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy published a report, available only in French, concerning the second round of mandatory reporting of nanomaterials. Under Decree No. 2012-232, companies that...more

11/21/2014 - France Manufacturers Nanomaterials Reporting Requirements

EP Committee Study on Legislative Areas of the TTIP Addresses Nanomaterials

The European Parliament (EP) Committee on Environment, Public Health, and Food Safety (ENVI) has posted a study entitled ENVI Relevant Legislative Areas of the EU-US Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations (TTIP). The...more

11/19/2014 - Auto Manufacturers Energy Policy EU Food Manufacturers Food Safety Medical Devices Nanomaterials Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs TTIP

Election's Impact On Bioeconomy Discussed, Hottest Companies Revealed At ABLCNext

Many of the top policymakers, leaders, and stakeholders in the bioeconomy gathered in San Francisco this week for ABLCNext. The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group's (BRAG®) Executive Director Kathleen Roberts...more

11/17/2014 - Biofuel Biotechnology Election Results Renewable Energy TSCA

Impact Of 2014 Elections On Key Congressional Committees

With Republicans recapturing the Senate majority, GOP lawmakers now take the helm of several Senate committees of interest. For the most part, those Republican Senators who were ranking members now move into the chair roles....more

11/17/2014 - Election Results Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Announces Small Business Awards

On November 12, 2014, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy held a press conference to announce the recipients of the Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards. In her comments, Administrator McCarthy stated that "a...more

11/17/2014 - Clean Energy EPA Federal Grants SBIRs Small Business Solar Energy Wind Power

DOE Announces New Grant Topics To Help Small Businesses Develop Clean Energy Technologies

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) recently announced three new subtopics related to bioenergy under its SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs...more

11/17/2014 - Biofuel Biomass Energy Research Biotechnology DOE SBIRs STTR

DOE Offers All-In-One Application Tool For Small Businesses

DOE has developed a small business "All-in-one Application Tool" for small businesses looking for funds to advance clean energy technologies. The online tool provides a guide for potential applicants for the topics under the...more

11/10/2014 - Applications DOE SBIRs Small Business STTR

Appalachian Biofuels LLC To Locate Headquarters In Virginia

On October 29, 2014, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) announced that Appalachian Biofuels LLC will invest about $3.5 million to establish its headquarters and an enzymatic biodiesel production facility in St. Paul,...more

11/10/2014 - Biofuel

DOE Releases Climate Plans

On October 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released two plans related to climate change. The Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan and the Climate Change Adaptation Plan are intended to reduce greenhouse gas...more

11/10/2014 - Climate Change DOE DOT Energy Policy Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rising Sea Levels

Agencies Request Public Comment On Collection Of Biobased Procurement Product Types And Value Data

In the October 30, 2014, Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) issued a notice of request for public...more

11/10/2014 - Biobased Chemicals Chemicals DOD NASA

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Hosts Symposium on Nanotechnology Regulation

On October 28, 2014, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) held a nanotechnology regulation symposium on developing a regulatory framework for nanotechnologies in Australian agriculture and...more

11/10/2014 - Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act Australia Nanotechnology Regulatory Agenda

DOE Announces Technology Transfer Opportunity For Small Businesses

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) issued an announcement for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs,...more

11/5/2014 - DOE SBIRs STTR Technology Technology Transfer Agreements

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