Lynn L. Bergeson

Lynn L. Bergeson

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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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

Nano-Portal on Safe Handling of Nanomaterials Available in English

The Nano-Portal: Safe Handling of Nanomaterials, the result of a project supported by the Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV) and developed by the Innovation Society, is now available in English. The website is...more

1/31/2017 - Nanomaterials Nanotechnology

New Article Discusses TSCA Reform Provisions Pertinent to Manufacturers and Processors of Nanoscale Materials

We are pleased to announced that Lynn L. Bergeson, Charles M. Auer, and Carla N. Hutton published an article, “Practitioner Insights: A Review and Analysis of TSCA Reform Provisions Pertinent to Manufacturers and Processors...more

1/30/2017 - Chemicals EPA Manufacturers Nanomaterials Nanoscale Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

White House Releases Updated Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology

On January 4, 2017, the White House announced the release of the 2017 Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology. The 2017 Update provides a comprehensive summary of the roles and responsibilities...more

1/30/2017 - Biotechnology EPA FDA USDA

KEMI Consulting on Draft Nano Register Regulation

The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) is in the process of consulting with stakeholders on a draft regulation that would require companies to provide information on nanomaterials in chemical products to the Swedish products...more

1/26/2017 - Chemicals Comment Period European Commission Nanomaterials Reporting Requirements Sweden

Committees Reviewing Draft Appendix on Recommendations for Nanomaterials Applicable to the Guidance on Registration

On January 13, 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) sent the draft appendix on recommendations for nanomaterials applicable to the guidance on registration to the Forum, Member State Committee, and Risk Assessment...more

1/25/2017 - Chemicals ECHA EU European Commission Nanomaterials

Federal Agencies Announce Revision to Modernize Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects

On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), together with a host of other federal agencies, announced revisions via a final rule to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy...more

1/20/2017 - Clinical Trials EPA Final Rules

NIOSH Accepting Input on How Best to Protect Workers, Including in Nanotechnology

John Howard, M.D., Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), authored a January 10, 2017, NIOSH blog item entitled “Occupational Health Issues in the USA.” Howard shares a recent...more

1/19/2017 - Nanomaterials Nanotechnology NIOSH Workplace Safety

Final TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule for Nanoscale Materials Available

On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to publish in the Federal Register a Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rule establishing reporting and recordkeeping...more

1/12/2017 - EPA Manufacturers Nanomaterials Nanoscale Recordkeeping Requirements Reporting Requirements Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

NNCO Announces Upcoming Webinars

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) periodically holds webinars to share information with the general public and the nanotechnology research and development community. Upcoming webinars include the...more

1/11/2017 - Nanotechnology Water Webinars

Germany Begins Consultation on Announcement Concerning Manufactured Nanomaterials

The Committee on Hazardous Substances (AGS) of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) began a public consultation on its update to several technical rules. AGS seeks comment on Bekanntmachung zu...more

1/10/2017 - Comment Period Germany Hazardous Substances Nanomaterials

White House Announces Release of Final Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology

On January 4, 2016, the White House announced the release of the 2017 Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology (2017 Update). The Update to the Coordinated Framework provides a comprehensive...more

1/6/2017 - Bioproducts Biotechnology EPA FDA USDA

Bill Presented to President Obama Would Lengthen Time between NNI Strategic Plans, Reviews, and Evaluations

The American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (S. 3084) would amend the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (15 U.S.C. § 7501 et seq.) to change the frequency of National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)...more

1/5/2017 - Nanotechnology Research and Development

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