Lynn L. Bergeson

Lynn L. Bergeson

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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Germany Publishes Review of the Joint Research Strategy of the Higher Federal Authorities

On September 19, 2016, the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) published a report entitled Review of the joint research strategy of the higher federal authorities — Nanomaterials and other advanced...more

9/26/2016 - Germany Nanotechnology Risk Assessment

EPA, FDA, and USDA Release Updates to Coordinated Framework on Biotechnology

On September 16, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in collaboration with the White House, released two documents...more

9/22/2016 - Biotechnology EPA FDA OSTP USDA

EPA Researches How Sunscreens Containing Engineered Nanomaterials Might Change When Exposed to Chemicals in Pool Water

An August 15, 2016, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) blog item describes EPA’s research on sunscreens containing engineered nanomaterials and how they might change when exposed to chemicals in pool water. According...more

9/22/2016 - Chemicals EPA Nanomaterials

NNCO Will Hold Webinar on Nanotechnology and the Insurance Industry

On September 22, 2016, the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will hold a webinar on the insurance industry and the challenges of underwriting nanotechnology and other emerging technologies. NNCO Director Dr....more

9/20/2016 - Nanotechnology Webinar

Florida House Members Request Emergency Authorization to Combat Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes with Oxitec

On September 6, 2016, 61 members of the Florida House of Representatives issued a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge them to: (1)...more

9/16/2016 - FDA FFDCA HHS Zika

Draft 2016 NNI Strategic Plan Available for Public Comment

On September 13, 2016, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) announced in the Federal Register the availability of the draft 2016 NNI Strategic Plan for public comment. The NNI Strategic Plan represents a consensus...more

9/15/2016 - Nanomaterials Nanotechnology Public Comment Research and Development

National Academies Publishes Prepublication Version of Triennial Review of the NNI

In early September 2016, the National Academies published a prepublication version of the Triennial Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) asked the National...more

9/14/2016 - Nanotechnology Research and Development

EC Requests Scientific Opinion on Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer (Nano) and Sodium Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer (Nano)

The European Commission (EC) requested a scientific opinion from the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) on styrene/acrylates copolymer and sodium styrene/acrylates copolymer in nano forms. Under the Cosmetics...more

9/12/2016 - EU European Commission Nanomaterials Risk Assessment

Synopsis Available for 2016 U.S.-EU: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts Joint Workshop

The synopsis is available for the June 6-7, 2016, U.S.-European Union (EU) Nano Environmental and Health Safety (NanoEHS) Research Efforts joint workshop. According to the synopsis, the first day of the workshop was devoted...more

9/12/2016 - EU Nanotechnology Research and Development Safety Data Sheets

Global Summit on Regulatory Science Will Focus on Nanotechnology Standards and Applications

The 2016 Global Summit on Regulatory Science (GSRS) will be held September 7-9, 2016, in Bethesda, Maryland. Each GSRS meeting focuses on an area of regulatory science that would benefit from discussions aimed at identifying...more

9/7/2016 - Nanomaterials Nanotechnology Technology

EC Requests Scientific Opinion on Colloidal Silver (Nano)

The European Commission (EC) has requested a scientific opinion from the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) on colloidal silver (nano). Under the Cosmetics Regulation, any cosmetic product containing a...more

9/2/2016 - EU European Commission Nanomaterials Risk Assessment

ASTM International Updates Standard To Determine Biobased Content Of Bioproducts

ASTM International's Committee on Plastics recently approved revisions to standard D6866, Test Methods for Determining the Biobased Content of Solid, Liquid, and Gaseous Samples Using Radiocarbon Analysis. ...more

8/31/2016 - ASTM Bioproducts EPA USDA

NIEHS-Funded Center Will Assess Safety of Engineered Nanomaterials

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is funding a new interdisciplinary Nanosafety Research Center at the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The main focus of the new HSPH-NIEHS...more

8/29/2016 - Nanomaterials Nanotechnology Risk Assessment

U.S. Army ERDC Conducting Survey to Inform Risk Management Tool for Developing Nano-Enabled Products and Nanomaterials

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is developing a web-enabled information and screening tool intended to help small businesses integrating or developing nanoscale materials address uncertainty...more

8/25/2016 - Department of Defense (DOD) Nanomaterials Nanotechnology Risk Management

Review Published of Nanomaterials for Products and Application in Agriculture, Feed, and Food in the European Union

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) requested a review of the already marketed and in-development applications of nanomaterials in the agri/feed/food sectors. The results of the review are published in the August 2016...more

8/24/2016 - EU European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Food Safety Nanomaterials Nanotechnology

US Environmentalist And Organic Crop Farm Groups Want Overhaul Of Federal Biotechnology Strategy

On August 3, 2016, 24 farmer and public interest organizations wrote to the Obama Administration expressing their disappointment with the direction that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has taken...more

8/15/2016 - Biotechnology Genetic Materials Obama Administration OSTP Public Meetings Transparency

Two Workshops Will Be Held Before October 2016 OpenTox Euro Conference

Two workshops, a European Union (EU)-U.S. Nano Environmental and Health Safety (NanoEHS) workshop and a nano modeling workshop, will be held in advance of the October 2016 OpenTox Euro Conference. The EU-U.S. NanoEHS...more

8/12/2016 - EU Nanotechnology Risk Assessment

Upcoming EC Event Will Focus On Bioeconomy And Biobased Products

Don't miss the upcoming European Commission (EC) Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) workshop "From bio-waste to bio-based products: the potential for regional innovation development."...more

8/12/2016 - Biotechnology EU European Commission

CEN Committee Seeks Responses to Survey on Disposal Practices for Manufactured Nano-Objects in Waste

Under European Commission (EC) funding, the European Committee for Standardization Technical Committee (CEN/TC) 352 — Nanotechnologies is developing guidelines relating to the safe waste management and disposal of...more

8/11/2016 - EU European Commission Nanotechnology Waste Disposal Waste Management

President Signs Bill Creating National GMO Food Disclosure Standard

On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law Senate Bill 764 (S. 764), creating a national bioengineered food disclosure standard. This law requires companies to provide information on food packaging directing customers...more

8/8/2016 - Bioengineering Disclosure Requirements Food Labeling GMO Preemption

Canada Begins Consultation on Proposed Prioritization Approach for Nanoscale Forms of DSL Substances

On July 27, 2016, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Health Canada (HC) began a consultation on a proposed prioritization approach for nanoscale forms of substances on the Domestic Substances List (DSL). Canada...more

8/5/2016 - Canada NAICS Nanomaterials Public Comment Risk Assessment

White Paper Describes Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced on July 29, 2016, that federal agencies released a white paper describing the collective federal vision for the emerging and innovative solutions needed...more

8/3/2016 - Computer-Related Inventions Department of Defense (DOD) DOE Nanotechnology NIST OSTP Technology Sector

European Court Of Auditors Releases Report On EU Biofuel Sustainability Certifications

On July 21, 2016, the European Court of Auditors released Special Report No 18/2016: The EU system for the certification of sustainable biofuels. This report assessed the existing biofuels sustainability certification...more

8/1/2016 - Biofuel EU European Commission ILUC Renewable Energy

Comments on 2011 Proposed SNURs Prompt Proposal Regarding Hierarchy of Controls

On July 28, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed changes to the existing regulations governing significant new uses of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to align these...more

7/29/2016 - EPA Hazardous Communication Standard Manufacturers Nanomaterials NIOSH OSHA SNUR Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Canadian Parliament Holds First Reading of Bill to Create Framework to Regulate Nanotechnology

On June 8, 2016, the House of Commons held its first reading of an Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) (nanotechnology) (C-287). The bill would add Part 6.1 to CEPA primarily to implement...more

7/26/2016 - Canada Nanomaterials Nanotechnology Risk Assessment

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