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June 19, 2012
Lynn L. Bergeson Will Participate in Panel on Nanomaterial Safety
We are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson will participate in a panel on "Nanomaterial Safety: Do We Have the Right Tools?," hosted by the American Chemical Society Science & the Congress Project and the Nanotechnology Caucus. The June 27, 2012, panel will discuss whether current laws, such as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), are adequate to regulate the novel properties of nanomaterials. More information and details on how to RSVP are available ... read more >
June 13, 2012
Lynn L. Bergeson Included in Chambers USA 2012
We are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson is included in Chambers USA 2012 in environment (band 1). The USA guide is based on thousands of in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys. Chambers and Partners then ranked the top firms and attorneys in bands from 1 to 6, with 1 being the best, and described their merits -- often in the words of clients they interviewed. Rankings include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client. The rankings and editorial comment about ... read more >
June 6, 2012
Slides Available from Webinar on Chemical Regulation in China
On May 31, 2012, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s consulting affiliate, The Acta Group, participated in a webinar on chemical regulation in China with its joint venture partner Acta-PLS China. Leslie S. MacDougall and Andy Burgess addressed the key elements of chemical control legislation in China, including the new chemical substance notification order, Ministry of Environmental Protection's Order Number 7, and the new decree regarding safe management of hazardous chemicals, State Council Decree 591. For those who were unable to participate, the slides are available upon request ... read more >
May 9, 2012
Acta to Participate in Webinar on Chemical Regulation in China
The Acta Group, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s consulting affiliate, is participating in a webinar on chemical regulation in China with its joint venture partner Acta-PLS China on May 31, 2012. Leslie S. MacDougall, Andy Burgess, and Dr. Ya-Juin Chou, Novartis Pharma AG, will address the key elements of chemical control legislation in China, including the new chemical substance notification order, Ministry of Environmental Protection's Order Number 7, and the new decree regarding safe management of hazardous chemicals, State Council Decree 591. Speakers will explain the ... read more >
May 4, 2012
Lynn L. Bergeson Included on "Super Lawyers" List
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and its consulting affiliates, B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) and The Acta Group (Acta), are pleased to announce that the 2012 edition of Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Service, includes Lynn L. Bergeson on its list of top lawyers in environmental law. To compile the list, Super Lawyers asked lawyers in Washington, D.C., to name the top attorneys. Super Lawyers also performed its own research to find outstanding attorneys who may have been overlooked. Once Super Lawyers assembled its candidate pool, it assessed the ... read more >
April 16, 2012
B&C Updates Its Memorandum on International Data Compensation and Sharing Mechanisms
In light of the European Chemicals Agency's (ECHA) recent release of Version 2.0 of its Guidance on Data Sharing, which provides assistance to companies placing substances onto the European Union (EU) market under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation (EC regulation 1907/2006), and other developments, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. has updated its memorandum on EU and international data compensation and sharing mechanisms. This 35-page memorandum reviews data citation, compensation, and sharing provisions under REACH and Canada's ... read more >
January 26, 2012
International Symposium on Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology Will Be Held in March 2012
On March 27-28, 2012, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAA) will host the "International Symposium on Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology." The Working Party on Nanotechnology (WPN) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in collaboration with the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), organized the Symposium. Lynn L. Bergeson is on the Steering Committee and will speak at the Symposium. The objective of the Symposium is to explore systematically "the need for and development of a methodology to assess ... read more >
January 25, 2012
Chemical Data Reporting Workshop
On January 19, 2012, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) convened a workshop at which invited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff reviewed case studies on reporting obligations for byproduct and recycled materials under the Chemical Data Reporting rule. For those of you who were unable to listen in, the recorded audio for the workshop is available on B&C's ... read more >
January 23, 2012
Lynn L. Bergeson Will Participate in Webinar on the Greening of Consumer Products
We are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson will participate in a February 7, 2012, Bloomberg BNA webinar entitled "The Greening of Consumer Products: Legal, Regulatory, and Strategic Considerations." Bloomberg BNA states that the webinar is intended to help users: Identify the core concepts of green product development and the maturation of conventional environmental protection themes on which green product steward concepts rely;   Describe the diversity of legal and regulatory authorities, domestic and international, that are relevant to chemical, ... read more >
January 19, 2012
Chemical Data Reporting Workshop
On January 19, 2012, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), affiliates of The Acta Group, L.L.C., convened a workshop at which invited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff reviewed case studies on reporting obligations for byproduct and recycled materials under the Chemical Data Reporting rule. The following documents are available on B&C's website: The invitation for the workshop;   EPA's slides; and   The case studies that were compiled by BCCM and that reflect real-life situations from ... read more >
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