ACTA News: Enforcement

April 30, 2015
Jim Aidala Quoted in BNA Daily Environment Report Article “EPA Pushes Back Against IG Criticism Of Pesticide Inspections in North Dakota”
The April 30, 2015, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report discussed correspondence between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its inspector general over the value of pesticide inspections.  The article quoted James V. Aidala. Tempest in a Teapot Jim Aidala, a senior consultant at the firm  Bergeson  and Campbell and the former head of what is now the EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, described the disagreement as a “tempest in a teapot.” He said most of the items the IG cited in its report as ... read more >
September 2, 2014
Lynn L. Bergeson quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Story "EPA 'Open for Business' on Nanosilver, Administrative, Enforcement Actions Indicate."
Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report featured comments by Lynn L. Bergeson regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent conditional registration of HeiQ's nanosilver pesticide to be used on textiles. In the article, Bergeson is quoted as saying "the relevance of HeiQ is not just that the EPA approved a single application under the terms of FIFRA. It also telegraphs that EPA is open for business for the purposes of reviewing applications. That’s a big deal." The article goes on to report that EPA has proposed more conditional registrations for other companies that have not ... read more >
July 2, 2014
EPA’s Supplemental Distribution Enforcement Actions Are Buzzing:  How to Avoid Getting Stung
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made good on its intent to focus enforcement efforts on Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) supplemental distribution, resulting in several settlements with significant penalty assessments. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) recently issued a memorandum discussing the enforcement actions, the regulatory requirements for supplemental distribution, and what issues companies should address to help avoid such an enforcement action. That memorandum is ... read more >
April 22, 2013
AChN Featured in Inside EPA Article "Industry Urging EPA to Drop TSCA Enforcement Over Chemical 'Fractions'"
“The newly formed Alliance for Chemical Nomenclature (AChN), is comprised of manufacturers and users of fractioned substances as well as manufacturers and users of unknown, variable, complex, or biological substances (UVCBs), who could potentially be affected by EPA enforcement actions now targeting a growing number of companies for alleged reporting violations, according to a March 11 blog post by Kathleen Roberts of B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C., which is affiliated with the corporate law firm Bergeson & Campbell, PC. Bergeson & Campbell announced the formation of the ... read more >
March 25, 2013
EPA Urged to Seek Discourse on Fractions Before Enforcing Alleged Notice Violations
The March 25, 2013, issue of Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Kathleen M. Roberts, and Charles Auer in a special report on EPA’s increased interest in fractions. The article also referenced B&C’s March 11 memorandum on the enforcement effort, and the newly-formed coalition Alliance for Chemical Nomenclature (AChN), launched by B&C Consortia Management to address efforts by regulators around the world to seek greater precision in the names and identities of complex chemicals. For more information on AChN, click ... read more >

 
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