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May 4, 2017

Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Contribute to ABA SEER’s The Year in Review 2016

The ACTA Group

The Acta Group (Acta®) is pleased to announce the publication of The Year in Review 2016:  Environment, Energy, and Resources Law by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER).  The Year in Review provides an annual summary of developments in environmental, energy, and resources law.  Acta President Lynn L. Bergeson and Senior Chemist Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., co-authored the Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know 2016 Annual Report. 
The 2016 Annual Report provides a detailed review of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg Act), the first comprehensive revision of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); the final TSCA rules for formaldehyde emission standards and third-party certification; and the amended Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rules that exempt certain mixtures of fatty acids, methyl esters, corn oil, tallow, and soybean oil.  

The report also reviews the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposals under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) released for public comment, including draft biological evaluations of insecticides’ (chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion) effects on endangered and threatened species and critical habitat; the draft pollinator-only ecological risk assessment for imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide; and two draft Pesticide Registration Notices addressing pesticide resistance with management labeling.  Other topics covered in the report include hydraulic fracturing, biotechnology, and green chemistry.
The Year in Review 2016 is an electronic-only publication that provides convenient links to key cases and recent statutory material.  Chapters can be accessed individually in PDF format.  The full publication is also available as a single PDF.
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