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March 26, 2015

Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted in BNA Daily Environment Report Article on Nanoscale Chemicals Rule

The ACTA Group

In a March 26, 2015 story on EPA’s proposed rule regarding reporting requirements for companies that make or process nanoengineered chemicals, “Chemical Manufacturers, Processors To Report Basic Data Under EPA Proposal,” Lynn L. Bergeson was quoted. 

In a break from previous data-collection rules, the proposed rule would apply to both chemical manufacturers and chemical processors, Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C. [and President of Acta], told Bloomberg BNA in a March 25 e-mail. Processors, which purchase chemicals to mix them into preparations that are distributed for sale, have not traditionally been subject to data-collection rules, she said. Bergeson … told Bloomberg BNA that the proposed rule shows the agency has worked very hard to clearly define what chemicals would be covered by the rule and what chemicals would not be covered. In her e-mail, Bergeson said the proposed rule is long overdue and the agency’s persistence in finally getting it released is laudable. EPA needs the requested information to enable the agency to confidently conclude nanoscale versions of existing chemical substances do not pose an unreasonable risk, she said.