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Inside EPA Reports On Loss Of Green Chemistry Provision From TSCA Reform
July 22, 2016 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Lynn L. Bergeson (Bergeson & Campbell/BRAG) On July 1, 2016, Inside EPA published “Committee Jurisdiction Issues Blocked Green Chemistry From TSCA Reform,” an article discussing the passage of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) law and …

WEBINAR: The New TSCA’ – What You Need to Know — July 14, 2016
July 8, 2016 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: The New TSCA’ – What You Need to Know  —   July 14, 2016

All chemical stakeholders doing business in the U.S., as well as foreign entities with business interests in the U.S., will need to understand the fundamental shifts in requirements, and the new concepts and approaches that …

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Launches TSCAblog.com to Provide News and Analysis on TSCA Reform Implementation and Related Legal and Policy Developments
July 3, 2016 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell)   Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) announced today the launch of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Blog (TSCAblog™) to track and report regulatory, scientific, legal, and policy developments under the “new TSCA.” …

TSCA Reform: EPA Publishes First Year Implementation Plan
June 30, 2016 – 10:38 am | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell)  On June 29, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted an Implementation Plan that outlines EPA’s plans for early activities and actions under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st …

TSCA: What Effect Will the TSCA Amendments Have on Proposed and Future Rulemakings?
June 14, 2016 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell)  On June 7, 2016, the Senate passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) by voice vote and sent it to President Obama for signature. As reported …

Like Opera with TSCA-Nini
June 8, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Eric Wolff (Politico’s Morning Energy)  TSCA-NINI SINGS! The Senate swept aside any remaining procedural hurdles Tuesday night and passed a major revision of the Toxic Substances Control Act, sending one of the biggest environmental …

TSCA Reform: An Analysis of Key Provisions and Fundamental Shifts in the Amended TSCA
May 27, 2016 – 10:24 am | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell)  The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) makes important changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that result in fundamental shifts in the requirements and approach …

After 40 years: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Toxic Substances Control Act reform
May 26, 2016 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform has been a “work in progress” for years. House and Senate passage in 2015 of substantive TSCA reform measures considerably improved the odds that …

B&C Professionals Help Tell the Story of EPA’s “Half Century of Progress”
March 23, 2016 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.)  Many Americans today, including many legislators at the federal and state levels, were not yet born when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created by President Nixon in 1970, or …

Stimulating Investment To Grow the Biobased Economy
February 29, 2016 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biofuels Digest/Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  … The challenge our industry faces right now is to continue building investment in the biobased economy. That can be accomplished with both policy and non-policy activities.

On the policy …

2016 Time to Double-down on Renewable Chemicals
February 2, 2016 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

by Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert (Biofuels Digest/re:chem Alliance)  For all of 2015’s turbulence in the renewable chemical sector, in one area – US government policy – the industry saw marked progress.

For the last two …

TSCA Reform Panel Summit: What’s Happening Now, and What’s Next? — November 19, 2015 — Washington, DC
October 20, 2015 – 3:44 pm | No Comment
TSCA Reform Panel Summit: What’s Happening Now, and What’s Next?  —  November 19, 2015  —  Washington, DC

Betting on passage by Congress of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform is anything but a sure thing.  While most remain optimistic, with each passing day the window of opportunity is narrowed.  One possibility is …

EPA Holds Workshop For Input On Risk Assessment Of Genetically Engineered Algae
October 2, 2015 – 10:40 am | No Comment

(The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®))   On September 30, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a workshop on genetically engineered (GE) algae to give stakeholders an opportunity to hear about EPA’s …

EPA Posts Information on GM/Synbio Algae Project
August 7, 2015 – 11:14 am | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that it is developing a project intended to support public dialog concerning the development and use of synthetic biology (synbio). EPA has oversight …

“The Time Is Ripe” for a Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit
July 27, 2015 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert (Biofuels Digest/Renewable Chemicals and Advanced Materials Alliance (re:chem))  … Buoyed in wake of our successful Farm Bill expansion of USDA 9003 loan guarantees to renewable chemicals/bioproduct manufacturing and progress toward …

Finally, Finally…USDA Loan Guarantees Open to Renewable Chemicals
May 19, 2015 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Corrine Young and Michele Jalbert (Renewable Chemicals and Advanced Materials Alliance (re:chem)/Biofuels Digest) … Program changes garnered in the most recent Farm Bill reauthorization have, for the first time, broadened the loan guarantee program to include …

Thought Leadership: The Toxic Substances Control Act and the Bioeconomy: Part 1, The Impact of Nomenclature on the Commercialization of Biobased Chemicals; Part 2, Reportable Substances across the Manufacturing Process; Part 3, Call to Action
April 27, 2015 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. (Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group)  When I meet people from bioeconomy companies, I ask them about their products’ status under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The most …

TSCA Nomenclature May Be Barrier for Advanced Biofuels
April 16, 2015 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group/The Oil Price Information Network)  (The Oil Price Information Network (OPIS) spoke with BRAG’s Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Policy Advisor with B&C, regarding the application of the Toxic …

Biodiesel 2015: The Top 14 Trends for the New Year
January 21, 2015 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New technologies, new markets, new research and most of the same policy challenges, as we look at the 14 top trends for 2015. …

1. Falling oil prices – what’s the …

4 Minutes with… Kathleen M. Roberts, Executive Director, Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group
January 16, 2015 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BRAG tackles regulatory hindrances related to commercialization of biobased products and works to improve public awareness of the benefits of these products.


… BRAG will engage with the U.S. Environmental Protection …

4 Minutes with…Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell
December 31, 2014 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. focuses on chemical product regulation, including renewable and biobased products regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), emerging chemical product technologies (bio, nano, and synthetic …

Bioeconomy Policy for 2015: US Elections, What Happened, What Now?
November 11, 2014 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To open ABLC Next, what we like to call the “heads of the 7 families” — or in this case, the heads of seven key trade associations for the advanced …

Unleashing the Power of the Bio-Economy
March 6, 2013 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recommendations from the Milken Institute — and a group of industry heavyweights — to accelerate the bioeconomy revolution.

In California this week, the Milken Institute released a good read on the …