Timothy D. Backstrom: Lawyer with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Timothy D. Backstrom

Of Counsel
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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  • Clean Air Act
  • Chemical Regulation
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Regulatory Law
  • Regulatory Agency Practice
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
Contact InfoTelephone: 202-557-3819
Fax: 202-557-3836
University Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 1973
Law SchoolYale Law School, J.D., 1979
Admitted1979,District of Columbia;U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth and District of Columbia Circuits.;U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Memberships District of Columbia Bar.

Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1979-2004. Mr Backstrom was Senior Counsel in the Air and Radiation Division of the EPA Office of General Counsel (OGC) from 1990-2004. During that period, he was responsible for a variety of rulemakings implementing the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, including promulgation of maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards for emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP), case-by-case MACT determinations, delisting of particular HAP and source categories, and review of particular National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). He also managed complex litigation concerning MACT policies and procedures and fuel additive regulation. Mr. Backstrom was previously in the Pesticide and Toxic Substances Division of OGC, where he was responsible for the negotiations that led to the elimination of mercury compounds previously used in paints and coatings. He also supervised extensive litigation involving the chemical dinoseb, including nine federal court actions and four administrative adjudications. Mr. Backstrom also served as OGC's designated administrative law expert, and was head of the trial team when EPA intervened in a hearing concerning a request for an exemption from the Endangered Species Act for the northern spotted owl.


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EPA Extols Pesticide Civil Penalty, But the Decision Could Be Problematic for Registrants and EPA
Timothy D. Backstrom,Lynn L. Bergeson, June 18, 2014
On June 6, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Liphatech, Inc. (Liphatech), a pesticide manufacturer based in Milwaukee, WI, paid a $738,000 civil penalty for Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) violations. The vast majority of the penalty was...
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Timothy D. Backstrom

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 100W
WashingtonDC 20037-1701


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