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HTMLEPA Extols Pesticide Civil Penalty, But the Decision Could Be Problematic for Registrants and EPA
Timothy D. Backstrom, Lynn L. Bergeson; Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
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...

 

HTMLEPA Announces Safer Alternatives for Toxic Flame Retardants
Lynn L. Bergeson; Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on June 12, 2014, safer alternatives to flame retardants currently used in consumer and commercial products, including building insulation and products with flexible polyurethane foam. According to EPA, flame retardant chemicals such as...

 

HTMLChemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group Issues Report Summarizing Progress on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security
Lynn L. Bergeson; Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014
In April 2013, an explosion destroyed a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killing 15. In response to this and other recent catastrophic and fatal incidents at chemical facilities, President Obama on August 1, 2013, issued Executive Order (EO) 13650 -- Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security....

 

HTMLDemocratic Minority Circulates Redline of April 22, 2014, CICA Discussion Draft
Lynn L. Bergeson; Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014
The Democratic Minority has circulated a redline version of the April 22, 2014, discussion draft of the Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA2). A copy of the redline version of CICA2 is available online. The redline version is an interesting mix of substantial rewrites, deletions, and additions. The...

 

HTMLHouse Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Chemical Safety Improvement Act
James V. Aidala, Charles Auer, Lynn L. Bergeson; Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2013
On November 13, 2013, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009) (CSIA), which was introduced in May 2013 by the late Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Senator David Vitter (R-LA).

 

HTMLCourt Partially Vacates and Remands EPA's Decision Granting Conditional Registrations for HeiQ's Nanosilver Products
Timothy D. Backstrom, Lynn L. Bergeson; Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2013
On November 7, 2013, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision granting in part and denying in part the Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) petition for review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) conditional registration of HeiQ AGS-20 and...

 

HTMLDTSC Releases Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations
Lynn L. Bergeson; Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2013
On August 28, 2013, California's Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC or Department) Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Regulations). The Regulations will take effect on October 1, 2013.

 

HTMLSenate Committee Holds Hearing on TSCA Reform
Lynn L. Bergeson; Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2013
On July 31, 2013, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on "Strengthening Public Health Protections by Addressing Toxic Chemical Threats." To date, two bills have been introduced in the Senate that would reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) -- the...

 

HTMLEPA Announces Final 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards
Lynn L. Bergeson; Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2013
On August 6, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed its belated final rule establishing the 2013 renewable volume obligations (RVO) for the four fuel categories that are part of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program under the Clean Air Act (CAA): cellulosic biofuel;...

 

HTMLThe Chemical Safety Improvement Act: An In-Depth Review and Analysis
Lynn L. Bergeson; Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2013
In a stunning bipartisan show of support for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that few saw coming, Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) (among bipartisan others) introduced on May 22, 2013, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), later designated S. 1009,...

 


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