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Vincent Caprio Honored as 2021 Environment+Energy Leader

Posted on November 29th, 2021 | No Comments »

On Monday, November 29th the 2021 Environment+Energy Leader Honorees were announced. I am excited to share that I, Vincent Caprio, Founder and Executive Director of Water Innovations Alliance Foundation have been selected as one of the Environment+Energy 100 Leaders of 2021.

“The Honorees on the annual list show groundbreaking work and dedication to the field of sustainability and energy management,” says Paul Nastu, President of Environment+Energy Leader. “We’re thrilled to recognize this year’s Honorees and congratulate all who made the list.”

Now in its fifth year, the annual Environment+Energy Leader 100 recognizes those environment and energy “doers” who break trail in creating new solutions, programs, platforms, best practices and products to help their companies – or other companies – achieve greater success in commercial and industrial environment and energy management. And it doesn’t just celebrate the C-suite, but also those top managers and in-the-trenches team members who are working diligently behind the scenes and shaping the industry. Nominations are open to the public and the final honoree list is selected by Environment+Energy Leader. See this year’s honorees and past honorees here: https://www.environmentalleader.com/ee-100-honorees/.

Nominations for the E+E 100 are made by Environment+Energy Leader readers and others that work in the industry, are vetted and then Environment+Energy Leader team and a select group of advisors from the industry make the final Honoree selections.

About Environment+Energy Leader
For fifteen years, Environment+Energy Leader has provided news, best practices and research that has influenced environment, energy and sustainability conversations–and powered decision-making. We have a wide range of professional resources, including our website, newsletters, awards programs, webinars, reports, white papers and conferences to help you tackle environment and energy management challenges in order to reduce costs, increase efficiency and minimize resource waste. Environment+Energy Leader is published by Business Sector Media LLC.

I am honored to be selected as a 2021 Environment+Energy Leader and I congratulate my fellow honorees.

NanoBCA Webinar – Tues 11/23 2PM ET

Posted on November 18th, 2021 | No Comments »

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/222737861

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 222-737-861

Please mute your line if you are not speaking.  Thank you.

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AGENDA

2:00-2:05  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincentcaprio@nynanobusiness.org

2:05-2:35  Annual EHS Review 2021
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

Infrastructure Bill Includes Provisions Important to Chemical and Agriculture Sectors

B&C Launches FIFRA Tutor™ Online, On-Demand Regulatory Training

Recent Federal Developments

2:35-3:00  Legislative Update
Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

3:00 Conclusion

Bergeson & Campbell: Infrastructure Bill Includes Provisions Important to Chemical & Agriculture Sectors

Posted on November 18th, 2021 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to share with you the insights of Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and NanoBCA EHS Chair. Lynn will be speaking on our next NanoBCA webinar on Tuesday, November 23rd at 2PM ET on the following topic.

Infrastructure Bill Includes Provisions Important to Chemical and Agriculture Sectors

On November 8, 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) was presented to President Joseph Biden (D) for signature. The House passed the bill on November 5, 2021, by a vote of 228 to 206, and the Senate passed the bill on August 10, 2021, by a vote of 69 to 30. The bill contains many important provisions. We highlight below some of the provisions in the 1,309-page bill that we believe our clients and friends may find interesting.For more information, please read the full memorandum online.

Once again, we invite you to join our next NanoBCA webinar on Tuesday, November 23rd to listen to our Keynote Speaker, Lynn L. Bergeson.

Become a NanoBCA Individual Member for access to our monthly NanoBCA webinars.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP $250

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP (Age 35 and Under) $100

Bergeson & Campbell: Senate Committee Holds Hearing on “Evaluating the Federal Response to the Persistence and Impacts of PFAS Chemicals on our Environment”

Posted on November 8th, 2021 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to share with you the insights of Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and NanoBCA EHS Chair. Lynn will be speaking on our next NanoBCA webinar on November 23rd at 2PM ET on the following topic.

On October 20, 2021, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on “Evaluating the Federal Response to the Persistence and Impacts of PFAS Chemicals on our Environment.” The sole witness called before the Committee was the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water, Radhika Fox. The focus of the hearing was to address the recently released EPA Strategic Roadmap for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). More information on EPA’s Strategic Roadmap is available in our October 19, 2021, memorandum. More than half of the Committee members were present for the hearing, each relaying an experience that either they or members of their communities have had with PFAS. The line of questions posed by the Committee members focused on five main concerns: liability for airport facilities that have used and continue to use PFAS in firefighting operations; the need to set a federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) standard for PFAS; how EPA will work with states and tribes in addressing PFAS moving forward; the repeal of the Clean Water Act (CWA) Navigable Waters Protection Rule and its replacement with the pre-2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule; and the need to pass both the Infrastructure Bill and the Build Back Better Bill to assist EPA with funding to address PFAS. For more information, please read the full memorandum.

Once again, we invite you to join our next NanoBCA webinar on November 23rd to listen to our Keynote Speaker, Lynn L. Bergeson.

Become a NanoBCA Individual Member for access to our monthly NanoBCA webinars. INDIVIDUAL MEMBER $250

NanoBCA Webinar Weds 10/20 2PM ET

Posted on October 20th, 2021 | No Comments »

 

 

 

 

AGENDA

2:00-2:05  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincentcaprio@nynanobusiness.org

Can the EPA get rid of toxic ‘forever chemicals’?
NBC News

Mod #11 – This is Nanotechnology!
VIDEO by Marco Curreli, PhD
Executive Director, Omni Nano
marcocurreli@omninano.org
Nanotechnology is introduced as a new science of materials to solve some of the biggest world challenges in energy, healthcare, environmental conservation, etc.

2:05-2:15  EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

All Things Chemical Celebrates Three Years of Great Conversations

UN Publishes Ninth Edition of GHS with Revisions to Chapter 2.1 (Explosives) and Decision Logic

Recent Federal Developments

2:15-2:30  Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:30-3:00 Presentation by Dave Arthur
CEO & Co-founder
CHASM Advanced Materials, Inc.
darthur@chasmtek.com

3:00 Conclusion

A Special Invitation to Become a Member of NanoBCA – America’s Premier Nanotechnology Association

Posted on September 28th, 2021 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) is celebrating our 20Year Anniversary! NanoBCA has been committed to promoting the commercialization of products utilizing the science of nanotechnology. We were advocates of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). Our first success was the passage of the legislation to fund the NNI which was signed into law by President George W. Bush in December 2003. Our members were present to witness this historic event. As advocates of the science of nanotechnology, we returned to the White House during the Bush and Obama Administrations. In addition, during the last 20 years members of the NanoBCA have met with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology.

We invite you to join the NanoBCA as an Individual or a Young Professional Member.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBER $250

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBER $100

One of the NanoBCA member benefits is the opportunity to participate in our monthly webinars. Our monthly webinars address topics involving the relationship between the science of nanotechnology and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS), US Legislation, Covid-19, Education, Finance, Manufacturing and Foreign Policy.

Become a NanoBCA member and participate in our monthly webinars which discuss how the science of nanotechnology is utilized in the Biotech, Manufacturing, Water, Defense, Chemical and Materials Industries.

We would like to thank all of our loyal members during the past 20 years. We would have not been able to achieve our many successes without your continued participation. THANK YOU! We look forward to continuing these legacy relationships and look forward to welcoming a new generation of NanoBCA members.

NanoBCA Webinar – Weds 9/22 2PM ET

Posted on September 22nd, 2021 | No Comments »

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) webinar
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

AGENDA

2:00-2:05  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincent@nanobca.org

2:05-2:15  EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on EPA Nominees for Assistant Administrator for Mission Support and Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

EPA Plans New Rulemaking for PBTs, Extends Compliance Dates for PIP (3:1) Rule

EPA Publishes Final Risk Evaluation Scope Documents for DIDP and DINP

Recent Federal Developments

2:15-2:30  Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:30-2:40  Education Update
Marco Curreli, PhD
Executive Director, Omni Nano
marcocurreli@omninano.org

2:40-3:00  COVID-19 Update
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

3:00 Conclusion

NanoBCA Recommends: PFAS Reporting Rules Webinar – What Every Company Needs to Know

Posted on August 25th, 2021 | No Comments »

 

 

 

 

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the following webinar provided by Bergeson & Campbell PC at no charge.

PFAS Reporting Rules – What Every Company Needs to Know



 


WEBINAR
Thursday, September 9, 2021

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register Now

PODCAST
Available Now

Listen Here
Transcript Available Here

 When it comes to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not messing around. The agency announced on June 10, 2021, three actions intended to protect communities from PFAS:

  • proposing a rule designed to obtain comprehensive data on more than 1,000 PFAS manufactured in the United States;
  • withdrawing guidance that EPA believes weakened its July 2020 significant new use rule (SNUR) restricting certain long-chain PFAS; and
  • publishing a final rule that incorporates three additional PFAS into the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) maintained under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).

More information about these rules is available in our June 11, 2021, memorandum “EPA Announces Three PFAS Actions, Including Proposed TSCA Section 8(a) Reporting Rule.” Comments on these proposed rules are due on or before September 27, 2021.

The proposed rule intended to obtain comprehensive data on PFAS would require all manufacturers (including importers) of PFAS in any year since 2011 to report information related to chemical identity, categories of use, volumes manufactured and processed, byproducts, environmental and health effects, worker exposure, and disposal. As a result of these EPA regulatory actions, companies that never expected to need to know TSCA are now finding themselves in EPA’s crosshairs.

In light of this, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce a complimentary webinar focused on these issues on September 9, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT). B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and Director of Chemistry Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., will discuss EPA’s proposed rules and what the regulated community must know and do to comply.

Register for the webinar now

NanoBCA Webinar Weds 8/18 2PM ET

Posted on August 18th, 2021 | No Comments »

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/838506885

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 838-506-885

Please mute your line if you are not speaking.  Thank you.

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AGENDA

2:00-2:05  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincent@nanobca.org

2:05-2:15  EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

WEBINAR: PFAS Reporting Rules — What Every Company Needs to KnowThursday, September 9, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register Now

House Bill Would Require FDA to Study and Reassess Chemicals Used in Food

Recent Federal Developments

2:15-2:30  Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:30-3:00 COVID-19 Update
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

Charles Brumlik, JD, PhD
Managing Director, Nanobiz, LLC
cbrumlik@nanobizllc.com

3:00 Conclusion

NanoBCA Recommends: US EPA Emergency Response Research COVID-19 Webinar 8/12 1PM ET

Posted on July 27th, 2021 | No Comments »

 

 

 

 

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend:

US EPA Emergency Response Research Webinar
COVID-19: Aerosol Treatment Devices & Ozone Disinfection
Thursday, August 12, 2021
1:00-2:00 PM ET

REGISTER HERE (FREE)

Reducing the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, relies on effective cleaning and disinfection, along with public health strategies like testing and social distancing. Recent studies have indicated that exposure to aerosolized SARS-CoV-2 mass can facilitate the spread of COVID-19. As indoor environments (e.g., schools, businesses, mass transit) continue to repopulate, more attention is being focused on technologies that claim to reduce or eliminate virus transmission via aerosols while operating safely in occupied spaces.

EPA researchers are evaluating the efficacy of different types of aerosol treatment technologies in reducing airborne concentrations using a large-scale test chamber and standardized testing approach. Researchers are establishing protocols for evaluating efficacy of aerosol treatment products to help facilitate cross-technology comparisons.

Additionally, alternative methods that supplement regular cleaning and disinfection are being investigated by EPA researchers. Ozone disinfection has been identified as a potential method for disinfection of surfaces contaminated with SARS-CoV-2. This webinar will discuss results from evaluating the efficacy of such methods and real-world application.

SPEAKERS

Katherine Ratliff, PhD
Physical Scientist
EPA’s Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response

Lukas Oudejans, PhD
Research Physical Scientist
EPA’s Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response

A certificate of attendance will be offered for this webinar. For more information on this event, visit the U.S. EPA Emergency Response Research webpage.