NanoBCA Recommends: Save the Date – TSCA At Five Virtual Conference 6/30/21

Posted on April 29th, 2021 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the following virtual conference.

SAVE THE DATE
TSCA at Five Virtual Conference
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

This June marks the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the game-changing Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) that amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). With a new Administration and the relentless pace of regulatory developments related to Lautenberg implementation, there are many issues to consider and problems to solve.

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) are pleased to announce the fifth annual conference providing updates and insights regarding the current state of TSCA implementation, ongoing and emerging issues, and related developments. Topics will include how EPA is implementing Section 6 risk evaluation provisions, changes in new chemical review, existing chemical risk management provisions, and TSCA’s role in achieving environmental justice, among other topics.

As with our previous TSCA anniversary events, a stellar faculty of speakers from government, non-governmental organizations, industry, and academia will convene to inform, analyze, discuss, and debate the most pressing issues related to TSCA with regulatory practitioners and other stakeholder attendees.

Detailed program and registration information to come. SAVE THE DATE!

Water Innovations Alliance Foundation (WIAF) Webinar 4/27 3PM ET

Posted on April 27th, 2021 | No Comments »

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 3PM – 4PM ET

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https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/141045581

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United States: +1 (224) 501-3412
Access Code: 141-045-581

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AGENDA

3:00-3:10  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, Water Innovations Alliance Foundation
vincent@water2.org

Mark Modzelewski
Co-Founder, Water Innovations Alliance Foundation
fmmodzelewski@gmail.com

Biden Proposes Big Investments in Water: It’s About Time
NRDC

How a shocking environmental disaster was uncovered off the California coast after 70 years
The lasting effects of DDT contamination are killing an alarming number of California sea lions.
CBS News

3:10-3:30  Review of the Water Industry 2020-2021
Alan Hinchman
Chief Revenue Officer, GrayMatter Systems
ahinchman@graymattersystems.com

3:30-3:40 Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
paul.stimers@klgates.com

3:40-3:45  Q&A

3:45  Conclusion

NanoBCA Webinar – Weds 4/21 2PM ET

Posted on April 20th, 2021 | No Comments »

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) webinar

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

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https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/290717757

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United States: +1 (872) 240-3311
Access Code: 290-717-757

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AGENDA

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

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, 2021

SAVE THE DATE
TSCA at Five Virtual Conference
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

This June marks the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the game-changing Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) that amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). With a new Administration and the relentless pace of regulatory developments related to Lautenberg implementation, there are many issues to consider and problems to solve.

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) are pleased to announce the fifth annual conference providing updates and insights regarding the current state of TSCA implementation, ongoing and emerging issues, and related developments. Topics will include how EPA is implementing Section 6 risk evaluation provisions, changes in new chemical review, existing chemical risk management provisions, and TSCA’s role in achieving environmental justice, among other topics.

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

OSHA Proposes Extension to Comment Period for Amendments to the Hazard Communication Standard

Recent Federal Developments

2:15-2:35 Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:35-2:45 Wall Street Update
Scott Livingston
CEO, Livingston Securities
scott@livingstonsecurities.com

2:45-2:55 Q&A

2:55 Conclusion

NanoBCA Recommends: EPA Webinar: Lessons Learned from Fukushima 4/14

Posted on April 7th, 2021 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the following webinar.

The U.S. EPA Emergency Response Research Webinar series presents:

Lessons Learned from Fukushima
April 14, 2021
2:00 – 3:30 PM ET
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

March 11th marked the 10-year anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan which was caused by an initial earthquake and subsequent tsunami. This was the most significant accident at a nuclear power plant since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident resulted in radioactive contamination over a wide area and environmental remediation was necessary to protect public health. The scale of contamination was unprecedented in Japan and their efforts to effectively remediate the contaminated environment have identified many valuable lessons.

This webinar will cover 1) how EPA responded to this accident to protect our nation and what actions EPA has undertaken to improve and strengthen its response capability since then, and 2) how Japan conducted remediation of the off-site contaminated environment focusing on their preparation, implementation, and verification of the work. Throughout Japan’s remediation efforts, several challenges have been identified and this presentation will share experiences and lessons that will greatly benefit decision makers and responders who have to prepare for wide area environmental remediation to respond to and recover from radiological contamination events.

Questions or comments? Email CESERcomms@epa.gov

NanoBCA Webinar – Weds 3/31 2:PM ET

Posted on March 30th, 2021 | No Comments »

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time: 2:PM – 3:PM (EDT)

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https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/270895805

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United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 270-895-805

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AGENDA

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

Rethinking Our COVID-19 Strategy
Sam Brauer, PhD
PRNano

2:05-2:15 EHS Update
Carla N. Hutton
Regulatory Analyst, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
chutton@lawbc.com

Spring Arrives with a Slate of Exciting Virtual Events and Trainings

House Committee Holds Hearing on “Restoring the Vital Mission of EPA”

Recent Federal Developments

2:15-2:45 COVID Update
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

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

2:45-2:55 Q&A

2:55 Conclusion

NanoBCA Webinar – Weds 3/10 2PM ET

Posted on March 9th, 2021 | No Comments »

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 2:PM – 3:PM (EST)

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https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/538458253

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United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 538-458-253

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AGENDA

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

Environmental Justice: Operationalizing TSCA to Fulfill Its Destiny
American College of Environmental Lawyers
Lynn L. Bergeson

Curran Biotech’s Capture Coating™ Transforms Everyday Air Filters into Virus Fighting Front-Line Tools in the Battle Against COVID-19, Contributing to the Safety of Filtered Air
CISION PR Newswire

EPA Webinar – No Charge
Building Resiliency: Emergency Water Treatment System
Thursday, March 18, 2021
2PM ET
REGISTER

2:05-2:20 EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

EPA Proposes to Cancel FIFRA Registration for Pentachlorophenol

All Things Chemical™ Podcast Celebrates Its 50th Fascinating Episode

Recent Federal Developments

2:20-2:30 Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:30-2:45 United States Foreign Policy 2021
Ambassador Christopher Dell (Retired)
Ambassador Dell is a retired career United States Foreign Service officer. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo from May 2009 through August of 2012. In addition, Mr. Dell served as Ambassador to Angola and Zimbabwe

2:45-2:55 Q&A

2:55 Conclusion

NanoBCA Recommends: Environmental Justice: Operationalizing TSCA to Fulfill Its Destiny

Posted on March 4th, 2021 | No Comments »

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

 

 

 

Environmental Justice: Operationalizing TSCA to Fulfill Its Destiny

This document, authored by Lynn L. Bergeson Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and NanoBCA EHS Chair, was posted on the website of the American College of Environmental Lawyers on February 4, 2021.

On January 28th I had the opportunity to listen to a fabulous webinar “What to Expect When You’re Electing (a New President)” lead by Lynn L. Bergeson. This webinar presented an extremely comprehensive analysis of what to expect with the Biden administration. If you are interested in obtaining the presentation, then please contact Heidi Brown Lewis hlewis@lawbc.com

Bergeson & Campbell EHS Updates:

Notice of Intent Filed to Sue EPA to Address Use and Disposal of “Legacy” Asbestos

Recent Federal Developments

OSHA Proposes Amendments to the HCS

All of the above information is vital for individuals and corporations working in advanced materials. Hope you enjoy.

NanoBCA Webinar 2/17 2PM ET

Posted on March 4th, 2021 | No Comments »

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time: 2:PM – 3:PM (ET)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/665023813

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United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 665-023-813

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AGENDA

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

“What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on.”
– Jacques-Yves Cousteau

On January 28th I had the opportunity to listen to a fabulous webinar “What to Expect When You’re Electing (a New President)” lead by Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. This webinar presented an extremely comprehensive analysis of what to expect with the Biden administration. If you are interested in obtaining the information, then please contact Chad Howlin chowlin@lawbc.com

2:05-2:20 EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

OSHA Proposes Amendments to the Hazard Communication Standard

EPA Issues TSCA Section 4 Test Orders for Nine Chemicals Undergoing Risk Evaluation

Recent Federal Developments

2:20-2:30 Wall Street Update
Scott Livingston
CEO, Livingston Securities
scott@livingstonsecurities.com

2:30-2:40 COVID Update
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

2:50 Conclusion

CNF Short Course: Technology & Characterization at the NanoScale 1/27-1/29

Posted on March 3rd, 2021 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) recommends the following:

 

 

 

CNF Virtual Short Course: Technology & Characterization at the NanoScale (CNF TCN)

Wednesday 1/27 – Friday 1/29
11AM – 3PM ET

REGISTRATION $60

Email Rebecca Vliet vliet@cnf.cornell.edu

Each day offers lectures and laboratory demonstrations designed to impart a broad understanding of the science and technology required to undertake research in nanoscience. TCN is an ideal way for faculty, students, post docs and staff members to rapidly come up to speed in many of the technologies that users of the CNF need to employ. Members of the high-tech business community will also find it an effective way to learn best practices for success in a nanofab environment. Attendance is open to the general scientific community, but class size is limitedThe short course augments but does not replace the three-part training required to become a user of our facility.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Attendance is open to the general scientific community and is not limited to CNF users or Cornell students. We strongly encourage all persons expecting to become CNF users to attend this virtual short course. It is suitable for both new and experienced researchers interested in nanoscale science. An emphasis will be placed on CNF laboratory resources, however, the concepts and techniques discussed are generally applicable to research in this field and do not require use of CNF. Please note the lab demonstrations do not replace any required formal tool trainings.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Day 1: Introduction & Microfluidic Systems
Wednesday 1/27
11AM – 3PM ET

Day 2: MEMS Cantilever Fabrication
Thursday 1/28
11AM – 3PM ET

Day 3: Nanoelectrode Fabrication
Friday 1/29
11AM – 3PM ET

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We hope you will be able to participate in this virtual short course.

NanoBCA Recommends: Bergeson & Campbell Webinar 1/28 What to Expect with Biden Administration

Posted on March 3rd, 2021 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) recommends the following webinar hosted by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®):

What to Expect When You’re Electing (a New President)
Thursday, January 28, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Register Now

As a new Administration arrives in Washington, D.C., few things are certain except that 2021 is sure to be an eventful year, especially as the Democrats gain a majority in the House and what appears to be narrow control of the Senate.  While underlying partisan jockeying and prospects for bipartisan cooperation will affect greatly what may happen in the more limited context of chemical regulation, the Biden Administration has already laid out priorities on the environment that will surely influence the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) positions on climate change, the role of science, and regulation in general.

With these major upcoming changes in mind, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to present “What to Expect When You’re Electing (a New President),” a complimentary webinar featuring Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C; and James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C.  Join us for a timely, focused, and riveting discussion, exploring:

  • Expected domestic and global climate policies, including a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 and the new Administration’s stated goal to re-join the Paris Accord on “day one” – and what that may mean for other environmental priorities at EPA;
  • Revisions to Trump-era decisions on implementation of the 2016 Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (Lautenberg Amendments) and decisions on various specific pesticides (most notably, or most notoriously, chlorpyrifos); and
  • The emergence of environmental justice as a core component of the Biden Administration’s environmental agenda and, in particular, the role chemical exposures play in disproportionately affecting vulnerable subpopulations and marginalized communities.  The nominations of Michael Regan as EPA Administrator and Brenda Mallory to head the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) demonstrate the seriousness of the Biden Administration’s commitment to environmental justice as each has a clear record of accomplishment as a champion of the topic.