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Home > Press > EPA and Nanotechnology: Oversight for the 21st Century A New Report

Abstract:
As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently stated, nanotechnology has evolved from a futuristic idea to watch to a current issue to address. And for this new technology‚s enormous potential to improve everyone‚s life to be realized, nanotechnology must be subject to an adequate oversight system-a system designed to identify and minimize any adverse effects of nano materials and products on health or the environment.

EPA and Nanotechnology: Oversight for the 21st Century A New Report

Washington, DC | Posted on May 16th, 2007

A new report by J. Clarence (Terry) Davies, EPA and Nanotechnology: Oversight for the 21st Century, examines the EPA role in nanotechnology oversight. The report considers various oversight tools for dealing with nanotechnology and proposes a number of action steps for government, industry, and other stakeholders.

According to Davies, the nanotechnology revolution provides an opportunity to institute new kinds of regulation, to create an oversight system for nanotechnology that will be more effective but less intrusive than existing forms of regulation and that will require fewer resources from both the public and private sectors. Nanotechnology can also be a catalyst for the revitalization of EPA.

Please join us for the release of this forward-thinking report with author Davies, senior fellow at Resources for the Future, and senior advisor to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. Dr. Davies also wrote the report, Managing the Effects of Nanotechnology, released in January 2006 by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies.

*** Webcast LIVE at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/nano ***

Who: J. Clarence (Terry) Davies, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
and Senior Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
David Rejeski, Director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Moderator

What: A new report, EPA and Nanotechnology: Oversight for the 21st Century

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Where: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 6th Floor Flom
Auditorium, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. (Directions: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/directions )

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About The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
This event is being organized by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. The Project was launched in 2005 by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Pew Charitable Trusts. It is dedicated to helping business, governments, and the public anticipate and manage the possible health and environmental implications of nanotechnology.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Sharon McCarter
Director of Outreach and Communications
(202) 691-4016

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