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Abstract:
Former EPA Official to Testify on Proposed Voluntary Stewardship Program

Does EPA Have an Adequate Strategy to Oversee Nanotechnologies?

Washington, DC | Posted on July 30th, 2007

Does the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have an
adequate strategy to ensure that nanotechnology is being safely
commercialized? Can it get needed information through a proposed program
where companies voluntarily submit details about the nature of the
nanomaterials they are using to manufacture products and about their
steps to ensure safety? What incentives, if any, exist for firms to take
part in this new EPA program? And how appropriate is the agencys
approach for classifying nanoscale substances under the Toxic Substances
Control Act (TSCA)?

Former EPA Assistant Administrator for Policy and Senior Advisor to the
Wilson Centers Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies J. Clarence (Terry)
Davies will address these questions at the EPAs public meeting on its
proposed voluntary Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP).

The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 2 at 9:00 a.m. at the
Holiday Inn Rosslyn, Arlington, Virginia; see:
http://www.epa.gov/oppt/nano/nmsppubmtg.htm

Nanotechnology was incorporated into more than $30 billion in
manufactured goods in 2005. By 2014, an estimated $2.6 trillion in
manufactured goods globally will use nanotechnology, or 15 percent of
total global output.

Who: J. Clarence Davies, Senior Advisor to the Project on Emerging
Nanotechnologies and Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future. Davies
served during the first Bush Administration as Assistant Administrator
for Policy at EPA. He also wrote the original version of what became the
Toxic Substances Control Act.

What: Testimony before a public meeting on EPAs proposed Nanoscale
Materials Stewardship Program

When: Thursday, August 2, 2007, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Holiday Inn Rosslyn, Arlington, Virgina

About Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is the ability to measure, see, manipulate and
manufacture things usually between 1 and 100 nanometers. A nanometer is
one billionth of a meter; a human hair is roughly 100,000 nanometers
wide.

Media interested in Dr. Davies testimony should contact Sharon McCarter
at (202) 691-4016 or .

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About The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies is an initiative launched by
the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Pew
Charitable Trusts in 2005. It is dedicated to helping business,
government and the public anticipate and manage possible health and
environmental implications of nanotechnology. For more information about
the project, log on to http://www.nanotechproject.org .

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Sharon McCarter
Director of Outreach and Communications
July 30, 2007
Phone: (202) 691-4016
E-Mail:

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