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August 13, 2007) EPA will hold a public meeting, Thurs., Sept. 6 and Fri., Sept. 7, 2007 in Arlington, Va., in line with its continuing effort to better understand the potential risks and benefits of nanotechnology.
Public Meeting To Discuss Nanotechnology
Arlington, VA | Posted on August 13th, 2007
The meeting is to help develop EPA's Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). At the meeting EPA will request comment on:
* Characteristics currently used or potentially available to characterize nanoscale materials;
* Rationale for the use of these characteristics; and
* Issues to consider regarding use of these characteristics in the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program
In October 2006, EPA launched a collaborative process and invited stakeholders to participate in the design, development, and implementation of a Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program under TSCA. Its goal is to provide a firmer scientific foundation for regulatory decisions by encouraging the development of key scientific information and appropriate risk management practices for nanoscale materials.
For more information about nanotechnology and the upcoming meeting: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/nano/mc-mtginfo.htm
EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) manages programs under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990. Under these laws, EPA evaluates new and existing chemicals and their risks, and finds ways to prevent or reduce pollution before it gets into the environment. We also manage a variety of environmental stewardship programs that encourage companies to reduce and prevent pollution.
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