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April 5th, 2008

Chemistry Council, EPA Focus on Nanoscale Materials Guidance

Abstract:
The American Chemistry Council led a panel discussion April 3 on the Environmental Protection Agency's voluntary reporting program for chemical nanoscale materials. The nanotechnology program event, which according to ACC featured the most influential players in the nanoscale materials industry, included presentations by EPA and industry representatives on the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program's scope, aim, and logistics.

Launched in January, the NMSP is a voluntary program intended to help provide a firmer scientific foundation for regulatory decisions by encouraging submissions of hazard and other information, including risk management practices, for nanoscale materials. ACC's Nanotechnology Panel, along with other stakeholders, collaborated with EPA for more than two years in the development of the NMSP to help ensure the program's success and to encourage the timely submission of the information the EPA needs.

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