The long-awaited final White Paper from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on nanotechnology and related regulatory issues was finally issued today.  According to the Federal Register notice, the 132-page document, available here, covers "a basic description of nanotechnology, why EPA is interested in it, potential environmental benefits…,risk assessment issues…, and a discussion of responsible agency development of nanotechnology and the Agency’s statutory mandates."

It is this last topic that is particularly interesting to the regulated community.  More will be posted here when the White Paper is fully reviewed and considered.