Risk Policy Report indicates an unlikely group of 17 industry and environmental associations has recently come together and asked EPA to begin working with the NAS to develop a federal nano-specific EHS research roadmap — as requested by Congress back in January 2008.  We previously commented on Congress’s strange work of bureaucratic overkill here.  Not only have EPA and NNI already recently published their own nano-EHS research roadmaps, NAS recently began reviewing NNI’s efforts in early April, and EPA’s roadmap is scheduled for peer-review starting next week.  Coupled with all of this are two upcoming bills which should begin winding their way through Congress later this month which seek to more than double the funds coordinated by NNI for nano-related EHS research.  Stay tuned.