Last September we predicted that sometime in 2010 EPA would reverse its "distinct molecular identity" approach to determining when and whether nanoscale materials are considered New Chemical Substances requiring premanufacturing notice and approval under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). We have been advising clients accordingly.
Inside EPA is now reporting that "EPA toxics chief Steve Owens" . . . "is expected to announce the shift Feb. 5."
Thus, tomorrow should be an interesting day in nano-regulatory-land. We will provide our readers with a detailed analysis should EPA in fact reverse itself on this important issue. Stay tuned . . .