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White House Issues Nanotechnology EHS Policy Statement

One June 9, the President’s Office of Budget and Management, United States Trade Representative, and Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a joint memorandum directed to all Executive branch departments and agencies entitled "Policy Principles for the U.S. Decision-Making Concerning Regulation and Oversight of Applications ofNanotechnology and Nanomaterials." The Policy Statement is important because it … Continue Reading

Request for Public Comment on Draft NNI Strategy for Nanotechnology Related Environmental, Health and Safety Research

On 01/13/2011, the Office of Science and Technology Policy published a notice in the Federal Register extending the time for filing comments for the Draft NNI Strategy for Nanotechnology Related Environmental, Health and Safety Research to 01/21/2011. The 2011 Draft Strategy is designed to replace and update  the 2008 Strategy and is the product of a series … Continue Reading

An Industry-Driven Approach to EHS Issues

My new Nanotechnology Law & Business article — "An Industry Driven Approach to EHS Issues: ‘The NanoSafety Consortium for Carbon’" — can be found here.  The abstract follows. The NanoSafety Consortium for Carbon (NCC) is an industry-driven group formed to proactively address potential environmental, health, safety, and regulatory concerns related to the commercia-lization of its … Continue Reading

Massachusetts Issues Nano-EHS Guidance Document

This article originally appeared on the National Nanomanufacturing Network’s InterNano website on August 25, 2010.  It is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported. Massachusetts’ Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) recently released its “OTA Technology Guidance Document: Nanotechnology – Considerations for Safe Development” which has been in development for the past couple of … Continue Reading

Wisconsin Legislature to Study Potential Regulation of Nanomaterials

Following California’s lead, Wisconsin’s legislature recently formed a special committee to study the potential regulation of nanomaterials from an environmental, health, and safety perspective.   Our readers will be interested in the committee’s membership and focus: Special Committee on Nanotechnology Chair: Rep. Chuck Benedict Vice Chair: Sen. Mark Miller Legislative Council Staff: Mary Matthias, Pam Shannon, and Larry … Continue Reading

New Contributing Editor for InterNano

John Monica, a partner in the DC office of Porter Wright   and frequent contibutor to this blog,  was announced as a new Contibuting Editor for Environmental, Health and Safety and Regulation for InterNano, a project of the National Nanomanufacturing Network. As Contibuting Editor, John will be tasked with informing InterNano readers about the latest in EHS and regulatory … Continue Reading

Nano Networking and Nano EHS Forum

There are often developments in the nano legal world that do not fit into our traditional Nanotechnology Law Report format, yet might be of interest to some of our readers. You can now find these short postings and other musings on  . Additionally, you can find me on linkedin under "John Monica," as well as on our new … Continue Reading

Nanotechnology Health and Safety Forum — June 8 – 9, 2009

The Nanotechnology Health and Safety Forum which is being sponsored by Battelle, Porter Wright, University of Washington, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and several others is taking place on June 8 – 9, 2009 at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Keynote speakers include: Dr. Leroy Hood, Co-Founder of the Institute for Systems Biology; Dr. … Continue Reading

Nano EHS Database

The International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON) just released its newest project/tool, the Nano-EHS Database Analysis Tool.  To quote ICON, "This web tool allows you to obtain a quick and thorough synopsis of our Environment, Health and Safety Database using two types of analysis. The first is a Simple Distribution Analysis (pie chart) which compares categories within a … Continue Reading

GAO Report on Nanotech Guidance

Sorry for coming a little late to the party on this one, it slipped past us until recently.  Back in March the Government Accountability Office, the agency that investigates tax dollar spending for Congress, released a report entitled "Nanotechnology: Better Guidance Is Needed to Ensure Accurate Reporting of Federal Research Focused on Environmental, Health, and … Continue Reading

Survey Results Indicate Some North American Nanocompanies are Implementing EHS Strategies

On November 13, 2006, the International Council for Nanotechnology (ICON) published its recent survey results: “A Review of Current Practices in the Nanotechnology Industry.”  While the authors of the study admit the size of their survey was too small to provide statistically significant results, the article, nonetheless, provided insightful information on current global nanotechnology environmental, health, … Continue Reading

Scientists Present “Five Grand Challenges” Regarding Future Nano-EHS Research

Earlier today, two top nanoscientists — Dr. Andrew Maynard, Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Woodrow Wilson Center and Dr. Sally S. Tinkle, Assistant to the Deputy Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health — made a presentation at the Woodrow Wilson International Scholar Center announcing their new article appearing … Continue Reading

Press Release — International Association Of Nanotechnology

International Association of Nanotechnology 2386 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95825 1750 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 Tel. 916-529-4119, Toll Free 1-800-766-6008 Fax. 916-244-7029 Email: Web site: Press Release Press contact: Diana Rudé, Director, Government Relations November 7, 2006 (916) 529-4119 San Francisco. The International Association of Nanotechnology (IANANO) sponsored a panel … Continue Reading