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EPA to Issue New Carbon Nanotube Significant New Use Rule

Here is an advance copy of a new multi-walled carbon nanotube significant new use rule being published tomorrow in the federal register.  It applies only to the specific carbon nanotubes that were the subject of PMN P-08-199, and binds anyone who intends to manufacture, import, or process the specific chemical substance.  It is largely consistent … Continue Reading

EPA Issues Significant New Use Rules for Multi-Walled and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

In the June 24, 2009 federal register, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two proposed Significant New Use Rules (SNUR) under Section 5(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for multi-walled and single walled carbon nanotubes.  The SNURs followed up on the EPA’s prior September 2008 consent orders entered into with Thomas Swan & … Continue Reading

NanoBiotech 2009

Mark your calendar for the one-day conference “NanoBiotech 2009” set for October 19, 2009 which is being co-sponsored by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) and Bawa Biotechnology Consulting LLC (Ashburn, VA). This is the sixth in a series of international conferences they have conducted dating back to 2003 on the converging areas of nanotechnology and … Continue Reading

Nanosurgery and being human

Larry Marsh is a columnist for the Kansas City Star. Judging from his recent article, "Stem Cells and Nanosurgery May Change What it Means to be Human", Mr. Marsh has either read or seen some really REALLY bad science fiction. According to Mr. Marsh Nanotechnology, which is just beginning to make its debut, may change … Continue Reading

Interesting NYT Article

As you can imagine, its been slow news on the regulatory front, what with the holidays, changing of political administrations, and the like.  But that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to talk about.  I submit for your consideration an interesting article from yesterday’s The New York Times.  Reporter Natasha Singer’s article is on public perception … Continue Reading

Nanotechnology Advancement and New Opportunities Act

Nanowerk News is reporting that Representative Mike Honda (D-San Jose) introduced HR 3235, the Nanotechnology Advancement and New Opportunities (NANO) Act.  The legislation is to "promote the development and responsible stewardship of nanotechnology in the United States."  Representative Honda drew on the report, "Thinking Big About Thinking Small"  when drafting the legislation for Congressional consideration.… Continue Reading