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National Nanotechnology Regulation in Canada?

The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, via Nanowerk, is reporting that Canada will announce, in February, that it will release a national regulation aimed at requiring the submission of the "use of engineered nanomaterials" by manufacturers and users.  "The information gathered under the requirement will be used to evaluate the risks of engineered nanomaterials and will help … Continue Reading

Interim Report: Lukewarm Response to EPA’s Nanoscale Material Stewardship Program

Earlier today, the EPA published an interim status report regarding its Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program.  A final report is expected in early 2010. Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program, Interim Report, January 2009, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. At the outset, EPA notes that "[t]he findings and conclusions [of the] report should not … Continue Reading

Vote on the Status of the NMSP

As most are aware, we’ve had some discussion on this site recently about the successes or failures of EPA’s Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program.  Well, the website NanoRegNews is asking for your opinion.  Head over to vote on how you think NMSP is doing so far.… Continue Reading

Environmental Defense and NMSP

The advocacy group Environmental Defense Fund recently issued a press release declaring that all the data submitted to the EPA under the voluntary Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program is entering a "black hole."  However, this conclusion is premature at best, and sector damaging at worst.… Continue Reading

Cambridge Nanotechnology Advisory Committee Recommends Nanoscale Material Registration

Cambridge, Massachusetts Nanotechnology Advisory Committee Recommends Registration of Engineered Nanoscale Materials Deadline for Similar Voluntary Registration Program by U.S. EPA Closes   Washington, D.C. – July 28, 2008 – Porter Wright attorney John C. Monica, Jr., served as part of the Nanotechnology Advisory Committee of Cambridge, Massachusetts (NAC), which, after a year of deliberation and information … Continue Reading

EPA’s Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program Receives New Submissions

The first phase of EPA’s voluntary Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP) closes on Monday.  For those keeping track, the most up-to-date NMSP participation statistics as of July 24, 2008 follow.  It is shaping up to be a very respectable list of participants. Submissions Under Basic Program: (9 submissions – covering 68 nanoscale materials) DuPont; Nanophase Technologies Corporation; … Continue Reading

NMSP Basic Program Deadline Approaching

By now you’ve heard about US EPA’s voluntary nanomaterials reporting program, the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program.  Circle July 28, 2008 on your calendar, as that’s when the window for voluntary reporting under the Basic Program closes.… Continue Reading

DEFRA Voluntary Reporting

The United Kingdom’s Department of Food, Environment, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has released its Sixth Quarterly Report concerning the response to its Voluntary Reporting Scheme for Manufactured Nanomaterials (VRS), and the news is not good.… Continue Reading

NMSP Receiving Criticism–Give it Time

Recently, the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program received the latest round of criticism by organizations believing that the low initial enrollment is a sign of the program’s early failure.  You’ll recall that one of the concerns about the NMSP is that it will follow in the footsteps of a similar program launched by the United Kingdom.  … Continue Reading

Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program–RELEASED

The ink isn’t dry yet, and we haven’t had a chance to go through it in detail, but be aware that US EPA has officially released its Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program.  Details on the program can be found here, and prior discussion can be found here.  The Federal Register notice on the program’s release is … Continue Reading