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GAO Provides Recommendations Regarding EPA’s Effort to Regulate Nanomaterials

On Friday, the United States Government Accountability Office issued its Report to the Chairman (Barbara Boxer) of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, US Senate, GAO-10-549: Nanotechnology: Nanomaterials Are Widely used in Commerce, but EPA Faces Challenges in Regulating Risk. Highlights from the report follow.  The report confirms speculation that EPA intends to issue certain new … Continue Reading — Nanotechnology Law Report Reaches Poland

Our friends at will now be publishing summaries of select nanolawreport blogs in Polish.  Here’s an example:   NOWOSCI The Nanotechnology Education Act  Pełny artykuł zamieszczony  1 lutego, 2010, w Nanotechnology Law Report przez Robert Oszakiewski : 06.03.2010. Streszczenie i tłumaczenie: Ewa Lockard Końcem stycznia 2010, dwóch kongresmanów amerykańskich: David Wu i Daniel … Continue Reading

European “Framing Nano” Report

Things have been mostly quiet in the United States on nanotechnology regulatory developments lately.  There have been some items, but not much.  So, we look across to Europe to see what they are up to.  A new report adds more perspective to the nano-regulatory question.  The Swiss based Innovation Society recently released its report: "FramingNano … Continue Reading

Interim NMSP Report Published

On January 12, 2009, US EPA published its first of two anticipated reports on the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program.  The "interim report," is 38-pages, and we’ll have additional thoughts once we have a chance to digest the report.  EPA also states that it anticipates publishing a final report in early 2010. … Continue Reading

Occupational Odds & Ends

A couple of news items to catch up on following the holidays that may be of interest to people. First, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), has launched a dedicated website containing information such as: OSHA’s definition of nanotechnology, the applicable OSHA standards, and workplace health effects related to nanotechnology.  Worth adding to your "bookmarks." Second, the … 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

The Nanotech Report, 5th Edition

If there was any left who actually wondered if this "nanotech" thing was just a passing fad, check out Lux Research’s newest release: The Nanotech Report, 5th Edition.  In this report, comprising 500+ pages over two volumes, Lux provides an overview of the status of nanotechnology as an industry.… Continue Reading

No Nano Regulation by FDA?

By: Tim Cahill and Michael Heintz: FDA Week reported on July 6, 2007 that the FDA’s Internal Nanotechnology Task Force is close to issuing its first report and is going to recommend that the agency not create "regulatory policies" for nanomaterials.  Instead, the task force is likely recommending that FDA create guidelines for "best practices."  The Task Force … Continue Reading

New Report: Nanotechnologies for Energy and the Environment

Research and Market recently announced the publication of a new report addressing environmental uses and applications of nanomaterials.  The report covers many applications, environmental media, and toxicology, and, "describes nanotechnologies, nanomaterials, nanotechnology companies, universities and research centers related to nanotechnologies for new environmental technologies.  Areas covered by are leading edge research in emission reduction, environmental remediation … Continue Reading