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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

NIOSH Urges EPA to Treat All Nanoscale Materials as New Chemical Substances Under TSCA

New chemical substances that are not on EPA’s existing Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)chemical inventory are subject to premanufacturing notice and approval requirements.  Many NGOs have urged EPA to treat all nanoscale materials as new chemical substances under TSCA because of potential environmental, health, and safety concerns shown in laboratory settings.  Such treatment would trigger … Continue Reading

EPA’s Stewardship Program in Jeopardy?

Information out of Europe suggests that the U.S. EPA’s Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program, when finally launched, may not be as successful as the Agency hopes. A similar program in the United Kingdom, the Voluntary Reporting Scheme for Engineered Nanoscale Materials, administered by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), has received lukewarm responses … Continue Reading