Nanotechnology Project


Does EPA Have an Adequate Strategy to Oversee Nanotechnologies?

Former EPA Official to Testify on Proposed Voluntary Stewardship Program

WASHINGTON, DC – Does the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have an adequate strategy to ensure that nanotechnology is being safely commercialized? Can it get needed information through a proposed program where companies voluntarily submit details about the nature of the nanomaterials they are using to manufacture products and about their steps to ensure safety? What incentives, if any, exist for firms to take part in this new EPA program? And how appropriate is the agency’s approach for classifying nanoscale substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)?

Former EPA Assistant Administrator for Policy and Senior Advisor to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies J. Clarence (Terry) Davies will address these questions at the EPA’s public meeting on its proposed voluntary Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP).

The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 2 at 9:00 AM at the Holiday Inn Rosyln, Arlington, VA.