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August 6, 2007

EPA Holds Public Meeting on the NMSP

Lynn L. Bergeson

On August 2, 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) convened a public meeting on the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The meeting, which EPA had announced in a July 12, 2007, Federal Register notice, was well attended, with approximately 100 people in attendance. After introductory remarks by several EPA officials, various organizations presented their views on the NMSP and the associated draft documents made available by EPA on July 12, 2007. Among those offering comments were the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Nanotechnology Panel, Environmental Defense (ED), Consumers Union, the NanoBusiness Alliance, the International Council on Nanotechnology, and Dr. J. Clarence Davies of the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN).