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February 15, 2008

EPA Releases Draft Nanomaterial Research Strategy

Lynn L. Bergeson

On February 13, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of a draft report entitled Draft Nanomaterial Research Strategy (NRS), which is intended to guide EPA’s Office of Research and Development in nanomaterial research.  Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor for external peer review, will convene a panel of experts and organize and conduct an independent expert external peer meeting on April 11, 2008, to review EPA’s draft NRS. Comments on EPA’s draft NRS are due March 14, 2008. Members of the public may register to attend the April 11, 2008, peer review meeting as observers. In addition, there will be time in the afternoon for attendees to give oral comments or provide written comments at the meeting.