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February 1, 2006

Lynn L. Bergeson, “EPA’s NPPTAC Recommends Framework for Voluntary Nanomaterials Program,” ABA Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 1, February 2006.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

In November 2005, the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC) forwarded to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Johnson its document entitled Overview of Issues for Consideration by NPPTAC. The Overview of Issues document sets forth the NPPTAC’s analysis and views on a framework for an approach to a voluntary program for existing engineered nanoscale materials. The framework is intended to complement the approach to the new nanoscale chemicals requirement under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and is a must read for those wishing to stay abreast of nano developments.