Philip Moffat's Blog (10)

California DTSC Announces New Date (Sept. 22) for the Public Workshop on Nanomaterials

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced a new date for its public workshop on nanomaterials. State budget constraints forced the agency to reschedule the meeting from its original date of August 13. The new date is Wednesday, September 22, 2010. The workshop will be held at the U.S. EPA Region 9 office in San Francisco, California.

Persons who previously registered are not required to re-register. However,…


Added by Philip Moffat on September 8, 2010 at 7:55pm — 1 Comment

Nice Article Regarding States' Regulation of Nanotechnology in the United States

Here's a link to a nice article that John DiLoreto wrote concerning the environmental, health & safety regulation of nanotechnology by individual states in the United States.


Added by Philip Moffat on September 8, 2010 at 7:51pm — 1 Comment

California DTSC Redefines Nanoscale in Draft Green Chemistry Regulation

On June 23, 2010, the California agency, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), released a draft of the Green Chemistry Regulation for Safer Consumer Products. Incredibly, in the draft, DTSC proposes to redefine the nanoscale as: “Nanoscale” means one or more dimensions of the order of 1000 nanometers or less. " Yes, that's 1,000 nm you're…


Added by Philip Moffat on July 1, 2010 at 1:23pm — No Comments

California DTSC Releases Draft Regulation for Safer Consumer Products

On June 23, the lead agency implementing California’s Green Chemistry Initiative, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), published on its website a draft of the Regulation for Safer Consumer Products. According to the DTSC announcement, the draft will be the subject of two additional informal, half-day public workshops on July 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and July 8 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Both workshops will be held in the Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento,…


Added by Philip Moffat on June 24, 2010 at 7:18pm — No Comments

EPA Recognizes Recipients of 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

This past Monday, June 21, at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, DC, EPA held the 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards ceremony. This year’s winners include BASF; The Dow Chemical Company; Merck & Co., Inc.; Codexis, Inc.; Clarke; LS9, Inc.; and James C. Liao, Ph.D. Additional details regarding the Challenge Awards Program and this year’s winners are provided below.

Background on the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge…


Added by Philip Moffat on June 23, 2010 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Review of the ABA Conference: "Chemicals Regulation: REACHing for TSCA Reform"

Last week, on Friday, June 11, I attended the ABA conference: "Chemicals Regulation: REACHing for TSCA Reform." In my opinion, the conference was a success. It was well-attended by a range of stakeholders and the speakers' topics were generally interesting. Blake Biles did a fantastic job in his opening remarks setting the context in which TSCA was passed in 1976 and the challenges that EPA has faced implementing the statue. All in all, I think the conference was worth the…


Added by Philip Moffat on June 18, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Introduce your Science: Philip Moffat /Verdant Law, PLLC - Introducing a new environmental and sustainability law firm/

About Me

In 2010, after practicing at the law firms of King & Spalding LLP and Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., I founded Verdant Law, PLLC to address the growing need for sustainability-related legal services, and to respond to the demand for greater value in the delivery of legal services…


Added by Philip Moffat on June 7, 2010 at 4:51pm — 1 Comment

CNTs and Nanosilver May Be Prohibited Under Future Amendments to RoHS

Chemical Watch is reporting that certain CNTs and nanosilver may be prohibited under future amendments to the Restrictrion on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. An excerpt from the CW article is included below.

"The European Parliament's rapporteur for the RoHS recast, MEP Jill Evans, has agreed not to pursue her proposed ban on all brominated and…


Added by Philip Moffat on May 31, 2010 at 5:16am — 6 Comments

TSCA Reform

I've been reading the proposed Congressional legislation to modernize the US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), one of the primary federal statutes regulating nanomaterials.

Added by Philip Moffat on May 9, 2010 at 4:57am — No Comments

Launched my blog yesterday

For those nanotechnology enthusiasts who are also interested in chemicals management in the United States and beyond, feel free to check out my blog, "The Green Chemistry Law Report: Legal Developments, News & Events in Chemicals Management."



Added by Philip Moffat on April 27, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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