2010 To Be a Busy Year for Regulation of Nanotechnology

On April 15th congressional leaders were busy
announcing legislation to tighten chemical regulatory policy in the U.S.
The House of Representatives released a discussion draft of legislation
to revise the Toxic Substances Control Act while the Senate released a
draft bill to enact changes to the primary chemical control law that has
been in effect since 1976. The draft legislation would appear to steer
away from nano-specific regulations but many of the proposed changes
will deeply impact the nanotechnology community. Recent presentations by
EPA officials provide a richer understanding of the changes taking
place within the Agency's approach to chemical regulatory policy and
more specifically, where nanomaterials fit into that policy. Read the
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