EPA Holds Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program Meeting Today
EPA is holding a public meeting today at Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, Va., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to discuss and receive comments on the development of the voluntary Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP) under the Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA), which was first announced in the July 12, 2007, Federal Register.
Planned presenters include: Carolyn Nunley Cairns, Consumers Union; Bill Gulledge, American Chemistry Council; Richard Denison, Environmental Defense; Bernard Made, Environment Canada; Scott Slaughter, The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness; Terry Davies, Woodrow Wilson Center; James Cooper, Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association; Igor Linkov, Intertox Inc.; and more. The meeting will wrap up with public comments from registered speakers.
On Oct. 18, 2006, EPA first launched a collaborative process and invited stakeholders to participate in the design, development, and implementation of NMSP. The release of the July 2007 NMSP concept paper, TSCA Inventory paper, and an Information Collection Request were intended to further discussion about NMSP and serve as the foundation for establishing details.
EPA is especially interested in receiving comments on the following items: