May 11, 2005 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting in June on the possible creation of a voluntary pilot program for nanomaterials. Representatives from industry and other stakeholders will have an opportunity to discuss establishing a program under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
According to the EPA, the pilot program would be used to evaluate and determine the scope of potential regulatory approaches. Some nanomaterials are new chemical substances subject to notification requirements under TSCA, while others are existing chemical substances that may enter commerce without prior notification to the EPA. The agency is considering a pilot program for voluntary industry submission of information on existing chemical substances.
The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 23 at the Washington Plaza, 10 Thomas Circle N.W., Washington, D.C. For more details, visit http://docket.epa.gov/edkpub/do/EDKStaffItemDetailView?objectId=090007d480453d0d