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Meeting On Possible Voluntary Pilot Program for Nanoscale Materials

Release Date: 05/11/2005
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Contact: Enesta Jones, 202-564-4355 / jones.enesta@epa.gov

(05/11/05) On June 23, EPA will host a public meeting to solicit input from industry and stakeholders on the feasibility of establishing a voluntary pilot program for existing nanoscale materials under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This pilot program would be used to evaluate and determine the scope of potential regulatory approaches. Nanoscale materials are chemical substances that contain structures approximately 1 to 100 nanometers and may have different molecular organizations and properties than the same chemical substances in a larger size. Some nanoscale materials are new chemical substances subject to notification requirements under TSCA. Other nanoscale materials are existing chemical substances that may enter commerce without prior notification to EPA. The agency is considering a pilot program for voluntary industry submission of information on existing chemical substances. The public meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Washington Plaza, 10 Thomas Circle N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005. The Federal Register notice on the meeting is available at: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/newchems/ .