EPA Nanomaterials Program: Issues, Strategies

Law360, New York (February 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- After more than two years in development, U.S. EPA recently launched its Nanomaterials Stewardship Program (NMSP), 73 FR 4861 (Jan. 28, 2008).

This initiative asks every firm and research organization manufacturing, importing, purchasing, processing or otherwise using engineered nanoscale materials to voluntarily submit all existing information and data they have or can obtain concerning

(1) their nanoscale material's chemical and physical properties;

(2) hazard information for the material, including any health or safety studies;

(3) the extent of worker or other human exposure to the material...
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