EPA’S NPPTAC Recommends Framework for Voluntary Nanomaterials Program
On Nov. 22, 2005, the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC) forwarded to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Johnson its document entitled Overview of Issues for Consideration by NPPTAC. The Overview of Issues document sets forth the NPPTAC’s analysis and views on a framework for an approach to a voluntary program for existing engineered nanoscale materials. The framework is intended to complement the approach to the new nanoscale chemicals requirement under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and is a must read for those wishing to stay abreast of nano developments. The document can be viewed at www.epa.gov/oppt/npptac/meetings.htm.