Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in theFederal Register its long-awaited Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) proposed rule concerning reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when manufactured or processed at the nanoscale (see our memoranda EPA Proposes Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Nanoscale Materials and EPA Opens Docket for Proposed TSCA Section 8(a) Rule for Nanomaterials).
The presentations, roundtables, and discussions at the upcoming nanotech events listed below will be invaluable opportunities for nanotech stakeholders to delve into the latest developments, including the impact of EPA's proposed rule and developing strategies to address the rule when it is issued in final. We encourage you to make plans to attend one or more of them.
- NanoBCA D.C. Roundtable 2015, May 19-20, 2015, Washington, D.C.: The 15th NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) D.C. Roundtable brings together leading start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGO), and public-private partnerships, as well as business leaders, investors, venture capitalists, scientists, engineers, government officials, and visionaries who are driving the nanotechnology revolution. Lynn L. Bergeson is presenting.
- AIHce2015, May 30-June 4, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah: Join nearly 5,000 colleagues at American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) 2015, the must-attend event for industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. Lynn L. Bergeson will participate in the roundtable 'Progress and Key Considerations for Nanotechnology Development Stewardship' on June 1, 2015.
- Nanotech 2015, June 14-17, 2015, Washington, D.C.: The world's largest nanotechnology event, the Annual Nanotech Advanced Materials & Applications conference (co-located with TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo), delivers application-focused research from the top international academic, government, and private industry labs to identify new technology trends, development tools, product opportunities, R&D collaborations, and commercialization partners. Lynn L. Bergeson will present 'Recent Global EHS Nano Governance Developments,' in the 'Key Elements for Successful Commercialization: Safety and Sustainability' symposium on June 15, 2015.
- A&WMA Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 22-25, 2015, Raleigh, North Carolina: The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Annual Conference & Exhibition features a technical program boasting over 400 speakers, 70 technical and student posters, more than 100 exhibitors displaying the latest products and services, social tours and networking events, and professional development courses taught by leading instructors. Lynn L. Bergeson will participate on the 'Nanotechnology Safety and Regulation' panel on June 25, 2015.
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and affiliated consulting firm, The Acta Group (Acta), have been at the forefront of addressing legal, regulatory, and policy implications of nanomaterials and nanotechnology and other emerging transformative technologies worldwide. Additional resources are available on our websites:Nanotechnology Memoranda, Nanotechnology Articles, and Nanotechnology News.