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Posted: December 6, 2006
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office announces public meeting on nanorisks
(Nanowerk News) The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a public meeting on January 4, 2007, to receive input on research needs related to the environmental, health, and safety aspects of engineered nanoscale materials.
Specifically, the NSET Subcommittee is seeking comment on the research needs and prioritization criteria for the research that were identified in the NSET Subcommittee document Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials, which was released on September 15, 2006.
The public meeting will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2007, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the FDIC Training Center, 3501 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22226. A schedule will be published prior to the meeting.
Persons interested in attending the meeting, or presenting at it, may register at www.nano.gov/public_ehs.html prior to the meeting. Due to space limitations, early registration is suggested. On-site registration will be available on a first-come basis, space permitting.
Written or electronic comments may be submitted on the same web page until January 31, 2007. Information on this meeting also will be posted on "www.nano.gov.