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Posted: January 25, 2008

Keller and Heckman LLP and NanoReg Schedule Nanotechnology: The Future of EHS Regulatory Policy Conference

(Nanowerk News) Keller and Heckman LLP and NanoReg® are hosting a nanoregulation workshop on March 20, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland. This conference is immediately following the Global Chemical Regulations Conference at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel.
In response to the tremendous interest in, and recent policy announcements on, nanotechnology environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues, Keller and Heckman and Nanoreg® have created an agenda to guide the chemical industry through these new developments.
These changes include strategic plans being developed by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regarding policies and priorities for nanotechnology EHS research and oversight. Also included is The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's recently-announced plan to test a representative set of manufactured nanomaterials.
This is the conference to attend to assess how nanotechnology is being managed and how it will develop in the future for EHS purposes.
Nanotechnology presents your business with opportunities to develop an array of exciting new products with enhanced or fundamentally different performance properties. This one-day session will feature leaders in public policy who will share their views on corporate and regulatory governance related to developing an environmental, health and safety (EHS) framework for the products of the future.
Confirmed speakers for the conference include: Conference hosts Martha Marrapese, Partner, Keller and Heckman and John DiLoreto, Founder, NanoReg® as well as guest speakers Dr. Richard Canady, Office of the Commissioner, FDA; Dr. Kenneth Mundt, Principal, ENVIRON® and Mike Novak, Partner, Keller and Heckman.
Course Highlights Include:
  • How will the development and application of nanotechnology be internalized in an EHS framework?
  • Is international harmonization desirable or achievable?
  • Are new rules under development and what will they look like?
  • What scientific advances are needed to develop regulatory policy to accommodate EHS issues?
  • Will the lack of available health and safety data slow down or speed up the regulatory process?
  • What are the potential liabilities related to production and use of nanomaterials?
  • How will the standards under development impact potential regulations and liabilities?
  • Who Should Attend Regulatory professionals, legal counsel, and policy makers in the field of environmental, health and safety.
    Continuing Legal Education CLE Credits are available pending state approval.
    Registration Fee $395
    For additional program information, visit www.khlaw.com.
    Source: Keller and Heckman LLP