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Posted: May 20, 2008

No takers yet for EPA's in-depth Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program

(Nanowerk News) On January 28th, 2008, EPA launched the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP). The NMSP was designed for companies that manufacture, import, process, or use nanoscale materials for commercial purposes to voluntarily submit data to EPA and also to participate in the development of additional data. To date EPA has received three submissions for nanoscale materials under the basic program. EPA has also received commitments from ten additional companies to submit data on nanoscale materials under the basic program. The participants list is attached below.
Thus far no one has signed up to participate in the in-depth portion of the NMSP. EPA would like to initiate discussions regarding testing of nanoscale materials under the in-depth program. The agency encourages anyone interested in starting this dialogue to contact EPA as described on the TSCA nanotechnology webpage. The webpage also includes details on the NMSP including how to participate in the basic program.
Submissions under the NMSP basic program:
  • Dupont
  • Office ZPI
  • One additional confidential submission
  • Ten additional companies have committed to submit information under the NMSP basic program:
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bayer Material Science
  • Dow Chemical
  • Evonik/Degussa
  • General Electric
  • Nanocyl North America
  • Nanophase Technologies Corporation
  • PPG Industries
  • Sasol North America
  • Strem Chemicals
  • If you have further questions please contact:

    Jim Alwood

    alwood.jim@epa.gov

    Tel: 202-564-8974

    Fax: 202-564-9490

    Source: EPA