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Comments Submitted in Response to the Proposed Rule on Pesticides; Policies Concerning Products Containing Nanoscale Materials
Posted on 9 Sep 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

The Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA" or "Agency") solicits public comments about what procedures it should use to obtain more information on the use of nanoscale ingredients in pesticide products. 76 Fed. Reg. 35383 (June 17... Read More

Nanoparticles Impair Blood Vessel Function
Posted on 6 Apr 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the wide range of materials and consumer products in which nanoparticles are used, and also that nanoparticles can cross the so-called blood-brain barrier. New research, using animal models, suggests that such materials may impair... Read More

EPA lacks authority to regulate nanomaterials, states EPA IG, even if regulations are soon issued under FIFRA and TSCA
Posted on 5 Feb 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the wide use of nanomaterials in consumer goods, and the threat to human health that particles of such size may pose. An example of the risk posed by nanomaterials is sunscreen. Dermal penetration of some nanomaterials into the... Read More

EPA Proposes New Nanoscale Chemical Reporting Rule
Posted on 30 Apr 2015 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson EPA has proposed one-time reporting and record keeping requirements on nanoscale chemical substances in the marketplace. The proposed rule contains a 90-day public comment period. After the comment period, EPA will review and... Read More

Summary of EPA's Proposed Rule for Nanoscale Substances
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Keller and Heckman LLP

EPA’s Proposed TSCA Rule for Information Collection on Chemical Substances When Manufactured or Processed at the Nanoscale Deadline for comment: July 6, 2015 Statutory authority: Section 8(a) of TSCA, 40 C.F.R. Part 704 Overview •... Read More

EPA lacks authority to regulate nanomaterials, states EPA IG, even if regulations are soon issued under FIFRA and TSCA
Posted on 5 Feb 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the wide use of nanomaterials in consumer goods, and the threat to human health that particles of such size may pose. An example of the risk posed by nanomaterials is sunscreen. Dermal penetration of some nanomaterials into the... Read More

Comments Submitted in Response to the Proposed Rule on Pesticides; Policies Concerning Products Containing Nanoscale Materials
Posted on 9 Sep 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

The Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA" or "Agency") solicits public comments about what procedures it should use to obtain more information on the use of nanoscale ingredients in pesticide products. 76 Fed. Reg. 35383 (June 17... Read More

Nanoparticles Impair Blood Vessel Function
Posted on 6 Apr 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted the wide range of materials and consumer products in which nanoparticles are used, and also that nanoparticles can cross the so-called blood-brain barrier. New research, using animal models, suggests that such materials may impair... Read More