On March 19, 2009, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) will hold a full-day nanotechnology symposium on nanomaterials regulation from a variety of perspectives. According to CDTSC, the symposium will focus on the regulatory aspects of nanotechnology, the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and CDTSC’s chemical information call-in program including nanoscale materials. CDTSC states that federal interest in nanomaterial regulation and California’s efforts “provide a great opportunity for fostering technological advances that recognize environmental and public health concerns. The goal is to create a partnership where we can enhance research where needed and promote sustainable processes as well as applications.” Registration is required. The symposium will also be available via web cast.
- Assembly Member Mike Feuer, 42nd District
- Kristan Markey, EPA Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP)
- Richard Denison, Ph.D., Environmental Defense Fund (ED)
- Professor Timothy Malloy, UCLA
- Mark Bünger, Lux Research
- Mary Beth Miller, Unidym, Inc.
- Sheila Davis, Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
- Eric M.V. Hoek, Ph.D., UCLA