Policy Memos and Government Reports

DoD-NIOSH Nanomaterials Collaboration Memo 09 pdf [268 KB]
DoD Nanomaterials Lab Safety Memo 08 pdf [75 KB]
Defense Nanotechnology pdf [324 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

EPA brief on TSCA and Nano ppt [64 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

EPA Nano White Paper pdf [1.74 MB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

PPT on TAG ISO TC 229 ppt [1.43 MB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

EPA Nano P2 ppt [331 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

Nato pdf [43 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

USACE NATO workshop doc [447 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

OECD nano work ppt [68 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

SRA Group doc [35 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

NRC Review pdf [1.12 MB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

USACE nano tox research ppt [246 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

State Epidemiologists Issue First-Time Call for EPA Nanotech Standards pdf [29 KB]

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.

Potential Regulatory Frameworks

Clean Air Act (CAA) pdf [178 KB]

American Bar Assoc on the Potential Regulation of Nano Material

Clean Water Act (CWA) pdf [118 KB]

American Bar Assoc on the Potential Regulation of Nano Material

EMS pdf [135 KB]

American Bar Assoc on the Potential Regulation of Nano Material

FIFRA pdf [156 KB]

American Bar Assoc on the Potential Regulation of Nano Material

RCRA pdf [143 KB]

American Bar Assoc on the Potential Regulation of Nano Material

TSCA pdf [167 KB]

American Bar Assoc on the Potential Regulation of Nano Material

Consumer Product Safety Commission pdf [88 KB]

Various files related to the potential regulation of Nanomaterials.

2008 CRS Rpt on Nanomaterials Regulation pdf [172 KB]

Congressional Research Service Report to Congress: Engineered Nanoscale Materials and Derivative Products: Regulatory Challenges January 22, 2008

New DOE Notice N456.1 on the Safe Handling of Unbound Engineered Nanoparticle pdf [114 KB]
Review of Regulatory Frameworks for Nano Risk Assmt and Risk Mgmt pdf [299 KB]

NANOMATERIAL RISK ASSESSMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Review of Regulatory Frameworks. 2008. Prepared by USACE scientist.

ASTM Nano Tox Testing Standands - 3 new ones established in Dec 07 doc [32 KB]

Three National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI) Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL)-championed ASTM nanomaterial toxicity testing standards were passed by the ASTM on 31 December, 2007. The ASTM standards are available at the ASTMs website (www.astm.org)

  1. ASTM F756-00 Standard Practice for Assessment of Hemolytic Properties of Materials
  2. Standard Practice for Evaluation of the Effect of Nanoparticulate Materials on the Formation of Mouse Granulocyte-Macrophage Colonies
  3. Standard Practice for Evaluation of Cytotoxicity of Nanoparticulate Materials on Porcine Kidney Cells
EU REACH and Nanomaterials pdf [241 KB]

REACH does not contain requirements specifically aimed at nano, yet the requirements provided for REACH still apply to substances at the nanoscale. Maybe, in the future, there may be nano-specific guidance documents. As of now, it is what it is.

CERCLA (Superfund) pdf [125 KB]

American Bar Assoc on the Potential Regulation of Nano Material