ABA Nanotechnology Project

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Tony Rook
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ABA Nanotechnology Project

Here is a link to the American Bar Association's Section Nanotechnology Project

Here is the introduction paragraph:

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) is pleased to make available the results of a comprehensive review of the core federal environmental statutes to assess the suitability of each to address issues pertinent to human health and the environment arising from applications of nanotechnology. Earlier this year, the Section offered to brief representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of General Counsel (OGC) and pertinent other EPA representatives in EPA program offices on legal and regulatory issues arising in connection with the application of existing statutory and regulatory authorities to engineered nanoscale materials. Specifically, the Section offered to prepare detailed briefing documents on each of the six core environmental statutes, and a briefing document on innovative governance mechanisms, that identify key legal and regulatory issues EPA can be expected to encounter as it considers how best to address issues likely to arise in connection with nanotechnology.

SEER has been pleased to provide the benefit of its analyses to EPAs OGC, and believes its contribution to the responsible development of nanotechnology is considerable. SEER hopes that its briefing documents will be distributed widely and reviewed by as many stakeholders as possible.