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Industry’s Response to EPA Proposed Nano Rule

On June 11, EPA held a public meeting on its Proposed Rule imposing one-time electronic reporting and recordkeeping requirements on manufacturers and processors of certain nanoscale materials under Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Five key stakeholders commented at the hearing on issues including the definition of reportable chemical substances, whether and how to require reporting for discrete forms of nanomaterials, the length of the 135-day review period, the need to align with the Canadian approach, and whether the information required by EPA is readily available. Public comments are due July 6, 2015, with a final rule tentatively coming in late 2016. Click here for the full report!

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Katy E. Ward

Contract Attorney

Katy E. Ward practices environmental law and corporate and securities law at Mintz. Katy's environmental law practice includes litigating in state and federal court. Her corporate practice focuses on the venture capital space, representing venture capital firms and emerging companies.