McAfee & Taft RegLINC : EPA data collection on nano substances By Chris Paul


The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been reviewing a proposed data collection rule that would require manufacturers of nanoscale chemicals to provide the Environmental Protection Agency with information on production volume and manufacturing methods, along with available health and safety data. However, a scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) said that the EPA cannot get the information it needs to make decisions about nanoscale pesticides and chemicals because the OMB is not approving proposals that would allow EPA to gather the data.

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