Public Workshop on State and Federal Nanomaterial Activities
The Department of Toxic Substances Control and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) sponsored a public workshop on September 22, 2010 in San Francisco. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss:
- the results of the state's carbon nanotube information call-in,
- future data call-in requests for additional nanomaterials, and
- federal efforts related to carbon nanotubes for nanomaterials.
Agenda (Links to presentations available on agenda!)
Conference Call Presentation: Nanoscale titanium dioxide and organic sunscreens
On March 8, 2010, DTSC and U.S. EPA staff participated in a conference call hosted by the BASF, Evonik, Dupont and Pennsylvania Bio Nano Systems, LLC. The call was designed to educate DTSC and U.S. EPA staff on specific aspects of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and organic sunscreens that included:
The presentation material can be downloaded off the agenda or from the embedded links in the bullets above.
Responding to DTSC's Data Call-in for Carbon Nanotubes
DTSC participated in a webinar hosted by McKenna, Long, & Aldrich, LLP on December 3, 2009 for the Carbon Nanotube Coalition. The following handouts are available for viewing:
California Nanotechnology Initiative Symposium V: An Industry Perspective
The California Nano Industry Network, a network of corporations and State and national trade associations, and DTSC hosted a full-day symposium on Monday, November 16, 2009 in Sacramento, CA. Links to the speakers' presentations can be found on the agenda. Video will be posted in the future.
Nanotechnology IV Symposium: Nanotechnology for Environmental Cleanup and Pollution Control Science, Implementation, and Regulatory Issues
The Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRA) hosted an all-day symposium on November 3, 2009, in Burlingame, CA. The Department of Toxic Substances Control and AMEC Geomatrix, Inc. were co-sponsors of this event. The Symposium was a forum for leading nanotechnology researchers, practitioners, and policy and regulatory experts to share and express the latest research findings, case studies, and regulatory issues of nanotechnology. The focus of the Symposium was on the application of nanotechnology for groundwater remediation, surface water treatment, and pollution control.
DTSC Nanotechnology III Symposium, "NanoRegulation - Anticipating the Smallest Threats and the Largest Opportunities"
DTSC and the University of California Toxics Research & Teaching Program hosted a full-day nanotechnology symposium on March 19, 2009 at the Cal/EPA Headquarters Building in Sacramento.
DTSC Nanotechnology Symposium II, “Potential Hazards of Nanoparticles in the Environment
DTSC hosted a free public, all-day nanotechnology symposium on October 3, 2007 in Sacramento.
- Agenda (includes links to speakers' biographies and presentations)
DTSC hosted a free, public half-day nanotechnology symposium on March 8, 2007 in Sacramento.