Navigation Links
Voluntary initiatives, regulation and nanotechnology oversight
Date:11/4/2010

WASHINGTON, DC: A new report from the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars explores a variety of voluntary options available for the oversight of nanotechnology products and processes. The report, Voluntary Initiatives, Regulation, and Nanotechnology Oversight: Charting a Path, by Dr. Daniel Fiorino, Director of the Center for Environmental Policy at American University, provides a historical overview of voluntary approaches to environmental protection and assesses their applicability to the emerging field of nanotechnology.

The report provides a taxonomy of the various types of voluntary initiatives and the partnerships that underlie them, as well as an assessment of the factors that are most likely to contribute to program success. The thesis of this report is that both non-regulatory and voluntary initiatives can play a constructive role in nanotechnology oversight.

"This report is the most extensive analysis done to date of how voluntary programs can be applied to managing nanotechnology's possible environmental and health effects," said David Rejeski, Director of the project. "The report's analysis and recommendations extend beyond nanotechnology to the newer generation challenges that we face as science rapidly advances."

As nanotechnologies move forward, along with other emerging technologies, voluntary programs will play an important role in the governance portfolio available to the federal government as well as states and municipalities.

"Issues like nanotechnology require more creative and innovative solutions than did many of the problems we have had to deal with in the past," commented Dr. Fiorino. "Voluntary initiatives, partnerships, and collaboration may be used as part of a larger strategy. They may complement, help prepare the ground for, and in some cases be used independently of a more traditional regulatory approach."


'/>"/>

Contact: Todd Kuiken
todd.kuiken@wilsoncenter.org
202-691-4398
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology technology :

1. Non-safety-related voluntary recall of a limited portion of Daytrana(R) (methylphenidate transdermal system) patches announced
2. Vermillion, Inc. Files a Voluntary Petition for Reorganization Relief Under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code
3. ETHEX Corporation Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Products
4. Ther-Rx Corporation Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Products
5. Panda Ethanols Hereford, Texas Subsidiary Files Voluntary Chapter 11
6. China Bio-Immunity Corporation Initiates Voluntary Recalls of Rabies Vaccines
7. BMP Sunstone Adopts Voluntary Executive Compensation Restrictions in 2008 and 2009
8. Boston Scientific Provides Update on Involuntary Selling of Its Stock by Co-Founders
9. Scientists use math modeling to predict unknown biological mechanism of regulation
10. New USP 797 Regulations May Create New Hazards for Compounding Pharmacy Directors
11. Federal nanotechnology renewal grant awarded to ASU faculty
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2017)... WEST BOUNTIFUL, Utah (PRWEB) , ... May 24, ... ... announces the selection and implementation of CLEARAS Water Recovery’s Advanced Biological Nutrient ... is a key component of a $24 million plant upgrade to sustainably meet ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... -- As Ebola resurfaces in the Democratic Republic ... cases now reported, a new analysis of the Ebola gene ... between the 2014 and 2017 outbreaks of the disease.  ... which preceded the 2014 outbreak. An analysis of the latest ... in 2014-15, which again precedes the current outbreak in the ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... Switzerland (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... R&D, celebrates this month its 20th anniversary, marking the occasion with a strong ... sponsoring the meeting’s Welcome Reception and further extends an invitation to all attendees ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... Energetiq Technology, a ... a facility expansion to accommodate its rapid growth. , The renovations at the ... renovation of the existing areas. The expansion includes, a state-of-the-art engineering facility, and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017 The report "Gesture Recognition ... Biometric), Industry, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the ... a CAGR of 29.63% between 2017 and 2022. ... ... ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... LIVERMORE, Calif. , March 21, 2017 ... recognition analytics company serving law enforcement agencies, announced today ... Sheridan as director of public safety business development. ... of diversified law enforcement experience, including a focus on ... Vigilant. In his most recent position, Mr. Sheridan served ...
(Date:3/13/2017)... March 13, 2017 Future of security: Biometric Face Matching ... ... DERMALOGs Face Matching enables to match face pictures against each ... to identify individuals. (PRNewsFoto/Dermalog Identification Systems) ... DERMALOG,s "Face Matching" is the fastest software for biometric Face Matching on ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):