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:4/28/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Morris Midwest ( http://www.morrismidwest.com ), a division ... its Maple Grove, Minnesota technical center, May 11-12. The event will feature ... 20 leading suppliers of tooling, accessories, software and other related technology will participate ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... ... April 27, 2016 , ... ... technology at the Spring 2016 Marijuana Business Conference and Expo. Shimadzu’s high-performance instruments ... heavy metals, and more. Expo attendees can stop by booth 1021 to learn ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... ... April 27, 2016 , ... Most consumers engage ... fingerprint recognition for secure access, voice recognition for hands-free communication, and facial recognition ... interacting with biometrics technology today. But if they asked Joey Pritikin, Vice ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... SPRING, Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE ... Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR ) announced today ... Executive Officer, of United Therapeutics will provide an overview ... Bank 41 st Annual Health Care Conference. ... 5, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, and can ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/19/2016)... 20, 2016 The new GEZE ... compact web-based "all-in-one" system solution for all door components. ... or the door interface with integration authorization management system, ... systems. The minimal dimensions of the access control and ... building installations offer considerable freedom of design with regard ...
(Date:4/15/2016)... 15, 2016 Research and ... Biometrics Market 2016-2020,"  report to their offering.  , ... , ,The global gait biometrics market is expected ... the period 2016-2020. Gait analysis generates ... be used to compute factors that are not ...
(Date:4/13/2016)...  IMPOWER physicians supporting Medicaid patients in ... standard in telehealth thanks to a new partnership with ... IMPOWER patients can routinely track key health measurements, such ... and, when they opt in, share them with IMPOWER ... local retail location at no cost. By leveraging this ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):