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Public Comments



As part of the regulatory process, federal and state agencies regularly request public input on proposed activities. The Nanotechnology Panel submits comments on relevant regulatory activities, which are publicly available through the federal government.

  1. September 10, 2014: The Nanotechnology Panel comments on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) draft guidance for industry titled "Draft Guidance for Industry on Use of Nanomaterials in Food for Animals", docket FDA-2013-D-1009.

  2. December 17, 2013: The Nanotechnology Panel comments on the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s draft strategic plan.

  3. March 19, 2013: The Nanotechnology Panel comments on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) draft strategic plan for nanotechnology research, dockets CDC-2013-0001; NIOSH-134-B.

  4. July 24, 2012: The Nanotechnology Panel comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) draft guidance to industry titled “Assessing the Effects of Significant Manufacturing Process Changes, Including Emerging Technologies, on the Safety and Regulatory Status of Food Ingredients and Food Contact Substances, Including Food Ingredients that Are Color Additives” (FDA-2011-D-0490).

  5. July 24, 2012: The Nanotechnology Panel comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) draft guidance to industry titled “Guidance for Industry: Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products” (FDA-2011-D-0489).

  6. January 27, 2012: The Nanotechnology Panel comments on EPA’s proposed significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the chemical substances rutile, tin zinc, calcium-doped (CAS No. 389623–01–2) and rutile, tin zinc, sodium-doped (CAS No. 389623–07–8) published in the December 28, 2011 edition of the Federal Register, docket EPA–HQ–OPPT–2010–1075.

  7. August 17, 2011: The Nanotechnology Panel (jointly submitted with the ACC Biocides Panel) comments on EPA‘s proposed policy statement concerning the collection of information about the presence of nanomaterials in pesticide products, docket EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0197.

  8. August 15, 2011: Nanotechnology Panel comments on the draft guidance Considering Whether an FDA-Regulated Product Involves the Application of Nanotechnology, docket FDA–2010–D–0530.

  9. April 15, 2011: The Nanotechnology Panel provides perspective on updating NIOSH’s strategic plan for identifying and prioritizing nanotechnology research, docket NIOSH 134-A.

  10. February 18, 2011: The Nanotechnology Panel comments on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) draft Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) Occupational Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers, docket NIOSH 161-A).

  11. January 13, 2011: The Nanotechnology Panel comments on the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s draft 2011 Environmental Health and Safety Strategy.

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