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Briefing Date:12/11/2008
Topic:Review of Federal Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology
and
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
National Materials Advisory Board
Committee for Review of the Federal Strategy to Address
Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials

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Congressional Briefings
Thursday, December 11, 2008
406 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
and
Monday, December 15, 2008
2321 Rayburn House Office Bldg.

on

Review of Federal Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related
Environmental, Health, and Safety Research

Requested by Congress in PL 110-161, this report reviews the draft document "Federal Strategy for Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials," which was released by the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative, to determine how this strategy will support the EHS risk assessment and risk management needs with respect to nanomaterials.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on December 10, 2008 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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