MassTortDefense has posted on nanotechnology issues before. In the past few months, the EPA has clarified its view of carbon nanotubes, 73 Fed. reg. 64946 (Oct. 31, 2008); has issued a new rule affecting 50 or more nanoparticles in use in industry, 73 Fed.Reg. 65743 (Nov.5, 2008); and has asked for public comment on a petition for rulemaking submitted concerning nanoscale silver. 73 Fed.Reg. 69644 (Nov.19, 2008).
These actions may be a precursor of a flood of government actions affecting nanotechnology by a new Administration. Here are some links to help interested readers stay on top of these issues (no endorsement of content, as usual):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / NIOSH
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)
Dept. of Health and Human Services National Toxicology Program