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Nanotechnology Regulation: The United States Approach

NEW GLOBAL FRONTIERS IN REGULATION: THE AGE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY, Graeme Hodge, Diana Bowman, Karinne Ludlow, eds., Elgar, 2007

23 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2008  

Gary E. Marchant

Arizona State University - College of Law

Douglas J. Sylvester

Arizona State University - College of Law

Kenneth W. Abbott

Arizona State University

Abstract

In this Chapter, we set out the pivotal questions relating to the United States approach to nanotechnology and other emerging technologies. We note how the experiences of biotechnology regulation are likely to continue to inform United States approaches. After setting out these principles, we discuss three regulatory experiences and approaches that we believe do and will inform United States regulatory policy going forward. We examine the Coordinated Framework for the regulation of biotechnology and, in so doing, look at the actions of three separate agencies: (1) EPA; (2) FDA; and (3) NIOSH. We conclude with a high-level discussion of the various issues that remain unresolved in the United States approach.

Keywords: nanotechnology, regulation, technology, biotechnology, EPA, FDA, NIOSH, risk

Suggested Citation

Marchant, Gary E. and Sylvester, Douglas J. and Abbott, Kenneth W., Nanotechnology Regulation: The United States Approach. NEW GLOBAL FRONTIERS IN REGULATION: THE AGE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY, Graeme Hodge, Diana Bowman, Karinne Ludlow, eds., Elgar, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1305256

Gary E. Marchant

Arizona State University - College of Law ( email )

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Douglas J. Sylvester (Contact Author)

Arizona State University - College of Law ( email )

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Kenneth Wayne Abbott

Arizona State University ( email )

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Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
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