SEMI Webcast - New Regulatory Requirements for Nanoscale Materials Under the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): Summary and Q/A from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - June 1, 2017
In concert with industry partners, SEMI held an information-sharing webcast on Thursday, June 1, 2017, in which a government official from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided a summary and answered questions about new record-keeping and reporting requirements for nanoscale materials / nanomaterials under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Manufacturers, processors, and end-users of substances, chemicals, formulations, and mixtures considered to be nanoscale materials by EPA, are affected by the enacted regulation. Click here to view complete information about the new rule on the U.S. government website.
Jim Alwood is a Program Manager with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the federal government agency responsible for administering the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). For 30 years, Jim has worked in the Chemical Control Division (CCD) of EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). He has extensive experience with TSCA new chemical reviews and significant new use rules (SNURs). Jim also coordinates nanotechnology issues under TSCA. He holds Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Dickinson College and a Masters Degree in Environmental Science from George Washington University.
The webcast lasted 90 minutes and included the following agenda items:
- Welcome and Introductions
- Summary of the New Rule by Jim Alwood
- Question / Answer Session by Jim Alwood, in Concert with SEMI and Webcast Partners Listed Below
- Conclusions and Next Steps
Presentation materials used and referenced during the webcast are available for download here:
- Introductory Slides
- US EPA Presentation
- Q/A Session and Next Steps
- SEMI Questions (Forwarded to EPA on May 30)
SEMI partnered with the following industry associations for this important webcast:
- NanoBCA - NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
- SESHA - Semiconductor Environment, Safety, and Health Association
- SEMI | FlexTech Special Interest Group (SIG)
- SEMI | MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG)
For more information about the webcast, please contact Sanjay Baliga (SEMI Director of Sustainable Manufacturing) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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