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June 2013
NIOSH Docket Number 265, CDC-2013-0010

NIOSH Survey of Nanomaterial Risk Management Practices

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces a public meeting and opportunity for comment on a proposed NIOSH Survey of Nanomaterial Risk Management Practices.

The public meeting will be held at the NIOSH Alice Hamilton building, 5555 Ridge Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45213. The public meeting will be held on July 31, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT. Registration to attend the meeting must be received by July 17, 2013 and will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

For non-US citizens: Because of CDC Security Regulations, any non-U.S. citizen wishing to attend this meeting must provide the required information stated in the Federal Register Notice in writing to the NIOSH Docket Officer at the address below no later than June 29, 2013 to allow time for mandatory CDC facility security clearance procedures to be completed.

To view the notice and related materials, visit http://www.regulations.gov and enter CDC-2013-0010 in the search field and click "Search."


Federal Register Notice:
Notice of draft publication available for public comment [PDF - 195 KB]

Related Material:
NIOSH Survey of Nanomaterial Risk Management Practices [PDF - 257 KB]


Public Comment Period

Comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. EST on September 15, 2013.

You may submit comments, identified by CDC-2013-0010 and Docket Number NIOSH-265, by either of the following two methods:

  • Federal rulemaking portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    Instructions: All information received in response to this notice must include the agency name and docket number (CDC-2013-0010; NIOSH-265). All relevant comments received will be posted without change here, including any personal information provided. All electronic comments should be formatted as Microsoft Word. Please make reference to CDC-2013-0010 and Docket Number NIOSH-265.

  • Mail: NIOSH Docket Office
    Robert A. Taft Laboratories
    MS-C34
    4676 Columbia Parkway
    Cincinnati, OH 45226

Attendance

The meeting is open to the public, limited only by the capacity (80) of the conference room. Confirm your attendance to this meeting by sending an email to jun1@cdc.gov by July 17, 2013. An email confirming registration will be sent from NIOSH and will include details needed to participate. Oral comments given at the meeting will be recorded and included in the NIOSH Docket Number 265.

Background

NIOSH is among the world's leaders in promoting the safe and responsible development and use of ENMs. NIOSH has published guidelines on the safe use of ENMs including "Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology: Managing the Health and Safety Concerns Associated with Engineered Nanomaterials" and "General Safe Practices for Working With Engineered Nanomaterials in Research Laboratories" Other organizations in the U.S. and around the world have also developed guidelines for the safe use of ENMs. The proposed survey will examine the extent to which these and other guidelines are implemented and the barriers to using the guidelines.

Contacts

  • Jim Boiano - jboiano@cdc.gov; 513-841-4246
  • Rebecca Tsai - rtsai@cdc.gov; 513-841-4398

    NIOSH
    4676 Columbia Parkway, Mail Stop R17
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45226-1998.

 

 
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