[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 185 (Friday, September 25, 2009)]
[Page 49041]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-23142]



Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee, 
National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology; 
Nanomaterials and the Environment & Instrumentation, Metrology, and 
Analytical Methods Workshop: Public Meeting

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on 
behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) 
Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and 
Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop on October 6-7, 2009, 
to provide an open forum to discuss the state-of-the-art of the science 
related to environmental, health, and safety aspects of nanomaterials 
in two areas: Nanomaterials and the Environment & Instrumentation, 
Metrology, and Analytical Methods. These are two of the five 
environmental, health, and safety research categories identified in the 
NSET Subcommittee document Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related 
Environmental, Health, and Safety Research (http://www.nano.gov/NNI_EHS_Research_Strategy.pdf), which was released February 14, 2008.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 from 
8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 from 8 a.m. 
until 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn-
Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209 (Metro stop: 
Rosslyn on the Orange and Blue lines). For directions, please see 
    Registration: Due to space limitations, pre-registration for the 
workshop is required. People interested in attending the workshop 
should register online at http://www.nano.gov/html/meetings/environment/register.html. Written notices of participation by e-mail 
should be sent to environment@nnco.nano.gov. Written notices may be 
mailed to the Environment & IMA Workshop, c/o NNCO, 4201 Wilson Blvd., 
Stafford II, Suite 405, Arlington, VA 22230. Registration is on a 
first-come, first-served basis. Registration will close on October 1, 
2009 at 4 p.m. EDT.
    Those interested in presenting 3-5 minutes of public comments at 
the meeting should also register at http://www.nano.gov/html/meetings/environment/register.html. Written or electronic comments should be 
submitted by e-mail to environment@nnco.nano.gov until October 31, 
    Information about the meeting, including the agenda, is posted at 
    The main sessions will be Web cast. Please see http://www.nano.gov 
for more information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice, 
please contact Liesl Heeter, telephone (703) 292-4533, or Heather 
Evans, telephone (703) 292-7916, National Nanotechnology Coordination 
Office. E-mail: environment@nnco.nano.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Environment & Instrumentation and Metrology 
research are used to guide efforts to improve environmental, health, 
and safety (EHS) protection with regard to nanoscale engineered 
materials and to monitor trends and progress. The purpose of this 
workshop is to engage in an active discussion and learn more about the 
state-of-the-art in (1) Nanomaterials and the Environment and (2) 
Instrumentation, Metrology, and Analytical Methods by (a) Discussing 
the state-of-the-science to assess the research needs and identify 
challenges and emerging trends, (b) relating progress and next steps as 
input to the Federal government's effort to adaptively manage its 
nanoEHS research strategy, and (c) building dialogue and strengthening 

M. David Hodge,
Operations Manager, OSTP.
[FR Doc. E9-23142 Filed 9-24-09; 8:45 am]