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Working Conference on Nanotech Regulatory Policy


Working Conference on Nanotech Regulatory Policy
Date/Time :4/17/2009 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Website :http://www1.cnsi.ucla.edu/NanoRegulatoryPolicy/
Address :UCLA School of Law

‚ÄčThe 2009 Working Conference on Nanotech Regulatory Policy will be held at the University of California, Los Angeles campus on April 17. The Conference will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and researchers, policymakers, non-governmental organizations, and businesses for action-oriented workshop panels on the science and policy of nanotechnology. The goal of the Conference is to critically evaluate several specific policy proposals for responding to the potential public health and environmental impacts of nanotechnology. In particular, the Conference will examine three categories of policy responses through several panels:

  • Reliance on existing regulatory programs (with or without amendment)
  • Development of innovative nano-specific. regulatory programs
  • Reliance upon private regulation (e.g., industry initiatives, insurance mechanisms, etc.)

The policy proposals will be set out in a series of succinct papers commissioned by the Conference sponsors and distributed to all participants in advance of the Conference. These papers will be published in the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy.

Sponsors:

  • UCLA Law and Environmental Health Sustainable Technology Policy Program
  • UCLA Law School Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program
  • UC Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology
  • UC Nanotoxicology Research and Training Program
  • UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Ralph and Goldy Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
  • UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy