[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 209 (Friday, October 30, 2009)]
[Pages 56245-56246]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-26263]



Nanomaterials and Human Health & Instrumentation, Metrology, and 
Analytical Methods Workshop: Public Meeting

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


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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 November 17-18, 
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: human health and instrumentation and 
metrology. Nanomaterials and Human Health & Instrumentation, Metrology, 
and Analytical Needs 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, November 17, 2009 
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 from 
8:30 a.m. until 3:30 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://nano.gov/html/meetings/humanhealth/register.html. Written notices of participation by e-mail should be 
sent to [email protected]. Written notices also may be mailed 
to the Human Health & 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 November 13, 
2009 at noon EST.
    Those interested in presenting 3-5 minutes of public comments at 
the meeting also should register at http://nano.gov/html/meetings/humanhealth/register.html. Written or electronic comments should be 
submitted by e-mail to [email protected] until December 1, 
    Information about the meeting, including the agenda, is posted at 
    The main sessions will be Web-cast. Please see http://nano.gov/html/meetings/humanhealth/ for more information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice, 
please contact Heather Evans or Liesl Heeter, National Nanotechnology 
Coordination Office. Telephone (703) 292-4533 or (703) 292-7916. E-
mail: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Human Health and 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 Human Health and (2) 
Instrumentation, Metrology, and Analytical Methods by discussing the 
state of the science to assess research progress, provide insight into 
gaps and barriers to progress, identify missing components, and suggest 
milestones to chart progress and next steps as input to the Federal 
Government's effort to adaptively manage its nanoEHS research strategy, 
and build dialogue and strengthen collaborations.

M. David Hodge,
OSTP, Operations Manager.
[FR Doc. E9-26263 Filed 10-29-09; 8:45 am]