Pesticide News Story: EPA Opens the Registration Review Docket for Nanosilver
For Release: July 9, 2012
EPA has published in the Federal Register a notice announcing the establishment of a registration review docket for nanosilver and dockets for 22 other chemicals. EPA is also seeking public comment on a summary document for the registration review of nanosilver. The summary document:
- identifies five registrants who have acknowledged that their seven products contain nanosilver and one registrant whose three products are suspected to contain nanosilver;
- explains what OPP knows about nanosilver and the anticipated data and assessment needs; and
- contains a preliminary workplan and fact sheet, along with ecological risk assessment problem formulation and human health scoping sections describing scientific analyses expected to be necessary to complete nanosilver review.
During the comment period, anyone may submit comments, relevant data or information for the agency’s consideration. Public comment may be submitted until August 19, 2012 at www.regulations.gov in docket # EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0370.