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New Legal Publication: The Nanotechnology Deskbook

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    THE NANOTECHNOLOGY DESKBOOK by Lynn Bergeson, Linda Breggin, and Tracy Hester Nanotechnology has great potential to help the environment, but also poses some
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 10, 2007

      by Lynn Bergeson, Linda Breggin, and Tracy Hester

      Nanotechnology has great potential to help the environment, but also
      poses some environmental risks due to the significant unknowns about its
      human health and ecological effects. The Environmental Law Institute has
      called for the responsible development of this technology, both to
      protect the environment and to protect nanotechnology's potential to
      protect the environment.

      The Nanotechnology Deskbook is part of ELI's effort to ensure that
      nanotechnology is commercialized in an environmentally safe manner.
      Although environmental regulation of nanotechnology is still in its
      developing stages, we believe there is sufficient information available
      to those who work with nano-sized materials to offer this Deskbook as a
      guide to the environmental laws, regulations, and policies currently
      applicable to nano-scale materials.

      The Nanotechnology Deskbook is part of Environmental Law Institute's
      Deskbook series, which combines the invaluable experience of the top
      practitioners in the field with the encyclopedic coverage and keen
      insight provided by the staff of the Environmental Law Reporter.
      Deskbooks provide practicing attorneys, students, environmental
      professionals, and government officials an "at-the-fingertips"
      resource for accessing and understanding environmental law. The series
      covers endangered species, wetlands, NEPA, TSCA, FIFRA, and many other
      topics by combining in-depth analysis of the topic with necessary
      reference materials, such as regulations, guidance documents, and forms.

      The Deskbooks are natural partners to ELI's flagship resource, the
      Environmental Law Reporter. ELR is an attorney-edited gateway to
      researching and understanding environmental law and policy, with
      coverage since 1971 available on-line in an easily searchable format.
      ELR couples thousands of insightful articles on environmental law and
      policy with the most important updates, decisions, statutes,
      regulations, and agency documents and a cumulative index and
      bibliography to help you navigate this highly complex area of law. More
      information about both the Deskbooks and ELR is available at www.eli.org
      <http://www.eli.org/> .

      August 2007. ISBN: 978-1-58576-123-4. Order #3827. Retail price:

      Member price $93.46.

      About the Authors:

      Lynn L. Bergeson is Managing Director of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. a
      Washington, D.C. law firm and President of The Acta Group, L.L.C. and
      The Acta Group EU, Ltd, Bergeson & Campbell's consulting affiliates.
      Ms. Bergeson concentrates on conventional and engineered nanoscale
      chemical, pesticide, and other specialty chemical product regulation and
      approval matters, domestic and foreign chemical classification, chemical
      product litigation, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated product
      approval, and associated business issues. Ms. Bergeson counsels clients
      on health, safety, science policy, and related legal and regulatory
      aspects of traditional domestic chemical regulatory programs under the
      Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the
      Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as well as on issues pertinent to
      nanotechnology and other emerging transformative technologies.

      Ms. Bergeson is a graduate of Michigan State University (B.A., magna cum
      laude), and the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America,
      where she was a member of the Law Review.

      Tracy Hester heads the environmental law section of the Houston office
      of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. Mr. Hester assists clients in regulatory
      counseling with an emphasis on enforcement defense, environmental
      permitting and cost recovery litigation. He also provides advice on the
      application of environmental law to emerging technologies, including
      nanotechnology and alternative energy sources. Mr. Hester has
      represented companies and local governments in litigation or compliance
      negotiations on ozone regulatory policy and total maximum daily load
      water quality projects. He also assists companies with emergency
      response planning and security assurance legal requirements. Mr. Hester
      received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and his B.A.
      from the University of Texas at Austin.

      Bethami Auerbach is Of Counsel at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Ms. Auerbach
      concentrates on air litigation and business, intellectual property, and
      transactions matters. Ms. Auerbach counsels consortia, trade
      associations, and corporate clients on a wide range of compliance issues
      under the CAA, FIFRA, and RCRA. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law
      School and her B.A. from Pomona College (magna cum laude), and a M.F.A.
      from the University of Iowa.

      Linda Breggin is a Senior Attorney at the Environmental Law Institute,
      where she works on a wide range of environmental law and policy issues.
      She currently directs the Institute's Nanotechnology Initiative,
      which seeks to develop an effective environmental, health and safety
      governance structure for nanotechnologies. Her work also includes
      research and convenings on programs under several of the major federal
      environmental laws, including the Comprehensive Environmental, Response,
      Compensation, and Liability Act and the Clean Water Act.

      Leslie Carothers has been President of the Environmental Law Institute
      since 2003. Before coming to ELI, she served in legal and executive
      positions at the U.S. EPA, the State of Connecticut, and two major
      manufacturing companies. At United Technologies, she was Vice President,
      Environment, Health and Safety for eleven years, with worldwide
      responsibility for company EHS policy and implementation.

      The Environmental Law Institute strengthens environmental protection
      through improving law and governance worldwide. ELI delivers timely,
      insightful, impartial analysis to opinion makers, including government
      officials, environmental and business leaders and journalists. ELI is a
      clearinghouse and a town hall, providing common ground for debate on
      important environmental issues.

      Environmental Law Institute

      2000 L St. NW Suite 620

      Washington, DC 20036

      www.eli.org <http://www.eli.org/>

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