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S.2942 - Nanotechnology Safety Act of 2010
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a nanotechnology program.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. NANOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM.
‘SEC. 1011. NANOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM.
‘(a) In General- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of the Nanotechnology Safety Act of 2010, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, shall establish within the Food and Drug Administration a program for the scientific investigation of nanoscale materials included or intended for inclusion in FDA-regulated products, to address the potential toxicology of such materials, the effects of such materials on biological systems, and interaction of such materials with biological systems.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(1) assess scientific literature and data on general nanoscale material interactions with biological systems and on specific nanoscale materials of concern to Food and Drug Administration;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) develop and organize information using databases and models that will enable the formulation of generalized principles for the behavior of classes of nanoscale materials with biological systems;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) promote intramural Administration programs and participate in collaborative efforts, to further the understanding of the science of novel properties at the nanoscale that might contribute to toxicity;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(7) ensure ongoing training, as well as dissemination of new information within the centers of such Administration, and more broadly across such Administration, to ensure timely, informed consideration of the most current science;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(1) PROGRAM MANAGER- In carrying out the program under this section, the Secretary shall designate a program manager who shall supervise the planning, management, and coordination of the program.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(B) coordinate and integrate the strategic plan with investments by the Food and Drug Administration and other departments and agencies participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(C) develop intramural Administration programs, contracts, memoranda of agreement, joint funding agreements, and other cooperative arrangements necessary for meeting the long-term challenges and achieving the specific technical goals of the program.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(d) Reports- Not later than March 1, 2012, and March 1, 2014, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives a report on the program carried out under this section. Such report shall include--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) an assessment of current and proposed funding levels for the program, including an assessment of the adequacy of such funding levels to support program activities; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(e) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section, $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2015. Amounts appropriated pursuant to this subsection shall remain available until expended.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink