The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) has been tasked with the designing of a national nanomaterial register in Sweden. In 2013, the Swedish authorities had advocated the creation of register in its National Action Plan for the safe use and handling of Nanomaterials.
News & Alerts
On 11 June 2015, the American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting on the topic of the proposed rule Chemical Substances when manufactured or processed as Nanoscale Materials; TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements.
NIA Members are invited to provide comments to the Canadian Proposed Approaches to Regulating Nanoscale Substances
The European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) met for a plenary meeting on 25 March 2015. In this meeting, the Committee finalised an opinion on MBBT used in cosmetic products. It concluded that this substance is safe for use in cosmetic products under certain conditions
Prompted by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) conducted a safety assessment study on the use of zinc oxide nanoparticles (coated and uncoated) in food contact materials
The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) published a Position Statement on emerging and newly identified health risks to be drawn to the attention of the European Commission; this document was adopted at the plenary of the scientific committee of 20 November 2014
NIA invites its Members to contribute to the Association's reply to the calls for information issued by the European Commission Directorate General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) in the framework of the Regulation on Cosmetic Products 1223/2009
In the framework of the Regulation on Cosmetic Products 1223/2009, the European Commission Directorate General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) has published calls for information on three nanomaterials used as ingredients in cosmetics
The Environment Protection Agency of the United States of America (US EPA) published a proposed rule for section 8 (a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This proposal would introduce reporting and recordkeeping requirements for nanoscale materials as well as a 135-days pre-notification requirement for the manufacturers of ‘chemical substances as discrete nanoscale materials’
Environment Canada and Health Canada opened a consultation on a Proposed Approach to address Nanoscale Forms of Substances in the Domestic Substances List. Established under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA 1999), the DSL lists substances that are manufactured in or imported into Canada, substances that are not listed are considered new
NIA is looking for an enthusiastic, driven project manager for European and International projects related to R&D, innovation and commercialisation supporting the advancement of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials
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NIA is collecting questions and comments on the Belgian Royal Decree on the Market Placement of Manufactured Nanoparticle Substances - C-2014/24329
The February 2015 edition of the Science for Environment Policy News Alert of the European Commission’s Directorate General on Environment (DG ENV) is dedicated to the issue of the functionality of nanomaterials
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The EC is intending to amend the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS 2) regulation in order to create an exemption ‘for cadmium in illumination and display lighting applications’. It has been sent to the European Parliament and EU Council of Ministers for comments; if no opposition is made, the EC’s delegated directive will automatically come into effect
Fluorescent silica nanobeads that are widely used by the NANoREG project have now been made available by NIA Member HiQ-Nano. The nanoparticles were initially provided by the Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia