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EC publishes Draft Reports of the Impact Assessment on Transparency Measures for Nanomaterials

Ahead of the European Commission's (EC) validation workshop on transparency measures for nanomaterials that will be held on 30 June 2014 in Brussels, three draft reports of the Study to Assess the Impact of Possible Legislation to Increase Transparency on Nanomaterials on the Market have been made public.

The Evaluation Report (2nd draft) provides an overview of the existing schemes and evaluates their impact. The Building Blocks Report (2nd draft) addresses the related risks, hazards, value chains and innovation considerations. Thirdly, the Options Assessment Report (1st draft) defines and analyses the four policy options already presented in the draft working document that was released with the announcement of the public consultation

  • ‘Baseline scenario
  • Recommendation on how to implement a "best practice model" for Member States wishing to establish a national system (soft law approach)
  • Structured approach to collect information ("Nanomaterials Observatory")
  • Regulation creating an EU nanomaterial registry with one annual registration per substance for each manufacturer/importer/downstream user/distributor
  • Regulation creating an EU nanomaterial registry with one annual registration per use (including substances, mixtures and articles with intended release)’


NIA Members are invited to submit their contributions to the Association following this link to the Members Consultation. Members and non-Members can follow this link for more information on the EC Validation Workshop, and this link for an overview of the public consultation on transparency measures for nanomaterials on the market. The three draft reports can be downloaded with the following links:

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