The European Commission (EC) has published responses to the public consultation it held on transparency measures for nanomaterials available on the European market. Over 200 replies were received; one of these was from the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA).
As part of the EC’s second regulatory review on nanomaterials, the Commission began the process of running ‘an impact assessment to identify and develop the most adequate means to increase transparency and ensure regulatory oversight on nanomaterials’. The public consultation, launched in May 2014, was carried out in order to support the assessment; it did so by obtaining stakeholder views on relevant matters.
100 of the 202 respondents to the consultation were industry stakeholders; the rest were non-industry. The EC intends to publish a full summary and analysis of the replies ‘in due course’.
Follow this link to access all of the public consultation responses that have been made publicly available by the EC, and this to view NIA’s response. Follow this link to read NIA’s earlier reporting on the topic.