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News & Alerts

Danish EPA starts a Public Consultation for a national Nanomaterial Product Register
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (Miljøstyrelsen) launched on 4 July a public consultation related to a draft executive order for a register for mixtures and products that contain or releases nanomaterials, and the duty of manufacturers and importers to provide information to the register
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Report - Feedback from ECHA Meeting
NIA Members can find exclusive feedback from a recent ECHA Meeting
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation - Danish Nanomaterial Product Register
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (Miljøstyrelsen) launched on 4 July a public consultation related to a draft executive order for a register for mixtures and products that contain or releases nanomaterials and the duty of manufacturers and importers to provide information to the register
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation - draft Reply to European Commission Consultation on Modification of REACH Annexes for Nanomaterials
The European Commission started on 21 June 2013 a public consultation on modification of REACH Annexes on nanomaterials. The objective of the policy initiative, according to the European Commission, is to ensure further clarity on how nanomaterials are addressed and safety demonstrated in REACH registration dossiers
Belgium publishes draft Nano Legislation
Belgium today informed the EC that it has published a draft of a decree that would ‘implement a register of substances manufactured at the nanoscale based on declarations of products containing such substances by the parties placing these products on the market’. The legislation would apply from 1 January 2015 for materials containing...
US EPA Ruling cracks down on Nano Manufacturing done without protective Equipment
US EPA has announced a final ruling for determining significant new uses of 17 materials, 2 of which are types of carbon nanotube. Those ‘[…] persons who intend to manufacture or process’ these materials for activities deemed ‘significant new use[s]’ must notify the Agency ‘at least 90 days before commencing […]’. The ruling comes into effect on...
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation - Upcoming ECHA Meeting: DEADLINE 24 June 2013
NIA Members are consulted for their input to an upcoming meeting to be arranged by the European Chemicals Agency. Deadline for NIA Members to provide input to this meeting is Monday June 24
NIA provides Comments on the Methodology used for the Review of RoHS2 Annex II
Commissioned by the European Commission to develop a methodology for the review and inclusion of new substances to Annex II of the Directive on RoHS2, Environment Agency Austria (Umweltbundesamt Österreich) has recently put up its Draft Manual for the Methodology for Identification and Assessment of Substances for Inclusion in the List of...
Early Results indicate total of 4 Nanomaterials registered by 2013 REACH Deadline
ECHA’s Director of Registration has stated that the agency has received REACH registrations for “4 substances registered as nanomaterials, and the number of dossiers corresponding to these…is 80”. Speaking at a press conference, the representative did indicate that this is “a very preliminary number” and that full details would be revealed in...
CAN looking for UK Collaborators for EuroNanoForum 2013
NIA Member CAN is seeking collaborators who are nanotechnology stakeholders based in the UK. The collaboration is specifically based around showcasing CAN’s latest product at EuroNanoForum (ENF) 2013, taking place between 18 – 20 June 2013 in Dublin, Ireland
Danish EPA to investigate Challenges Nano poses to the Environment
Danish EPA has awarded a contract for an assessment of ‘the impacts of nanomaterials on Denmark’s environment’. The awarded body will ‘perform detailed risk assessments for ten different nanomaterials’, including nano-titanium dioxide, nano-silver, nano-copper, and carbon nanotubes
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation: NIA Comments on the ‘Study for the Review of the List of Restricted Substances under RoHS 2 Directive’
Austrian Environment Agency has launched a 3rd Stakeholder Consultation on the European Commission Study for the Review of the List of Restricted Substances under RoHS 2 Directive. NIA Members are invited to provide comments by Monday 3 June 2013
US EPA Carbon Nanotube Ruling to come into Effect in July 2013
The US EPA has announced that it is ‘promulgating SNURs under the TSCA for 15 chemical substances’. One of these substances is ‘functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs)’. The ruling will be effective from 8 July 2013
Bayer MaterialScience brings Production of Carbon Nanotubes to a Halt
Bayer MaterialScience has stated that it is bringing ‘its work on CNTs to a close’, stating that it wishes to ‘focus its development activities more intently on topics that are closely linked to its core business’. Although the material is considered to have great potential, Bayer’s management does not believe “[…] comprehensive commercialization...
NIA EXCLUSIVE Document: Briefing on US Safe Chemicals Act of 2013
Kindly provided by NIA Member Bergeson & Campbell PC, this briefing details the reintroduction of the Safe Chemicals Act (SCA) of 2013, which 'would reform the [US] Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)'. Furthermore it highlights the key differences between SCA 2013 and its predecessor versions
Environment Agency Austria publishes Comments made by NIA and Others on draft RoHS 2 Review
Comments made by stakeholder groups on ‘the draft methodology for the identification and assessment of substances for a potential restriction under RoHS 2’ have been published by Environment Agency Austria. The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) was one of these groups; it urged the agency ‘to remove a general reference that categorises...
NIA EXCLUSIVE Document: NIA Meeting Report from the 10th CASG-nano Meeting
The NIA participated at the 10th CASG-nano (European Commission Competent Authorities Subgroup on Nanomaterials) Meeting, held 15 April 2013. The NIA Meeting Report from is now available for NIA Members
IUCLID now featuring Nanomaterial-specific Reporting Templates
The International Uniform Chemical Database (IUCLID 5.5) has been upgraded to include 13 new templates dedicated to nano-specific data.
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German Agencies publish Recommendations on Health and Safety of Nanomaterials
A number of German institutions have jointly published a report providing a ‘set of recommendations for future safety assessments of nanomaterials’. Entitled Nanotechnology – Health and Environmental Risks of Nanomaterials, the document drew its conclusions by analysing ‘over 80 [national] research projects on nanomaterials'