European Parliament amends Nano-related Text in Medical Devices Regulation
Meeting in a plenary session in Strasbourg, France, on 22 October 2013, the European Parliament voted on the Regulation on Medical Devices (2012/0266/COD). The Parliament amended some articles relating to nanomaterials used in medical devices
NIA will attend the next CASG-nano Meeting
NIA will attend the European Commission Competent Authorities Sub-Group on Nanomaterials (CASG-nano) meeting that will be held later in October
Third Stakeholder Meeting on RoHS 2 List of Restricted Substances to be held
Environment Agency Austria (Umweltbundesamt), which is responsible for the Study for the Review of the List of Restricted Substances under the directive on the on the Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS2) Directive, will organise a third stakeholder meeting on this study on 28 October...
NIA-Nano KTN EXCLUSIVE Meeting Report: Current Developments in Standards and Regulation for Nanotechnologies
On 19 March 2013, NIA co-hosted an event entitled Current Developments in Standards and Regulation for Nanotechnologies with the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) at the UK's National Physics Laboratory's (NPL) facilities in Teddington, United Kingdom
NIA provides Views on Experiences made during the Implementation of the EC Definition of Nanomaterial
NIA has responded to the European Commission's (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC) Survey on Experiences made during the Implementation of the EC Definition of Nanomaterial. This survey aimed to acquire evidence and feedback from the users of the recommended definition before the EC review
NIA EXCLUSIVE Meeting Report: The Dialogue between Science, Technology and Society around Energy and Climate Change
On 19 September 2013, the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) held a round-table discussion on 'The Dialogue between Science, Technology and Society around Energy and Climate Change'
NIA replies to the European Commission Consulation on the Modification of REACH Annexes for Nanomaterials
NIA has submitted comments to the European Commission's public consultation on the modification of REACH Annexes on nanomaterials. Among the six outlined options in the consultation, NIA prefers option number 5 as this option favours European competitiveness and innovation
Nanomaterials regulated under the Biocidal Product Regulation now in force
The new Regulation on Biocidal products (EU) No 528/2012 is applicable from 1 September 2013. The Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) is the first piece of EU legislation to implement the Commission definition on nanomaterials
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation: Survey on Experiences made during the Implementation of the EC Definition of Nanomaterial
In the Recommendation on the Definition of Nanomaterial 2011/696/EU, the EC committed itself to reviewing its suggestion by December 2014. For this reason the EC's JRC has now invited stakeholders to respond to a survey on experiences they had of implementing the recommended definition
NIA Comments on the Inventory of Substances present in EEE for the Review of RoHS2 Annex II
NIA has responded to the consultation organised by Environment Agency Austria on the list of substances used in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE)
NIA replies to Danish EPA Public Consultation on a national Nanomaterial Product Register
NIA has submitted its comments to the Danish EPA's public consultation, which was launched 4 July 2013. This was related to a draft executive order for a register of mixtures and products that contain or release nanomaterials, and obligated manufacturers and importers to provide information to the register
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation: three ISO Standardisation Documents - Deadline 23 September 2013
Through NIA's participation in the standardisation process, NIA Members have the opportunity to contribute to three ISO documents
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation - Draft Comments on the Inventory of Substances present in EEE - Deadline: 16 August 2013
In the process of elaborating on a methodology manual for future reviews of the List of Restricted Substances under the RoHS, Environment Agency Austria has prepared 'an inventory of substances used in Electrical and Electronic Equipment'
NIA unveils free Calendar Subscription Service
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NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation on the Inventory of Substances present in EEE for the Review of the List of Restricted Substances under RoHS 2
Recently the Austrian Environment Agency, on behalf of the EC, has been elaborating on a methodology manual for the future reviews of the List of Restricted Substances (Annex II) under the recast of the directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS2)
French Prime Minister launches EUR 3.5 Billion Public-Private Partnership ‘Nano 2017’
On July 22 the French government unveiled in Grenoble a new research and development programme entitled ‘Nano 2017’. It succeeds to the 2009 programme, ‘Nano 2012’, which was worth EUR 2.3 billion
Labelling of Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products in the EU now mandatory
From 11 July 2013 the presence of nanomaterials in cosmetic products sold in the European Union shall be indicated on the ingredients list. The name of any ingredients in the nanoform now have to 'be followed by the word “nano” in brackets’
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Report - Feedback from ECHA Meeting
NIA Members can find exclusive feedback from a recent ECHA Meeting
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
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