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News & Alerts

Nanotech 2010: Mandatory Reporting, Nano-Regulation & -Legislation, 'applied' Risk Assessment
A continuing focus on carbon nanotubes, nano-Silver, and TiO2
California EPA Legal and Regulatory Changes now in effect
According to a news release of the California EPA (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), several legal and regulatory changes have gone into effect on the 1 January 2010; these include the requirement of 'DTSC to develop information on nanomaterials in collaboration with manufacturers and importers'
European Union Council approves Cosmetics Regulation
The EU Council approved the updated European Cosmetics Regulation, agreeing with the text (on nanomaterials) adopted by the European Parliament in March 2009. The approved text requires the manufacturers of new cosmetic products containing nanomaterials to notify the EC and provide certain information six months before the product is placed on the...
European Parliament approves labelling and Notification of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics
The European Parliament approved the amended recast of the EU Cosmetics Directive, introducing the mention of ‘nanomaterials’ into an EU legislation. The text adopted during the first reading (24 March 2009) contains a number of references to nanomaterials
European Parliament to vote on a Definition, Notification and labelling of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics
The European Parliament is scheduled to decide about the regulation of nanomaterials in cosmetics on 24 and 25 March 2009. In the course of the European Cosmetics Directive (Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC) recast, an increasing number of references to ‘nanomaterials’ have been drafted into the ongoing amendments
European Parliament to vote on Definition and labelling of Nanotechnology
On Tuesday 24 March 2009 the European Parliament is scheduled to debate a report from ENVI that wants risk assessments of nanofoods and calls for labelling of products ‘produced with the aid of nanotechnologies’. Tuesday's debate forms part of the review of the Novel Foods Regulation ((EC) No 258/97)
US voluntary Nanomaterials Reporting Scheme 'considered successful'
Following its announcement in November 2008, the US EPA today published an Interim Report on the EPA Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP), aiming to ‘summarize the information that has been submitted to the Agency under the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program’
US EPA plans interim Evaluation of its Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program
The US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) published in its Fall 2008 Regulatory Agenda (released on the 24 November 2008) an announcement about the next steps in its Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP)
No Support for Mandatory Reporting of Manufactured Nanomaterials
The latest ENDS Report features an article on the recently launched report on Novel Materials in the Environment: The case of nanotechnology by the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP)
NIA welcomes Report published by the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
The NIA published a full comment on the 27th Report of the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP), entitled Novel Materials in the Environment: The case of nanotechnology. In its opening remarks, the NIA points out that it ‘welcomes the RCEP report, and supports many of its findings and recommendations’
UK Royal Commission on environmental Pollution finds ‘no Evidence of Nanomaterials causing Harm’
The UK RCEP has launched a report entitled Novel Materials in the Environment: The case of nanotechnology. The Commission explains that the underlying study was originally described to examines issues related ‘novel materials’, but that, the evidence received by the Commission was almost entirely focused on manufactured nanomaterials
US EPA launches Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program
The US EPA has released the final design of its Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program under the TSCA
Summary of Australian voluntary Reporting Scheme of commercial Nanomaterials
The Australian Department of Health and Ageing published a summary of the National Industrial Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) on nanomaterials. The call for information was directed to all persons who manufactured or imported nanomaterials or products (mixtures) containing nanomaterials for industrial uses during 2005 and 2006