NIA EXCLUSIVE Document: NIA Briefing on the proposed European Regulation on Medical Devices
NIA has written a briefing on the proposal for a European Regulation on Medical Devices
NIA to Reply to the EC Consultation on a EU-wide Nanomaterial Register
NIA will reply to the EC consultation on a EU-wide nanomaterial register; the consultation consists of two questionnaires, one for industrial stakeholders and one for non-industrial stakeholders, about the impacts of a potential nanomaterial registry at the EU level; it will be closed on 5 August 2014
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultations on ISO and IEC Standards - Deadlines: 23 May and 17 June 2014
NIA Members are invited to contribute to a ISO/IEC new work item proposal on vocabulary for graphene and to three other IEC/TC 113 documents
NIA EXCLUSIVE Document: NIA Meeting Report from the March 2014 CEN/TC 352 Meeting
NIA attended the CEN/TC 352 - Nanotechnologies meeting that was held between 19-21 March 2014
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation - CEN/TC 352 TS Responsible Nanotechnologies - DEADLINE: 2 May 2014
CEN/TC 352 is currently developing a technical specification on the responsible development of nanotechnologies, originally entitled Nano-responsible development — Integration of risk and benefit assessment in the production, marketing and use of nanotechnologies, nanomaterials and/or products incorporating nanomaterials
NIA Meeting Report from EC Definition Workshop available for NIA Members
NIA recently participated in a technical workshop discussing the European Commission recommendation on the definition of nanomaterial (2011/696/EU). The NIA meeting report from this meeting is now available for NIA Members
EP approves Report on Medical Devices Regulation
The EP has voted in favour of the report on the proposal for a Regulation on Medical Devices that was compiled by MEP Dagmar Roth Behrendt. Initially proposed in October 2013 to the EP, it was approved with no changes; it still proposes that nanomaterials be classified as high-risk Class III devices when 'deliberately intended to be released into...
French Agency publishes Opinion on the Modification of REACH Annexes for Nanomaterials
In a position paper from 2 April 2014, the French National Agency for Food Safety, Environment and Labour, ANSES, detailed its views on the review of the annexes of the European overarching chemicals regulation
UPDATE: NIA Webinar – REACH: Critical Update and Discussions, 12 March 2014
The webinar, intended to update NIA Members on the ongoing developments and discussions among the EC, Members States and stakeholders, has been held and resources are now available online for all NIA Members to access
EP opposes new Definition of Engineered Nanomaterial for Food labelling
The European Parliament (EP) has rejected the European Commission’s proposal for a delegated act amending the Regulation 1169/2011 Concerning the Provision of Food Information to Consumer (FIC). By doing so it has followed the example of its Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), who had in February 2014 opposed it as...
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation: CEN/TC 352 and ISO/229 Documents up for Comments - DEADLINE: 3 & 26 March 2014
NIA Members are invited to contribute to two standardisation documents from CEN/TC 352 and ISO/TC 229
NIA will attend the 16th CASG-nano Meeting in March
NIA will attend the European Commission Competent Authorities Sub-Group on Nanomaterials (CASG-nano) meeting that will be held in March 2017
Austrian EPA publishes final Version of Study reviewing the RoHS2 List of Restricted Substances
Environment Agency Austria has published the final version of its study into a methodology for updating the List of Restricted Substances used in EEE, specifically Annex II of the RoHS2 Directive. The review process began in 2012, and undertook three stakeholder meetings and four internet consultations
New Proposal for a Regulation on Novel Foods targets Nanomaterials
The European Commission has published a new proposal for a Regulation on Novel Foods 2013/045(COD); this draft document is a new attempt to review the legal framework for novel foods that was set in Europe with the 1997 Regulation on Novel Foods (EC) 258/97
EC Regulation on the Definition of Engineered Nanomaterial declared ‘null and void’
An act in a recently announced European Commission regulation has been declared 'null and void'. The regulation in question is EC Regulation No. 1169/2011, which is related to the provision of food information to consumers, and had only been published the day before
NIA Members Consultation – SCCS draft opinons on Carbon Black and Memorandum of Data Quality – Deadline 14 February 2014
The EC SCCS adopted on 12 December 2013 two opinions related to nanomaterials. NIA Members are invited to provide any input and comments they have in relation to the two drafts to NIA no later than 14 February 2014
NIA Members Consultation: OECD WPN Survey on Nanotechnology Commercialisation Policy - Deadline: 3 January 2014
The Working Party on Nanotechnology (WPN) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is undertaking a project examining policies that support the commercialisation of nanotechnology research
New Definition of ‘Engineered Nanomaterial’ in the EU Food Information to Consumers Regulation
Empowered by Article 18(5) of Regulation 1169/2011 Concerning the Provision of Food Information to Consumers, the European Commission has issued a delegated act to amend the definition of ‘engineered nanomaterial’ present in the text
NIA Webinar - Benefiting from Horizon 2020
On 4 February 2014 NIA will host a free webinar on the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, also known as Horizon 2020
Israel drafts EU-like Cosmetics Regulation
On 23 Oct 2013 Israel notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade of its intention to develop an EU-like cosmetics regulation