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
ISO issues new Guidance for Nano Labelling of Consumer Products
The Technical Committee on Nanotechnologies of the international Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC 229) has released its Guidance on Voluntary Labelling for Consumer Products containing Manufactured Nano-Objects (ISO/TS 13830:2013)
NIA EXCLUSIVE Document: CEN/TC 352 Meeting Report, 30 September - 2 October 2013
NIA attended the CEN/TC 352 meeting that was held between 30 September and 2 October 2013 at the UK NPL campus in Teddington, United Kingdom; a full meeting report is available to NIA Members
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation: Two New IEC 80004 series on Nano-enabled electrotechincal and photonic Products and Systems – Deadline: 10 January 2014
NIA Members are invited to comment on two IEC/TC 113 - Nanotechnology Standardization for electrical and electronic Products and Systems committee drafts for new items in the standards 80004 nanotechnology vocabulary series
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Briefing: Horizon 2020
NIA has published a members-only NIA briefing looking at the EU's latest common research framework programme, 'Horizon 2020'. In particular it looks at how nanotechnology industries can be supported by this framework for EU research and innovation funds
NIA Position Statement on Recycling and Recovery of Nanomaterials features in Report
An NIA Position Statement on Recycling and Recovery can be found in the Del Stark Technology Solutions (DSTS) Technology Briefing and Scouting Report: Recycling Nanomaterials – Recovery, Life Cycle Analysis and transforming waste into high-value applications
France publishes Results from the first Round of its Mandatory Nano Reporting Scheme
On 1 January 2013 France launched its mandatory reporting scheme for substances at the nanoscale that are produced or imported into France. A report, entitled Elements from the Declarations of Substances at Nanoscale, was published by the Ministry of the Environment and analyses the results of the first round of this registration


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