Belgian Decree on the Nanomaterial Register published in the Country's Official Journal
The 24 September 2014 edition of the Belgian Official Journal (Le Moniteur Belge) has endorsed the Belgian Royal Decree regarding the Placement on the Market of Substances manufactured at the Nanoscale ; it has been published together with a Report to the King and the opinion of the Council of State
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Briefing: Export Control and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies: the Case of Nanotechnologies
NIA has written an exclusive Members briefing on how nanotechnologies in dual-use goods and technologies are governed both internationally and by relevant US and EU regulations
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultations – Two EU consultations on Horizon 2020 and ‘Science 2.0’
NIA Members are invited to contribute to two consultations the European Commission has recently opened
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation: EU SCENIHR Guidance on the Determination of Potential Health Effects of Nanomaterials used in Medical Devices - Deadline: 29 September 2014
NIA Members are invited to contribute to NIA's reply on the SCENIHR consultation on the Guidance on the Determination of Potential Health Effects of Nanomaterials used in Medical Devices
French OHS Agency publishes Guidance on the Identification of Nanomaterials in the Workplace
France's INRS has released a guidance document that aids in the identification of nanomaterials in the workplace. The report provides a summary of occupational health and safety (OHS) knowledge related to nanomaterials
Publications from the ILSI NanoRelease Food Additive Project now freely available
The ILSI NanoRelease Food Additive Project, in which NIA participates, has recently published five scientific publications in the journal Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. An earlier publication had been published in April 2014 in ACS nano
NIA EXCLUSIVE Document: NIA Status Update on European Regulations - June 2014
NIA has compiled an exclusive Members report giving a short and concise description and status update on EU regulations that have included specific provisions related to nanotechnology, and on regulations that are indirectly applicable to nanomaterials
EC publishes Draft Reports of the Impact Assessment on Transparency Measures for Nanomaterials
Ahead of the EC's validation workshop on transparency measures for nanomaterials that will be held on 30 June 2014 in Brussels, three draft reports of the Study to Assess the Impact of Possible Legislation to Increase Transparency on Nanomaterials on the Market have been made public
US FDA publishes Nanotechnology Guidance for Industry Documents
Implementing the recommendations from its 2007 Nanotechnology Task Force Report, the US FDA published on 24 June 2014 three final guidance documents as well as one draft guidance document for nanotechnology applications in regulated products, including cosmetics and food substances. The documents ‘reflect the FDA’s current thinking’ and contain...
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation: EU Transparency Measures for Nanomaterials - Deadline: 4 July 2014
NIA Members are invited to contribute to the draft NIA reply to the EC consultation on a EU-wide nanomaterial register
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...