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TechConnect Conference Will Include Panel on Safety and Innovation as Partners for Success in Advanced Manufacturing

The TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, which will be held May 14-17, 2017, in Washington, D.C., will include a panel discussion on May 16, 2017, on “Safety and Innovation as Partners for Success in Advanced...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, February 2017

TSCA/FIFRA/NTP - EPA Proposes Regulation Of TCE Use In Vapor Degreasing Under TSCA Section 6(a): On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule under Section 6(a) of the...more

NIOSH Seeks Comment on Proposed Survey of Engineered Nanomaterial OSH Practices

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Federal Register notice on February 10, 2017, inviting comment on a proposed information collection plan, “Survey of Engineered Nanomaterial...more

Nanomaterials Inventory for Cosmetics Will Be Published “in the Next Weeks”

ClientEarth published a January 11, 2017, blog item entitled “Three-year wait for nanomaterial risk data promised ‘in the next weeks.’” Under the Cosmetics Directive, the European Commission (EC) was to publish by January...more

Draft REACH Guidance Documents on Nanomaterials Move to CARACAL for Review

According to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website, several Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) guidance documents concerning nanomaterials have moved to the next step in the...more

IRSST Project Measures Nanoparticle Penetration into Protective Gloves

The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) published a news item on January 16, 2017, entitled “Nanoparticles — to handle with care.” IRSST states that although research is still in...more

NIOSH Publishes Blog Item on Art and Science of OELs for Nanomaterials

On February 1, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a blog item entitled “The Art and Science of OELs for Nanomaterials.” According to the item, NIOSH searched for proposals for...more

OECD Publishes Report on Alternative Testing Strategies in Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a report entitled Alternative Testing Strategies in Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Current State of Knowledge and Research Needs to...more

Nano-Portal on Safe Handling of Nanomaterials Available in English

The Nano-Portal: Safe Handling of Nanomaterials, the result of a project supported by the Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV) and developed by the Innovation Society, is now available in English. The website is...more

New Article Discusses TSCA Reform Provisions Pertinent to Manufacturers and Processors of Nanoscale Materials

We are pleased to announced that Lynn L. Bergeson, Charles M. Auer, and Carla N. Hutton published an article, “Practitioner Insights: A Review and Analysis of TSCA Reform Provisions Pertinent to Manufacturers and Processors...more

KEMI Consulting on Draft Nano Register Regulation

The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) is in the process of consulting with stakeholders on a draft regulation that would require companies to provide information on nanomaterials in chemical products to the Swedish products...more

Committees Reviewing Draft Appendix on Recommendations for Nanomaterials Applicable to the Guidance on Registration

On January 13, 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) sent the draft appendix on recommendations for nanomaterials applicable to the guidance on registration to the Forum, Member State Committee, and Risk Assessment...more

Retail and Consumer Products Law Roundup - January 2017

False Ad Suit Survives When Consumers "Swept Into" Purchase - Why It Matters - A California Court of Appeal found that plaintiff consumers had raised triable issues of fact on whether they suffered damages in...more

NIOSH Accepting Input on How Best to Protect Workers, Including in Nanotechnology

John Howard, M.D., Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), authored a January 10, 2017, NIOSH blog item entitled “Occupational Health Issues in the USA.” Howard shares a recent...more

EPA Promulgates Final TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule for Nanoscale Materials

After over a decade of effort, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued on January 12, 2017, a final rule under Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) establishing reporting and recordkeeping...more

Final TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule for Nanoscale Materials Available

On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to publish in the Federal Register a Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rule establishing reporting and recordkeeping...more

Germany Begins Consultation on Announcement Concerning Manufactured Nanomaterials

The Committee on Hazardous Substances (AGS) of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) began a public consultation on its update to several technical rules. AGS seeks comment on Bekanntmachung zu...more

Predictions and Outlook for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2017

Predictions and Outlook for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) 2017 - 2016 was full of surprises, two of which will drive much of the agenda for OCSPP during 2017. First, Congress...more

France Releases 2016 Report on Nanomaterial Reporting Scheme

In November 2016, the Ministry of the Environment, Energy, and the Sea released its 2016 report, in French, Éléments issus des déclarations des substances à l’état nanoparticulaire. The report analyzes nanomaterial...more

Presentations Available from 2016 Nanosafe Conference

The fifth Nanosafe conference was held November 7-10, 2016, in Grenoble, France. The conference included panel discussions on responsible development with non-governmental organizations; urban particles mitigation: what is...more

2017 Conference Will Focus on New Tools and Approaches for Nanomaterial Safety Assessment

On February 7-9, 2017, a conference focused on new tools and approaches for nanomaterial safety assessment will be held in Malaga, Spain. The conference is jointly organized by five major Seventh Research Framework Program...more

Draft REACH Guidance Documents for Nanomaterials Move to Next Consultation Step

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced in its December 14, 2016, ECHA Weekly that the following drafts for updated ECHA guidance on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)...more

ECHA Announces Signed Agreement for EU Observatory for Nanomaterials

On December 7, 2016, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the signing of a delegation agreement between ECHA and the European Commission (EC) on the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EU-ON). According...more

Australian Draft National Standard for the Environmental Risk Management of Industrial Chemicals Addresses Nanomaterials

On November 24, 2016, the Australian Department of the Environment and Energy began a public consultation on the Draft National Standard for the Environmental Risk Management of Industrial Chemicals and a supporting Draft...more

ISO Standard Provides Overview of Frameworks for Developing OELs and OEBs for NOAAs

On November 21, 2016, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released ISO/TR 18637:2016, “Nanotechnologies — Overview of available frameworks for the development of occupational exposure limits and bands for...more

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