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EC Begins Consultation on Revising Recommendation on Definition of Nanomaterial

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On September 15, 2017, the European Commission (EC) began a public consultation on the revision of the 2011 EC Recommendation on the definition of nanomaterial. The EC intended the definition to achieve consistent...more

EC4SafeNano Survey on Demand and Supply of Services in Nanosafety Ends September 15

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Responses to the European Center for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies (EC4SafeNano) survey on demand and supply of services in nanosafety are due September 15, 2017. EC4SafeNano notes...more

EC Environment DG Publishes Report on Assessing the Environmental Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials

The European Commission (EC) Environment Directorate General (DG) published an August 2017 report entitled Assessing the environmental safety of manufactured nanomaterials. The report “shows that, despite early fears,...more

ClientEarth Files Complaint with EU Ombudsman over EC Catalog of Nanomaterials Used in Cosmetic Products

ClientEarth announced on July 31, 2017, that it filed a complaint with the European Union (EU) Ombudsman about the European Commission’s (EC) “unlawful handling of a long-delayed list of nano-chemicals in cosmetics.” As...more

EC Publishes NanoData Landscape Compilation Reports

On June 8, 2017, the European Commission (EC) published eight NanoData Landscape Compilation reports. The EC states that the reports offer a snapshot of the environment for nanotechnology in different application fields:...more

EC Publishes Final Report of Nanocomput Project

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In July 2017, the European Commission’s (EC) Joint Research Center (JRC) published a report entitled Evaluation of the availability and applicability of computational approaches in the safety assessment of nanomaterials: ...more

NanoDefine Will Hold Workshop on Measurement and Classification of Nanomaterials According to the EC Definition

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On October 24, 2017, NanoDefine will hold a one-day workshop in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. The main purpose of the workshop is to provide a practical demonstration of newly developed measurement techniques to end-users who...more

JRC Publishes NANoREG Framework for the Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials

The European Commission (EC) Joint Research Center (JRC) has published a Science for Policy report entitled NANoREG framework for the safety assessment of nanomaterials. The report was developed within the NANoREG project,...more

EC4safenano Conducts Survey on Demand and Supply of Services for Safe Use of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

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The European Center for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies (EC4safenano) states that it wishes to develop a catalog of services matching the anticipated needs and service requirements to...more

NanoMONITOR Demo Version Now Available Online

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NanoMONITOR, a project partly funded by the European Commission Life+ with grant agreement LIFE14 ENV/ES/000662, is intended to develop a real-time information and monitoring system to support the risk assessment of...more

SCCS Seeks Comment on Opinion on Titanium Dioxide (Nano Form) as UV-Filter in Sprays

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On March 10, 2017, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) began a public consultation on its opinion on titanium dioxide (nanoform) as an ultraviolet (UV)-filter in sprays. In July 2015, the European Commission...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

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, December 2016

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TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/NTP/TRI - EPA Proposes To Add Nonylphenol Ethoxylates To Section 313: On November 16, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to add nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) as a category for...more

SCCS Opinion on Additional Coatings for Titanium Dioxide (Nano Form) as UV-Filter Available for Comment

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On November 22, 2016, the European Commission’s (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) began a public consultation on its opinion on additional coatings for titanium dioxide (nano form) as an ultraviolet...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, August 2016

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TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/NTP/TRI - EPA Releases TRI Preliminary Dataset For Calendar Year 2015: On July 20, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)...more

CEN Committee Seeks Responses to Survey on Disposal Practices for Manufactured Nano-Objects in Waste

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Under European Commission (EC) funding, the European Committee for Standardization Technical Committee (CEN/TC) 352 — Nanotechnologies is developing guidelines relating to the safe waste management and disposal of...more

EC Amends Cosmetics Regulation to Allow Use of Titanium Dioxide (Nano) as UV Filter

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The European Commission (EC) published on July 14, 2016, a regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union that amends Annex VI, the list of ultraviolet (UV) filters allowed in cosmetic products, of the cosmetics...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, July 2016

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TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/NTP/TRI - EPA Launches Advisory Panels: On June 15, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched two advisory panels designed to facilitate small businesses to provide feedback to EPA...more

EC Denies 2014 Petition Seeking EU-Wide Ban on Nanoparticles

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On June 29, 2016, the European Commission (EC) provided a notice to the European Parliament regarding its response to a 2014 petition calling for a European Union (EU)-wide ban on microplastics and nanoparticles. The...more

European Economic and Social Committee Publishes Opinion on Nanotechnology for a Competitive Chemical Industry

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The February 24, 2016, Official Journal of the European Union includes the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on “Nanotechnology for a competitive chemical industry.” The opinion addresses...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, January 2016.

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TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/NTP/TRI - EPA Seeks Comment And New Information On Risk Assessments For Pending PMNs For Chlorinated Paraffins: On December 23, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requested "new...more

Proceedings Available on 2015 U.S.-EU Joint Workshop on Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts

In December 2015, the proceedings from the March 12-13, 2015, U.S.-European Union (EU) joint workshop on “Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts” were posted online. The workshop was sponsored by the European Commission (EC) and...more

EC JRC Publishes Options for the Review of the EC Nanomaterial Definition

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The European Commission (EC) Joint Research Center (JRC) announced on July 10, 2015, the publication of its third report in its review of the EC recommendation on the definition of a nanomaterial. The report is the last in a...more

NanoRem Announces Initial Ecotoxicity Results

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Taking Nanotechnological Remediation Processes from Lab Scale to End User Applications for the Restoration of a Clean Environment (NanoRem) is a research project funded through the European Commission (EC) FP7....more

EC Publishes Responses to Public Consultation on Transparency Measures for Nanomaterials on the Market

The European Commission (EC) has posted responses received to its public consultation on transparency measures for nanomaterials on the market. The EC states that it received 202 responses -- 100 respondents submitted the...more

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