News & Alerts
Posted on 7 Jul 2017
The Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released two decision annulling a 2015 ECHA decision requiring additional information and data on Syntetic Amorphous Silica (SAS). The original decision was based on substance evaluation performed by The Netherlands Competent Authority where a number of requests were made. The...
Posted on 14 Jun 2017
ECHA has just launched the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON). The EUON is a website in 23 EU languages that will aim to give citizens, workers and professionals access to information on nanomaterials on the EU market. The EUON will be launched in 3 steps, with additional information being made available at each step and is...
Posted on 9 Jun 2017
The ECHA Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has been assessing TiO2 under the CLP regulation. Today, 9 June, ECHA published a press release that 'Titanium dioxide proposed to be classified as suspected of causing cancer when inhaled'. RAC concluded that the available scientific evidence meets the criteria in the CLP Regulation to classify...
Posted on 25 May 2017
On 25th of May, ECHA published five documents related to nanomaterials. These documents, 4 which are guidance documents and one which is a recommendation how to prepare REACH registration dossiers containing nanoforms. All these documents are valuable for the 2018 registration deadline as well as for already registered substances.
Posted on 23 May 2017
NIA was part of a multi-project consortium that delivered the 2 day workshop "Nanomaterials: Industrial workshop on Safe by Design" in Bilbao on April 24-25, managed by the project Nanogentools. Projects dedicated to building the concept and tools behind Safe by Design came together, including:
Posted on 19 May 2017
Early in 2017, the United States of America Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) announced the introduction of a rule on the 'Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements' for chemical substances when manufactured or processes as nanoscale materials. The rule was originally supposed to come into force on 12 May 2017. The US Environmental Protection...
Posted on 12 May 2017
NIA is one of the accredited stakeholder to ECHA. On 16-17 May, NIA will attend the next ECHA Nanomaterial Expert Group Meeting (ECHA NMEG). NIA Members who are interested will find more information about the meeting at the Members Area.
Posted on 5 May 2017
NIA welcomes publication of the JRC Science for Policy Report 'NANoREG framework for the safety assessment of nanomaterials'. The comprehensive report was co-authored by NIA's David Carlander from the collaborative work within the NANoREG project "A common European approach to the regulatory testing of nanomaterials", funded by the European...
Posted on 21 Apr 2017
NIA is delighted to be sharing a stand at the EuroNanoForum 2017 with Joanneum Research, University of Leeds, INERIS,Tutech and National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE). The stand will hold discussion groups, workshops and other activities including a showcasing of industry developments in new sectors, safe-by-design tools and...
Posted on 21 Apr 2017
The European Commission Horizon 2020 project establishing a European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, EC4SafeNano, has now been launched. EC4SafeNano aims to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and daily practice by providing services to help others to safely manage this new technology.
Posted on 6 Apr 2017
6 April saw the launch of NIA's new regulatory service to Members, a monthly Regulatory Digest. This newsletter will provide an ongoing review of regulatory changes and processes relevant to NIA members, activities from NIA within those processes and support available to Members.
Posted on 31 Mar 2017
NIA Members and the wider nano community came together in Brussels on a sunny spring day to lift the lid on latest global regulatory news and take a look at Safer by Design as a tool in sustainable business.
Posted on 27 Mar 2017
The NIA provided comments on the 24th of March 2017 to the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) on their consultation to require reporting of nanomaterials in products to the Swedish Product Register.
Posted on 27 Mar 2017
NIA attended the 16th European Commission CASG-nano Meeting 14-15 March, 2017. The NIA Meeting Report is now available for NIA Members (requires log-in).
Posted on 8 Mar 2017
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has provided a draft update of the Appendices to Chapters R.7a and R7.c of the Guidance on IR&CSA (Endpoint specific guidance) on “recommendations for nanomaterials” regarding human health endpoints
NANOGENTOOLS publishes first Newsletter and launches a Survey on Nanomaterial Safety Management and the Safe-By-Design Concept
Posted on 7 Mar 2017
The Horizon 2020 NANOGENTOOLS project, dedicated to supporting nanotechnology industries with their work on nanosafety, has developed its first newsletter after a year of Research and Innovation Staff Exchange.
Posted on 6 Mar 2017
Under the Toxic Substances Control Act, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) proposed a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) with recordkeeping requirements for the substance defined as: 'bimodal mixture consisting of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and other classes of carbon nanotubes (generic)'
Posted on 3 Mar 2017
NIA will attend the European Commission Competent Authorities Sub-Group on Nanomaterials (CASG-nano) meeting that will be held in March 2017. Topics that are expected to be discussed are e.g. options for REACH Annexes and the review of the nanomaterials definition.
ECHA Board of Appeals rules in favour of Industry and annuls Decision requiring Information on nanoforms of TiO2
Posted on 2 Mar 2017
The Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released a Decision annulling a 2014 Decision requiring additional information on titanium dioxide (TiO2) substance identity as well as a list of phases, forms and surface treatments for sub-pigmentary (i.e. nano) forms. This decision was first contested in September 2014. The appeal...
Posted on 6 Feb 2017
The Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD WPMN) has released a new publication of its Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials