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Transparency measures for nanomaterials: impact assessment, public consultation and workshop Opublikowano w dniu : 18/06/2014

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The European Commission is conducting an impact assessment on transparency measures for nanomaterials on the market. This is in response to concerns from certain stakeholders and Member States that the current level of available information on the presence of nanomaterials and products containing nanomaterials on the market may be insufficient for an adequate response to health and environmental risks and for informed consumer choice. Over the course of the impact assessment exercise, a number of policy options are being defined, refined and assessed, such as a single nanoregistry at an EU level with different variations, a structured effort to collect available information on nanomaterials, a recommendation on best practices for national registries or no additional action compared to the current legal framework.

In support of this impact assessment, the Commission has launched a public consultation in order to obtain stakeholder views on the currently available information on nanomaterials on the market, the problem definition that forms the basis of the impact assessment, as well as the potential positive and/or negative impacts of the aforementioned policy options. The Commission invites all interested stakeholders to participate to this consultation by 5 August 2014.

In addition to the public consultation, a validation workshop will be organised on 30 June 2014 in Brussels. At this technical workshop, the preliminary results of the study supporting the impact assessment will be presented and discussed, including the evaluation of existing notification systems for nanomaterials. This will give stakeholders the opportunity to provide their input on the study and the related impact assessment. All interested stakeholders are welcome to register for this workshop until 23 June 2014.

To participate in the public consultation and the validation workshop, please visit the DG ENTR nanomaterials page.


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