In 2010 DG Environment initiated the project "Scientific technical support on assessment of nanomaterials in REACH registration dossiers and adequacy of available information". The project was managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in close collaboration with ECHA, and was divided in two separate tasks.
Task I entailed the identification of REACH registration dossiers that cover nanomaterials, the scientific assessment of the information on nanomaterials contained in these dossiers, and proposing how potential cross-cutting shortcomings can be addressed. Task I was completed in March 2012 (Final Report Task I).
Task II was completed in January 2013 and focused on assessing potential economic and environmental consequences of the technical proposals made in Task I.