From September 15, 2017 to October 13, 2017, the European Commission held a consultation on the definition of nanomaterial. The purpose of the consultation was to revise the Commission’s recommendation on the definition of nanomaterials, which was defined in 2011 as substances with 50% of particles or more between 1nm-100nm. The original revision deadline was December 2014, but was pushed back while the Commission waited for a report from the Joint Research Centre. The report was published in July 2015 and included technical and scientific recommendations to be taken into account for the review.
Following the consultation, the draft changes to the recommendation will be subject to another consultation period that will last 12 weeks. During this second consultation period, major relevant stakeholder groups, including Competent Authorities Sub-Group on Nanomaterials (CASG-Nano) members, will participate.
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