Current Developments/ Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials (2007) A

Publication Date : 2007
Code : 58
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International

English
Volume 77 Pages
Document type Report
Subject General Issues
Summary

The OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) had its 2nd meeting on 25-27 April 2007 in Berlin, Germany. An earlier version of this document was originally provided to the meeting as background information in considering the operational plans for the six specific projects. This document compiles information provided by member countries and other delegations on current developments on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials (section I) in their countries or organizations. There are also written reports on current activities related to nanotechnologies/ nanomaterials in other International Organisations such as the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) (section II). In addition, delegations added a short bulleted list of highlights at the top of their submissions to give readers a general idea of key events since the 1st meeting of the Working Party.

This is intended to provide delegations and other stakeholders with a “snapshot” of information on activities related to manufactured nanomaterials, as well as other activities on nanotechnologies, at the national and international level.

The information from delegations is organised, where possible, under the headings identified below, while recognising that not all delegations are able to supply information under each heading. It is to be expected that there is considerable variation amongst delegations as to the issues they wish to address, so there is some flexibility in the way the information is provided. In addition, delegations added a short bulleted list of highlights at the top of their submissions. The highlights are to give readers a general idea of key events since the last meeting of the Working Party.

1. Any national regulatory developments on human health and environmental safety including recommendations or discussions related to adapting existing regulatory systems or the drafting of laws/ regulations/ guidance materials;    

2. Developments related to voluntary or stewardship schemes;    

3. Information on any risk assessment decisions;     

4. Information on any developments related to good practice documents;     

5. Research programmes or strategies designed to address human health and/ or environmental safety aspects of nanomaterials;     

6. Information on any public/ stakeholder consultation.     

7. Additional Information: Delegations may wish to provide any additional related information, e.g., any consideration of the benefits of nanotechnologies and consideration of ethical implications.      
Content

FOREWARD

 

SECTION I RECENT AND PLANNED NATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN CHEMICALS REGULATORY AREA ON HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY ASPECTS OF MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS

   Background    

   Headings for the Tour de Table    

   RESPONSES FROM DELEGATIONS    

      AUSTRALIA         

      BELGIUM         

      CANADA         

      CZECH REPUBLIC         

      DENMARK         

      FRANCE         

         Annex to the French Contribution - INERIS activities on nanomaterials              

      GERMANY         

      IRELAND         

      ITALY         

      JAPAN         

      KOREA         

      NETHERLANDS         

      NEW ZEALAND         

      NORWAY         

      SPAIN         

      SWEDEN         

      UNITED KINGDOM         

      UNITED STATES         

         Annex A              

      EUROPEAN COMMISSION         

      CHINA         

      THAILAND         

      BIAC         

 

SECTION II CURRENT ACTIVITIES IN OTHER ORGANISATIONS RELATED TO NANOTECHNOLOGIES/ NANOMATERIALS

      INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION (ISO)    

      WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS     
Organization
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Published by
  • Inter-Organisation Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals Supported by
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