Manufactured Nanomaterials: Work Programme 2006-2008

Publication Date : 2008
Code : 59
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English
Volume 17 Pages
Document type Policy & Strategy & Plan
Subject General Issues
Summary

The 1st Meeting of the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) was hosted by the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). It was held in London, 26th-27th October 2006.

The primary objective of this meeting was to agree a Programme of Work (2006-2008) for the WPMN to be approved by OECD’s Chemicals Committee. The main aim of the programme was to promote international co-operation in human health and environmental safety related aspects of manufactured nanomaterials, in order to assist in the safe development of manufactured nanomaterials, while avoiding non-tariff barriers to trade.

Finally, OECD’s Chemicals Committee agreed to a Programme of Work on Manufactured Nanomaterials for 2006-2008 (Annex I). This Programme of Work is addressing human health and environmental safety aspects of manufactured nanomaterials. The Chemicals Committee also established a Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) to implement its programme of work. The Terms of Reference for the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials are found in Annex II.

The content of the draft Programme of Work is based on the results of the Washington Workshop, as well as subsequent discussions in the Chemicals Committee.
Content

FOREWORD

   BACKGROUND

   ESTABLISHMENT OF THE WORKING PARTY ON MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS

   DRAFT PROGRAMME OF WORK 2006-2008

   IMPLEMENTING THE DRAFT PROGRAMME OF WORK 2006-2008

   RESOURCES

   STAKEHOLDERS’ PARTICIPATION

   CO-ORDINATION WITH OTHER INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS

   CURRENT AND FUTURE WORK ON NANOTECHNOLOGIES AT OECD

   OECD INTERNAL CO-ORDINATION

 

ANNEX I PROGRAMME OF WORK ON MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS 2006 -2008

   INTRODUCTION    

   PROPOSED PROGRAMME OF WORK 2006 – 2008    

      Co-ordination          

   WORK AREAS    

      Work Area One – Identification, Characterisation, Definitions, Terminology and Standards    

      Work Area Two – Testing Methods and Risk Assessment    

      Work Area Three– Information sharing, Co-operation and Dissemination     

 

ANNEX II TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE WORKING PARTY ON MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS
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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