Current Developments/ Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials (2009)

Publication Date : 2009
Code : 71
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International

English
Volume 92 Pages
Document type Report
Subject General Issues
Summary

In each meeting of the WPMN, the delegations have an opportunity to provide their developments on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials, so called “Tour de Table”. An earlier version of this document was originally provided to the 5th meeting held 4-6 March 2009 in Paris, France. 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 including the International Organisation for Standardisation (section II). In addition, Section III includes the report from the OECD Secretariat at the 5th meeting.

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.

In considering the Tour de Table, each delegation was invited to prepare a short written paper. It was recommended that the information in these papers be organised, where possible, under the headings identified below, while recognising that not all delegations would be able to supply information under each heading. It also expected that there would be considerable variation amongst delegations as to the issues they wish to address, so there should be some flexibility in the way the information is provided.

In addition, it was kindly requested that delegations add a short bulleted list of highlights at the top of their submissions. The highlights are expected 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

ABOUT THE OECD

 

FOREWORD

 

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         

      AUSTRIA         

      CANADA         

      CZECH REPUBLIC         

      FINLAND         

      FRANCE         

      GERMANY         

      JAPAN         

      NETHERLANDS          

      NEW ZEALAND         

      NORWAY         

      SLOVAK REPUBLIC         

      SPAIN         

      SWEDEN         

      SWITZERLAND         

      UNITED KINGDOM         

      UNITED STATES         

      EUROPEAN COMMISSION          

      BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (BIAC)         

      ENVIRONMENTAL NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION         

 

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

      THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR STANDARDIZATION TECHNICAL COMMITTEE-NANOTECHNOLOGIES (ISO/TC 229)         

 

SECTION III REPORT FROM THE SECRETARIAT

   PART I: WPMN ACTIVITIES/ EVENTS         

   PART II: CO-ORDINATION AND OUTREACH          
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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