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May 18, 2022

France Asks Providers to Give Updated R-Nano Declaration Numbers to Customers upon Request

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) has posted “important information” for the 2022 reporting period under R-Nano, France’s national reporting scheme for substances in nanoparticle form. ANSES states that it is asking providers to give an updated declaration number to their customers upon request, “even if they have no declaration to perform.” To do so, providers “must ‘duplicate’ the substance identity information entered in [fiscal year (FY)] 2021, without submitting it.” According to ANSES, this will create a declaration number that allows the client to import the substance identity data and declare their professional activity with the substance acquired in 2020. The declaration in “draft” status will not be considered in the database for FY 2022. ANSES has extended the declaration period to May 31, 2022. For producers and importers that have difficulties in characterization with one of the methods listed in the declaration form, ANSES suggests they follow the procedure detailed in the document published in the help section.