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January 9, 2017

Germany Begins Consultation on Announcement Concerning Manufactured Nanomaterials

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The Committee on Hazardous Substances (AGS) of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) began a public consultation on its update to several technical rules.  AGS seeks comment on Bekanntmachung zu Gefahrstoffen (BekGS) 527, “Hergestellte Nanomaterialien.”  Although BAuA has published an English translation of Announcement 527, “Manufactured Nanomaterials,” BAuA notes that it is not up-to-date and is unofficial.  The German documents are more recent and include a chart listing edits to the 2015 version.  Comments are due March 31, 2017.