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May 12, 2010

OECD Posts Reports Concerning Nanomaterials

Lynn L. Bergeson

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) posted on May 5, 2010, two reports concerning nanomaterials:

  • Report of the Workshop on Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials in a Regulatory Context: This is the Report of the September 2009 Workshop on Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials in Regulatory Context, which was co-hosted by the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) and the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA). According to OECD, the Workshop provided an opportunity to discuss critical issues specific for risk assessment of nanomaterials in a regulatory context, and to identify approaches for risk assessment based on the current state of
  • Report of the Questionnaire on Regulatory Regimes for Manufactured Nanomaterials: According to OECD, this Report presents the information obtained from the Questionnaire on Regulatory Regimes on Manufactured Nanomaterials. OECD analyzed 24 legislations from nine jurisdictions. The Report summarizes objectives and activities covered by each legislation, as well as information on registration/notification, assessment, and management of substances that are either premarket or already in commerce. It also provides a number of legislative features identified in the legislations for consideration when amending or drafting legislation for regulatory oversight of nanomaterials and their products.