Commission forced to reveal nano options

Member states and other stakeholders will be allowed to see the options drawn up for regulating nanomaterials under REACH

The European Commission will allow member states and other interested parties to see the options for regulating nanomaterials drawn up by its different departments, it said last week.

Officials agreed to hold a meeting in May or June to discuss the options after being roundly criticised for their slow progress.

They had promised to present final proposals for amending REACH’s annexes to take better account of nanomaterials in October, and then said they would be ready in time for a stakeholder meeting last Thursday.

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