New EU nano measures promised for 2015

The European Commission will bring forward an overdue proposal on amending the REACH chemicals regulation to account for nanomaterials early next year

The European Commission will bring forward draft amendments to the REACH chemicals regulation to account for nanomaterials early next year.

The planned measures on registering nanomaterials under REACH are also likely to enter force next year, environment commissioner Karmenu Vella said on Wednesday.

The proposal, a technical revision to some annexes to REACH, must first be passed by the Commission’s impact assessment board, a spokeswoman said.

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