The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 30-day extension of the comment period for the consultation on the proposed rule: Chemical Substances When Manufactured Or Processed As Nanoscale Materials; TSCA Reporting And Recordkeeping Requirements, on 2 July 2015. The deadline for submitting comments is now 5 August 2015.


The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has published a new report which describes and assesses the current state of affairs with regards to the development and use of nanomaterials/nanoparticles, including the ability to assess possible human and environmental toxicological risks.


NIOSH researchers have conducted an industry-wide exposure assessment among US CNT and CNF manufacturers and users to see how workplace exposure levels compare to the REL, the results of which have been published in the Annals of Occupational Hygiene.


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) has made its web platform on the testing programme of manufactured nanomaterials public, on 9 June 2015, resulting from the Sponsorship Programme for the Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials (Testing Programme).


The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI)has been tasked with the designing of a national nanomaterial register in Sweden. Upon the request of the Swedish Ministry of the Environment (Miljödepartementet) [in Swedish], KEMI is drafting a proposal for a register and conducting an impact assessment. KEMI intends to finalise this process by 1 December 2015.