Registration duties for nanoforms
- The regulation makes it clear that different nanoforms of substances have to be registered individually or as groups
The purpose of the regulation is to clarify registration duties for nanomaterials under REACH. The purpose of REACH is to set out how manufacturers and importers are to assess and document that the risks arising from the substance they manufacture or import are adequately controlled during manufacture and their own use(s) and that others further down the supply chain can adequately control the risks.
Manufacturers and importers of substances on nanoforms in 1 tonne or more per year must register their substances at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). ECHA evaluates the registrations for their compliance. The EU Member States evaluate selected substances to clarify initial concerns for human health or for the environment. Authorities and ECHA's scientific committees assess whether the risks of substances can be managed. Authorities can ban hazardous substances if their risks are unmanageable. They can also decide to restrict a use or make it subject to a prior authorisation.
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