On March 14, 2014 the European Commission sent questions regarding the Danish nano register proposal to the Danish government. This will extend the standstill period from May 6, 2014 to August 6, 2014. According to EU regulation EC 98&34 Member States have to notify the Commission on technical regulations related to products and information society services, thereby initiating a 3 month standstill period. The standstill period allows the Commission and other Member States to provide comments and propose amendments. The proposal was submitted to the European Commission on November 5, 2013. The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that the extension of the standstill deadline is unlikely to affect the final publication of the nano register. The Danish statutory order for the register is scheduled to come into force before summer. Companies will be required to register their mixtures and articles containing nanomaterials within one year.
Danish EPA (November 5, 2013). “Draft Order on a register of mixtures and articles that contain nanomaterials as well as the requirement for manufacturers and importers to report to the register. Issued pursuant to Article 42 of the Chemicals Act.” DG Entreprise and Industry.