On May 22, 2015 the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) published an article informing about the ongoing efforts of the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) to develop a national nanomaterial registry. In October 2013 the Swedish government published a national action plan for nanomaterials demanding a nano-specific revision of the European Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, including a separate registration of nanomaterials (FPF reported). KEMI was mandated to design a nanomaterial register in Sweden. The Swedish Ministry of the Environment requested KEMI to draft a proposal for a register and conduct an impact assessment. KEMI will run consultations with agencies and stakeholders and aims to finalize this process by December 1, 2015.
NIA (May 22, 2015). “Sweden to develop a Nanomaterial Registry.”