On September 2, 2014 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a new bill entitled “Significant New Use Rulings (SNUR) for 36 chemical substances” which will come into effect on November 3, 2014 and also regulate certain nanomaterials. According to a press release by the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) the ruling includes multiwalled carbon nanotubes and nanofibers as well as carbide derived nanocarbon. The nanoform of black carbon is also authorized for use in plastic food contact materials (FCMs) in the EU.

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US EPA (September 2, 2014). “Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances.US Federal Register.

NIA (September 2, 2014). “US EPA new use rulings on several nanomaterials come into Effect in November 2014.”