National reporting schemes

Several Member States have taken national initiatives to request more information on nanomaterials from industry. These national regulations vary in scope, but also in terms of what information is actually requested from companies.

 

National initiative Registrants Main exceptions Information requirements Reporting
France: Notification Scheme - National Decree for Mandatory Reporting of Nanomaterials Manufacturers or importers of nanomaterials (on their own or included in a mixture or another material) in quantities of 100 g/year or above.

Definition used is different from EU Recommendation and refers to “intentionally manufactured”.
The amount manufactured, imported or distributed is less than 100 g/year;

 
Identity of the company, of the nanomaterial (including physico-chemical data) and available info on (eco)toxicological properties.

Annual tonnage;

Uses of the substance;

Identity of the professional users.
1May (from 2013 onwards)
Belgium: Registry - Royal Decree on the placing on the market of substances manufactured in the nanoparticle form Manufacturer, importers and distributors that put nanomaterials on the Belgian market in quantities of >
100 g/year. It will be expanded to also include mixtures at a later state.

Definition based on EU Recommendation, but makes excemption for naturally occurring, non-chemical modified.
Volume trigger of 100 g/year.

Nanomaterials used as pigments are exempted.
Company’s identity;

Physico-chemical properties;
Quantity;
Uses;

Identity of professional purchasers and users.
1 January (from 2015 onwards)
Denmark: Product Registry - Order on the Register of Mixtures and Products Containing Nanomaterials Manufacturers or importers of mixtures and articles containing nanomaterials intended to be put on the Danish market.

The EU Recommendation for a nanomaterial is used.
Food and food contacting materials, feed, medicines, cosmetic products, pesticides, waste, pigments and inks, textiles, paints, glue, rubber (carbon black use) and private use Company’s identity;

Product information (including name, quantity;
professional uses, applications);

Information on nanomaterial (including REACH registration status);

Chemical information on nanomaterial (including CAS/EU number and chemical formula).
30 August (from 2015 onwards)
Norway: Product Registry – Order on mandatory declaration of chemcials to the national product registry   General requirement to report on chemicals that are manufactured/imported which has introduced specific obligation for nanomaterials.

The EU Recommendation for a nanomaterial is used.

 
Nanomaterials manufactured for export, welding powders, food, feed and pharma. Information that is already known by the producer/manufacturer should be reported. In addition, the function fulfilled by the nanomaterial should be reported. Obligatory from March 2013 onwards
Sweden: Product Registry Reporting requirement for nanomaterials under development