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Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Abstract:
In November 2016, the Ministry of the Environment, Energy, and the Sea released its 2016 report, in French, Éléments issus des déclarations des substances à l'état nanoparticulaire.

January 3rd, 2017

France Releases 2016 Report on Nanomaterial Reporting Scheme

In November 2016, the Ministry of the Environment, Energy, and the Sea released its 2016 report, in French, Éléments issus des déclarations des substances à l'état nanoparticulaire. See http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/Rapport_public_R-Nano_2016.pdf The report analyzes nanomaterial declarations received in 2016 for reporting year 2015. Under Decree No. 2012-232, companies that manufacture, import, and/or distribute a "substance with nanoparticle status" in an amount of at least 100 grams per year must submit an annual report with substance identity, quantity, and use information. According to the report, while the number of declarations received in 2016 decreased from 2015, the quantity of materials produced increased (350,487 tonnes vs. 300,822 tonnes in 2015), as well as the quantity imported (125,279 tonnes vs. 114,951 tonnes in 2015).

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