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The EU Regulation of Nanomaterials: Smoother or Harder? The Precautionary Tool Chest as the Basis for Better Regulating Nanomaterials

Boekbijdrage - Hoofdstuk

The EU regulatory framework on nanomaterials falls mainly within the shared competence of the EU and of its member states. This means that the sources of the regu- lation of nanomaterials are found primarily in the law promulgated in Brussels, if Brussels thinks fit to draft laws in these areas, which is the case. The EU regulatory toolbox in- cludes directives and regulations which are binding on member states, as well as the so-called “soft law” instruments (not binding instruments) such as recommendations and communications. The European Commission (EC) and its agencies and research centers play a central, propulsive role in the regulatory process.
Boek: Nanoengineering
Pagina's: 339-374
Aantal pagina's: 36
Jaar van publicatie:2015
Trefwoorden:nanomaterials, regulation approach, Classification
  • Scopus Id: 84940093608