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  1. Session 1: EU chemicals strategy for sustainability and other developments in Europe
  2. Welcome and introduction

    Geraint Roberts Geraint Roberts
    Freelance journalist and researcher
  3. The strategy: Background and main initiatives relating to the electronics sector

    Aidan Turnbull Aidan Turnbull
    Director, BOMcheck, UK
  4. Coherence of RoHS, REACH and other chemical-product policies that affect electronics and the proposed new REACH restriction on PFASs

    Ruxandra Cana Ruxandra Cana
    Partner, Steptoe LLP
  5. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and electronics: Should there be more visibility?

    This presentation examines the consequences of managing electronic products and e-waste containing POPs in the context of plastic additives, disposal, recycling and human exposure. Can substitution with non-toxic materials avoid regrettable substitution and the design mistakes of the past?

    Lee Bell Lee Bell
    Mercury and POPs Policy Advisor, IPEN (International Pollutants Elimination Network)
  6. Q&A

  7. Short break

  8. Session 2: Strategy and supply chain issues including Scip
  9. Beyond Scip compliance: ESG metrics to reduce non-essential SVHC use in supply chains

    Aidan Turnbull Aidan Turnbull
    Director, BOMcheck, UK
  10. Anticipating regulatory challenges

    • The complexity of the supply chain in the electronics sector adds additional challenges to manage the chemicals and materials used in electrical and electronic products and processes. 
    • This presentation will explore the evolution of regulated and restricted substances lists, the additions and impact on the supply chain and examples of hazard screening at the material selection stage to anticipate and avoid supply chain disruption.
    Lauren Heine PH.D. Lauren Heine PH.D.
    Director of Science & Data Integrity, Cofounder, ChemFORWARD
    Chris Flanders Chris Flanders
    Manager - Environmental Compliance, Google
  11. Supply chain chemical regulatory impact and green chemistry

    Adam Schafer Adam Schafer
    Director of Supply Chain Responsibility, Intel, US
  12. Q&A

  13. Break and sponsor workshops

  14. Sponsor workshop from UL: Complexity of Managing Diverse Chemical Control Regulations in Electronics

    This workshop will outline the many nuanced, intricate differences between chemical substance regulations in electronics across the world and how this relates to assessing and communicating compliance for a complex Bill of Materials. We will discuss and demonstrate how UL’s scalable solutions can automate and streamline what is most times a manual, time-intensive process and how we can partner with your teams and maximize your efficiency.

    Stacie Abraham Stacie Abraham
    Regulatory Program Manager, Business Development & Client Solutions, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, UL William Henry Merrill Society
  15. Session 3: TSCA, US state level updates and chemicals management for electronics across The Americas


    Michael Kirschner Michael Kirschner
    President, Design Chain Associates, LLC, United States
  17. US EPA and TSCA updates and new TSCA restrictions including phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP 3:1)

    Cindy Wheeler Cindy Wheeler
    Attorney-adviser, Existing Chemicals Risk Management Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, EPA
  18. TSCA risk management: Chemicals with relevance to electronics

    • How to engage with the EPA; types of data and information needed
    Richard Engler, Ph.D. Richard Engler, Ph.D.
    Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
  19. Q&A

  20. Chemical policy evolution in the US: A panel discussion

    Speakers include:

    Lynn L. Bergeson Panelist: Lynn L. Bergeson
    Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, USA
    Richard Engler, Ph.D. Panelist: Richard Engler, Ph.D.
    Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
    Michael Kirschner Moderator: Michael Kirschner
    President, Design Chain Associates, LLC, United States
  21. Break

  22. California Proposition 65: An overview

    Laura M. Duncan Laura M. Duncan
    Principal, Product Law Group, United States
  23. California Proposition 65: New policy activity and other happenings at OEHHA

    Carol J. Monahan Cummings Carol J. Monahan Cummings
    Chief Counsel, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
  24. Developments to chemical regulations in Canada and what this means for the electronics industry

    • The Batteries and Electronics Registry is now open!
    • Amendments to the Federal Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 and impact to the electronic industry
    • Beyond regulations: Canadian initiative for greener electronics
    Aury Hathout Aury Hathout
    President and Lab Quality Manager, Enviropass Expertise Inc, Canada
  25. Q&A

  26. Close of day one

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