Programme

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  1. Welcome and introduction

  2. Session 3: Enforcement overviews from Asia Pacific
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    Moderator

    Sok-Han Ng Sok-Han Ng
    Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  4. New Zealand’s National Environmental Regulator on Regulation: how the Environmental Protection Authority undertakes compliance, monitoring and enforcement of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act

    • What we regulate
    • Assessing compliance under the HSNO Act
    • Shared responsibilities for regulation of HSNO
    • Enforcement activities
    • Regulation during the Covid-19 pandemic
    • Unique relationship of Maori to the environment
    • Improving enforceability
    Susan Smith Susan Smith
    Head of Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement, Environmental Protection Authority, New Zealand
  5. Latest enforcement developments of obligations for SDS from Japan

    • Act on confirmation of release amounts of specific chemical substances in the environment and promotion of improvements to the management thereof  (PRTR Law)
    • Industrial Safety and Health Act (Isha)
    • FY2021 planned revisions
    • Enforcement using NITE-Gmiccs
    Yoshihito Masaki Yoshihito Masaki
    Staff of the Data Analysis Division, Chemical Management Center,, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (Nite), Japan
  6. South Korea: current status and issues experienced in K-REACH first phase of registration after the amendment

    • K-REACH overview: scope, types of submission, and timeline
    • K-REACH regulatory update and issues relevant to 2021 registration  
    • How the authority is supporting the implementation of K-REACH
    Jae Min Lee Jae Min Lee
    Regulatory Affairs and Project Manager, knoell Korea Ltd.
  7. Enforcement issues from Taiwan including Taiwan REACH overview: from registration to chemical management

    •       An overview of the proposed amendment 
    •       Current enforcement situation of registration regulation
    •       Enforcement of concerned chemical: N2O, HF and ammonium nitrate.
    Ken Liu Ken Liu
    Principal Consultant, ERM Taiwan
  8. Q&A

  9. Short break

  10. China enforcement overview: key points on GACC announcement 129 and its current implementation status

    • Has the enforcement been successfully implemented? 
    • Were there any difficulties in the implementation? 
    • Are companies accustomed to the new requirements or are they facing any challenges? 
    • Are there any measures to reinforce compliance, for instance through fines or training for companies? 
    Lucy Wang Lucy Wang
    Chemical Regulatory Consultant/Research Engineer, CIRS China
  11. Transition from MEP Order 7 to MEE Order 12: enforcement issues

    • How is MEE Order 12 enforcement being acted out?
    • How are inspections being carried out and by whom? What does the reporting process entail?
    • Can you give some examples of violations that have taken place and the penalties that were or could be issued?
    • Are there any particular types of substances being targeted for inspection/enforcement?
    Lisa Zhong Lisa Zhong
    Project Director, China National Chemical Information Center Co, Ltd
  12. Important enforcement issues in Asia Pacific: a panel discussion

    • What has enforcement achieved in the past ten years and what achievements would  you like to be talking about in ten years’ time?
    • Give a view of the 'success/failure' of enforcement to achieve safer chemicals management in different countries in the region
    • Is the 'threat' of enforcement /size of penalties strong enough to ensure companies adhere to the law? 
    • How can companies best achieve compliance, when enforcement cultures vary across the region?
    • Are there any particular types of substances being targeted for inspection/enforcement?
    • Comparison across the region of:
      • how inspections are carried out and by whom
      • what the reporting process entails  
      • typical violations and penalties that were, or could be, issued
      • types of substances being targeted for inspection/enforcement
  13. Break and networking

  14. Session 4: Enforcement overviews from Turkey and Eurasia
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    Moderator

    Sok-Han Ng Sok-Han Ng
    Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  16. Enforcement overview of chemicals regulations in Turkey

    • Details on enforcement of KKDİK
    • SEA Enforcement: classification & labelling aspects
    Melih Babayigit Melih Babayigit
    General Manager, CRAD
  17. Eurasia REACH (TR041): current status, upcoming compliance requirements and enforcement

    • Delays related to the implementation of TR041
    • Second tier legislation (implementing sub-regulations) under Eurasia REACH remains in draft form 
    • Fundamental GOST standards related to the classification and labelling and chemical, safety passport under review
    • Future enforcement of Eurasia REACH requirements will be carried out at member-state level; yet to be seen in practice
    Olesia Pochapska Olesia Pochapska
    Senior Consulting Manager, REACHLaw, Finland
  18. Q&A

  19. Break and Chemical Watch Demo

  20. Session 5: Enforcement in North America
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    Moderator

    Terry Hyland Terry Hyland
    Managing Editor, North America, Chemical Watch
  22. TSCA updates: civil enforcement priorities

    • Introduction
    • Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance National Program Guidance (NPG)
    • Enforcement focus areas
    • New TSCA regulations and significant case highlights
    James Miles James Miles
    Chief of the Chemical Risk and Reporting Enforcement Branch (CRREB), Office of Civil Enforcement, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, US Environmental Protection Agency
  23. TSCA Section 5 Enforcement Response Policy including SNURs

    • Ramifications of increased number of Snurs, such as prolonged time period for commercialisation and prohibiting additions to other jurisdiction inventories
    • Business plan for EPA decisions of ‘may present an unreasonable risk’ instead of ‘does not present an unreasonable risk’ 
    • Updates on the five persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) rules
    Rose Passarella Rose Passarella
    Director - Chemicals, Intertek
  24. Overview of the Provisions of Canada’s Environmental Enforcement Act (EEA) for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA)

    • Review of the legal authority and 
    • Possible penalties afforded to officers enforcing CEPA
    Dan Bastien Dan Bastien
    Associate Director, Chemical Group, Intertek, Canada
  25. Q&A

  26. US state level overview of enforcement trends

    Carolyn Hanson Carolyn Hanson
    Deputy Executive Director, Environmental Council of the States
  27. State case study: Washington State’s approach to compliance and enforcement

    Ken Zarker Ken Zarker
    Pollution Prevention Section Manager, Washington State Department of Ecology, USA
  28. Important enforcement issues in North America: a panel discussion

    • Give a view of the 'success/failure' of enforcement to achieve safer chemicals management in North America. 
    • Is the 'threat' of enforcement/size of penalties strong enough to ensure companies adhere to the law?
    • Comparison across the region of:
      • how inspections are carried out and by whom
      • what the reporting process entails  
      • typical violations and penalties that were, or could be, issued
      • types of substances being targeted for inspection/enforcement
    • Has there been a significant change in federal enforcement of chemical product laws under the Biden administration?
    • Are there actions – for example, a recent new chemical submission or being subject to a past enforcement action – that make an entity more likely to see an inspection request from the EPA?
    • How significant is a company's location in determining whether it could get an inspection notice from the EPA/Environment and Climate Change Canada? And with the EPA's new focus on environmental justice, are facilities located near potentially susceptible communities more likely to be subject to inspections and follow-on enforcement actions?
    • In California, are there certain product types or chemical substances that are more likely to be targeted with Prop 65 notices of violation?
  29. Close of conference

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