Programme

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  1. Conference welcome

    Moderator

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  2. Session 1: Regulatory updates from Europe
  3. Updates on EU RoHS: The RoHS general review

    • The European Commission launched its review of the 2011 RoHS Directive in 2019
    • A report assessing the effectiveness & efficiency of the current legislation was published in March last year
    • With the publication of formal proposals expected in the second quarter of 2023, Steve Andrews will outline the latest news & what we might expect to see next year.
    Steven Andrews Steven Andrews
    Subject Matter Expert, Environmental Stewardship and Policy, Assent
  4. REACH revision

    • Current status and prospects for the revision of REACH under the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability;
    • Latest positions on reform of the authorisation and restriction process;
    • Extension of the generic approach to risk management and the grouping approach, and the development of essential use criteria; and
    • Likely impacts for the electronics industry: interaction with other legislation, professional use, socio-economic assessment.
    Claudio Mereu Claudio Mereu
    Joint Managing Partner, Head of EU Regulatory, Competition & Trade, Fieldfisher LLP, Belgium
  5. EcoDesign framework

    • Current Ecodesign Directive – main elements and functioning
    • Proposal for an Ecodesign Regulation – comparison & new elements assessment & outlook
    Clemens Rosenmayr Clemens Rosenmayr
    Policy Advisor Industry, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
  6. Q&A

  7. Short break

  8. CLP Revision: Expectations, Impacts & Concerns

    • Setting the stage with a brief overview of the CLP revision initiative – context, timeline;
    • Addressing industry expectations surrounding the revision and the potential impacts;
    • Concluding with industry concerns/feedback and projections ahead of the revisions adoption.
    Kamelija Milosev Kamelija Milosev
    Subject Matter Expert - Chemicals, Enhesa
  9. Digital Product Passports

    • Digital product passports for sustainable products
    • EU digital product passports as part of the proposal for an Ecodesign Regulation
    Margaux Le Gallou Margaux Le Gallou
    Programme manager, ECOS – Environmental Coalition on Standards
  10. Medical Devices - actively engaged in the revision of REACH and RoHS from the chemical's legislation side

    • The political and regulatory landscape in Europe since the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability
    • The medical technologies sector – its specificities and uses of chemicals
    • MedTech Europe views on the revision of REACH and RoHS
    Roumiana Santos Roumiana Santos
    Manager Chemicals, MedTech Europe
  11. Q&A Session

  12. Lunch

  13. Session 2: Regulatory Updates from USA
  14. Welcome back

    Moderator

    Kelly Scanlon Kelly Scanlon
    Director, Environmental Policy and Research, IPC, USA
  15. USA EPA and TSCA updates for the electronics sector

    • Forthcoming revised PBT rulemaking;
    • PFAS regulation;
    • TSCA fees; and
    • New chemical review and the electronics sector
    Lynn L. Bergeson Lynn L. Bergeson
    Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, United States
  16. The role of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)

    • GEC’s new Criteria Development Process;
    • Continued need for EPEAT criteria on the reduction of chemicals of concern; and
    • Demand for new criteria on the reduction of chemicals of concern
    Rachel Simon Rachel Simon
    Senior Manager, Technology Assessment and Resource Development, Global Electronics Council
  17. US Regulations that impact electronics

    • California’s revision to its e-waste rules; and
    • Updates from other US states
    Michael Kirschner Michael Kirschner
    President, Design Chain Associates, LLC, United States
  18. Proposition 65 and electronics

    • Proposition 65 basics, safe harbor warnings, etc.;
    • How OEHHA assists businesses’ efforts to comply with Proposition 65; and
    • Enforcement trends relevant to electronics
    Carolyn N. Rowan Carolyn N. Rowan
    Chief Counsel, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
  19. Q&A session

  20. Short break

  21. Session 3: Standards
  22. The new eco-design standards activity

    • North America Energy Star family of standards: trends and developments;
    • EU harmonised USB-C "Common Charger" legislation: life cycle considerations; and
    • strategies for maintaining LCA compliance among evolving international standards.
    James Frendo-Cumbo James Frendo-Cumbo
    EcoDesign Project Manager, Enviropass Expertise Inc.
  23. IECQ 080000-EN:2022 - Hazardous Substance Process Management (HSPM) system requirements for electronics

    • introduction to the standard;
    • how to implement it / get certified; and
    • advantages and challenges
    Aury Hathout Aury Hathout
    Certified Environmental Auditor, Enviropass Expertise, Canada
  24. Q&A session

  25. Close of day one

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