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  1. Conference welcome


    Kamelija Milosev Kamelija Milosev
    Subject Matter Expert - Chemicals, Enhesa
  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
    Regulatory & Sustainability Expert - Product Sustainability, 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
    Partner, EU Regulatory, 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 session

  7. Short break

  8. Welcome back


    Steven Andrews Steven Andrews
    Regulatory & Sustainability Expert - Product Sustainability, Assent
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Q&A session

  13. Lunch

  14. Chemical Watch platform demonstration

  15. Session 2: Regulatory Updates from USA
  16. Welcome back


    Kelly Scanlon Kelly Scanlon
    Director, Environmental Policy and Research, IPC, USA
  17. 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, USA
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Q&A session

  22. Short break

  23. Session 3: Standards
  24. 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.
  25. 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
    President and Lab Quality Manager, Enviropass Expertise Inc, Canada
  26. Q&A session

  27. Close of day one

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