Programme

  1. Registration

  2. Session 1: REACH & CLP enforcement - high level overviews
  3. Update from ECHA’s Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement

    • Ongoing REF and pilot projects
    • Findings from finalised projects
    • Forthcoming projects
    • Forum Work Programme 2019-2023
    • Work on the Quality of SDSs
    • Ongoing work/issues (tbd)
    Sinead McMickan Sinead McMickan
    Health and Safety Inspector, Health & Safety Authority Ireland & Vice Chair of ECHA Enforcement FORUM, Ireland
  4. Enforcement of EU Chemicals Regulations in the next 5 years: a Forum Secretariat’s perspective

    • The Forum Multi Annual Work Programme 2019-2023
    • Recommendations on enforcement from the second REACH review
    • Implications for enforcement of the last wave of registration dossiers
    Johan Nouwen Johan Nouwen
    Head of Unit Support, Forum and HelpNet Secretariat, European Chemicals Agency
  5. Enforcement of dossier evaluation decisions and SONCs

    • The EU General Court ruling in Case T-283/15 (Esso Raffinage v ECHA)
    • Consequences for dossier evaluation decision making and enforcement
    • Role of ECHA and member states in enforcement of evaluation decisions
    • Impact on companies receiving evaluation decisions and SONCs
    Jean-Philippe Montfort Jean-Philippe Montfort
    Partner, Mayer Brown, Belgium
  6. Is Europe’s market surveillance system working? Cases from the textiles sector

    Working towards a level playing field with better market surveillance, Cases from the textiles sector

    • How can Europe check 21 billion imported products?
    • Easy targets vs catching free riders?
    • Policy making  
    • How can we move towards better market surveillance  
    Mauro Scalia Mauro Scalia
    Director, Sustainable Business, Euratex
  7. Q&A

  8. Refreshments

  9. The interpretation of “intermediate use” - an example of streamlining interpretation on intermediates to prevent the need for enforcement

    • REACH obligations depend on interpretation of intermediate status and use
    • Eurometaux’s program to clarify “intermediate status”
    • Sectoral guidance
    • Published examples and guidance
    • Also provides enforcement authorities with best knowledge
    Hugo Waeterschoot Hugo Waeterschoot
    REACH Advisor, Eurometaux, Belgium
  10. Q&A

  11. Session 2: REACH registration and authorisation obligations
  12. The Italian story of As2O3: substitution triggered by REACH authorization

    • As2O3 uses and regulatory risk management route
    • Intermediate use interpretation
    • Joint efforts to find alternatives
    • Enforcement authorities’ activities
    • Replacement of As2O3: facts and impacts
    Maria Letizia Polci Maria Letizia Polci
    Scientific Officer, Ministry of Health, Italy
  13. Austrian enforcement project on REACH authorisation and downstream users

    • DU obligations
      • After the sunset date
      • A supplier has applied for authorisation
      • A supplier holds an authorisation
    • Identifying the downstream users affected by a substance on REACH Annex XIV
    Eugen Anwander Eugen Anwander
    Senior Scientific Officer, Institute for Environment and Food Safety, Vorarlberg State Service
  14. Q&A

  15. Lunch

  16. Session 3: Internet Sales, SVHCs in articles, restrictions and CLP
  17. New developments of enforcement on internet sales of chemicals

    • Enforcement of advertising and offering in the internet
    • Controls of chemicals and biocides
    Sibylle Wursthorn Sibylle Wursthorn
    Senior Expert (Referent) and Inspector in the Unit Chemical and Product Safety, Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy, Germany
  18. How Amazon is using data and technology to enable online sales of safe and compliant chemicals

    • Starting from a garage in Seattle selling books, Amazon now offers consumers a large selection of products
    • Growing selection requires ongoing updates to our safety and compliance processes
    • Addressing new challenges by inventing new ways to enable safe selection
    • Using data & technology to improve the customer experience & protect our customers
    Gijs Manneveld Gijs Manneveld
    Senior Manager Technical Compliance, Amazon EU Sarl
  19. Implementation and enforcement of the new Annex VIII to CLP

    • Regulation (EU) 2017/542 - harmonisation of information requirements relating to emergency health response
    • Scope
    • Application deadlines
    • Information requirements
    • Tools
    • Enforcement – appointed bodies and access to data
    An Jamers An Jamers
    Policy Offier, European Commission
  20. Enforcement of CLP at national level in Norway

    • Organisation of enforcement of CLP in Norway and the risk based approach to enforcement
    • Current enforcement activities on CLP - including results from completed activities (including market surveillance projects in 2017 and 2018)
    • Performance of REF-6 in Norway
    • Procedures for follow up of CLP non-compliances
    Jorun Holme Jorun Holme
    Senior Advisor, Norwegian Environment Agency
  21. Enforcement of substances in articles – restrictions and information duty

    • Experiences of Sweden’s enforcement with chemicals in articles
    • Some results from the last projects
    • What articles, materials and substances we find and focus on
    • Short description of Forum’s pilot project on Substances in articles (SIA) – notification (article 7.2)
    • and information duty (article 33)
    Karin Rumar Karin Rumar
    Senior Technical Officer, Swedish Chemicals Agency
  22. Q&A

  23. Refreshments

  24. REACH ensures ‘no data, no market’, and that chemicals of concern are identified?

    • No data, no market and REACH restrictions should mean that unregistered or restricted chemicals are not present in consumer articles – but how sure are we of this? Do we really know where to look – are some problem chemicals in articles being missed?
    • Does the current combination of industry responsibility, and limited enforcement, properly protect all parts of society?
    • What opportunities are there for grouping (e.g. see http://www.chemtrust.org/toxicsoup) to improve the quality of both registration dossiers and classification & labelling, to ensure that REACH enforces ‘no data, no market’, not ‘no data no problem’?
    Michael Warhurst Michael Warhurst
    Executive Director, CHEM Trust, UK
  25. Q&A

  26. Panel discussion:

    • What are the priorities for enforcement in reducing hazardous chemicals in products - one of the biggest risks to health and safety in the EU and EEA?
    • How should substances of very high concern in imported goods be dealt with?
    • Do risk management measures, such as harmonised labelling, restrictions, evaluations, or other legislation (like sector and occupational health laws) offer better protection compared to REACH authorisation?
  27. End of day one

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