Programme

Please note timings are in Central European Summer Time (CEST)  

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  1. Coffee and registration

  2. Welcome and introduction

    David Dillon David Dillon
    Senior Regulatory and Compliance Analyst, Chemical Watch
  3. Session 1: Recent developments for enforcing chemicals regulation under REACH/CLP
  4. Update from ECHA’s Unit Support and Enforcement

    • What we know on different rates of non-compliance in REACH and CLP
    • Planned EU wide enforcement activities covered by the forum
    • What is expected from the REACH revision
    Erwin Annys Erwin Annys
    Head of Unit Support and Enforcement, ECHA, Finland
  5. The REACH review and its likely impact on the work of the Echa Forum

    • Enforcement in the chemical strategy for sustainability (CSS) 
    • REACH review: Commission proposals for enforcement  
    • The REACH review’s potential impact on the ECHA Forum’s work 
    Katja vom Hofe Katja vom Hofe
    Vice Chair, The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement
  6. Learning from the ECHA Forum enforcement project on substances covered by REACH authorisations (REF-9)

    • Challenges observed
    • Chromium (VI) authorisations covering a broad group of users
    • Enforcer‘s findings and recommendations
    • Project follow-up
    Eugen Anwander Eugen Anwander
    Senior Scientific Officer, Institute for Environment and Food Safety, Vorarlberg State Service, Austria & Chair of Echa BPR Enforcement Forum, Finland
  7. Q&A

  8. Refreshment break

  9. Likely impacts of the customs reform on enforcement of chemicals legislation

    • EU approach to customs reform in the REACH revision
    • Context, challenges and state of play
    Veronika Jezso Veronika Jezso
    Policy Officer, European Commission, DG GROW
  10. Likely impacts of the customs reform on enforcement of chemicals legislation from a consumer perspective

    • Why does the topic of customs matter to consumers?;
    • How did BEUC get involved in this topic?;
    • Our input to the reform of customs policy: research on non-compliant products; and 
    • Our assessment of the European Commission’s proposal, and state of play 
    Laurens Rutten Laurens Rutten
    Senior Communications & Policy Officer, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
  11. Q&A

  12. Lunch and networking

  13. Chemical Watch platform demonstration

  14. ECHA Forum project for recovered substances

    VIRTUAL PRESENTATION

    • Overview of the project on recovered substances (objectives, methodology)
    • Results of the project
    • Conclusions and recommendations
    Oldřich Jarolím Oldřich Jarolím
    Inspector, Czech Environmental Inspectorate
  15. New guidance on REACH and the circular economy: enforcement for chemicals and waste legislation

    VIRTUAL PRESENTATION

    • The European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL) 
    • How chemicals legislation is applied to waste-based materials
    • How to deal with more challenging legal provisions
    Topi Turunen Topi Turunen
    Senior Researcher, Finnish Environment Institute
  16. Brenntag initiative on the circular economy (CE)/REACH interface

    • Eco innovation projects aiming to prolong the lifetime of used process aids 
    • Interphase between REACH in the product and waste legislation 
    • CO2 reduction resource saving, supply chain cooperation for the safe further use of cleaned process aids 
    Marianne Lyngsaae Marianne Lyngsaae
    Quality System Manager, Brenntag Nordic, Denmark
  17. Q&A

  18. Session 2: How a grouping approach can be used to regulate chemicals appropriately
  19. How a grouping approach can be used to regulate chemicals appropriately

    Jérémy Pinte, Policy Officer, DG GROW, European Commission 

  20. ECHA’s developing grouping approach

    • Use of grouping to speed up action on chemicals of concern
    • What are the different follow-up steps?
    • Where and when can stakeholders contribute?
    Erwin Annys Erwin Annys
    Head of Unit Support and Enforcement, ECHA, Finland
  21. Refreshment break

  22. Why we need a grouping approach to regulate chemicals appropriately

    Tatiana Santos Tatiana Santos
    Policy Manager, Chemicals & Nanotechnology, European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Belgium
  23. How industry has used chemical grouping for hazard identification (REACH/CLP)

    • Grouping and read-across applied for registration purposes or classification and labelling 
    • Alternative to testing individual chemicals and increasing knowledge of hazard properties 
    • Needs to be underpinned by robust and documented rationale 
    • Practical hurdles and implications
    • Guidance and frameworks  
    Violaine Verougstraete Violaine Verougstraete
    Chemicals Management Director, Eurometaux, Belgium
  24. Diisocyanates – coatings, adhesives and sealants: Enforcing the new REACH restriction for the substance group 'diisocyanates' – Austrian experience

    • The new restriction in force from August 2023 onwards
    • National guidance at the borderline REACH and workplace safety rules
    • Joint enforcement campaign by REACH inspectors and occupational safety and health inspectors
    Eugen Anwander Eugen Anwander
    Senior Scientific Officer, Institute for Environment and Food Safety, Vorarlberg State Service, Austria & Chair of Echa BPR Enforcement Forum, Finland
  25. Q&A and panel discussion: How can a grouping approach be used to regulate chemicals appropriately?

  26. Networking drinks reception

    Join us for relaxed networking, drinks and appetisers with our speakers and attendees. 

  27. Close of day

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