1. Registration

  2. Welcome

    Stuart Foxon Stuart Foxon
    Managing Director, Chemical Watch
  3. Keynote  Keynote: Global regulatory trends

    Kevin Pollard Kevin Pollard
    Head of Unit – Exposure and Supply Chain, Echa
    Sylvie Lemoine Sylvie Lemoine
    Executive Director Product Stewardship, Cefic
    Michael Warhurst Michael Warhurst
    Executive Director, CHEM Trust, United Kingdom
  4. Session 1: Developments from Europe


    Jean-Philippe Montfort Jean-Philippe Montfort
    Partner, Mayer Brown Europe-Brussels LLP
  6. The European Commission / ECHA Compliance Check Action Plan 2019

    • REACH registration dossiers and complying with legal requirements; key actions in the REACH Evaluation Joint Action Plan.
    • ECHA’s screening of registration dossiers and compliance checks for at least 30% of substances.
    • The Commission’s proposed amendment to REACH to increase the minimum required number of compliance checks from the present 5% to 20% in each tonnage band, and the legal target to support this objective.
    Cristina de Avila Cristina de Avila
    Head of Unit, Sustainable Chemicals, DG Environment, European Commission
  7. The ECHA database of articles containing Candidate List substances under the Waste Framework Directive

    • Concept and legal duties
    • Information requirements and technical implementation
    • Project status
    Kevin Pollard Kevin Pollard
    Head of Unit – Exposure and Supply Chain, Echa
  8. Q&A

  9. Refreshments

  10. REACH: Challenging decisions on substance evaluation

    • Dossier compliance vs Substance evaluation
    • Legal criteria to challenge decisions on Substance evaluation requesting new studies  (EOGRTS etc.)
    • Review of Board of Appeal decisions
    Claudio Mereu Claudio Mereu
    Partner, EU Regulatory, Fieldfisher LLP, Belgium
  11. The Future of REACH Authorisation and Restrictions

    • Impact of recent positions by the Court of Justice, the Parliament and the Council on Authorisation
    • Review of recent restriction proposals: Scope, demonstration of unacceptable risk, grouping
    • Navigating the challenging waters of REACH risk management measure
    Jean-Philippe Montfort Jean-Philippe Montfort
    Partner, Mayer Brown Europe-Brussels LLP
  12. Article 45 CLP: Poison centres

    Caroline Raine Caroline Raine
    Chemical legislation expert
    Heidi Rasikari Heidi Rasikari
    Scientific Officer, ECHA, Finland
  13. Q&A

  14. Lunch

  15. EU RoHS panel discussion and Q&A

    Nhat Nguyen Moderator: Nhat Nguyen
    Chief Analyst, Enhesa Product, USA
    Karolina Zázvorková Karolina Zázvorková
    Policy Officer, European Commission, Belgium
    Doreen Fedrigo Doreen Fedrigo
    Head of Circular Economy Policy, European Environmental Citizens' Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS), Belgium
    Cristina Garcia Cristina Garcia
    Knoell Iberia S.L.
  16. Session 2: Developments from North America


    Adriana Jalba Adriana Jalba
    Director Advocacy EU, ICL group, Belgium
  18. The regulatory drivers for ingredient transparency in the US

    • Learn about the major laws governing ingredient communication and labeling for household products in California, New York and a potential federal legislative solution.
    • The deadlines and nomenclature requirements for California and New York.
    • How industry is working with U.S. retailers to align chemical safety policies and prevent conflicting ingredient communication requirements.
    Steve Caldeira Steve Caldeira
    President & CEO, Household & Commercial Products Association
  19. Refreshments

  20. TSCA: Overview and new chemicals update

    Rose Passarella Rose Passarella
    Director - Chemicals Group, Intertek Assuris, USA
  21. The NGO response to United States EPA's implementation of the new TSCA

    • Since the 2016 overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) NGOs have lodged cases in the U.S. courts challenging nearly every aspect of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) implementation of the new law.
    • The NGOs have had some successes and some losses in the courts.
    • This has caused EPA to change its procedures on some issues, to hold firm in others; yet a number of significant judgments are yet to be handed down.
    • The impact of NGO engagement parallels to some degree the involvement and impact of NGOs on REACH implementation.
    Herb Estreicher Herb Estreicher
    Partner, Keller and Heckman, United States
  22. Understanding the NGO response in the face of industry’s response

    • TSCA reform delicately balanced competing stakeholder interests.  That balance has been shattered by the Trump administration’s implementation of the reformed law.
    • Chemical industry officials now hold key positions at EPA with few or no ethics limitations, and industry and law firms representing it have seized the political opening to skew implementation far in its direction.
    • Litigation has been a necessary response to EPA’s numerous violations of the law.
    • In its risk evaluations, EPA is relying on industry study summaries available through ECHA, without access to full studies.  These summaries can be – and have been – altered by registrants without notice.


    Richard A. Denison Richard A. Denison
    Lead Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
  23. Industry perspective on working with US TSCA

    Adriana Jalba Adriana Jalba
    Director Advocacy EU, ICL group, Belgium
  24. Q&A

  25. California Proposition 65 update

    • Enforcement trends after the new warning regulations
    • Newly listed chemicals of potential interest (PFOA and Soluble Nickel)
    • Using safe use determinations to assist assessing compliance
    Mike Easter Mike Easter
    Principal, EnSIGHT, United States
  26. Updates on Chemicals Management in Canada

    Mary Ellen Perkin Mary Ellen Perkin
    Manager - Consumer and Cleaning Products, Industrial Sectors, Chemicals and Waste Directorate, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  27. Q&A

  28. Close of day one / Cocktail reception

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