Confirmed speakers on the REACH Conference 2019
European Commission – will be confirmed on June.
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will be represented by Mr. Johan NOUWEN.
OECD will be represented by Mr. Peter KEARNS with lecture:
„Recent Developments in Tools for Testing and Assessing Nanomaterials“
- This presentation will begin by describing the content, as well as the implications, of the OECD Recommendation on the safety testing and assessment of manufactured nanomaterials [C(2013)107], which was adopted by the OECD Council in September 2013. The OECD Council is the governing body of OECD represented at ambassadorial level. This Recommendation is an OECD legal instrument, which guides the work of OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials. The presentation will go on to describe a report, adopted by Council in May 2019, on the implementation of the Recommendation in members countries, the EU, as well as other adherents to this legal instrument. The presentation will focus on how the Recommendation has assisted, and continues to assist, in the adaption of REACH to
nanomaterials. This will include an overview of the efforts to adapt existing Test Guidelines, or adopt new Test Guidelines, relevant to nanomaterials.
The Danish Ministry of Environment will be represented by Mr. Finn PEDERSEN.
Ms. Szilvia DEIM will participate representing the Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary:
„ECHA Enforcement Forum: latest project results and other developments“
The Czech Ministry of Environment will be represented by Mr. Karel BLÁHA with lecture:
„Decision of the European Court in re C-399/17 – conflict between the chemical and waste legislation“
The Chemical Distribution Industry in Europe (Fecc) will be represented by Ms. Simina DREVE with a lecture:
“Chemicals Legislation Impacts on the Nanostructured Materials”
Eurometaux will be represented by Mr. Hugo WAETERSCHOOT with a presentation:
„Promoting the sustainable substitution concept within the metals sector examples and learnings on how to avoid regrettable substitution from the REACH and from a Circular economy perspective“
Concawe will be represented by Mr. Hannu KERÄNEN with a lecture
„PetCo: Sectorial approach for petroleum and coal stream substances“
„Upstream Authorisations – Process and Policy Developments“ will be presented by Mr. Steve GEORGE from ASD (European Aeronautics, Space, Defence and Security industries)
- The upstream model of REACH Authorisation applications was always intended to the be the primary approach, though there seemed to be ambiguity as to how it would work in complex supply chains. Work started on some precedent cases of upstream authorisations in 2011 and are being decided only now 8 years later. During the intervening period the needs and expectations of many stakeholders have developed and there have been many challenges. It is time to review why various issues occurred and how industry should approach upstream authorisations differently in the future.
Mr. Kai-Sebastian MELZER from Nickel Institute:
“Annulment of Authorisations by the General Court: Preliminary Assessment of Impacts”
Cobalt Institute will be represented by Dr Simon COOK and Ms. Brigitte AMORUSO providing lecture
“Cobalt and cobalt compounds – REACH challenges and way forward”.
Citoxlab will be represented by Mr. David ESDAILE giving 2 lectures:
„Testing Demands after 2018“ and „Japanese Chemicals Legislation Requirements for Import“.
Ms. Ľubica MURÍNOVÁ from the Slovak Medical University will present a lecture
„Public Health Relevance of the REACH Legislation“
Mr. Sol BOBST from ToxSci Advisors LLC will present
“TSCA Update and US Import Requirements”
Mr. Dave SAUCIER from Responsible Distribution Canada will present
“Canadian Chemicals Legislation Requirements and Canadian Import Rules”
Ms. Waltraud NOVAK from Global 2000 will take a lecture
„SVHCs Communication – Consumers and Companies Right to Know“
- The European chemicals regulation REACH defines in its article 33 the communication channels about so called SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern). On one hand, information about SVHCs has to be passed on along the supply chain of articles from producers to suppliers and to retailers. On the other hand, consumers have the right to ask producers, suppliers or retailers whether an article contains SVHCs; the information has to be provided within 45 days. To facilitate this “right to know”, the EU-LIFE funded project “AskREACH” has been set up under the coordination of the German Environment Agency. 20 partner organisations from 13 countries are part of the 5-year-project which started in September 2017 and runs until August 2022.In the frame of the project, a smartphone App called “Scan4Chem” is being developed, which can be used by consumers to scan articles to receive information about their SVHC content. Connected to the App is a database, to which companies can upload SVHC data about their articles. Furthermore, a supply chain tool is provided to companies, to manage their SVHC informations.First experiences with the Scan4Chem App as well as approaches of companies to handling of SVHC
information will be presented.
Mr. Martin MURÍN representing Ekotox Centers will present
„Plastics / Microplastics – REACH, Possible Restrictions and more…“