Workshop on the validity of the use of the 'rapid removal' concept

Wednesday, 8 February 2012, ECHA Conference Centre, Helsinki

ECHA met with members of the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC), and representatives of the Member States and industry to discuss the validity of the concept of 'rapid removal' for aquatic environmental long-term hazard classification of metals and inorganic metal compounds.  

The above issue had been identified during the update process of the Guidance on the Application of the CLP criteria, Part 4 and its Annex IV. As this required further discussion, ECHA organised a Workshop to gather stakeholders' input in an efficient and transparent manner.

Agenda and List of Participants

Agenda of the Workshop [PDF]

List of Participants [PDF]

Summary of discussions

Download the Workshop Report summarising the discussions [PDF]


Background and setting the scene - LUSCHUTZKY Evita (ECHA) [PDF]

View from Sweden - FALCK Jonas (SV) [PDF]

"Use of 'rapid removal' of metals from water in classification of metals" - view of the Danish EPA - CLAUSEN Henning (DK) [PDF]

"Unit World Model" - ADAMS William (Eurometaux) [PDF]

"Classification and labelling of metals"/ view from the Netherlands - DE KNECHT Joop (NL) [PDF]

"Metal Classification using a Unit World Model (TICKET-UWM)" - RADER Kevin (Eurometaux) [PDF]

Other Workshop Material

Background Document – ECHA [PDF]

Position Paper – Environment Canada [PDF]