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Fifth meeting of the ECHA-Stakeholder Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES 5)

21-22 November 2013 | Brussels
 

The European Chemicals Agency together with the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), Eurometaux, CONCAWE (the oil companies' European association), the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc) and the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (AISE) on behalf of the Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination Group (DUCC) are coordinating the ENES meetings.

More than 120 participants attended ENES5, ranging from Member State competent authorities, ECHA, industry parties and other stakeholders.

ENES5 provided the latest news and developments on the following topics:

  1. Progress on the CSR/ES Roadmap: http://echa.europa.eu/csr-es-roadmap

       including some new topics on the horizon.

 

  1. Progress after ENES4 on the following:
  • Building and structuring exposure scenario short titles.
  • Status of the ESCom project: the standard for electronic communication of exposure scenario information, the ESCom package (including XML format and catalogue of standard phrases)
  • Latest development work on specific consumer exposure determinants (SCEDs).

 

  1. Mixtures
    Comparing some of the methods being developed to determine and communicate the safe use information for mixtures

Programme

Programme of the event  [PDF]

Session Topic Summaries  [PDF]

 

Presentations

  • Welcome – Erwin Annys (Cefic)

 

 

  • 2.3 Questions and answer / Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

Further information

Please consult the ENES web page:

http://echa.europa.eu/enes

 

ENES is a cross-sector collaborative network to share knowledge, good practices and approaches to developing, communicating and implementing (REACH) exposure scenarios.

Its purpose is to enhance the safe use of chemicals through the supply chain by:

  • sharing experience of the lessons learnt in the building and use of exposure scenarios;
  • sharing experience on practical solutions to overcome any obstacles in their development and implementation;
  • improving the understanding on what features make an effective exposure scenario; and
  • enabling chemical product suppliers to move towards adopting suitable approaches that deliver consistent and useful exposure scenarios to downstream users in an efficient way.

Contact persons:

  • Andrew Murray, Directorate D - Risk Management, ECHA.
    Email: andrew.murray(at)echa.europa.eu
  • Andreas Ahrens, Directorate C – Registration, ECHA
    Email: andreas.ahrens(at)echa.europa.eu