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Getting familiar with ECHA's guidance to assess risks of biocides to bees

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Are you working on the environmental risk assessment of biocides? This webinar gives an overview on the new ECHA guidance on the assessment of risks to bees from the use of biocides.

The new guidance was prepared by a group of experts from EU countries and ECHA. It outlines a new approach for a quantitative risk assessment of bees which has been missing in the current ECHA guidance for environmental risk assessment. 

The methodology is based on revised EFSA guidance on the risk assessment of plant protection products on bees (Apis mellifera, Bombus spp. and solitary bees), published in May 2023.

In addition to the overall risk assessment scheme, the webinar will address new information requirements, exposure assessment from the use of biocides and specific aspects of bee risk assessment in comparison to the standard environmental assessment of biocides.


Q&A

Join the Q&A during the event where our experts answer your questions until 13:00. You can send your questions to our panel in advance as of 29 February, one week before the event.


Programme

Timing

Title

Speaker

11:00

Welcome

Adam Elwan, ECHA

11:05

Introducing the guidance

Jaana Laitinen, ECHA

11:15

Scope and risk assessment scheme

Tenzing Gyalpo,Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)

11:25

Exposure assessment

Adriana Lipkova, ECHA

11:40

Information requirements and lower tier assessment

Petra Kunz, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)

11:55

Time reinforced toxicity and sublethal effects

Maria a Marca, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)

12:10

Approach for metabolites and mixtures

Ella Laakkonen, ECHA

12:20 Conclusions Ella Laakkonen, ECHA

12:25

Introduction to Q&A

Adam Elwan, ECHA

12:30 – 13:00

Live Q&A