The workshop organised by ECHA together with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) aims to take stock of and pave the way for increased collaboration in sound chemicals management.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) hosted a workshop on substance identification and substance sameness. The workshop was attended by 47 participants from Member State Competent Authorities, European Commission and representatives from accredited stakeholder organisations.
Some 200 representatives of potential applicants have participated in ECHA's seminars on application for authorisation. Furthermore many others have been involved in the preparation of applications. It would be opportune now to share experiences and lessons learned to further improve the process. ECHA is organising this workshop in collaboration with Cefic and Eurometaux.
Substances on the Authorisation List (Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation) cannot be placed on the market or used after the so-called "sunset date" unless an authorisation has been granted for a specific use, or if the use has been exempted from authorisation. As soon as a substance is included in the Authorisation List, manufacturers, importers or downstream users of this substance may apply for an authorisation.
CEFIC and EUROMETAUX will organise in association with ECHA a workshop on the timing and handling of submissions on the upcoming applications for chromates. The focus of this workshop is on the process aspects of the applications.
Training for the Enterprise Europe Network was organised in November 2013 as part of ECHA's long term effort to identify the best ways to reach SMEs, make them aware of their obligations and support them in their efforts to comply.
The European Chemicals Agency together with the Cefic, Eurometaux, CONCAWE , Fecc, AISE on behalf of the Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination Group (DUCC) are coordinating the next meeting of ENES.
The workshop aims to bring together experts in the field of sediment risk assessment to brainstorm and develop updated scientific principles for assessing the ecological risks of chemical substances for freshwater and marine sediments.
The European Chemicals Agency organised a REACH-IT and IUCLID workshop for Croatian authorities and industry. The workshop offered interested stakeholders from Croatia the chance to participate in REACH-IT and IUCLID hands-on training.
The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) is currently developing an opinion on a proposal for the harmonised classification of cycloxydim for flammability (according to criteria in Annex VI, Dir. 67/548/EEC). The proposal was submitted to ECHA in August 2011 and has been subject of a public consultation ending on 1 October 2011.
ECHA and the OECD invite industry users to a workshop introducing version 3.0 of the QSAR Toolbox. The aim of the workshop is to encourage registrants to use the Toolbox to fill data gaps as well as to share best practice for performing and reporting predictions. ECHA and the OECD also wish to collect feedback from industry on the use of the Toolbox.
ECHA invites experts with regulatory, scientific, industrial and stakeholder backgrounds for an open discussion on the use the transgenic rodent gene mutation assay (TGR) and the unscheduled DNA synthesis assay (UDS) under REACH. The aim is to produce a document about the scientific adequacy of both assays to support stakeholders in their testing strategy decisions.
During this workshop participants discussed how the REACH Regulation and occupational safety and health (OSH) regulatory practices can reinforce each other to adequately control the risks from chemicals at the workplace. The first experiences with REACH are available and allow for an outlook on the usability for control, of risks of chemicals in the workplace.
This workshop addressed the practical aspects of how to analyse alternative substances and how to carry out socio-economic analysis when applying for an authorisation for the placing on the market or the use of a substance on the Authorisation List. The connections between these two types of analysis was also be explored.
The workshop was divided into two parts: the objective of the first day (2 October, closed session) was to exchange views between ECHA, the Commission and the Member States on the assessment of the read-across approach in a dossier. During the second day (3 October), the discussion expanded to what constitutes a robust scientific justification for read-across.
This seminar aimed to improve the understanding of the authorisation application process, covering topics like the procedural steps, the content requirements for applications and the formats, manuals and tools for the application submission. The event focused on the needs of potential future applicants but was also open to other stakeholders.
Thursday, 24 May 2012, ECHA Conference Centre, Helsinki The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) held a one day workshop on 24 May 2012 on Strictly Controlled Conditions (SCCs). ECHA met with the representatives of the participating Member States in the Forum pilot project on intermediates to clarify ECHA's understanding of the Guidance on Intermediates and the interpretation of the SCCs.
The European Chemicals Agency hosted the second ECHA-Stakeholder Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES2) on 21-22 May 2012 in Helsinki. The meeting offered participants from ECHA, European industry associations and Member State competent authorities the opportunity to share practical experience in defining and implementing the risk management measures described in the REACH exposure scenario for the environment.
This workshop provided a platform for Member State experts to discuss and present their views on the applicability of the exemption from the requirement to register substances derived from vegetable oils, fats and waxes obtained from genetically modified plants. This exemption is laid down in Annex V entry 9 to the REACH Regulation.
The European Commission hosted a Conference on REACH and CLP Enforcement on 1 March 2012, which gathered member state authorities and stakeholders to discuss activities and best practice in enforcing the new legislation.
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 European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) organises a "Lead Registrant Workshop" on 2-3 February 2012 in Helsinki. The workshop is targeted to (new) Lead Registrants and will take place in ECHA's conference centre. The content of the workshop will be coordinated together with the Agency's Accredited Stakeholder Organisations who will be leading parts of the programme.
ECHA met with representatives of Industry to provide an update on its preparatory activities for the implementation of the authorisation process and to gather stakeholders' input in an efficient and transparent manner.
Organised by the European Commission, the conference aimed to assess what we learnt during the 2010 registration procedure, both in terms of early results of the REACH regulation and in terms of process.
ECHA met with representatives of NGOs and trade unions to provide an update on its preparatory activities for the implementation of the authorisation process and to gather stakeholders' input in an efficient and transparent manner.
This training day provided an overview of the functionalities to carry out a Chemical Safety Assessment for a "simple case" and a demonstration on how the information is then reported in the Chemical Safety Report.
ECHA organised this seminar to raise the understanding of potential applicants of the authorisation application procedure and the requirements on the contents of applications, as well as the use of submission formats, manuals and tools.
Joint Workshop RAC-SEAC on Impact Assessment: "Approaches for translating the results of environmental risk assessments for use in socioeconomic impact assessment under REACH. Presentation and discussion of project results" (10 March 2011).
On 6 October 2010, ECHA organised a workshop to discuss ECHA's plans to develop the capabilities to estimate abatement cost of certain chemicals, and to discuss the role and the interest of different stakeholders in this development.
On the 1 December 2009 the European Chemicals Agency organised a Substance Identity Workshop in Helsinki. The workshop clarified key substance identity concepts in the context of REACH processes such as inquiry and registration.
ECHA organised together with the European Commission a workshop for Lead Registrants in Brussels on 11 September 2009. The aim of the workshop was to inform the Lead Registrants about the support available, about the best practices of well functioning SIEFs, how to build registrations dossiers and how to fulfil information requirements.
The workshop aimed to alert companies that they should not miss the pre-registration "window". It explained the key elements of pre-registration and registration under REACH, focusing on practical aspects for companies to comply.