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Topical Scientific Workshop on Risk Assessment for the Sediment Compartment

7-8 May 2013, ECHA, Helsinki, Finland

The Topical Scientific Workshop on Risk Assessment for the Sediment Compartment, held on 7-8 May 2013, attracted over hundred world-wide experts from Europe, North-America and elsewhere representing academia and regulatory scientists from government and business. For two days, these experts brainstormed and developed updated scientific principles for assessing the ecological risks of chemical substances for freshwater and marine sediments with a one common aim: setting the scientific principles to be used in the regulatory context.

The active role of experts via a set of structured consultations was an essential element in the preparatory phase of the workshop contributing to the drafting of the "thought starter papers", the selection of the case studies and the poster exhibition.

The Workshop programme consisted of invited speakers' presentations on the use of risk assessment in the regulatory context and selected case-studies. The six break-out groups focused on three topics that were discussed from different complementary aspects: Topic 1 Risk Assessment: Problem definition and conceptual model: Prospective risk assessment / Retrospective risk assessment, Topic 2 Exposure assessment: Organic chemicals and pesticides / Metals and Topic 3 Effect assessment: Effect assessment using tests on sediment organisms / Integrated testing strategies, EPM and use information from other taxa.

The expert consultations continued in summer 2013 when the Workshop participants had a chance to identify research and development needs as well as to give comments to the Workshop Proceedings before its publication at ECHA website.

The Proceedings report summarises the outcome of the discussions and serves as a regulatory state of the art for risk assessment in the sediment compartment. It is highly relevant as a scientific background in improving the approaches used in different regulatory frameworks both in the EU and internationally.

Workshop programme and list of participants

Final programme [PDF]

List of participants  [PDF]

Biosketches  [PDF]

 

Proceedings

Proceedings of the Topical Scientific Workshop [PDF]

 

 

 

 

Case studies

Case studies for plenary sessions 

1 Case study Nickel [PDF]

  Annex 1 [PDF] Annex 5 [PDF]
  Annex 2 [PDF] Annex 6 [PDF]
  Annex 3 [PDF] Annex 7 [PDF]
  Annex 4 [PDF] Annex 8 [PDF]

 

2 Case study Endosulfan [PDF]

3 Case study Sediment Quality Rummelsburg [PDF]

Case studies for  break-out groups

4 Case study Framework [PDF]

5 Case study Estrogenic Effects River Elbe [PDF]

6 Case study Zn oxide Nanoform [PDF]

7 Case study Bifenthrin [PDF]

8 Case study Bixafen [PDF]

9 Case study EURAR CSR Comparison [PDF]

Exhibitors

List of exhibitors [PDF]

 

Posters and poster summaries
Topic 1.  Risk Assessment

Poster
number

Authors

Title

1

Peter M. CHAPMAN, Feiyue WANG, Sandra Sofia CAEIRO

Transitional Waters Sediment Contamination — Assessment and Management

Summary [PDF]  Poster [PDF]

2

N.J. DIEPENS, G.H.P. ARTS, T.C.M. BROCK, H. SMIDT, P.J. VAN DEN BRINK, M.J. VAN DEN HEUVEL-GREVE, A.A. KOELMANS

Sediment Toxicity Testing of Organic Chemicals in the Context of Prospective Risk Assessment

Summary  [PDF]  Poster [PDF]

3

Laurence DEYDIER

REACH Perspective Under Dossier Evaluation on a Sediment Assessment of a NONS Substance

Summary [PDF]  Poster [PDF]

4

Anne FAIRBROTHER, Allen BURTON, Steve KAINE, Tim SPRINGER, Kent WOODBURN, David POWELL

Benthic Invertebrate Exposure and Chronic Toxicity Analysis for CVMS Materials – A Probabilistic Risk Assessment Approach

Summary  [PDF]  Poster [PDF]

5

Anne-Mari KARJALAINEN, Francesca PELLIZZATO

REACH Regulatory Framework for Sediment Risk Assessment under Dossier Evaluation

Summary  [PDF]  Poster [PDF]

6

Kenneth Mei Yee LEUNG

Can We Possibly Derive Sediment Quality Guidelines for Chemical Mixtures?

Summary [PDF]  Poster [PDF]

7

Elisa BIZZOTTO, Fabio COLOMBO (ENVIRON Italy), John PEKALA, Richard J. WENNING (ENVIRON USA), Craig JONES (SEA Engineering USA), Luciano ZANINETTA, Riccardo MOZZI (Syndial S.p.A.)

Evaluation of a Conceptual Site Model for Sediment Processes and Geochemical Conditions in a Large Industrial Port Facility (Augusta Bay, Sicily, Italy)

Summary [PDF]  Poster [PDF]

8

Elisa BIZZOTTO, Giorgia QUADRI, Sara CECCON; Fabio COLOMBO (ENVIRON Italy), John PEKALA, Richard J WENNING (ENVIRON USA), Luciano ZANINETTA, Riccardo MOZZI (Syndial S.p.A.)

Characterization of DDT and Mercury Contaminated Sediment in Toce River And Lake Maggiore (Pallanza Bay, Italy)

Summary [PDF]  Poster [PDF]

 

Topic 2. Exposure assessment

Poster
number

 Authors

Title

9

Amélie CAILLAT, Philipp CIFFROY, Matthias GROTE, Jean-Marie GARNIER

Bioavailability of Copper in Contaminated Sediments Assessed by a DGT Approach and the Uptake of Copper by the Aquatic Plant Myriophyllum Aquaticum

Summary  [PDF] (No poster)

10

Philipp CIFFROY, Y. NIA, Jean-Marie GARNIER

A Probabilistic Multi-Compartmental Model for Interpreting DGT Kinetics in Sediments

Summary  [PDF] (No poster)

11

Kevin FARLEY, Patricia T. HEEGLE, Kevin J. RADER, Richard F. CARBONARO

Metal Release from Contaminated Sediments during Resuspension Events

Summary  [PDF] Poster

12

M.T. LEPPÄNEN, K. MÄENPÄÄ, K. FIGUEIREDO, J.V.K. KUKKONEN, P. MAYER, I. NYBOM, J. AKKANEN, A. KOSTAMO

Modeling Pore Water and Benthic Animal Tissue Concentrations in PCB Contaminated Lake Sediments

Summary [PDF]  (No poster)

13

Foppe SMEDES, Tatsiana P. RUSINA, Kees BOOIJ, Annika JAHNKE, Philipp MAYER

Routes for Exposure Assessment of Hydrophobic Organic Substances in Sediment using Equilibrium Passive Sampling

Summary  [PDF] Poster [PDF]

14

Marnix L.U. VANGHELUWE

The SEM-AVS concept: Can it Fulfil the Promise, a Critical Review

Summary [PDF] Poster [PDF]

 

Topic 3.  Effect assessment

Poster
number

 Authors

Title

15

G.A. BURTON, D.M. COSTELLO, C.R. HAMMERSCHMIDT, E.C. Rogevich GARMAN, C.E. SCHLEKAT

Nickel Phase Partitioning, Flux, and Toxicity in Field-Deployed Sediments

Summary [PDF] Poster [PDF]

16

D.M. COSTELLO, A.M. HARRISON, G.A. BURTON, C.R. HAMMERSCHMIDT, R.M. MENDONCA

Experiments Measuring Copper Bioavailability in Oxic and Spiked Sediments

Summary [PDF] (No poster)

17

Kay T. HO, Anthony CHARITON, Lisa M.PORTIS, Dina PROESTOU, Mark CANTWELL, Jeffrey BAGULEY, Robert M. BURGESS, Stuart SIMPSON, Marguerite C. PELLETIER, Monique PERRON, Claudia GUNSCH, Holly M. BIK, Anthony KAMIKAWA

Using a Novel Sediment Exposure To Determine The Effects Of Triclosan on Estuarine Benthic Communities

Summary [PDF] Poster [PDF]

18

Jong-Hyeon LEE

Derivation of Marine and Freshwater Sediment Quality Guideline for Metals in Korea

Summary  [PDF] Poster [PDF]

19

Matthias LIESS

 

Assess Ecological Risks of Toxicants with the UP-DOWN Risk Assessment Approach

Summary  [PDF] Poster [PDF]

20

J.P. MEADOR, K.G. SAPPINGTON. L.S. McCARTY

The Tissue Residue Approach for Toxicity Assessment (TRA): Potential Application for Contaminated Sediment

Summary [PDF] Poster [PDF]

21

Lien T.H NGUYEN, Marnix VANGHELUWE, Michiel B. VANDEGEHUCHTE, Jan GARREVOET, Emily R. GARMAN, Chris E. SCHLEKAT, Laszlo VINCZE and Colin R. JANSSEN

Advanced Research on Nickel Toxicity in Sediment: Species, Bioavailability and Toxicity

Summary [PDF] Poster [PDF]

22

A. PALMQVIST, V.E. FORBES, A. GERGS, H. SELCK, E. VALSAMI-JONES, B. NOWACK

Minor Changes in Experimental Testing Procedures May Secure Better Data for Improved Future Environmental Risk Modelling

Summary [PDF] (No poster)

23

Francesca PELLIZZATO, Anne-Mari KARJALAINEN

Sediment Risk Assessment: REACH perspective under dossier evaluation

Summary [PDF] Poster [PDF]

24

C.J. RICKWOOD, P.H.M HUNTSMAN-MAPILA

A Weight-of-Evidence Approach to Investigate the Fate and Effect Of Metals In Sediments

Summary [PDF] Poster [PDF]

25

Henriette SELCK, Samuel N LUOMA, Marie-Noële CROTEAU

The Biodynamic Model: A Means to Improve Sediment Bioaccumulation Protocols and A Potentially Regulatory Tool?

Summary [PDF] Poster [PDF]    

26

Magali SIUTKOWSKI, Isabelle JACQUELET

Monitoring of the Benthos in the Vicinity of EDF Nuclear Power Plants

Summary  [PDF] (No poster)

27

Lisa TAYLOR, Paula JACKMAN, Grant SCHROEDER, Craig BUDAY, Rick SCROGGINS

New Sediment Toxicity Test Methods Under Development at Environment Canada

Summary [PDF] (No poster)

28

Marnix L.U. VANGHELUWE, Frederik A.M. VERDONCK, Christan E. SCHLEKAT and Emily Rogevich GARMAN

Development And Application Of Predictive Bioavailability Models To Assess Chronic Toxicity Of Nickel In Freshwater Sediments

Summary [PDF] Poster [PDF]

29

Eric VERBRUGGEN

Derivation of Environmental Risk Limits for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (Pahs) Based on Internal Residues

Summary [PDF] Poster [PDF]

 

ECHA Newsletter article

Setting scientific principles for sediment risk assessment

Contact e-mail address

WSRA2013 (at) echa.europa.eu

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