Program

Feb 05th, 2018 Monday

07:30-09:00
Workshop: REACH 2018 (hands-on)
09:00-09:15
Coffee break
09:15-12:55
Seminar 1: The Amended TSCA
In-depth SEMINAR
Chair
NN*
Overview of amendments of TSCA by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
Including an outline of things that have been implemented so far:
  • Existing Chemicals (Mercury)
  • Workplan chemicals
  • Framework Rules
  • New Chemicals (enhanced PMN review process)
  • Annual Report to Congress
NN*, US EPA
Industry challenges, opportunities and lessons learned by industry on the process of the First 10 Work Plan chemicals (e.g.TCE, nMP, MeCl):
  • Scoping documents overview, status and next steps
  • Business impact for industry of having a chemical on the (first 10) workplan chemicals list
NN*
CBI - Revisions to TSCA S14 (c)(3) and what it means to industry
NN*
TSCA inventory re-set:
  • What to expect next?
  • Industry challenges / Risks associated with re-set
Mark Herwig,
United Technologies Corporation
Other recent TSCA rule makings:
  • Prioritization rule
  • Evaluation rule
NN*
Impact of TSCA rules on industry
NN*
12:55-13:15
Q&A and stakeholder feedback
13:15-14:15
Lunch Break
14:15-17:55
Seminar 2: Nuts & Bolts
In-depth SEMINAR
Chair
NN*
How to track new and updated regulations?
NN*
How to effectively organize and handle global regulatory challenges and implement regulations by using IT tools and resources?
  • Many regulations force industry to implement IT-based controls which leads to multiple issues (data quality, organization set up to manage the systems…)
  • What information do we receive and process from our suppliers?
  • How can we inform our downstream users effectively and efficiently?
  • ERP-systems how to handle chemical and product information; industry best practices
  • Resource management for regulatory challenges. What resources are needed today and in the future?
NN*
How to define and describe the use of a chemical for a regulatory purpose?
Karon Armstrong, 3M
Regulations in relation to final products with chemical substances ( REACH article 7 and article 33, RoHS directive, etc.) and their declaration
NN*
Practical guidance to Japanese MITI-numbers
NN*,
National Institute of Technology and Evaluation Japan
How to communicate regulatory information throughout your business (internally and externally)?
NN*
Exposure Assessment Tools – where and when to use?
Leo van der Biessen,
Royal HaskoningDHV
17:55-18:15
Q&A
18:15
End of Pre conference Workshop and Seminars
19:00-22:00
Welcome Reception
supported by : RoyalHaskoningDHV
*...to be invited or not yet confirmed