Fourth meeting of the ECHA-Stakeholder Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES 4)
16-17 May 2013 | Helsinki
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.
ENES4 provided the latest news on current issues, including:
- Presentation of the draft Roadmap developed by a cross-stakeholder working group in cooperation with ECHA. The Roadmap includes concrete actions on what improvements can be made on exposure scenarios, how this could be done and what the short terms and medium term priorities are.
- Outcome of an exemplification exercise by industry on the harmonisation of short titles for exposure scenarios and the table of content for the extended safety data sheet annex.
- Progress on:
- the standard for electronic communication of exposure scenario information, the ESCom package (including XML format and catalogue of standard phrases).
- converting substance-related information in exposure scenarios into information for the safe use of a mixture.
- Specific Consumer Exposure Determinants (SCED). SCEDs help companies to refine the inputs for exposure scenario building and exposure estimates for consumer uses.
- Welcome - Jack de Bruijn (ECHA)
- Session 1 : The CSR/ES Roadmap
- Setting the scene, the CSR/ES Roadmap explained - Andrew Murray (ECHA)
- Implementation of the main elements of the Roadmap: Areas for Action - Laura Walin (ECHA)
- Session 2 : Harmonising exposure scenarios for communication
- ESCom phrases and ESCom XML: ESCom phrase catalogue 1.1 and next steps required - Dook Noij (Cefic)
- Harmonising approaches for building short titles of exposure scenarios and for generating the Table of Content (ToC) for the ES annex to the safety data sheets - Sylvie Lemoine (A.I.S.E.)
- Panel discussion. Proposals for harmonisation of exposure scenario short titles - "Short titles" Working Group
- Harmonising ESs for Communication: Rubber Chemical Example as Test for ES Short Titles - Dr. Michael Essers (Lanxess)
- Example MC Bauchemie - Wolfgang Karl (MC-Bauchemie Müller GmbH)
- Harmonized short titles for ES Example for differentiation needs between article types - Hélène Magaud (ECHA)
- Session 3 : Exposure scenario information for mixtures – Progress since ENES3 and specification of further action
- Overview of current status and objectives regarding mixtures under REACH - Bridget Ginnity (ECHA)
- Particular challenges for the development of environmental exposure scenarios for lubricants - Joy Worden (ATIEL)
- Lead substance identification: "CLPplus" - Robert Finking (BASF)
- Identification and assessing critical components for defining conditions of use of mixtures - Steven Van de Broeck (essenscia)
- Case study on the different options for mixture (e)SDS - Achim Kaiser (VCI)
- Breakout session - Background document
- Session 4 : Recap from Day 1
- Session 5 : Specific Consumer Exposure Determinants (SCEDs)
- The SCED concept - Chris Money (Concawe)
- Perspectives on SCEDs and their relationship to ECHA Guidance on Consumer Exposure Assessment and IT tools e.g - Chesar. Roberto Gilioli (ECHA)
- Current state of development in selected industry sectors.
Development of the Concawe SCEDs - Arlean Rohde (Concawe)
Specific Consumer Exposure Determinants - Namali Corea (A.I.S.E.)
SCEDs for Adhesives and Sealants. Current State of Development Examples - Johannes Tolls (FEICA)
- Breakout sessions
- The SCED concept - Chris Money (Concawe)
- Session 6 : Conclusions and next steps - Jack de Bruijn (ECHA)
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.
- Andrew Murray, Directorate D - Risk Management, ECHA.
- Andreas Ahrens, Directorate C – Registration, ECHA