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Sixth meeting of the ECHA-Stakeholder Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES 6)

20-21 May 2015 | ECHA Conference Centre (Helsinki, Finland)

The event

ENES8 reported on the latest developments to provide the tools to improve supply chain communication on uses between downstream users and registrants. The next phase (2015-2016) in the implementation of the CSR/ES Roadmap and its priorities were also on the agenda.

The principal themes at ENES8 were the following:

  1. How the different elements of the CSR/ES Roadmap are meant to work together
    Including:
    • Which elements work already? Where is further development needed?
    • Methods to determine the impact on achieving the ultimate objectives.
    • The next implementation plan.
  2. How authorities, manufacturers and downstream users work with the information generated
    • How authorities make use of the information from registration (for example, the screening of information for selection of substances and dossiers for further regulatory processes).
    • How enforcement authorities look at exposure scenarios at single company level (if experience is already available).
    • How other parties work with the information generated/communicated.
  3. Particular items under development - state of play
    • Mixtures:
      • Result of commenting on the lead component identification (LCiD) method for safe use information, further testing plan.
      • Downstream user sector safe use mixture information (SUMIs).
    • Improvement of use maps:
      • Use description part (template and implementation aspects).
      • Sector-specific worker exposure descriptions (SWEDs) - template, examples, the link between the SWED and the use description part of use maps.
      • SpERCs (template, examples, the link between the SpERC and the use description part of use maps).
    • ESCom: how companies can start using it in practice.
    • Scaling and downstream user chemical safety reports (DU CSRs).

 

Programme

Programme

 

Presentations

 

Presentation [PDF] Speaker
Opening Jack de Bruijn, (ECHA)
Session 1: How the different elements of the CSR/ES Roadmap are meant to work together.
How the elements of theCSR/ES Roadmap work together Erwin Annys, (CEFIC)
Session 2: How authorities, manufacturers and downstream users work with the information generated.
How authorities make use of the information from registration.
Common screening to identify substances that matter Chrystèle Tissier, (ECHA)
Example(s) from authorities where information provided/not provided lead to decision on which regulatory risk management pathway to take Gudrun Walendzik, (MSCA Germany)
Possible SVHCs. Where exposure data make the difference Demi Theodori, (MSCA, the Netherlands)
Metals' sector experience on how the absence/presence of information has consequences for decision-making in regulatory risk management Violaine Verougstraete, (Eurometaux)
How enforcement authorities look at exposure scenarios at single company level
Example from authorities Eugen Anwander, (AT Environmental Inspectorate, Vorarlberg)
How other parties work with the information generated/communicated and the lessons learnt
Management of exposure scenario information in safety data sheets Marianne Lyngsaae, (Brenntag-Nordic)
Information gathering from downstream users in the supply chain to prepare for authorisation Julius Waller, (EPPA)
Information gathering on methods for registrants to estimate volumes per use within supply chains Holger Leidreiter, (Cefic-VCI Tonnage Information Task Force)
Use of REACH/CLP information at industrial sites. Outcome of April Workshop and next steps Monique Pillet, (ECHA)
Session 3: Particular CSR/ES Roadmap elements under development
Safe use information on mixtures
Lead component identification method Steven Van de Broeck/Donna Seid, (Cefic/VCI Mixtures' Task Force)
Downstream user sector Safe use mixture information Marten Kops, DUCC Mixtures' Task Force)
Improved sector use maps
Sector use maps: Use description Sylvie Lemoine, (DUCC) Improved Use Maps Working Group
Sector use maps: Exposure assessment inputs Jan Urbanus, Working Group on Workers' Exposure Assessment Input
Specific environmental release categories (SpERCs): Best Practice and Next Steps Christian Bögi, CSR/ES SpERC Task Force
An update on the on-going review of related CSA&IR Guidance: Description of use and exposure assessment Celia Tanarro, (ECHA)
Particular CSR/ES Roadmap elements under development
ESCom version 2.0: the release of the new ESCom Catalogue of standard phrases and XML Francesca Angiulli, (ECHA)
Next steps in the development of the Practical Guide on The downstream user chemical safety report Bridget Ginnity, (ECHA)
Next steps in the updating the Practical Guide on How downstream users can handle exposure scenarios. Scaling Andreas Ahrens, (ECHA)
Session 4: Conclusion of ENES8. Next steps to ENES9
Main outcomes from ENES8 summarised followed by Close of meeting Andreas Ahrens, (ECHA)

 

Contact

For specific questions, contact: echa_enes (at) echa.europa.eu

For more information, visit ENES page on ECHA Website

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