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Technical workshop on the follow-up to the Review of REACH Publicado el: 23/05/2013, Última actualización: 22/05/2015

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Fecha del evento: 27/06/2013
Lugar: Albert Borschette Conference Centre
Rue Froissart 36 - 1040 Brussels - (Belgium)
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The Commission hosted a full day workshop to present the main findings of its Report on the operation of REACH and to discuss priorities for actions, to follow-up on the Report's recommendations.

More than five years into its operation, the REACH Regulation has passed a number of important milestones, and the review obligations in the Regulation were an opportunity to look at the progress on all REACH objectives. The report concludes that REACH works but that there are many opportunities for improvement. The workshop aimed to discuss with the stakeholders some of the report's main recommendations and possibilities for concrete actions.


Agenda 

The workshop was webstreamed live. The recording of the webstreaming is available from these links to Part I and Part II.

PRESENTATION SLIDES:

Opening

Opening by Vice President of the European Commission, Antonio Tajani

A message from the Commissioner of Environment, Janez Potocnik

Session on Dossier Quality

Despite numerous challenges, the first registration deadline should be recognised a success. However, quality of the dossiers must be addressed.

REACH registration dossiers: Dossier quality as a joint objective - Christel Musset, Director of Registration, European Chemicals Agency

Accountability and market access to address REACH non-compliance - Vito Buonsante, Client Earth

REACH compliance – the challenges SMEs face - Allen Creedy, Chair of the Federation of Small Businesses Environment, Energy & Water Committee

Metals industry approach to further improve the quality of REACH registration dossiers in line with recommendations of the REACH Review - Inneke Claes, EHS Manager - Waste & Chemicals, EUROMETAUX

Session on SMEs

The Commission concluded that there is a need to reduce the impact of REACH on SMEs . This was confirmed in the results of the TOP10 survey. In this session SMEs will be in the focus.

SME Case 1: Agroterm, Hungary - Borbala Otto

SME Case 2: Gentrochema BV, Netherlands - Wim van Loon

ECHA has an eye for SMEs - Andreas Herdina, Director of Cooperation - SME Ambassador, ECHA

REACH review - the SME perspective - Marko Sušnik, UEAPME representative of WKÖ

REACHing Out To SME’s with 2018 in mind - Erwin Annys, Director REACH / Chemicals Policy, CEFIC

Session on Downstream Users

Responsible and safe handling, as well as the availability of quality chemicals is as much an issue for the chemical industry as for downstream users. However, how can downstream users enhance their role in the REACH processes?

SME Case 1: Dalla Torre Ermanno e Figli S.r.l., Italy - Lorenzo Dalla Torre, General Manager

SME Case 2: Interplay Ltd., UK - Bob Paton, Product Manager

REACH and an effective protection of workers against chemical hazards : still many gaps to overcome - Laurent Vogel, European Trade Union Confederation

Review of REACH - Automotive Industry Challenges - Timo Unger, Chairman of the ACEA Task Force for REACH

REACH - Work in progress. An Aerospace Perspective - Steve George, Co-Chair of REACH Working Group, ASD

Activities for SMEs and DU in Member States – France example - Stephanie Vivier, French National Helpdesk – INERIS

Working together on challenges faced by Downstream Users - Jack de Bruijn, Director of Risk Management, ECHA

Conclusions and Closing

Conclusions - Geert Dancet, Executive Director, European Chemicals Agency

Closing - Gwenole Cozigou, Director, DG Enterprise and Industry