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25th May 2011
31st International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants
Dioxin 2011 will focus on the science of dioxins and other persistent organic pollutants following major advances in analytical determination, the understanding of emission, transport, fate, degradation, toxic behaviour, regulations, along with the growing attention in developing countries and global pollution issues. The 2011 congress will offer a high quality scientific programme, including keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations.
Go to: www.dioxin2011.org
Webinar: RoHS Recast – New Updates and Corrections
On June 8th, Claigan Environmental Inc., media sponsored by Chemical Watch, will present a morning webinar on the April 2011 changes to RoHS recast. The changes were primarily legislation clarification, text correction, revised nomenclature, and alignment with new rules on implementing acts. Topics covered in this webinar will include: overview of primary changes, review of changes to exemptions, review of changes to definitions, updated timelines, publication timelines.
Go to: webinar registration
24th May 2011
EU Sustainable Chemicals Management Conference 2011
The European Sustainable Chemicals Management Conference 2011 will look in particular at REACH and CLP, providing an analysis of how the registration system has functioned to date and how it could be improved. Discussions will also focus on how REACH compares to global methods of chemical management and various research on a variety of areas of concern.
Go to: www.eu-ems.com
COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2011/59/EU – Directive amending provisions of the Cosmetics Directive
COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2011/59/EU of 13 May 2011, amending, for the purpose of adaptation to technical progress, Annexes II and III to Council Directive 76/768/EEC relating to cosmetic products. This Directive amending provisions of the Cosmetics Directive concerning the use of hair dye substances was published in the EU Official Journal on 14 May. The substance o-aminophenol has been added to Annex II and is now banned from use in cosmetic products. Also, 26 substances have been added to Annex III, prohibiting their use subject to certain conditions.
Go to: eur-lex.europa.eu
23rd May 2011
Free webinar: REACH & CLP Tips for Downstream Users
Chemical Watch are holding a free webinar on 8th June. This Chemical Watch webinar will examine the challenges facing Downstream Users and explain what to do if suppliers are not compliant or if they are not providing the required information.
Go to: Chemical Watch
CHEMReg 2011, the international meeting on new chemical regulations, will take place on July, 7th 2011 in Romainville (France). CHEMReg proposes a technological, regulatory and economical overview of the issues related to the new European and international chemical regulations such as REACH, China REACH, TSCA, GHS / CLP. The global and common objective of those new regulations is to ensure an effective protection of human health and environment, while maintaining the free circulation of chemical substances on the global market.
Go to: www.chemreg-event.com
22nd May 2011
Study on waste related issues of newly listed POPs and candidate POPs
Based on the background of the amended Stockholm Convention the intention of the study is in particular to provide the European Commission with a compilation and evaluation of existing data on the new POPs and candidate POPs, an assessment of impacts of potential concentration limits under the POP regulation on waste flows and competing legislation, and justified proposal for low (LPCL) and maximum (MPCL) concentration limits for new POPs and candidate POPs.
Go to: draft final report
21st May 2011
Consumer understanding of labels and the safe use of chemicals
The European Commission published a Special Eurobarometer report on the consumer perception of chemicals. Eurobarometer findings show that most people in the EU are unable to identify everyday household chemicals as potentially hazardous and rarely follow safety instructions. The understanding of chemical products and public awareness of how to use these safely varies considerably from one country to another.
Go to: Eurobarometer
20th May 2011
Hexavalent Chromium Policy Analysis
TURI has published the Hexavalent Chromium Policy Analysis including the alternatives assessment for the use of Hexavalent Chromium in three sectors: Decorative Chromium Electroplating of Consumer and Automotive, Hard Chromium Electroplating of Industrial Components, and Passivation of Zinc Plated Parts and Zinc Galvanized Steel.
Go to: Hexavalent Chromium Policy Analysis
The Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention has launched an initiative on POPs-free products and processes, in order to assist Parties in meeting the obligations of the Stockholm Convention to exchange information regarding reduction or elimination of the production, use and releases of POPs, and alternatives to POPs. The initiative seeks to encourage manufacturers and retailers of consumer products, who have phased-out POPs, to provide information on POPs-free products, on possible alternatives and substitutes and processes for introducing such alternatives and substitutes.
Go to: chm.pops.int