Metal Events Ltd’s Forum: Under the microscope
A series of discussion groups where a hot topic affecting the metals industry is analysed by industry experts and its impact investigated. An informal and practical afternoon allowing for plenty of participation and interaction followed by networking drinks.
The first in the series is:
REACH under the microscope
February 6 2018
14.00-17:00 followed by networking drinks
The Farmers Club, Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL
The fee is £100 plus VAT for all bookings. Numbers are limited so don’t delay booking.
Forum programme – this is designed as an interactive afternoon of Q&A and discussion – timings act therefore as a guide
14:00 Arrival – tea & coffee
14:20 “REACH – what you need to be doing. A tick list of what you should be doing before the deadline”, with Sandra Carey, HSE Executive, IMOA, United Kingdom – followed by Q&A
15:00 “Brexit and REACH: a guide for the metals industry,” by Raminta Dereskeviciute, Special Counsel, K&L Gates, United Kingdom;
15:20 “The UK government’s approach to Brexit and new chemicals legislation,” by Simon Johnson, EU Exit Team: Chemicals and Pesticides , Chemicals, Pesticides, & Hazardous Waste, Environmental Quality, DEFRA, United Kingdom;
15:30 Open floor and discussion
16:30 Networking drinks
What do you need to do? A final chance to go through the check-list of your obligations.
The May 31 deadline is looming for registration by companies that manufacture or import substances in low volumes, between 1-100 tonnes a year. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and industry associations are recommending that companies communicate their registration intentions clearly to the whole supply chain to avoid potential disruptions in supply after the registration deadline.
ECHA says that suppliers should let their customers know of their plans to register both individual substances and substances in mixtures. For the 10 to 100 tonne registrations, they should also identify the uses their registrations intend to cover and communicate them downstream.
Therefore companies have a limited time frame to ensure they have fulfilled their regulatory obligations. Are you prepared? Do you have any last minute areas that could do with checking?
Brexit and its implications for a UK REACH – what is on the agenda? What can you do?
Will the UK replicate REACH or will it embark on its own chemicals registration system? What will the proposed independent body for environmental standards (to deliver a green Brexit) look like?
There’s a lot of talk about alignment and divergence – how will this impact on chemicals regulation? Can data be shared? How will ORs be affected? Will there be frictionless trade?
If you are interested in finding out how REACH and potentially BrREACH will affect your business in the metals industry then come along and take part in the discussion.