Thursday, October 13, 2011
The new network is called ENES, the Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios. The trade associations with whom ECHA worked to set up ENES include the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), Eurometaux (the metals association), 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).
According to the ECHA press release, the first meeting will be held in Brussels, on November 24 and 25, 2011. Besides the trade associations listed above, various "sectors of industry, NGOs, Member State authorities and other stakeholders will be invited to participate."
See the ECHA page here for more information.
Monday, October 10, 2011
According to the announcement, new funding is being provided for this next phase of the Plan, "which will focus on:"
Canada anticipates that "approximately 1,000 additional substances will also be addressed in the next five years through other initiatives, including rapid screening of substances which pose little or no risk." Canada recently banned four chemicals as harmful to the environment.
More information on Canada's Chemical Management Plan can be found here.
Canada's Chemical Substance main page is here.