ZeroPM Science-Policy webinar: Regulating persistent and mobile substances at a European level – Regulatory developments and CLP Guidance development

Announcing the ZeroPM Science-Policy webinar: Regulating persistent and mobile substances at a European level – Regulatory developments and CLP Guidance development

The webinar will be on the 23rd of May at 2:00 – 3:00 CET.

Please find the invitation below and use this link to register.

The Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/707 amending Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 (Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures, or CLP), which sets out new hazard classes and criteria for the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, came into force on the 20th April 2023. The new hazard classes are for endocrine disrupting chemicals, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (PBT/vPvB) substances, as well as persistent, mobile and toxic and very persistent and very mobile (PMT/vPvM) substances. The Delegated Regulation applies to all chemical substances and mixtures placed on the EU market under REACH and to active substances in biocidal products and plant protection products. The webinar will introduce the current state of the related scientific Guidance that ECHA is developing for PBT/vPvB and PMT/vPvM substances. Specific focus will be given to Mobility (M). The related ECHA-run process on the regulatory procedure for proposals of harmonised classification and labelling will also be described. This webinar will familiarize the audience with regulatory concepts and processes related to PBT/vPvB and PMT/vPvM substances. The webinar will provide a platform for the bridge between scientists and regulators and the need for collaboration and synergies between all parties will be further highlighted.

About the Speaker: Dr Konstantinos (Kostas) Prevedouros is a Senior Scientific Officer at ECHA working as a Regulatory Ecotoxicologist, with more than 20 years’ experience in chemicals (risk) management and regulation. He received a BSc in Physics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and began his professional career as an environmental fate modeller. He has carried out research Lancaster, UK, Stockholm, Sweden, Trent University, Canada and University of Helsinki, Finland.