Environmental Risk Assessment of Biocides

This conference focusses on the latest developments in the environmental risk assessment of biocides. It covers all product types and looks at testing requirements, data sheets, methodologies and regulatory outcomes.

30.03. — 31.03.2023
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Overview

This conference focusses on the latest developments in the environmental risk assessment of biocides. It covers all product types and looks at testing requirements, data sheets, methodologies and regulatory outcomes.

You will

  • discuss the latest scientific developments surrounding the Risk assessment of Biocides
  • learn about various methods of risk assessment
  • know which methodologies are currently accepted by authorities and ECHA

Highlights

  • ECHA Update on New Emission Scenarios, Repository and Chesar Platform
  • Bee Guidance Update from Industry
  • The German Environment Agency on Consideration of disinfection by-products during environmental risk assessment
  • ECHA: Recommendations for In-Situ generated active substances, precursors and biocidal products
  • EU-BPR: PT21 Experience
  • The practice of assessing the endocrine disrupting properties of active substances and biocidal products
  • Source-Control Measures for reducing biocides leaching from building materials
  • In-depth risk assessment of leached biocides using COMLEAM

Who should attend this conference?

Professionals working in the fields of:

  • Ecotoxicology
  • Exposure assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Registration

Sectors that should take part:

  • Biocides and chemical industry
  • Producers of biocidal products
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Research institutes
  • Scientific and regulatory consultancies

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Programme

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Time CEST.

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Thursday, 30 March 2023


Morning Session | 10:45 – 12:45 CEST
Update on Directives and Guidances
10:45
Welcome adress by the organisers and the Chairs

Maike Habekost, BASF, Germany
Aiga Mackevica, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

11:00
New Emission Scenarios, Repository and the Chesar Platform
  • Latest emission scenarios agreed by BPC ENV WG
  • Biocides emission scenario repository documents – up-to-date biocides emission scenarios in harmonised format
  • Update on Chesar Platform developments including changes in risk assessment methodology

Adriana Lipkova, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

11:35
Draft Bee Guidance Document (2022), an industry perspective

Christof Schneider, BASF, Germany

12:40
Recommendations for In-Situ generated active substances, precursors and biocidal products – data requirements and risk assessment
  • State of play of the revision of the recommendations
  • Basic understanding of In-Situ systems and biocidal product case types

Eva Valkovicova, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

12:45
Lunch break


Afternoon Session | 13:45 – 15:45 CEST
13:45
Consideration of disinfection by-products in the environmental risk assessment of biocides
  • Results of the German R&D project
  • Implications for the ERA of DBPs

Anja Kehrer-Berger, German Environment Agency, Germany

14:20
Update: Revision of the ESD PT 18 for household and professional uses
  • Introduction to the revision of the ESD PT 18
  • Implementation of new approaches for emission estimation
  • Consideration of new scenarios
  • Status of the revision and timeline of the project

Jan Achtenhagen, knoell Germany, Germany

14:55
Short break
Practical Experiences and Science
15:10
Overview of the practice of assessing the endocrine disrupting properties of active substances and biocidal products
  • Assessment and identification of the ED properties of active substances
  • Assessment and identification of the ED properties of non-active substances
  • Challenges for the environmental risk assessment of ED substances
  • Regulatory consequences of identifying ED properties in biocides

Rosalinda Gioia, Yordas Group, United Kingdom

End of the first day


Friday, 31 March 2023


Morning Session | 10:45 – 12:10 CEST
Continuation: Practical Experiences and Science
10:45
Short address by the Chairs

Maike Habekost, BASF, Germany
Aiga Mackevica, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

11:00
EU-BPR: PT21 experience

Remya Norris, AkzoNobel /European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists‘ Colours Industry (CEPE), United Kingdom

11:35
Source-Control Measures for reducing biocides leaching from building materials
  • Risk mitigation concepts for service-life
  • Technologies, substances and products reducing leaching

Michael Burkhardt, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

12:10
Lunch break


Afternoon Session | 13:45 – 14:45 CEST
13:10
In-depth risk assessment of leached biocides using COMLEAM

Mirko Rohr, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Michael Patrick, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

13:45
FOCUS - Latest developments (SW and GW) Combination of FOCUS PELMO with Comleam Working with the new FOCUS PEARL Software

Michael Klein, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, Germany

14:45
End of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Jan Achtenhagen

knoell, Germany

Jan Achtenhagen holds a PhD in soil science and a master’s degree in environmental science. He joined knoell Germany more than 7 years ago and is an expert for the environmental exposure and risk assessment of biocides.

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Burkhardt

Michael Burkhardt

Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (OST)

Michael Burkhardt is an Environmental Scientist with a Master in geoscience and PhD in agronomy. He is currently a Professor at the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences and the Head of their UMTEC Institute. He has been working in the area of pollutants (pesticides, biocides, nanomaterials) released to aquatic systems for more than 15 years. His prime research interests are source-control and end-of-pipe measures to reduce environmental impact.

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Gioia

Rosalinda Gioia

Yordas Group, United Kingdom

Rosalinda Gioia is an internationally recognised Expert on Ecotoxicology and is highly experienced in understanding chemical regulations. She came to Yordas after several years leading the Chemical Assessment team at the UK Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture (CEFAS). At Yordas Group Rosalinda leads the science team and project manages REACH Lead Registrations and Biocides active substance approval and product authorisation dossiers. She also provides technical leadership and advice relating to the environmental fate of chemicals, persistence, bioaccumulation and toxicity (PBT) and risk assessments in aquatic environments.

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Habekost

Maike Habekost

BASF, Germany

Maike Habekost’s PhD work was related to plant biodiversity. At BASF, she is responsible for the ecotoxicological assessment of plant protection products and biocides. From 2014 till late 2016, she worked in the US where she supported US registrations with her ecotoxicological knowledge.

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Kehrer-Berger

Anja Kehrer-Berger

German Environment Agency, Germany

Anja Kehrer works as a Scientific Officer within the field of environmental risk assessment of biocides at the German Environment Agency (UBA), where she is responsible for the environmental risk assessment of biocidal active substances and products in the context of the regulation 528/2012. During her diploma- and PhD-thesis she focused on ecotoxicology and investigated mixtures of chemicals.

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Klein

Michael Klein

Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, Germany

Michael Klein joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) in 1987 after finishing his degree in Chemistry and retired in August 2022. As a member of various EU-FOCUS working groups he was involved in developing fate guidelines related to pesticides.

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Lipkova

Adriana Lipkova

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

Adriana Lipkova has been working in ECHA’s Biocidal Active Substances unit since 2012, currently with focus on exposure assessment. Earlier, she has been supporting ECHA’s Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis secretariat under REACH. Prior to joining ECHA she was acting as a consultant in an environmental engineering consultancy.

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Mackevica

Aiga Mackevica

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

Aiga Mackevica has been working in ECHA’s Biocidal Products unit since 2021. Currently she is an Environmental Expert and the Deputy Chair of the Environment Working Group of the Biocidal Product Committee (BPC). She has previously been involved in research and teaching related to environmental fate of nanomaterials and microplastics, as well as regulatory aspects related to environmental risk assessment and sustainability.

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Remya Norris

AkzoNobel, United Kingdom

Remya Norris has over 15 years of experience within the chemical industry and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry before specializing in the coatings industry. He is a BPR Specialist, AkzoNobel and a Chartered Chemist at the Royal Society of Chemistry. She is also assessor for the accreditation of coatings education courses at the Royal Society of Chemistry and occupies a role on the Board of Trustees within the society.

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Rohr

Mirko Rohr

Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (OST), Switzerland

Mirko Rohr is an environmental engineer and computer scientist with a Bachelor of Science in Energy and Environmental Engineering. He presently works as a scientific collaborator at the University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (OST), where he has gained over 5 years of expertise on the topic of biocide leaching from building materials. He has a keen interest in modelling and has supported the development of the software COMLEAM (COnstruction Material LEAching Model), currently deployed for several international research projects.

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Schneider

Christof Schneider

BASF, Germany

Christof Schneider has been working for BASF since 2011 and is currently a Senior Regulatory Scientist. Before joining BASF, he conducted his PhD at Universities of Würzburg and Frankfurt working on honeybee behaviour and its changes due to different environmental factors.

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Valkovicova

Eva Valkovicova

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

Eva Valkovicova is currently working as Dossier Manager in ECHA’s active substances unit of Biocides. Previously she has worked for REACH Regulation in the Hazard assessment unit of ECHA.

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Venue

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Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,195.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • Participation in the Online Event
  • Event Documentation (available via download from our website)
  • Certificate of attendance

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 695.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

Group Reductions
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In this case, however, you will receive access to the documentation after the event.
You can name a substitute participant free of charge at any time.

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