CRD event: Biocide Chemistry Workshop – York, 22 October 2015

CRD Events for 2015/16

HSE’s Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) is pleased to announce its Conference and Events programme for 2015/2016. This year we have expanded the programme to take account of stakeholder feedback obtained from the 2014/15 events programme. We have received many suggestions for new events and whilst we have tried to cater for as many of these as possible we have not been able to meet all the requests.

CRD is committed to communicating effectively with our stakeholders. One of the ways in which CRD is able to keep our stakeholders up to date is through the delivery of our Conference and Events programme. During 2015/16, CRD will be hosting a wide range of events which are aimed at providing training and updates on many aspects of pesticide, biocide, and chemical regulation.

Please find below our proposed schedule of events for the forthcoming year. Please note that the date of each event has been provided as an indication; the exact date will be confirmed at a later date. If you are interested in attending any of the events or require further information please email our events team at events@hse.gsi.gov.uk. You will then be placed on a waiting list and be informed when the details of the event are finalised. Please note that registering your interest does not commit you to attending the event. We are also interested to hear any feedback that you may have on the proposed programme.

Date

Event

Proposed location

Further Information

Workshops ( 12 delegates)

1st October 2015

8th October 2015

Workshop on the Physicochemical Properties and Storage Stability Requirements for Pesticide Products

A one day workshop aimed at providing training on data requirements for the EU approval of active substances and their plant protection products regarding the identity, the physicochemical properties and methods of analysis under Regulation EC 1107/2009. The event will cover new legislation and data requirements, with particular emphasis on the revised guidance document produced by CRD for the generation of data on the physical, chemical and technical properties of plant protection products under Regulation EC 1107/2009. The event will be designed specifically for technical and regulatory staff involved in the production and submission of data to CRD.

CRD, York, UK

Course Full

14th October 2015

Human Exposure Assessment of Biocides Workshop (Repeat)

A one day workshop aimed at providing training in human exposure risk assessments for biocide products. The workshop will include presentations and practical sessions covering a range of issues including user types, primary and secondary exposure scenarios, risk envelope approach, higher tier refinements and model selection using illustrative examples primarily, but not exclusively, drawing from our experience to date evaluating antifouling(PT21), wood preservative (PT8) and rodenticide (PT14)products under the Biocidal Product Regulation [BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012]. Information will also be provided with regard to accessing relevant information, EU groups/processes and recent EU developments. [Please note this is the same workshop that CRD provided on 3rd December 2013 11 February 2014]

HSE, Bootle,UK

Course Full

22nd October 2015

5th November 2015

Biocide Chemistry Workshop (Updated)

A one day workshop focusing on the key areas of the Chemistry risk assessment for biocides. The aim of the event will be to provide training and guidance, via a series of presentations and practical workshops, on the chemistry risk assessment for biocides regulated under the new regulation 528/2012. The event will cover new legislation and new data requirements, draw attention to new and revised guidance, and highlight commonly encountered problems. The workshop will be designed for technical specialists involved in the generation of the data and registration specialists involved in the preparation and submission of biocide dossiers to CRD.
In addition at the end of the workshop, a surgery will be held where individual participants will be able to briefly discuss issues/problems they are having with the generation of active/product Chemistry data on a one to one basis with a member of CRD staff.

CRD, York, UK

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17th / 18th November 2015

24th / 25th November 2015

Two Day Workshop on Technical Fate and Behaviour Assessment of Plant Protection Products (Repeat)

The course will provide a practical introduction to the main Fate Exposure tools available for soil, surface water and groundwater. This will include practical introductions to the FOCUS groundwater and surface water models for example.UK specific regulatory requirements in this area will also be covered (e.g. to assess the drainflow and spray drift routes of surface water exposure). An update on future regulatory developments in the field will also be provided. The course is aimed at people with a basic working knowledge of fate who wish to develop their expertise in this area.

CRD, York, UK

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9th / 10th December 2015

15th / 16th December 2015

Two Day Consumer Risk Assessment Workshop (Updated)

A two day workshop aimed at providing training and thelatest guidance on consumer risk assessment for pesticides. The guidance will focus on the appropriate use of residue values in conducting assessments and the use of risk assessment models. The workshop will include presentations and practical workshops covering consumer related issues of current and emerging interest. The suggested audience would be registration specialists involved in the preparation and submission of dossiers and applications to CRD.

CRD, York, UK

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20th January 2016

21st January 2016

Introduction to Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment for Plant Protection Products

CRD will be holding two identical one-day workshops which will provide an introduction and overview to most areas of ecotoxicological risk assessments. These events will be specifically designed for registration specialists involved in the preparation and submission of Plant Protection Products dossiers to CRD.

CRD, York, UK

To follow shortly

March 2016

Two Day Biological Assessment Dossier Workshop (Updated)

The course will provide an overview of all aspects of writing efficacy dossiers including BADs and dRRs to address European efficacy data requirements under the regulation (EC 1107/2009). This is event likely to be oversubscribed so attendance will be limited to a single representative per organisation in the first instance. It is anticipated that there will be further opportunitiesto attend a little later in 2016.

CRD, York, UK

To follow shortly

CRD is also considering hosting events on the following topics, subject to there being a sufficient level of interest. If you would be interested in attending a workshop on the following topics please email our events team at events@hse.gsi.gov.uk to register your interest.

We would also be pleased to hear from you if you have any other ideas for events that you would be interested in attending.

Please note that we intend to apply for BASIS points for the majority of the events listed above.

Workshop on the Chemistry Data Requirements for Biocides Regulated Under Regulation 528/2012

CRD will be holding two identical one day workshops which will provide an introduction and detailed presentation on the chemistry risk assessment for biocides regulated under regulation 528/2012. These workshops will be held at Mallard House in York on Thursday 22nd October and Thursday 5th November, 2015. Registration will begin from 8.45am. The workshops will start at 9:15am and finish around 5.00pm. The cost per delegate for the training day will be £430.00 (+20%VAT).

Format of the day

The aim of the event will be to provide training and updated guidance under regulation 528/2012 via a series of presentations and practical sessions. The workshop is designed for technical and registration specialists involved in the preparation and submission of biocide dossiers to CRD. In addition at the end of the workshop, a surgery will be held where participants will be able to discuss issues/problems they are having with the generation of active/product chemistry data on a one to one basis with a member of CRD staff (5 -10 minutes).

Topics of discussion

It is proposed that the training will cover areas such as:

  • Overview of the data requirements and the new guidance available for the active substance and the biocidal product
  • The identity of the active and the relevance of the REACH guidelines
  • Generation of batch data and how to propose a specification
  • Establishing technical equivalence as part of the approval of the active and the role of ECHA in the technical equivalence pre and post approval of the active
  • Method requirements for the technical material, formulation, and residues monitoring
  • Overview of the data requirements for the product
  • Common problems with applications

Registrations

If you would like to register, please contact our administration team at events@hse.gsi.gov.uk to request an application form stating your preferred date. The closing date for applications is 24th September, 2015.

Given the nature of these events, places will be limited to a maximum of 16 people per workshop, and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Further Information

Final information about the seminar will be sent to you 2 weeks before the event. A full list of delegates and seminar papers will be supplied on the day.

Two Day Technical Fate and Behaviour Assessment of Plant Protection Products Workshops

CRD will be holding two identical two-day workshops on technical aspects of the environmental fate and behaviour assessments of plant protection products. The workshops will be held at The Chemicals Regulation Directorate in York on 17th/18th November and 24th/25th November, 2015. Registration will be from 9:00 am. The workshop will start at 9:30 am and finish at 4:00 pm on the second day. The cost per delegate will be £595.00 (plus 20% VAT).

Format of the day

This course will be specifically designed for those with at least a basic working knowledge of environmental fate and behaviour who want to develop their expertise in this area further. The course will present attendees with an overview of environmental fate assessments at EU level and highlight the key issues that they must take into account when preparing product approval submissions. The course will cover basic introductions to the use of the FOCUS groundwater and surface water models and various refinement options, as well as UK specific environmental exposure requirements. The course will comprise a mixture of presentations and workshops with worked examples. By the end of the course, participants will have a better appreciation of this area of pesticide risk assessment and be better able to prepare regulatory submissions for plant protection products.

Topics of discussion

It is proposed that the training will cover areas such as:

  • Overview of the EU process, the EFSA conclusion, key endpoints, data gaps and critical areas of concern
  • The use of the risk envelope approach
  • Zonal assessment and national addenda
  • FOCUS groundwater modelling (e.g. with PEARL and PELMO)
  • FOCUS surface water Steps 1, 2 and 3 and risk mitigation with SWAN
  • UK specific environmental exposure assessment requirements (groundwater using FOCUS MACRO, spray drift, buffer zones and drift reduction technology, first tier drainflow and higher tier refinement options, through an introduction to the latest version of Webfram)
  • Common problems with applications
  • Future developments, new data requirements, EFSA activities, PPR opinions and guidance documents

Registrations

If you would like to register, please contact our administration team at events@hse.gsi.gov.uk to request an application form stating your preferred date. The closing date for applications is 20th October, 2015.

Given the nature of these events, places will be limited to a maximum of 16 people per workshop, and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Two Day Consumer Risk Assessment Workshops

CRD will be holding two identical two-day Consumer Risk Assessment workshops. These events will be held on Wednesday 9th Thursday 10th December and Tuesday 15th Wednesday 16th December 2015 and will take place at our conference facilities in Mallard House, York. Registration will be from 9.00am and the workshop itself will start at 9:30 am and finish around 4.30pm. The cost of attending the workshop will be £595.00 (+20% VAT) per delegate.

These events will be targeted at technical and regulatory staff involved in the production and submission of data to CRD. The aim of the day will be to raise awareness, provide guidance in the appropriate use of residue values in risk assessment models, and highlight commonly encountered problems. A mixture of formal presentations and case studies will be used to relay the information.

Topics of discussion

It is proposed that the training will cover areas including:

  • Underlying principles of chronic and acute risk assessment calculations
  • Workshop Examples: Selection of residue values for risk assessment purposes
  • Topical issues relevant to residues (e.g. EU data requirements and residue definitions) and consumer risk assessment (e.g. variability and cumulative exposure)
  • Processing factors and refining risk assessments
  • Rotational crop scenarios for residues assessments
  • Combined risk assessment – UK approach

Registrations

If you would like to register please contact our administration team at events@hse.gsi.gov.uk to request an application form stating which date you would like to attend. The closing date for application is 11th November 2015.

Given the nature of these events, places will be limited to a maximum of 16 people per workshop, and will be issued on a first-come first-served basis.

Further Information

Final information about the workshop will be sent to you 2 weeks before the event. A full list of delegates and workshop papers will be supplied on the day.

Should you require any further assistance please telephone Kirsty Roberts on +44 (0)1904 455920 or email: events@hse.gsi.gov.uk.

Bespoke Training for Individual Organisations

In addition to running our general training programme, CRD also offers bespoke training for individual organisations on both technical and procedural matters. The main benefit to the delivery of bespoke training is that the training is specifically tailored to meet your organisation’s individual needs and enables you to address specific problem areas that are relevant to your organisation. This training can be delivered at CRD’s offices in York, or at a location of your choice.
CRD has previously organised the following bespoke training events for various organisations and Member States:

  • Co-ordination Procedures
  • Physical/Chemical Properties
  • Fate Behaviour
  • Consumer Risk Assessment Residues
  • Operator Exposure
  • Dermal Absorption
  • Biological Assessment Dossier (BAD)

If you would be interested in discussing the possibility of CRD providing your organisation with a tailor-made training programme, or if you would simply like us to deliver an existing training programme at your office, please contact Jon Winfield by emailing jon.winfield@hse.gsi.gov.uk.
In accordance with our financial remit, CRD has to recover costs for the work it delivers. Consequently, a charge would have to be made for the preparation and delivery of the training, and any associated travel and subsistence costs.
Please note that CRD will not be able to provide advice on specific application work as part of the bespoke service. Such queries should be dealt with in the usual manner.

Article source: http://www.pesticides.gov.uk/guidance/industries/pesticides/topics/Events/crd-events#Biocide-chem