Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The Old Mill
21 The Old Mill, Toronto, Ontario
(Click HERE for directions)
5:30 - 6:00 pm Hospitality
6:00 - 7:15 pm Dinner
7:15 Technical Presentation
Topic: Canada's Chemical Management Plan Update & Your Role
Presenter: Joyce K. Borkhoff, Director, Chemicals Group; Cantox Health Sciences International,
An Intertek Company
Abstract: On December 8, 2006, the Canadian government pledged to spend $300 million over four years to implement their Chemicals Management Plan. Four years later, where do we stand? Environment Canada and Health Canada have together categorized the Domestic Substance List into high, medium and low priorities for action. Together they have now assessed 200 chemical substances identified as high priorities for action under the initiative known as "The Industry Challenge". These substances were predisposed to being declared "CEPA Toxic" and were anticipated to be subject to severe restrictions, including possible bans. This presentation will briefly review the Challenge and provide an update on the fate of the 200 high priority substances - industry participation, the assessment outcomes, the proposed risk management, and, most importantly, the foreseeable impact on the chemical industry and our downstream stakeholders. The presentation will end with a discussion of what's next, including international collaboration activities and the proposed path forward for the 3000 medium priority substances and the remaining low priorities.
Biography: Joyce Borkhoff is a regulatory chemist and Director of the Chemicals Group at Cantox Health Sciences International, a consulting firm that delivers expert advice in the areas of risk assessment, hazard communication, and new product registration.
For over 15 years, Joyce has been employed in senior positions within the chemical industry, developing and delivering Health, Environment, Safety, Security, and Stewardship programs to address all regulatory obligations while contributing to the development and success of corporate business strategies. She has extensive practical experience in the North American notification and assessment of new chemicals under CEPA NSNR and US TSCA programs. She is also well versed in the global management of toxic substances, offering particular expertise in the Canadian Chemical Management Plan and the EU REACH system. She has successfully represented companies and industry sectors to ensure product sustainability in North America.
Joyce is well known for her ability to effectively characterize and communicate the impacts of the regulatory environment on the chemical industry. She is frequently invited to contribute to trade magazines and to present her advice and experience to a wide range of SME and large multi-national audiences.
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