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[GreenYes] EU Environmental Chemicals Law - Teleconference 6/5/07

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>Organization: Raymond Communications, Inc.
>From: "Bruce Popka" <bruce@no.address>
>Subject: EU Environmental Chemicals Law (REACH) Teleconference
>Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 11:31:28 -0400
>NEWS RELEASE: 4/13/07
>June 5 Teleconference Interprets New
>Chemicals Legislation in Europe
>Environmental publisher Raymond Communications will host a 90-minute
>teleconference on Tuesday, June 5, on REACH (Registration,
>Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals), environmental
>legislation recently enacted by the European Union.
>REACH was approved by the EU Parliament and Council of Ministers in
>December 2006 and will take effect on June 1, 2007. Under the new
>legislation, producers of an estimated 30,000 substances will need
>to submit information about their substances to the European
>Chemicals Agency (EChA). EChA will require chemical producers to
>submit a plan to substitute safer alternatives for substances it
>determines to be dangerous or, if no alternatives exist, a plan for
>developing them.
>REACH will impact not only chemical manufacturers but also down
>stream users and nearly all products manufactured and/or distributed
>in the EU.
>Kris Pollet, an attorney and principal of Pollet Environmental
>Consulting, will be presenting information about REACH and taking
>questions from teleconference participants.
>Mr. Pollet has worked at the European Commission and as political
>advisor to two UK Members of the European Parliament. He provided
>public affairs and lobbying advice in an EU law firm, and
>subsequently in a global law firm, where he focused exclusively on
>EU environment law and policy.
>Who needs to register for REACH? What steps are involved in
>registration? How will fees be assessed? What is the timeline for
>implementation? These are just a few of the questions to be answered
>during the teleconference.
>The teleconference is scheduled for 2:00 pm ET on June 5.
>Registration for the teleconference is available at Raymond
>Communications Web site:
>For more information contact, Bruce Popka, Vice President, Raymond
>Communications, at 301-345-4237 or bruce@no.address
>Bruce Popka
>Vice President
>Raymond Communications, Inc.

Gary Liss
Fax: 916-652-0485
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