Risk Assessment in Regulatory Policy Analysis, Mexico, 9-11 June 2014, Agenda

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Agenda of the Workshop on Risk Assessment in Regulatory Policy Analysis (RIA), Mexico, 9-11 June 2014. Further information is available at http://www.oecd.org/gov/regulatory-policy/

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Risk Assessment in Regulatory Policy Analysis, Mexico, 9-11 June 2014, Agenda

  1. 1. 1 Workshop on Risk analysis in Regulatory Impact Assessment 9, 10 and 11 of June 2014 Ministry of Economy, 30 Alfonso Reyes, Room A Mexico City, Mexico BACKGROUND Since 2008, the OECD Secretariat and the Federal Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Economy and the Federal Regulatory Improvement Commission (COFEMER), have been working together on the “OECD-Mexico initiative to strengthen competitiveness through regulatory improvement”. As part of this cooperation, several projects have been carried out which have resulted in improvements to the quality of the regulatory framework and the business environment of Mexico, amongst them: the electronic one-stop shop for business start-up “tuempresa.gob.mx”; the update of the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) system, the introduction and implementation of the Standard Cost Model to simplify formalities and reduce administrative burdens, the first and second editions of the “OECD Guide to improve formalities at state and municipal level” including a program of implementation with several Mexican states, and the elaboration of the “OECD Review of Regulatory Reform for Mexico”. On 28 of November 2012, the RIA Manual used in Mexico was modified to introduce two additional types of RIA: High-impact RIA with risk analysis and High-impact RIA with competition impact and risk analysis. The introduction of these requirements calls for capacity- building strategies to achieve successful implementation. Risk-based regulation forms part of a responsive policy process that includes risk assessment, risk management and risk communication. Risk assessment is a key analytical tool to identify and assess the extent of a likely hazard and to estimate the probability and consequences of negative outcomes for humans, property or the environment. Risk management refers to the design and implementation of actions and remedies to address risks through a consideration of potential treatments and the selection of the most appropriate course, or combination of courses, of action. Risk communication is fundamental to the entire risk policy cycle, and assists in identifying the nature and extent of the risks as well as educating and informing the public about risks when making risk trade-offs. Improving public understanding of the nature of the risks and the risk management measures can increase the public acceptance of the risk elements that cannot be reduced through further management. The term “risk based regulation” has been used in a number of OECD countries in at least two contexts: promoting better regulatory design and securing better regulatory compliance and enforcement. The first application concerns the design of regulations based on a rational scientific assessment of the consequences of the risk to society that the regulation is intended to avert The objective of this workshop is to train Mexican federal officials drafting RIAs from ministries and agencies whose regulations may benefit from undertaking a risk assessment analysis.
  2. 2. 2 PROGRAMME Day 1. Monday 9 of June Monday 9 of June Session/Time Title Contents Registration 8:30 – 8:55 hrs. Session 1 9:00 – 11:00 hrs. 120min Opening and introductory remarks.  Rocio Ruiz, Vice Minister of Competitiveness and Business Standards, Ministry of Economy  Nick Malyshev, Head, Regulatory Policy Division, OECD  Virgilio Andrade, Head, Federal Regulatory Improvement Commission (COFEMER) Roundtable of the importance of risk based regulation. (7 min. each)  Alejandro Faya, Head of Unit for the Implementation of Public Policies, Vice-Ministry for Competitiveness, Mexico  Rafael Avante, Vice Minister of Labor, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare  Carlos Almada, Vice Minister for Transport, Ministry of Transport and Communications  Manuel Aguilera, President of the Regulatory Agency for Insurance and Bonds (CNSF)  Carlos Ramirez, President of the Regulatory Agency for Retirement Savings (CONSAR)  Bernardo Gonzalez, Vice President of the Regulatory Agency for Banking and Stock Exchange (CNBV)  Cuauhtemoc Ochoa, Vice Minister for Promotion and Regulation, Ministry of Environment  Enrique Sanchez, Head of the Regulatory Agency for Animal and Vegetable Health (SENASICA)  Mikel Arriola, Head of the Regulatory Agency for Human Health (COFEPRIS) Better integration of science, economics, and decision-making has long been a central concern in regulation. In recent years, a number of organisations, including the OECD, have made recommendations for changing how these issues are addressed by regulatory agencies. These recommendations, as well as other proposals and newer ideas for fundamental change, have significant implications for how environmental and numerous other risks are assessed and regulated. With a format of a round table, this session will discuss how risk assessment practices have been imbedded into policy-making and regulation in Mexico and the challenges that remain. Coffee break 11:00 – 11:30 hrs. Session 2 11:30 – 13:00 hrs. 90min Principles of regulation RIA in the context of regulatory policy and governance  Delia Vazquez, Policy Analyst, Regulatory Policy Division, OECD  Manuel Gerardo Flores, Senior Economist, Regulatory Policy Division, OECD 10 Minutes for Q&A This session will review the fundamental concepts for regulation and for RIA, including economic regulation, social regulation, principles of regulatory policy and governance, main RIA concepts, and main elements to have a successful RIA system. presentacion2014_1.pdf presentacion2014_2.pdf
  3. 3. 3 Monday 9 of June Session/Time Title Contents Session 3 13:00 – 14:30 hrs. 90min Principles of risk based regulation  Nick Malyshev, Head, Regulatory Policy Division, OECD  Prof. George Gray, Director of the Centre for Risk Science and Public Health, George Washington University 10 Minutes for Q&A Risk based approaches are central to regulatory enforcement and compliance in a number of OECD countries. Such a risk based regulatory approach can have at least three benefits: 1) It contributes to regulatory efficiency by targeting the approaches of the regulator to allocate resources where risk is greatest; 2) it can systematically improve decision making processes by providing new evidence and insights into potential risk, and 3) it can assist in providing defensible rationale for decision making, that can withstand external challenge from adversely affected parties, the courts, or potentially civil society. This session will address first the main principles identified by OECD country experience on risk based regulation, and will go deeper on the implications this have on RIA, cost benefit analysis, as well as the role of risk-based decision making in maximizing social welfare. presentacion2014_3.pdf presentacion2014_4.pdf Lunch (break) 14:30 – 16:15 hrs. Session 4a 16:15 – 16:35 hrs. 20min The relevance of better regulation on commercial agreements  Juan Antonio Dorantes Sanchez, General Director for Foreign Trade Analysis, Ministry Economy The significant role played by regulatory reform in the context of new generation trade agreements negotiated by Mexico is to be detailed. presentacion2014_5.pdf Session 4b 16:35 – 17:45 hrs. 70min Embedding risk analysis in RIA in Mexico  Eduardo Romero Fong, General Coordinator for RIA, COFEMER  Julio Rocha Lopez, General Coordinator for Regulatory Improvement of Sectors, COFEMER 10 Minutes for Q&A Speakers will explain the experience of Mexico in incorporating Risk analysis in RIA. They will address the risk analysis template in RIA in Mexico, and present a relevant example and guidance on what is expected to be answered by regulators. presentacion2014_6.pdf presentacion2014_7.pdf
  4. 4. 4 Day 2. Tuesday 10 of June Tuesday 10 of June Session/Time Title Contents Session 5 09:30 – 10:30 hrs. 60min Risk assessment for RIA  Prof. George Gray, Director of the Centre for Risk Science and Public Health, George Washington University. 10 Minutes for Q&A Topics to be addressed include: what RIA needs from risk assessment, what is a benefit, definition of different risks (for example actuarial vs modelled), different values across organizations, science vs science policy, and introduction to uncertainties amongst others. presentacion2014_8.pdf Session 6 10:30 – 11:00 hrs. 30min Breakout session: Case study – Identifying potential benefits The audience will divide in groups of between 10 and 12 people. The case study will discuss CO2 interventions in order to address key concepts that include target benefits, risk trade-offs, and outcomes versus intermediate measures. presentacion2014_9.pdf Session 7 11:00 – 11:45 hrs. 45min Actuarial risk assessments  Prof. George Gray, Director of the Centre for Risk Science and Public Health, George Washington University. 10 Minutes for Q&A The session will focus on the use of data on risk under consideration for estimating benefits. It will include examples of worker injuries/fatalities and auto safety measures. presentacion2014_10.pdf Coffee break 11:45 – 12:00 hrs. Session 8 12:00 – 12:45 hrs. 45min Breakout session: Case Study - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rear-view RIA Employing the RIA prepared for regulation of rear-view mirrors, the audience will identify base case and options, the benefits of the regulation, and will discuss quantifiable versus non-quantifiable benefits, using a risk analysis approach. presentacion2014_11.pdf Session 9 12:45 – 13:45 hrs. 60min Modelling human health risks - identifying hazards  Prof. George Gray, Director of the Centre for Risk Science and Public Health, George Washington University. 10 Minutes for Q&A Speakers will present the role of epidemiology and toxicology in identifying environmental and occupational risks, as well as sources of uncertainty in hazard assessment. presentacion2014_12.pdf
  5. 5. 5 Tuesday 10 of June Session/Time Title Contents Session 10 13:45 – 14:30 hrs. 45min Breakout session: Case Study – Comparing risks The case study will allow the audience to identify differences between types of hazards, to define differential uncertainty, as well as to assess the weight of evidence for different hazards. presentacion2014_13.pdf Lunch (break) 14:30 – 16:15 hrs. Session 11 16:15 – 17:45 hrs. 90min Estimating consequences - dose response  Prof. George Gray, Director of the Centre for Risk Science and Public Health, George Washington University. 10 Minutes for Q&A The session will concentrate on how current approaches estimate risk from environmental and occupational exposures. It will also explain sources and magnitude of uncertainties. The lack of match that arises from these exercises to meet needs of RIA will also be discussed. presentacion2014_14.pdf Cocktail – Reception Foyer Ministry of Economy 18:00 hrs. Day 3. Wednesday 11 of June Wednesday 11 of June Session/Time Title Contents Session 12 09:30 – 10:30 hrs. 60min Exposure assessment  Prof. George Gray, Director of the Centre for Risk Science and Public Health, George Washington University. 10 Minutes for Q&A The speaker will explain the main techniques for estimating exposure to hazards and the importance of matching units to dose-response. presentacion2014_15.pdf Session 13 10:30 –11:45 hrs. 75min Characterizing risks  Prof. George Gray, Director of the Centre for Risk Science and Public Health, George Washington University. 10 Minutes for Q&A The session will address how current risk assessment approaches characterize risk and uncertainty and how this relates to the needs of RIA for the characterization of benefits. presentacion2014_16.pdf Coffee break 11:45 – 12:00 hrs.
  6. 6. 6 Wednesday 11 of June Session/Time Title Contents Session 14 12:00 – 13:00 hrs. 60min Risk perception and communication  Prof. George Gray, Director of the Centre for Risk Science and Public Health, George Washington University. 10 Minutes for Q&A The audience will learn on how the public thinks about risks and the challenges in communicating risk information to managers, legislators, journalists. presentacion2014_17.pdf Session 15 13:00 – 14:15 hrs. 75min Managing risks  Prof. George Gray, Director of the Centre for Risk Science and Public Health, George Washington University. 10 Minutes for Q&A The speaker will explain the different approaches to risk management tried in US (e.g., technology-based, efficiency based, information- based) emphasising their advantages and disadvantages in each case. presentacion2014_18.pdf Lunch (break) 14:15 – 16:00 hrs. Session 16 16:00 – 16:45 hrs. 45min Case Study - Acrylamide in food The audience will discuss a case which will help then to understand when there is a need to respond to a new risk, how a mismatch between public perception and risk estimates may arise and what implications this brings about for other cases of risk-based regulation. presentacion2014_19.pdf Session 17 16:45 – 17:30 hrs. 45min Concluding Panel  Alejandro Faya, Head of Unit for the Implementation of Public Policies, Vice-Ministry for Competitiveness, Mexico  Julio Rocha Lopez, General Coordinator for Regulatory Improvement of Sectors, COFEMER  Nick Malyshev, Head, Regulatory Policy Division, OECD This concluding session will invite government agency officials from Mexico and OECD countries, the OECD Secretariat and leading scholars to reflect on the results of the workshop, discuss the implications of the presentations, and identify the key issues to be addressed in the future.

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