INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 15 Nov 2017


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# ECHA: 

  • ECHA: Biocides IT tools improved based on user feedback +++ 
  • An update of ECHA's Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool, Chesar, has been published 

# AIR QUALITY: 

  • Clean Air for All: How the EU is working to protect citizens’ health 

# GLYPHOSATE: 

  • European Citizens’ Initiatives - European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI): Ban Glyphosate - 20-11-2017 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Petitions - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development 

# ANTIBIOTICS

  • European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017 - Statement by Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, and Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

# CHEMICALS

  • Improving outlook for EU chemicals - Cefic

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENVIRONMENT
    • COMMISSION DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of life vehicles

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Text adopted - Action Plan for nature, people and the economy - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0441 - Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 14353 2017 INIT Draft Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations on an agreement between the European Union and the Global Green Growth Institute
  • ST 13204 2017 REV 1 3565th meeting of the Council of the European Union (Environment), held in Luxembourg on 13 October 2017
  • ST 13204 2017 ADD 1 REV 1 3565th meeting of the Council of the European Union (Environment), held in Luxembourg on 13 October 2017
  • CM 4994 2017 INIT Working Party on Development Cooperation / United Nations Working Party / Working Party on International Environment Issues (Global) - Joint meeting
  • PE 40 2017 REV 1 DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL AMENDING DIRECTIVE 2011/65/EU ON THE RESTRICTION OF THE USE OF CERTAIN HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
  • St 13464 2017 Init Directive 2004/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work (Sixth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Council Directive 89/391/EEC) (codified version)

# ECHA BRIEFS

  • Update of IUCLID 6 available A new version of IUCLID has been published on the IUCLID website. It includes improvements, such as updated formats taking into account the latest OECD test guidelines and GHS/CLP requirements
  • Public Consultations-Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

# EFSA BRIEFS

  • Public consultation on the new active substance lavandulyl senecioate - 15 January 2018
  • Scientific Opinion of Flavouring Group Evaluation 410 (FGE.410): 4’,5,7-trihydroxyflavanone from chemical group 25 (phenol derivatives containing ring-alkyl, ring-alkoxy, and side-chains with an oxygenated functional group)
  • Reflection Paper: Is scientific assessment a scientific discipline?
  • Xylella: 'Impressive progress, but much still to be done'
  • Ad hoc meeting with industry representative (EuropaBio)


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