INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 16 Nov 2017


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# AIR POLLUTION: 

  • EU Commission: Mapping the sources and level of air pollution in Europe: Commission publishes new Air Quality Index and Atlas +++ 
  • Urban PM2.5 Atlas: Air Quality in European cities 

# CIRCULAR ECONOMY: 

  • EWSA: Die europäische Plattform der Interessenträger für die Kreislaufwirtschaft nimmt Schwung auf +++ 
  • EPC Policy Dialogue: The circular economy and digitalisation - Prospects for a joined-up approach 

# BIOECONOMY: 

  • EU Commission prepares to move its bioeconomy strategy efforts up a gear +++ 
  • Cefic joins the Stakeholder Bioeconomy Manifesto to advance EU bioeconomy agenda 

# ECHA

  • Forum for enforcement reviews results of its restriction project and agrees on new actions
  • ECHA Newsletter now online

# GLYPHOSATE

  • Ban glyphosate: public hearing on European Citizens’ Initiative

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENVIRONMENT
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission pursuant to Directive 2010/63/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2010 on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION Report on the application in the Member States of Directive 96/82/EC on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances for the period 2012-2014
    • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... on the increase of the percentage of the budgetary resources allocated to projects supported by way of action grants under the sub- programme for Environment dedicated to projects supporting the conservation of nature and biodiversity according to Article 9 paragraph 4 of the Regulation (EU) No 1293/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on the establishment of a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) and repealing Regulation (EC) No 614/2007

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 14023 2017 Init  - COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT For the Council Shipping Working party IMO – Union Information paper to be submitted to the 5th session of the Sub- Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) of the IMO in London from 5 - 9 February 2018 concerning information about an alternative method to further reduce the impact on the environment of tank washings containing high-viscosity and persistent floating products
  • St 14021 2017 Init COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT For the Council Shipping Working party IMO – Union submission to be submitted to the 5th session of the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) of the IMO in London from 5 - 9 February 2018 concerning proposals for the consistent implementation of regulation 14.1.3 of MARPOL Annex VI
  • St 14019 2017 Init COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT For the Council Shipping Working party IMO – Union Information paper to be submitted to the 5th session of the Sub- Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) of the IMO in London from 5 - 9 February 2018 concerning a report presenting scientific evidence for the adverse effects of Cybutryne to the environment
  • St 14012 2017 Init COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT For the Council Shipping Working party IMO – Union submission to be submitted to the 5th session of the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) of the IMO in London from 5 - 9 February 2018 concerning an initial proposal to amend the Anti-Fouling Systems Convention (AFS 2001) to include controls on Cybutryne
  • 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)
  • Cm 5058 2017 Init Working Party on the Environment
  • Cm 5069 2017 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Global environmental aspects of sustainable development)
  • Cm 5084 2017 Init EU coordination meeting prior to the 53rd Session of the International Tropical Timber Council

# ECHA BRIEFS

  • Public Consultations-Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (1)
  • Public Consultations-Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (2)

# EFSA BRIEFS

  • EFSA's Activities on Emerging Risks in 2016
  • Assessment of genetically modified sugar beet H7-1 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA-GMO-RX-006)
  • Ad-hoc meeting with industry association AMFEP - ‘Enzymes – clarification on assessment of toxicological studies cf. new guidelines’
  • EFSA taps into the crowd: data mining, geospatial mapping


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