INSIGHT EU: ENVIRONMENT Telegram 8 Dec 2017


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# RAC & SEAC: 

  • Restriction proposal on diisocyanates and several authorisation applications agreed by RAC and SEAC 

# EU OMBUDSMAN: 

  • The EU Commission’s handling of the authorisation of formaldehyde as a food additive 

# MULTIPLE CHEMICALS: 

  • EU Commission: New hazard index tool to aid risk assessment of exposure to multiple chemicals 

# NANOMATERIALS

  • Risk model suggests nanomaterials could reach toxic levels in San Francisco Bay area

# ROTTERDAM CONVENTION

  • Outcomes of the 13th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee - Rotterdam Convention
  • BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution - Rotterdam Convention

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Oral question - Ruthenium-106 - O-2017-000095
  • Amendments 001-004 - Motion for a resolution on the draft Commission regulation amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of phosphoric acid – phosphates – di – tri – and polyphosphates (E 338-452) in frozen vertical meat spits - B8-0666/2017(001-004)

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 5452 2017 Init Convention on Biological Diversity: Tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention (WG8J-10), (Montreal, 13-16 December 2017) - EU coordination
  • St 14999 2017 Init Draft COUNCIL DECISION (EU) 2017/… of … authorising the opening of negotiations with the Global Green Growth Institute for an agreement on the membership of the European Union - Adoption
  • St 15570 2017 Init COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Commission Regulation No 389/2013 of 2 May 2013 establishing a Union Registry
  • Cm 5414 2017 Rev 1 Convention on Biological Diversity: 21st meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-21) (Montreal, 11-14 December 2017) - EU meeting

# EFSA BRIEFS

  • Action plan for improving the peer review process
  • Dietary Reference Values for nutrients Summary report
  • Workshop on the trial of the EFSA guidance document on uncertainty analysis in scientific assessments 22 - 23 June 2017 Parma, Italy
  • Workshop on the epidemiological analysis of ASF in Europe “Lessons learnt and further scientific actions” 10-11 October 2017
  • OC/EFSA/SCER/2014/02-Lot 1 “Specialised training courses on certain aspects of food safety risk assessment for members of EFSA's Scientific Committee/Panels and their working groups, open to EFSA staff” –final report
  • OC/EFSA/SCER/2014/02-Lot 2 “Specialised training courses on certain aspects of food safety risk assessment for members of EFSA's Scientific Committee/Panels and their working groups, open to EFSA staff” –final report


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