IEU MONITORING: Environment Telegram 1 Feb 2018


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# DRINKING WATER: 

  • EU Commission Revision of Drinking Water Directive: Safer drinking water for all Europeans +++ 
  • EU Commission Q&A on safer drinking water for all Europeans +++ 
  • Opening remarks of EU Commission First Vice-President Timmermans and EU Commissioner Vella on the Revision of the EU Drinking Water Directive +++ 
  • EVP/CSU: Markus Ferber: Aufstellen von Trinkwasser-Brunnen ist nicht Aufgabe der EU +++ 
  • SPD: "Sauberes Trinkwasser ist ein Menschenrecht" +++ 
  • Die Grünen/EFA: Trinkwasserrichtlinie muss die Verschmutzung endlich wirksam stoppen! +++ 
  • BDEW und DVGW zur Revision der EG-Trinkwasserrichtlinie 

# GLYPHOSATE: 

  • EP Think-tank: Briefing - Authorisation of pesticides in the EU: With a focus on glyphosate - 01-02-2018
  • SPD: Sonderausschuss Pestizide - Zulassung von Glyphosat unter die Lupe nehmen

# BISPHENOL A

  • EU Commission Answer - Bisphenol A - conflicting EFSA and ECHA opinions - E-004182/2017

# MONSANTO

  • EU Commission Answer - No former Monsanto employee at the head of the European Chemicals Agency - E-005229/2017

# AIR QUALITY

  • Umweltbundesamt zur Luftqualität 2017: Rückgang der Stickstoffdioxidbelastung reicht noch nicht aus

# BEES

  • EU Commission Answer - Beekeeping - E-005512/2017

# WASTE WATER

  • EU Commission Answer - Wastewater treatment - P-006642/2017

# PLASTICS

  • UBA published an assessment on the EC Plastic Strategy - European Network of the Heads of Environment Protection Agencies

# REACH

  • REACH far from over after third registration deadline, says Cefic Director

# ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  • EU Commission: Answer - Environmental Impact Assessment Directives 85/337 and 97/11 - E-005367/2017

# SUSTAINABILITY

  • EU Commission Answer - Draft report on EU action for sustainability - E-004631/2017

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting a derogation requested by Ireland pursuant to Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources
    • Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast)
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Synopsis Report Stakeholder Consultation accompanying the document Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast)
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT accompanying the document Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast)
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT accompanying the document Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast)

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • CM 1361 2018 INIT Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE and other regional issues)

# EFSA BRIEFS

  • ASF modelling procurement 2018 15 February 2018
  • Consultancy services regarding the delivery of a feasibility study about the possibility of making individual decisions concluding the screening of each Declaration of Interest 16 February 2018
  • Guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to antioxidants, oxidative damage and cardiovascular health
  • Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance Pasteuria nishizawae Pn1
  • Modification of the existing maximum residue level for pyrimethanil in cucurbits with edible peel
  • Report of EFSA Scientific Network for Risk Assessment in Animal Health and Welfare (2015-2017)


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