IEU MONITORING: Environment Telegram 4 May 2018

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EAP: 

  • Public Consultation on the Evaluation of the 7th Environment Action Programme (7th EAP) +++ 

WATER: 

  • Nitrates: less water pollution from agriculture but more efforts needed - EU Commission +++ 
  • EU Commission Answer - Changes needed to bring about a sustainable water policy - E-001071/2018 +++ 

AIR POLLUTION: 

  • UNECE Task Force discusses pros and cons of low-cost sensors to monitor air pollution +++ 

FOOD & FEED

  • EP Opinion - The future of food and farming - PE 619.225v02-00 - Committee on Development
  • EP Opinion - The future of food and farming - PE 618.229v02-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

COSMETICS

  • EP Text adopted - A global ban on animal testing for cosmetics - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0202 - Thursday, 3 May 2018 - Brussels - Provisional edition

PESTICIDES

  • Draft agenda - Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - PE 621.964v02-00 - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides

GENETICS

  • EP Text adopted - Genetically modified sugar beet H7-1 (KM-ØØØH71-4) - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0197 - Thursday, 3 May 2018 - Brussels - Provisional edition

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • EP Opinion - Cohesion policy and the circular economy - PE 616.863v02-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT on the implementation of Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources based on Member State reports for the period 2012–2015
    • Commission notice "Energy transmission infrastructure and EU Nature legislation"
    • Commission Notice "Guidance document on the requirements for hydropower in relation to EU Nature legislation"
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT on the implementation of Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources based on Member State reports for the period 2012–2015 Accompanying the document Written Procedure Report form the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the implementation of Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused from agricultural sources based on Member State reports for the period 2012-2015
  • DG GROW
    • COMMISSION DIRECTIVE (EU) .../... amending, for the purpose of adaptation to technical and scientific developments, point 13 of part III of Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the safety of toys, as regards chromium VI
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION granting an authorisation for a use of chromium trioxide under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Safran Aircraft Engines)

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 2676 2018 Init Working Party on the Environment
  • Cm 2591 2018 Init Working Party on the Environment
  • St 8518 2018 Add 1 EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain amending Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 [on general food law], Directive 2001/18/EC [on the deliberate release into the environment of GMOs], Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 [on GM food and feed], Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 [on feed additives], Regulation (EC) No 2065/2003 [on smoke flavourings], Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 [on food contact materials], Regul
  • St 8518 2018 Init EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain amending Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 [on general food law], Directive 2001/18/EC [on the deliberate

ECHA BRIEFS

  • Public Consultations-Lead compounds-Shot

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Final report: Clear Communications and Uncertainty
  • Safety of natural mixture of dolomite plus magnesite and magnesium‐phyllosilicates (Fluidol) for all animal species
  • Safety and efficacy of Bacillus subtilis KCCM 10673P and Aspergillus oryzae KCTC 10258BP when used as a technological feed additive for all animal species
  • Public consultation on draft ‘Guidance on Communication of Uncertainty in Scientific Assessments’
  • A blueprint for communicating uncertainty – review our approach


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