IEU Environment Telegram 12 July 2018

Our telegram headlines today*: 

REACH: 

  • EU Ombudsman: The European Commission’s failure to adopt a draft authorisation decision under the REACH Regulation for chromium trioxide within the applicable 3-month time limit  +++ 
  • UK Parliament: Minister questioned on Brexit and chemical regulation +++ 

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES: 

  • EP Think-tank: Briefing - Limits on exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work: Third proposal - 12-07-2018 +++ 

RESOURCE EFFICIENCY: 

  • A circular economy for earth metals in industrial waste: the politics of vanadium - EU Commission +++ 
  • EU Commission: A new approach to evaluating the sustainability of substituting raw materials +++ 

PLASTICS

  • International Plastic Recycling Groups Announce Global Definition of “Plastics Recyclability”

AIR

  • EEA: Improving Europe's air quality measures — reported by countries

WATER

  • New water billing system could cut usage whilst being fair and profitable - EU Commission

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the conclusion of a Memorandum Of Understanding on circular economy between the European Commission and the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China
    • COMMISSION DECISION amending Decisions (EU) 2017/1214, (EU) 2017/1215, (EU) 2017/1216, (EU) 2017/1218 and (EU) 2017/1219 as regards the duration of the transitional period

SCHEER BRIEFS

  • Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs): SCHEER publishes opinion on potential risks to human health

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Safety evaluation of the food enzyme α‐amylase from a genetically modified Bacillus licheniformis (strain NZYM‐AV)
  • Ad hoc meeting with industry representatives
  • Safety and efficacy of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) produced by Ashbya gossypii for all animal species based on a dossier submitted by BASF SE
  • Safety and efficacy of betaine anhydrous for food‐producing animal species based on a dossier submitted by AB Vista
  • 23rd meeting of the EFSA Pesticide Steering Network

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