IEU Environment Telegram 19 July 2018

Our telegram headlines today*: 

MARITIME TRANSPORT: 

  • Maritime transport: Commission refers Ireland to the Court for failing to correctly implement safety legislation +++ 

ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY: 

  • Liability for damages to the environment: Commission calls on SWEDEN to fully enact the Environmental Liability Directive +++ 

NOISE: 

  • Reasoned opinions: EU Commission urges PORTUGAL and SPAIN to adopt noise maps and action plans on environmental noise +++ 
  • EEA: Population exposure to environmental noise +++ 

NATURE

  • EU Commission asks BULGARIA to improve implementation of EU nature legislation
  • EU Commission urges POLAND to comply with nature protection rules
  • EU Commission urges SLOVAKIA to comply with nature protection rules

AIR

  • EU Commission calls on ROMANIA to enact EU rules on industrial emissions (Directive (EU) 2015/2193)
  • EU Commission urges ROMANIA to implement EU rules on industrial emissions (Directive 2010/75/EU)

RIVERS

  • EU Commission urges SPAIN to comply with EU rules on flood prevention
  • Removing tens of thousands of obsolete dams in Europe will bring life back to rivers, says new report

DRINKING WATER

  • EU Commission urges IRELAND to ensure safe drinking water to its citizens

WASTE WATER

  • Waste water: Commission urges ITALY to comply with the EU requirements for urban waste-water treatment
  • New energy-positive waste-water treatment process uses just 15% of the energy required for current alternative

NITRATES

  • Nitrates: EU Commission closes infringement against POLAND

WASTE

  • Waste: Commission calls on POLAND to ensure the effective application of EU law on end-of-life vehicles

ANIMAL WELFARE

  • EU Commission calls on 6 Member States (Estonia, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain) to correctly enact measures on the protection of laboratory animals

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • Understanding aluminium scrap qualities can contribute to circular economy goals (Austria) - Science for Environment Policy: Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Future of Polyolefins 2019 - Plasticseurope
  • 18TH INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS RECYCLING CONGRESS IERC 2019 - Plasticseurope

THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION

  • BRS contributes to high-level political debate on sound management - Rotterdam Convention

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 3871 2018 Init Working Party on International Environment Issues (Basel Convention)
  • Cm 3849 2018 Init Working Party on the Environment
  • Cm 3836 2018 Rev 1 Working Party on International Environment Issues (Biodiversity)
  • St 11027 2018 Rev 2 IMO - Union submission to be submitted to the 73rd session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73) of the IMO in London from 22 – 26 October 2018 concerning marine Litter from sea-based sources: input to the IMO action plan on marine plastic litter from ships

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Openfoodtox: over 300 substances added to EFSA chemical hazards database
  • Food additive re-evaluation: EFSA workshop in November focuses on foods for infants below 16 weeks of age

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