IEU Environment Telegram 24 August 2018

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DIVERSITY: 

  • 14th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - COP14 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ 

PLASTICS: 

  • Single use plastics - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ 
  • EP Draft opinion - Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment - PE 625.586v01-00 - Committee on Fisheries +++ 
  • New test methods for plastic and rubber product safety - EU JRC +++ 

PESTICIDES

  • EP Public hearing on Comparative analysis of authorisation procedures in OECD countries - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides
  • EP Draft agenda - Thursday, 30 August 2018 - PE 626.906v01-00 - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides

NITROGEN OXIDES

  • EU Commission Answer - Emission control areas for nitrogen oxides - E-003591/2018

WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE

  • Undervaluing ‘hidden’ benefits of rivers undermines economies and sustainable development, new report warns - WWF

AIR QUALITY

  • EU Commission Answer - Assessing 'ultra-fine' particulate matter - E-003442/2018

WASTE

  • EU Commission Answer - Zero Waste sustainable practices - E-003390/2018

ROTTERDAM CONVENTION

  • Preparations intensify for Rotterdam Convention’s CRC-14 - Rotterdam Convention

NOISE

  • Position of the European Parliament - Safety and health at work: exposure of workers to noise - EP-PE_TC2-COD(1992)0449A
  • Position of the European Parliament - Introduction of noise-related operating restrictions at Community airports - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2001)0282

DANGEROUS GOODS

  • CELEX:52018PC0598: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union as regards the amendments to the Annexes of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and to the Annexed Regulations to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN), adopted by the Working Party on Transport of Dangerous Goods – WP.15 and the ADN Administrative Committee

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • EU Commission Answer - Irregularities in the assessment of the environmental impact of open-pit mines in the area of Ostoja Nadgoplańska, Poland - E-003358/2018

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 11655 2018 Init List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Dangerous Substances - Chemicals) in the 2nd quarter of 2018
  • St 11656 2018 Init List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Working Party on Technical Harmonisation (Explosives Precursors) in the 2nd quarter of 2018

ECHA BRIEFS

  • Public Consultations-2,2-dibromo-2-cyanoacetamide; [DBNPA]

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Review of the existing maximum residue levels for napropamide according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005
  • Scientific Opinion on the state of the art of Toxicokinetic/Toxicodynamic (TKTD) effect models for regulatory risk assessment of pesticides for aquatic organisms
  • 2nd plenary meeting of the FAF Panel
  • Third external evaluation of EFSA – progress made, recommendations for improvement

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