IEU Environment Weekly Summer Summary Telegram 17 August 2018

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ECHA: 

  • Lower concentration limit proposed for PAHs found in granules and mulches - ECHA +++ 

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING: 

  • EP Draft opinion - Alignment of reporting obligations in the field of environment policy - PE 623.917v01-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development +++ 

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES: 

  • Position of the European Parliament - Protection of the environment through criminal law +++ 

BIOCIDES: 

  • Position of the European Parliament - The placing on the market and use of biocidal products - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2009)0076 +++ 
  • Position of the European Parliament - Placing of biocidal products on the market +++ (implementing powers conferred on the Commission - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2006)0288 +++ 

PESTICIDES

  • EP documentation: PEST hearing on Commission approval of active substances - 19-06-2018 - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides

ROTTERDAM CONVENTION

  • Global gatherings of chemicals and waste expertise as BRS stages subsidiary body meetings

WASTE

  • New EU environmental standards for waste treatment - EU JRC
  • Position of the European Parliament - Batteries and accumulators and their waste - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2008)0081
  • Position of the European Parliament - Batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators (implementing powers conferred on the Commission) - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2007)0036
  • Position of the European Parliament - End-of life vehicles (implementing powers conferred on the Commission - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2006)0287
  • Position of the European Parliament - Hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (implementing powers conferred on the Commission) - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2006)0303

GMO

  • Position of the European Parliament - Deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms (implementing powers conferred on the Commission) - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2006)0296
  • Position of the European Parliament - Contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms (recast version) - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2007)0259
  • Position of the European Parliament - Possibility for the Member States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs in their territory - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2010)0208

DANGEROUS GOODS

  • Position of the European Parliament - Inland transport of dangerous goods - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2006)0278

EEA INDICATORS

  • Rural concentration of the ozone indicator AOT40 for forest, 2015
  • Rural concentration of the ozone indicator AOT40 for crops, 2015
  • 93.2 percentile of O3 maximum daily 8-hours mean in 2016
  • Ozone indicator SOMO35 in 2015
  • Annual mean nickel concentrations in 2016
  • Annual mean cadmium concentrations in 2016
  • Annual mean arsenic concentrations in 2016
  • Annual mean NO2 concentrations in 2016
  • CO maximum daily 8-hours mean in 2016
  • NO2 annual mean in 2015
  • Annual mean PM2.5 concentrations in 2016
  • PM2.5 annual mean in 2015
  • Annual concentrations of PM10
  • PM10 annual mean in 2015
  • 90.4 percentile of PM10 daily concentrations
  • Percentage of number water bodies not in good chemical status with uPBT per river basin district (RBD) in second RBMPs
  • Water exploitation index and trend

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the exercise of the delegation conferred on the Commission pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals
    • Commission Reply to the European Ombudsman Complaint ref. 23/2018
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION establishing best available techniques (BAT) conclusions for waste treatment, under Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION establishing the type, format and frequency of information to be made available by the Member States for the purposes of reporting on the implementation of Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on industrial emissions

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Draft agenda - Monday, 3 September 2018 - PE 625.496v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • EU Commission Answer - Alternatives to the use of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) in medium- and high-voltage electrical equipment - E-003191/2018
  • Amendments 13 - 56 - Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on persistent organic pollutants (recast) - PE 623.927v02-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Amendments 29 - 135 - Port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships - PE 623.940v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 11585 2018 Init Evaluation report on the eighth round of mutual evaluations: "The practical implementation and operation of European policies on preventing and combating environmental crime" - Report on Hungary
  • St 11402 2018 Init Eighth round of mutual evaluations on the practical implementation and operation of European policies on preventing and combating environmental crime - Report on Belgium
  • St 11565 2018 Add 2 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Accompanying the document REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Mid-term evaluation of Regulation (EU) No 911/2014 on multiannual funding for the action of the European Maritime Safety Agency in the field of response to marine pollution caused by ships and oil and gas installations

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Risk to human and animal health related to the presence of 4,15‐diacetoxyscirpenol in food and feed
  • Setting of import tolerances for mandestrobin in strawberries and table and wine grapes
  • Public consultation on the active substance diflubenzuron
  • Review of the existing maximum residue levels for myclobutanil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005
  • Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for fluoxastrobin in oilseeds
  • Evaluation of data concerning the necessity of bromoxynil as herbicide to control a serious danger to plant health which cannot be contained by other available means, including non‐chemical methods

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