IEU Environment Telegram 10 September 2018

Our telegram headlines today*: 

HAZARDOUS MIXTURES: 

  • New support pages for industry on obligations for hazardous mixtures - ECHA +++ 

PESTICIDES: 

  • EP: PEST Hearing documentation on Environmental impacts of pesticides and stakeholders’ recommendations - 06-09-2018 - Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides +++ 

DRINKING WATER DIRECTIVE: 

  • EP Think-tank: Briefing - Revision of the Drinking Water Directive - 10-09-2018
  • New treatment system able to remove at least 95% of pharmaceuticals from waste water
  • EPP Group for safe and cheap access to water

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • Sustainable and circular Bioeconomy, the European way - 22 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium

BIODIVERSITY

  • EP Think-tank: EU Fact Sheets - Biodiversity, land use and forestry
  • Vertebrate population losses and declines: Earth’s ongoing mass extinction may be more severe than previously estimated

RUBBER

  • EU Commission Answer - Greening rubber products - E-003057/2018

OCEAN GARBAGE

  • ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ clean-up project launches trial run: UN Environment

POLLUTION

  • How to control and mitigate the effects of pollution on public health: Six Lancet Commission recommendations

ECHA

  • EP Think-tank: Study - Potential revenue from the extension of charging fees by EU Agencies

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 4115 2018 Init Working Party on the Environment
  • Cm 4184 2018 Init WORKING PARTY ON TECHNICAL HARMONISATION

SCCS BRIEFS

  • SCCS - Minutes of the Working Group Meeting on Cosmetic Ingredients of 30 August 2018

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Xylella: host plant database updated
  • Update of the Xylella spp. host plant database
  • Literature search on in silico protein toxicity prediction methods
  • Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance alpha‐cypermethrin

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