IEU Environment Telegram 1 August 2019

Our telegram headlines today*: 

GREEN DEAL: 

  • Europe needs Green Deal leaders - EEB +++ 

ROHS +++ 

  • New EU Commission Consultations on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) +++ 
    • RoHS exemption for lead in solders and termination finishes in hand-held combustion engines +++ 
    • RoHS exemption for lead in platinized platinum electrodes used for conductivity measurements +++ 
    • RoHS exemption for hexavalent chromium as anticorrosion agent of carbon steel cooling system in absorption refrigerators +++ 

ARSENIC

  • EEA: Annual mean arsenic concentrations in 2017

UK

  • Using Waste Plastics in Road Construction

EU COMMISSION REGiSTER

  • DG ENV
    • COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead in solders used in certain combustion engines
    • COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in certain rubber components used in engine systems
    • COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… amending, for the purpose of its adaptation to technical progress, the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 440/2008 laying down test methods pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

EFSA BRIEFS

  • Scientific support for preparing an EU position in the 51st Session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR)
  • Safety of viable embryonated eggs of the whipwormT. suisas a novel food

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