IEU Environment Telegram 10 October 2019

Our telegram headlines today*: 

ECHA: 

  • Rules for registration of phase-in substances clarified +++ 
  • ECHA to support identifying new POPs +++ 

GMO: 

  • MEPs oppose EU Commission plans to authorise three herbicide-resistant GMOs +++ 
  • EP Briefing - New plant-breeding techniques: Applicability of EU GMO rules +++ 
  • Greens/EFA: New Parliament re-asserts its opposition to GMOs +++ 

ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGES: 

  • Liability for damages to the environment:  Commission calls on DENMARK to adapt its national legislation in order to fully transpose the Environmental Liability Directive +++ 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

  • Environmental impact assessment: Commission calls on DENMARK, SWEDEN, GREECE, AUSTRIA, LUXEMBOURG, PORTUGAL, SLOVENIA, SLOVAKIA and CROATIA to improve domestic rules
  • Environmental impact assessment: Commission calls on LITHUANIA to improve its domestic rules

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME

  • Protecting the environment through criminal law: European Commission launches public consultation to evaluate EU rules
  • EU Commission Consultation: Environmental crime - reviewing the EU rules

PLANT HEALTH

  • EU Commission Consultation: Plant health – rules on releasing plants, plant products and other objects from quarantine

ANIMAL TESTS

  • Animal welfare: Commission calls on 4 Member States to correctly enact measures on the protection of laboratory animals
  • Animal welfare: Commission calls on SLOVENIA to correctly enact measures on the protection of laboratory animals

AIR QUAILITY

  • EU Commission calls on FINLAND to improve domestic rules on air quality

MARINE ENVIRONMENT

  • Marine environment: Commission calls on BULGARIA, CYPRUS, LITHUANIA, MALTA and IRELAND to comply with their reporting obligations on the protection of their marine waters
  • Marine environment: Commission calls on FINLAND to protect its marine waters

WASTE

  • Waste: Commission urges 15 Member States to comply with their reporting obligations under EU waste legislation
  • Waste: Commission closes case against SLOVAKIA after Court ruling implemented

LEAD & COPPER

  •  U.S. EPA Proposes Updates to Lead and Copper Rule to Better Protect Children and At-Risk Communities

EEEA

  • European environmental economic accounts should be made more useful, say Auditors

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG ENV
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION establishing the format of information to be made available by the Member States for the purposes of reporting on the implementation of Directive (EU) 2015/2193 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Report on European Union implementation of the Aarhus Convention in the area of access to justice in environmental matters

EFSA BRIEFS

  • 103rd Plenary meeting of the Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR
  • 104th Plenary meeting of the Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR
  • 105th Plenary meeting of the Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR)
  • 106th Plenary meeting of the Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR)
  • 107th Plenary meeting of the Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR)
  • Technical Report on the notification of pulp from Theobroma cacao L. as a traditional food from a third country pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283


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