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michela-velardo

Michela Velardo who previously worked at FieldFisher law firm and the Legal Service of the European Commission, has extensive expertise in European and national litigation. At this time, she has pleaded 140 cases in various fields of European Law. Michela regularly assists chemicals manufacturers (in relation to REACH, biocides and pesticides) and food companies, also on regulatory matters. Furthermore, she deals with case law of European Civil Service Law, European Social Law and International Employment Law. Michela, who works fluently in English, French and Italian, frequently speaks in conferences and writes articles for international law journals and magazines.

Email: michela.velardo@scea.eu

 

LATEST UPDATES

 

13/01/2017 – Commission Communication in the framework of the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52017XC0113(04)&from=EN (*)

12/01/2017 – The Court confirms the fine of nearly €60 million imposed on the Roullier group regarding the phosphates cartel
http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2017-01/cp170002en.pdf (*)

10/01/2017 – Commission follows up on workers’ protection from cancer-causing chemicals: frequently asked questions
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-17-4_en.htm

10/01/2017 – Commission registers ‘Ban Glyphosate’ European Citizens’ Initiative
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-28_en.htm

06/01/2017 – Communication from the French Government concerning Directive 94/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conditions for granting and using authorisations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons
Notice regarding applications for exclusive licences to prospect for liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons (‘the Courgenay Licence’)
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52017XG0106(01)&from=EN (*)

22/12/2016 – Pesticides: have your say on dermal absorption Guidance
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/161222

20/12/2016 – Endocrine disruptors: EFSA and ECHA outline Guidance plans
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/161220-0

20/12/2016 – Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/2318 of 16 December 2016 on a derogation from mutual recognition of the authorisations of biocidal products containing brodifacoum by Spain in accordance with Article 37 of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016D2318&from=EN (*)

15/12/2016 – Second EFSA chemicals in food report underlines “crucial role of data”
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/161215

13/12/2016 – Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/2235 of 12 December 2016 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards bisphenol A
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R2235&from=EN (*)

09/12/2016 – Glyphosate: EFSA shares raw data from risk assessment
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/161209

06/12/2016 – Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52016XC1206(03)&from=EN

06/12/2016 – Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52016XC1206(02)&from=EN (*)

06/12/2016 – Summary of European Commission Decisions on authorisations for the placing on the market for the use and/or for use of substances listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52016XC1206(01)&from=EN

02/12/2016 – Endocrine disruptors: EFSA and ECHA start work on guidance
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/161202

30/11/2016 – Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/2091 of 28 November 2016 not to identify hexamethylene diacrylate (hexane-1,6-diol diacrylate) (HDDA) as a substance of very high concern pursuant to Article 57(f) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016D2091&from=IT (*)

29/11/2016 – Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER)
Request for a scientific opinion on the tolerable intake of aluminium with regards to adapting the migration limits for aluminium in toys
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/scheer/docs/scheer_q_004.pdf

29/11/2016 – REACH 2018: Submit your registration
https://echa.europa.eu/-/reach-2018-submit-your-registration

29/11/2016 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2081 of 28 November 2016 re-imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of oxalic acid originating in the People’s Republic of China and produced by Yuanping Changyuan Chemicals Co. Ltd
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R2081&from=EN (*)

18/11/2016 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2016 of 17 November 2016 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the extension of the approval periods of the active substances acetamiprid, benzoic acid, flazasulfuron, mecoprop-P, mepanipyrim, mesosulfuron, propineb, propoxycarbazon, propyzamide, propiconazole, Pseudomonas chlororaphis Strain: MA 342, pyraclostrobin, quinoxyfen, thiacloprid, thiram, ziram, zoxamide
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R2016&from=EN (*)

18/11/2016 – Guidance on REACH
https://echa.europa.eu/guidance-documents/guidance-on-reach

16/11/2016 – Last call to pre-register your low volume chemicals – ECHA/NA/16/35
https://echa.europa.eu/-/last-call-to-pre-register-your-low-volume-chemicals

15/11/2016 – Pesticides and the environment: taking stock, looking ahead
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/events/event/161115

15/11/2016 – Open opinion for comment on HC Orange No. 6 (B125)- deadline for comments: 10 January 2017
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_201.pdf

10/11/2016 – Nine substances of very high concern (SVHCs) are recommended to be added to the REACH Authorisation List. They have been prioritised from the Candidate List because of their high volume and widespread uses, which may pose a threat to human health, or may be used to replace other substances already on the Authorisation List.
https://echa.europa.eu/-/echa-proposes-nine-substances-for-authorisation

10/11/2016 – Action brought on 3 August 2016 by the EFTA Surveillance Authority against the Kingdom of Norway (Case E-9/16) concerning the Norwegian Product Regulation which bans the manufacture, import, export and sale of consumer products containing certain concentrations of perflu­ orooctanoic acid (PFOA)
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:E2016P0009&from=EN

10/11/2016 – Action brought on 3 August 2016 by the EFTA Surveillance Authority against the Kingdom of Norway (Case E-9/16) concerning the Norwegian Product Regulation which bans the manufacture, import, export and sale of consumer products containing certain concentrations of perflu­ orooctanoic acid (PFOA)
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:E2016P0009&from=EN

08/11/2016 – SCCS: Request for a scientific opinion on UV-Filetr Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate (S87)
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs2016_q_008.pdf

08/11/2016 – SCCS: Request for a scientific opinion on Basic Blue 99 – IV
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs2016_q_007.pdf

08/11/2016 – Memorandum on the use of in silico methods for assessment of chemical hazard
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_200.pdf

08/11/2016 – Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1950 of 4 November 2016 on the non-approval of certain biocidal active substances pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016D1950&from=EN

05/11/2016 –COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1938
of 4 November 2016approving citric acid as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 2
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1938&from=EN (*)

05/11/2016 –COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1937 of 4 November 2016 approving cyfluthrin as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 18
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1937&from=EN (*)

05/11/2016 –COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1934 of 4 November 2016 approving coco alkyltrimethylammonium chloride (ATMAC/TMAC) as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 8
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1934&from=EN (*)

05/11/2016 –COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1933 of 4 November 2016 approving calcium magnesium tetrahydroxide (hydrated dolomitic lime) as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 2 and 3
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1933&from=EN (*)

05/11/2016 –COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1932 of 4 November 2016 approving calcium magnesium oxide (burnt dolomitic lime) as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 2 and 3
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1932&from=EN (*)

05/11/2016 – COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1931 of 4 November 2016 approving chlorocresol as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product- type 13
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1931&from=EN (*)

05/11/2016 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1930 of 4 November 2016 approving chlorocresol as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product- types 1, 2, 3, 6 and 9
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1930&from=EN (*)

05/11/2016 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1929 of 4 November 2016 approving Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki, serotype 3a3b, strain ABTS-351, as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 18
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1929&from=EN

27/10/2016 – The biocides submission tool (R4BP 3) has been updated to support new features for Union authorisation and authorisation of same biocidal products. The tool for creating summaries of product characteristics (SPC Editor) now supports the creation of a biocidal product family with sub-families.
https://echa.europa.eu/-/new-features-in-biocides-it-tools

27/10/2016 – ECHA has prepared a proposal to update the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2017-2019. The Member States are planning to evaluate 117 substances, out of which 22 are newly selected. ECHA encourages registrants of the listed substances to start coordinating their actions.
https://echa.europa.eu/-/member-states-plan-to-evaluate-117-substances-in-2017-2019

26/10/2016- Pesticide residues in food: risk to consumers remains low
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/161026

25/10/2016 – Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1872 of 6 October 2016 establishing for 2016 the ‘Prodcom list’ of industrial products provided for by Council Regulation (EEC) No 3924/91
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1872&from=EN

25/10/2016 – Chemical mixtures: help us define ‘MixTox’ before work starts
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/161024

24/10/2016 – Draft update to the Guidance for identification and naming of substances under REACH and CLP sent for CARACAL consultation
https://echa.europa.eu/support/guidance/consultation-procedure/ongoing-reach

21/10/2016 – Developmental neurotoxicity: OECD/EFSA experts discuss non-animal test methods
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/161021

21/10/2016- Commission launches public consultation on strengthening EU cooperation on Health Technology Assessment
http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_food-safety/dyna/enews/enews.cfm?al_id=1726

21/10/2016 – Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules on the making available on the market of CE marked fertilising products and amending Regulations (EC) No 1069/2009 and (EC) No 1107/2009
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52016AE3054&from=EN

21/10/2016 – Commission regulation (EU) 2016/1866 of 17 October 2016 amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for 3-decen-2-one, acibenzolar-S-methyl and hexachlorobenzene in or on certain products
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1866&from=EN

20/10/2016 – Activity Report of the non-food Scientific Committees over the last three terms on consumer safety, on health and environmental risks and on emerging and newly identified health risks
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/docs/activity_report_sc_20132016_en.pdf

20/10/2016 – Commission directive (EU) 2016/1855 of 19 October 2016 amending Directive 2009/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States on extraction solvents used in the production of foodstuffs and food ingredients
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016L1855&from=EN

18/10/2016 – Commission regulation (EU) 2016/1822 of 13 October 2016 amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for aclonifen, deltamethrin, fluazinam, methomyl, sulcotrione and thiodicarb in or on certain products
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1822&from=EN

18/10/2016 – Commission implementing regulation (EU) 2016/1834 of 17 October 2016 amending Regulation (EU) No 37/2010 as regards the substance monepantel
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1834&from=EN

14/10/2016 – COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2016/1814 of 13 October 2016 amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 laying down specifications for food additives listed in Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards specifications for steviol glycosides (E 960)
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2016.278.01.0037.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2016:278:TOC

14/10/2016 – COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1815 of 13 October 2016 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2016.278.01.0042.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2016:278:TOC

13/10/2016 – The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) has adopted three opinions supporting the approval of active substances for use in biocidal products used as insecticides and antifouling products, and one opinion proposing the non-approval of one active substance for disinfecting drinking water.
https://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/biocidal-products-committee-adopts-four-opinions-on-active-substances

13/10/2016 – Carcinogens or mutagens at work: Council agrees its position
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2016/10/13-epsco-carcinogens-mutagens/

13/10/2016 – POSITION (EU) No 16/2016 OF THE COUNCIL AT FIRST READING with a view to the adoption of a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on protective measures against pests of plants, amending Regulations (EU) No 228/2013, (EU) No 652/2014 and (EU) No 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directives 69/464/EEC, 74/647/EEC, 93/85/EEC, 98/57/EC, 2000/29/EC, 2006/91/EC and 2007/33/EC
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.C_.2016.376.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ:C:2016:376:TOC

12/12/2016 – Urban Agenda: new knowledge sources available for Europe’s cities
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-3349_en.htm

12/10/2016 – Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1804 of 10 October 2016 on the detailed rules for the application of Articles 34 and 35 of Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors (notified under document C(2016) 6351)
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2016.275.01.0039.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2016:275:TOC

12/10/2016 – COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1802of 11 October 2016 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 414/2013 specifying a procedure for the authorisation of same biocidal products in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2016.275.01.0034.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2016:275:TOC

11/10/2016 – COMMISSION DECISION (EU) 2016/1796 of 7 July 2016 amending Decisions 2011/263/EU, 2011/264/EU, 2012/720/EU and 2012/721/EU in order to take account of developments in the classification of substances
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2016.274.01.0055.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2016:274:TOC

11/10/2016 – EU and Egypt to step up cooperation on socio-economic development.
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-3395_en.htm

11/10/2016 – COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2016/10/11-ecofin-conclusions-climate-change/

08/10/2016 – Commission Implementing Regulation (Eu) 2016/1784 of 30 September 2016 amending Regulation (EEC) No 2568/91 on the characteristics of olive oil and olive-residue oil and on the relevant methods of analysis
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016R1784&from=IT

05/10/2016 – PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE DRAFT SCIENTIFIC OPINION ON DIETARY REFERENCE VALUES FOR THIAMIN
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/consultations/call/161005