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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

 

09/06: Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/978 of 9 June 2017 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 fluopyram; hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), alpha-isomer; hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), beta-isomer; hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), sum of isomers, except the gamma isomer; lindane (hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), gamma-isomer); nicotine and profenofos in or on certain products (Text with EEA relevance. )
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32017R0978

08/06: Larc publishes nanomaterials monographs.
https://chemicalwatch.com/56703/iarc-publishes-nanomaterials-monographs

24/05: Guidance for nanomaterials published.
https://echa.europa.eu/it/-/reach-guidance-for-nanomaterials-published

22/05: NGOs increasingly using devices to identify product ingredients.
https://chemicalwatch.com/56050/ngos-increasingly-using-devices-to-identify-product-ingredients

17/05: List of harmonized classifications updated.
https://echa.europa.eu/it/-/list-of-harmonised-classifications-updat-1

12/05: More clarity on hazard information of chemicals.
https://echa.europa.eu/it/-/more-clarity-on-hazard-information-of-chemicals

12/05: Mergers: Commission approves merger between chemical producers Reichhold and Polynt, subject to conditions
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-1278_en.htm

11/05: German environment agency calls for criteria for ‘mobile chemicals’
https://chemicalwatch.com/55802/german-environment-agency-calls-for-criteria-for-mobile-chemicals

03/05: Commission Directive (EU) 2017/774 of 3 May 2017 amending, for the purpose of adopting specific limit values for chemicals used in toys, Appendix C to Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the safety of toys, as regards phenol (Text with EEA relevance. )
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1493973133793&uri=CELEX:32017L0774

27/04: EU member states agree to keep skin sensitisers in SVHC roadmap.
https://chemicalwatch.com/55459/eu-member-states-agree-to-keep-skin-sensitisers-in-svhc-roadmap

25/04: Lawyer warns of continued data-sharing and joint registration challenges.
https://chemicalwatch.com/55420/lawyer-warns-of-continued-data-sharing-and-joint-registration-challenges

20/04/17: Echa updates substance assessments under PACT.
https://chemicalwatch.com/55320/echa-updates-substance-assessments-under-pact

20/04/17: Echa launches study on EU chemicals legislation ‘finder’.
https://chemicalwatch.com/55355/echa-launches-study-on-eu-chemicals-legislation-finder

19/04/17: Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/706 of 19 April 2017 amending Annex VII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards skin sensitisation and repealing Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1688 (Text with EEA relevance.)
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0706&qid=1492763848015&from=EN

13/04/17: Companies await further guidance on poison centre submissions.
https://chemicalwatch.com/55177/companies-await-further-guidance-on-poison-centre-submissions

12/04/17: EU council of ministers adopts Rotterdam Convention additions.
https://chemicalwatch.com/55099/eu-council-of-ministers-adopts-rotterdam-convention-additions

10/04/17: EU Ecolabel introduces new criteria for cleaning products.
https://chemicalwatch.com/55038/eu-ecolabel-introduces-new-criteria-for-cleaning-products

6/04/17: Echa’s manual checks catching 20% of dossiers viewed.
https://chemicalwatch.com/55025/echas-manual-checks-catching-20-of-dossiers-viewed

4/04/17: OECD QSAR Toolbox update simplifies the correct use of non-test methods.
https://echa.europa.eu/it/-/oecd-qsar-toolbox-update-simplifies-the-correct-use-of-non-test-methods

23/03/17: Data on 15 000 chemicals now available to use.
https://echa.europa.eu/it/-/data-on-15-000-chemicals-now-available-to-use

24/03/17: Chemicals present second highest product risk in Europe – In toy, hazardous substances pose second biggest danger after choking.
https://chemicalwatch.com/54683/chemicals-present-second-highest-product-risk-in-europe

22/03/17: Echa publishes final 2017 – 19 Corap list; List of 115 substances for evaluation includes 22 new entries.
https://chemicalwatch.com/54590/echa-publishes-final-2017-19-corap-list

21/03/17: Member States to evaluate 22 substances in 2017.
https://echa.europa.eu/it/-/member-states-to-evaluate-22-substances-in-2017

21/03/17: EU member states approve authorization for uses of chromates.
https://chemicalwatch.com/54545/eu-member-states-approve-authorisation-for-uses-of-chromates

21/03/17: Experts Watch Summit hears views on last decade and predictions for next.
https://chemicalwatch.com/54570/experts-call-for-global-standard-to-communicate-chemicals-in-products

20/03/17: Toy Industries of Europe calls for chemicals legislation ‘referee’.
https://chemicalwatch.com/54521/toy-industries-of-europe-calls-for-chemicals-legislation-referee

17/03/17: Statement of revenue and expenditure of the European Chemicals Agency for the financial year 2017.  
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017B0317(29)&qid=1489742112428&from=EN

16/03/17: A new path for pesticide assessment.
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/170316

15/03/17: Member states press EU Commission to reconsider CMR cosmetics ‘ban’.
https://chemicalwatch.com/54450/member-states-press-eu-commission-to-reconsider-cmr-cosmetics-ban

15/03/17: New nanomaterial risk assessment framework needed – EU-funded project finds shortcomings in current frameworks and tools.
https://chemicalwatch.com/54420/new-nanomaterial-risk-assessment-framework-needed

15/03/17: Case C-324/15 P: Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 15 March 2017 – Hitachi Chemical Europe GmbH and Polynt SpA v European Chemicals Agency
Appeal — Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH Regulation) — Article 57(f) — Authorisation — Substances of very high concern — Identification — Equivalent level of concern — Hexahydromethylphthalic anhydride, hexahydro-4-methylphthalic anhydride, hexahydro-1-methylphthalic anhydride and hexahydro-3-methylphthalic-anhydride.
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:62015CJ0324&from=EN

15/03/17: Case C-323/15 P: Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 15 March 2017 – Polynt SpA v European Chemicals Agency
Appeal — Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH Regulation) — Article 57(f) — Authorisation — Substances of very high concern — Identification — Equivalent level of concern — Cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylic anhydride, cis-cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylic anhydride and trans-cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylic anhydride.
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:62015CJ0323&from=EN

14/03/17: Echa upholds integrity of science committee.
https://chemicalwatch.com/54408/echa-upholds-integrity-of-science-committee

14/03/17: REACH animal testing demands ‘contradict’ cosmetics Regulation – NGOs.
https://chemicalwatch.com/54410/reach-animal-testing-demands-contradict-cosmetics-regulation-ngos

09/03/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/410 of 8 March 2017 amending Regulations (EC) No 184/2007 and (EU) No 104/2010, as regards the name of the holder of the authorisation of potassium diformate
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0410&from=EN (*)

09/03/2017 – Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/405 of 8 March 2017 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for sulfoxaflor in or on certain products
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0405&from=EN (*)

08/03/2017 – 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:52017XC0308(01)&from=EN (*)

03/03/2017 – Guidance on ad hoc rapid risk assessment of serious cross-border chemical health threats performed by the SCHEER
https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/scientific_committees/scheer/docs/scheer_o_005.pdf

03/03/2017 – Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/369 of 27 February 2017 on subjecting methyl 2-[[1-(cyclohexylmethyl)-1H-indole-3-carbonyl]amino]-3,3-dimethylbutanoate (MDMB-CHMICA) to control measures
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017D0369&from=EN (*)

02/03/2017 – Communication from the Government of the Republic of Poland 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
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52017XG0302(02)&from=EN (*)

02/03/2017 – Communication from the Government of the Republic of Poland 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
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52017XG0302(01)&from=EN (*)

01/03/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/360 of 28 February 2017 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance buprofezin
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0360&from=EN (*)

01/03/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/359 of 28 February 2017 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance oxyfluorfen
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0359&from=EN (*)

01/03/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/358 of 28 February 2017 confirming the conditions of approval of the active substance acrinathrin, as set out in Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0358&from=EN (*)

01/03/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/357 of 28 February 2017 concerning the non-approval of the active substance cyclaniliprole, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0357&from=EN (*)

28/02/2017 – Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/335 of 27 February 2017 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of steviol glycosides (E 960) as a sweetener in certain energy-reduced confectionery products
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0335&from=EN (*)

22/02/2017 – Antimicrobial resistance remains high, says EU report
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/170222

10/02/2017 – Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/227 of 9 February 2017 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 bis(pentabromophenyl)ether
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0227&from=EN (*)

06/02/2017 – Winners of EU Health Award on AMR 2017 announced!
https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/sante/item-detail.cfm?item_id=53652

27/01/2017 – Feeding milk containing residues of antimicrobials to calves
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/170127 (*)

24/01/2017 – It’s time to reduce, replace and re-think the use of antimicrobials in animals
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/170124-0

24/01/2017 – 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:52017XC0124(01)&from=EN (*)

23/01/2017 – Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety SCCS – Opinion on HC Orange No. 6 (B125)
https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_201.pdf

22/01/2017 – Pesticides: have your say on dermal absorption Guidance
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/161222

20/01/2017 – Endocrine disruptors: EFSA and ECHA outline Guidance plans
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/161220-0

20/01/2017 ­- Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/94 of 19 January 2017 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of sodium gluconate originating in the People’s Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0094&from=EN (*)

18/01/2017 – OpenFoodTox: EFSA’s new one-click tool for information on chemical hazards
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/170118-0

18/01/2017 – Chronic wasting disease: addressing risks for the EU
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/170118

17/01/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/66 of 14 December 2016 concerning the authorisation of tannic acid as a feed additive for all animal species
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0066&from=EN (*)

17/01/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/65 of 14 December 2016 concerning the authorisation of 1-isopropyl-4-methylbenzene, pin-2(10)-ene, pin-2(3)-ene, beta-caryophyllene, camphene, 1-isopropenyl-4-methylbenzene, delta-3-carene and d-limonene as feed additives for all animal species
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0065&from=EN (*)

17/01/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/63 of 14 December 2016 concerning the authorisation of benzyl alcohol, 4-isopropylbenzyl alcohol, benzaldehyde, 4-isopropylbenzaldehyde, salicylaldehyde, p-tolualdehyde, 2-methoxybenzaldehyde, benzoic acid, benzyl acetate, benzyl butyrate, benzyl formate, benzyl propionate, benzyl hexanoate, benzyl isobutyrate, benzyl isovalerate, hexyl salicylate, benzyl phenylacetate, methyl benzoate, ethyl benzoate, isopentyl benzoate, pentyl salicylate and isobutyl benzoate as feed additives for all animal a species and of veratraldehyde and gallic acid as feed additives for certain animal species
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0063&from=EN (*)

17/01/2017 – COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/61 of 14 December 2016 concerning the authorisation of 4-allyl-2,6-dimethoxyphenol and eugenyl acetate as feed additives for all animal species except for fish and poultry
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0061&from=EN (*)

17/01/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/60 of 14 December 2016 concerning the authorisation of isoeugenol as a feed additive for pigs, ruminants and horses except those producing milk for human consumption and pets
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0060&from=EN (*)

17/01/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/59 of 14 December 2016 concerning the authorisation of 1,1-dimethoxy-2-phenylethane, phenethyl formate, phenethyl octanoate, phenethyl isobutyrate, phenethyl 2-methyl-butyrate and phenethyl benzoate as feed additives for all animal species
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0059&from=EN (*)

17/01/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/58 of 14 December 2016 concerning the authorisation of alpha-terpineol, nerolidol, 2-(4-methylphenyl) propan-2-ol, terpineol and linalyl acetate as feed additives for all animal species
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0058&from=EN (*)

17/01/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/57 of 14 December 2016 concerning the authorisation of 1,8-cineole, 3,4-dihydrocoumarin and 2-(2-methylprop-1-enyl)-4-methyltetrahydropyran as feed additives for all animal species
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0057&from=EN (*)

17/01/2017 – COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/56 of 14 December 2016 concerning the authorisation of lactic acid, 4-oxovaleric acid, succinic acid, fumaric acid, ethyl acetoacetate, ethyl lactate, butyl lactate, ethyl 4-oxovalerate, diethyl succinate, diethyl malonate, butyl-O-butyryllactate, hex-3-enyl lactate, hexyl lactate, butyro-1,4-lactone, decano-1,5-lactone, undecano-1,5-lactone, pentano-1,4-lactone, nonano-1,5-lactone, octano-1,5-lactone, heptano-1,4-lactone and hexano-1,4-lactone as feed additives for all animal species
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0056&from=EN (*)

17/01/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/57 of 14 December 2016 concerning the authorisation of 1,8-cineole, 3,4-dihydrocoumarin and 2-(2-methylprop-1-enyl)-4-methyltetrahydropyran as feed additives for all animal species
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0057&from=EN (*)

17/01/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/56 of 14 December 2016 concerning the authorisation of lactic acid, 4-oxovaleric acid, succinic acid, fumaric acid, ethyl acetoacetate, ethyl lactate, butyl lactate, ethyl 4-oxovalerate, diethyl succinate, diethyl malonate, butyl-O-butyryllactate, hex-3-enyl lactate, hexyl lactate, butyro-1,4-lactone, decano-1,5-lactone, undecano-1,5-lactone, pentano-1,4-lactone, nonano-1,5-lactone, octano-1,5-lactone, heptano-1,4-lactone and hexano-1,4-lactone as feed additives for all animal species
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0056&from=EN (*)

17/01/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/55 of 14 December 2016 concerning the authorisation of octan-2-ol, isopropanol, pentan-2-ol, octan-3-ol, heptan-2-one, pentan-2-one, 6-methyl-hepta-3,5-dien-2-one, nonan-3-one, decan-2-one and isopropyl tetrade­ canoate as feed additives for all animal species
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0055&from=EN (*)

17/01/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/54 of 14 December 2016 concerning the authorisation of 2-methylpropan-1-ol, isopentanol, 3,7-dimethyloctan-1-ol, 2-ethylhexan-1-ol, 2-methylpropanal, 3-methylbutanal, 2-methylbutyraldehyde, 3-methylbutyric acid, 2-methylvaleric acid, 2-ethylbutyric acid, 2-methylbutyric acid, 2-methylheptanoic acid, 4-methylnonanoic acid, 4-methyloctanoic acid, isobutyl acetate, isobutyl butyrate, 3-methylbutyl hexanoate, 3-methylbutyl dodecanoate, 3-methylbutyl octanoate, 3-methylbutyl propionate, 3-methylbutyl formate, glyceryl tributyrate, isobutyl isobutyrate, isopentyl isobutyrate, isobutyl isovalerate, isopentyl 2-methylbutyrate, 2-methylbutyl isovalerate and 2-methylbutyl butyrate as feed additives for all animal species
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0054&from=EN (*)

17/01/2017 – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/53 of 14 December 2016 concerning the authorisation of butan-1-ol, hexan-1-ol, octan-1-ol, nonan-1-ol, dodecan-1-ol, heptan-1-ol, decan-1-ol, pentan-1-ol, ethanol, acetaldehyde, propanal, butanal, pentanal, hexanal, octanal, decanal, dodecanal, nonanal, heptanal, undecanal, 1,1-diethoxyethane, formic acid, acetic acid, propionic acid, valeric acid, hexanoic acid, octanoic acid, decanoic acid, dodecanoic acid, oleic acid, hexadecanoic acid, tetradecanoic acid, heptanoic acid, nonanoic acid, ethyl acetate, propyl acetate, butyl acetate, hexyl acetate, octyl acetate, nonyl acetate, decyl acetate, dodecyl acetate, heptyl acetate, methyl acetate, methyl butyrate, butyl butyrate, pentyl butyrate, hexyl butyrate, octyl butyrate, ethyl decanoate, ethyl hexanoate, propyl hexanoate, pentyl hexanoate, hexyl hexanoate, methyl hexanoate, ethyl formate, ethyl dodecanoate, ethyl tetradecanoate, ethyl nonanoate, ethyl octanoate, ethyl propionate, methyl propionate, ethyl valerate, butyl valerate, ethyl hex-3-enoate, ethyl hexadecanoate, ethyl trans-2-butenoate, ethyl undecanoate, butyl isovalerate, hexyl isobutyrate, methyl 2-methylbutyrate, hexyl 2-methylbutyrate, triethyl citrate, hexyl isovalerate and methyl 2-methylvalerate as feed additives for all animal species
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0053&from=EN (*)

17/01/2017 – Commission Recommendation (EU) 2017/84 of 16 January 2017 on the monitoring of mineral oil hydrocarbons in food and in materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017H0084&from=EN (*)

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