In This Issue:

- Climate Change:

..ETS exemption for flights outside Europe rejected by EP Environment Committee

- Chemicals:

..ECHA sends legally binding letters to companies which have registered their substances as intermediates

..Member States agree on nine additional substances for REACH authorisation list

..Stricter rules on flame retardants, BPA and nickel in toys

..Commission proposal to ban triclosan from several products backed by Member States

- Emissions:

..Car emissions: adaptation of specifications of reference fuels

..Emissions limits: adaptation to technical progress

..Approval of the light emitting diodes low beam module ‘E-Light’ as an innovative technology for reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars

..Modalities for reaching the 2020 target to reduce CO2 emissions from new light commercial vehicles

- Energy:

..European Commission modifies draft Energy & Environmental State Aid Guidelines

- Waste:

..Only 1/3 of Member States have notified their implementation of the WEEE Directive to the Commission

- The Months Ahead:

..Workshops & Conferences

- Excerpt from CHEMICALS: ECHA sends legally binding letters to companies which have registered their substances as intermediates:

The European Chemicals Agency (“ECHA”) is sending legally binding letters to 46 companies which have registered their substances as intermediates, but have not responded to requests to correct alleged inconsistencies. The companies have one month to update their registration before ECHA forwards the cases to the Member States enforcement authorities.

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Topics:  Chemicals, Climate Change, Environmental Policies, EU, Fuel Standards, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Published In: Energy & Utilities Updates, Environmental Updates, International Trade Updates

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