In This Issue:


- Commission adds eight substances to REACH authorisation list

*Climate Change:

- European Parliament opposes “backloading” proposal for ETS allowances

- Council adopts decision on temporary derogation from the ETS Directive for intercontinental flights

*Liability for Environmental Damage:

- Commission issues Green Paper on how to promote disaster insurance

- Proposal to strengthen French environmental liability law being discussed in upper house of French parliament


- Member States agree on new rules regarding imports of genetically modified food and animal feed

- Commission publishes its environmental footprinting package

- JRC study finds levels of pollutants in sewage sludge are too low to present a measurable risk


- ECJ rules that endangered habitats must not be damaged for development purposes, except for reasons of overriding public interest

*The Months Ahead:

- Workshops & Conferences

- Excerpt from CHEMICALS: Commission adds eight substances to REACH authorisation list:

On 18 April, the European Commission (“Commission”) adopted Regulation 348/2013 adding eight substances to the REACH authorisation list. There are now a total of twenty-two substances of very high concern (“SVHCs”) on the REACH authorisation list. SVHCs listed on the “authorisation list” require prior authorisation from the European Chemicals Agency before they can be used, placed on the market or imported into the EU after a certain date. The new substances which have been added to the list are trichloroethylene, chromium trioxide, acids generated from chromium trioxide and their oligomers (chromic acid, dichromic acid, oligomers of chromic acid and dichromic acid), sodium dichromate, potassium dichromate, ammonium dichromate, potassium chromate and sodium chromate...

Please see full newsletter below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© White & Case LLP | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.