EU Environment Report - July/August 2012


In This Issue:

- Chemicals

.. European Chemicals Agency consults on 54 proposals for Substances of Very High Concern

.. Commission extends deadline for approval of triclosan

- Eco-design

.. Updated eco-design requirements for glandless circulators

.. New draft eco-design rules for lighting

- Waste

.. EU regulatory committee approves end-of waste criteria for glass

.. New WEEE Directive enters into force

- Other

.. New type-approval requirements for vehicles

- The Months Ahead

.. Workshops & Conferences

- Excerpt from European Chemicals Agency consults on 54 proposals for Substances of Very High Concern:

On 3 September, the European Agency opened a consultation on 54 chemicals that could be classified as substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the REACH candidate list by the end of the year. The list of substances includes acetic acid, 21 lead compounds, the flame retardant deca-BDE, a series of perfluorinated acids, the phthalates n-pentyl-isopentylphthalate and diisopentylphthalate, and several azo dyes. Substances on the candidate list are subject to extra information requirements. They will also be considered for addition to the REACH authorisation list.

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