Archive for January, 2018

Regulation (EU) 2324/2017 (OJ:L333/10/2017) renewing the approval of the active substance glyphosate in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation renews the approval of the active substance glyphosate in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 on the placing of plant protection products on the market.
In doing so, it amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which contains the list of approved active substances, in order to update the entry…

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Regulation (EU) 35/2018 (OJ:L6/45/2018) amending Annex 17 to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane

This Regulation amends Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (‘D4’) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (‘D5’).
The amendment to Annex 17 of Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 adds octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (‘D4’) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (‘D5’) to the list of restricted substances along with conditions of restriction.
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The Commission concluded that…

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Decision 2017/2334/EU (OJ:L333/64/2017) postponing the expiry date of approval of creosote for use in biocidal products of product-type 8

This Decision postpones the expiry date of approval of creosote for use in biocidal products for product-type 8 to 31 October 2020.

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Review of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA)

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Regulation (EU) 2100/2017 (OJ:L301/1/2017) setting out scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine-disrupting properties pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 528/2012

This Regulation sets out scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine-disrupting properties in accordance with Regulation (EU) 528/2012 on the making available on the market and use of biocidal products.
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Regulation (EU) 528/2012 provides for the continuation of the work programme for the examination of all existing active substances used in…

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Regulation (EU) 2326/2017 (OJ:L333/22/2017) approving imiprothrin as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 18

This Regulation approves imiprothrin as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 18, subject to the specifications and conditions set out in the Annex to this Regulation.
It is made in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Biocidal Products and Regulation (EU) 528/2012, on…

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Regulation (EU) 1777/2017 (OJ:L253/1/2017) amending Annexes 2, 3 and 4 to Regulation (EC) 396/2005 as regards maximum residue levels in or on certain products

This Regulation amends Regulation (EC) 396/2005 on maximum residue levels (MRLs) of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin.
These amendments alter the MRLs for:

Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain FZB24;
Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600;
clayed charcoal;
dichlorprop-P;
ethephon;
etridiazole;
flonicamid;
fluazifop-P;
hydrogen peroxide;
metaldehyde;
penconazole;
spinetoram;
tau-fluvalinate; and
Urtica spp;

in or on certain products.
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Regulation (EC) 396/2005 establishes the need to…

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Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations SI 2017/1200

These Regulations begin to come into force on 1 January 2018 and apply to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Parts 2 and 3 of these Regulations will come into force on 1 April 2018, when the full provisions of these Regulations will apply.
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Regulation (EU) 852/2017 (OJ:137/1/2017) on mercury

This Regulation establishes measures and conditions concerning the:

use and storage of and trade in mercury, mercury compounds and mixtures of mercury;
manufacture and use of and trade in mercury-added products;
management of mercury waste.

The aim is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions…

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Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations SI 2017/1200

These Regulations begin to come into force on 1 January 2018 and apply to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Parts 2 and 3 of these Regulations will come into force on 1 April 2018, when the full provisions of these Regulations will apply.
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These Regulations help apply the provisions of Regulation…

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