Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants

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Publication Date 25/06/2019
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Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 recasting the Persistant Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation.

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Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 - also known as the POPs Regulation - implements the commitments of the European Union under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, and under the Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants (the POPs Protocol).

The Regulation has been substantially amended several times. Since it is necessary to make further amendments, the Regulation should be recast in the interests of clarity. The recast Regulation essentially maintains all provisions of the existing POPs Regulation, including those that go beyond the requirements of the Stockholm Convention and the POPs Protocol. However, certain technical amendments are deemed necessary to improve the clarity and functioning of the Regulation.

The European Commission presented its proposal for the recast Regulation on 22 March 2018. The European Parliament adopted its negotiating position on 15 November, and the Council of the European Union adopted its general approach on 28 November. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text was reached on 19 February 2019. The Parliament formally endorsed it on 18 April, followed by the Council on 13 June.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2019.169.01.0045.01.ENG
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Chemical Watch, 20/11/2018: EU Parliament shuns high POPs limit proposal in recycled plastic https://chemicalwatch.com/72173/eu-parliament-shuns-high-pops-limit-proposal-in-recycled-plastic
Chemical Watch, 21/02/2019: Council of Ministers and Parliament agree on EU POPs update https://chemicalwatch.com/74518/council-of-ministers-and-parliament-agree-on-eu-pops-update

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EUR-Lex: COM(2018)144: Proposal for a Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (recast) https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/HIS/?uri=COM:2018:144:FIN
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for Proposal on persistent organic pollutants (recast) https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?reference=2018/0070(COD)
European Parliament: Legislative Train: Recast of the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants http://www.europarl.europa.eu/legislative-train/theme-environment-public-health-and-food-safety-envi/file-persistent-organic-pollutants
European Commission: DG Environment: Persistant Organic Pollutants (POPs) http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/international_conventions/index_en.htm
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 28/11/2018: Persistent organic pollutants: Council agrees its position https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/11/28/persistent-organic-pollutants-council-agrees-its-position/
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 19/02/2019: Persistent organic pollutants: Provisional agreement on the world's most dangerous pollutants https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/02/19/persistent-organic-pollutants-provisional-agreement-on-the-world-s-most-dangerous-pollutants/
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 13/06/2019: Council adopts stricter rules on the world's most dangerous chemicals https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/06/13/council-adopts-stricter-rules-on-the-world-s-most-dangerous-chemicals/

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