The 16 April the European Commission has opened a public consultation on possible measures to regulate the environmental impact of welding equipment and machinery, with the aim of collecting the views and opinions of the parties involved.
Finally, the public consultation will be used for the purpose of an impact assessment prepared by the Commission with a view to developing specific rules for these types of products.
Within the next 31 May the operators of the fixed applications of refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pumps and fixed systems of fire protection must submit to the Ministry of the Environment the Declaration (ref DPR 43 / 2012) containing information regarding the quantity of emissions into the atmosphere of fluorinated gases for the year 2017 based on the data contained in the relative plant log.
The European Commission has recently published the second report on the functioning of the Regulation (EC) no. 1907 / 2006 'REACH', as the result of an evaluation that, based on the principles of the so-called better regulation, had as its guiding principles 5 criteria: effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, consistency and added value.
Last 12 March, UNI passed the new UNI ISO 45001 'Management systems for health and safety at work - Requirements and guidance for use', a standard that specifies the requirements for a management system for health and safety at work (OH & S) and provides guidance for its use, in order to allow organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces, preventing injuries and illnesses related to work, and proactively improving its performance related to the management system OH & S.
Last January 16, the European Commission adopted, in the context of a more general process of transition to a more circular economy, the first European strategy on plastics.
The strategy is aimed at protecting the environment against plastic pollution and at the same time promoting growth and innovation.
Under the new plans, all plastic packaging on the EU market will be recyclable within 2030, the use of disposable plastic bags will be reduced and the intentional use of microplastics will be limited.
On the subject of the authorization procedure for Excess Chromium, the CTACsub Consortium made available the announced "Good Practice / Task Sheets" (GPS) documents.
On the topic of waterborne materials, ANIMA formalized its accession to the European Consortium EDW (European Drinking Water), which was established in Brussels with the aim of lobbying for the revision of the 98 / 83 / CE Directive DWD.
The next 21 September 2017 is the date identified by the 348 / 2013 Regulation (application of the REACH Regulation) as "a date within which the use of the Chromium Trioxide substance will be prohibited without the prior authorization being issued (" expiration date ") ".
The Chinese Ministry of Industry has made available two supporting documents for the application of China's existing legislation to "restrict the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment".
The documents are as follows:
The European Commission has published the update of Annex XIV to the REACH Regulation containing the list of substances subject to authorization.
The update includes the addition of twelve new substances, eight of which are classified toxic to reproduction, two have both carcinogenic properties and PBT / vPvB and two are endocrine disrupters. After this new update, the SVHCs shown in Annex XIV are forty-four.