The European Commission has published the document of Inception Impact Assessment on the revision of the Machinery Directive. The document can be found at this link https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2018-6426989_it and you can also provide comments up to the 11 February.
17 December was published in the Official Journal (L series 322 / 14) the Commission Regulation (EU) 2018 / 2005 amending Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation, limiting the use of four phthalates: bis (2-ethylhexyl) ) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzylbutyl phthalate (BBP) and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).
Such phthalates will be subject to market restrictions in concentrations equal to or greater than 0,1% by weight, individually or in any combination in any plastified material from 7 July 2020.
The European Commission has published the final reports related to the support study on the evaluation and evaluation of the impact of the Regulation (EU) n. 305 / 2011 'CPR'.
The final report presented shows that a radical change in the legislative framework should not be initiated or, more importantly, the repeal of the CPR Regulation. The report recommends that the CPR Regulation can be improved "through a non-binding law, supplemented by a limited legislative review to address very specific issues".
Among these issues:
On the Official Journal of the European Union n. 417 of the 16 November 2018 has been published theupdated list of European evaluation documents, pursuant to Article 22 of the Regulation (EU) n.305 / 2011 'CPR'.
The European Parliament in plenary recently approved its report on the revision of the drinking water directive, thus defining the official position of the European Parliament in view of the negotiations with the Member States (European Council).
The report is very positive for industry as it proposes amendments that go in the direction of a request for harmonization of the hygiene requirements of materials and products in contact with drinking water, subject matter regulated today at the level of individual Member States (see attached document ).
The European Commission has recently published a European Materials Approval (EAM) under the 2014 / 68 / EU Directive, concerning the following materials:
• Nickel 201 - Hot and cold laminated sheets, sheets and tapes
• Nickel 201 - Forgotten
• Nickel 201 - Bars
• Nickel 201 - Seamless tubes
To consult the official document, click here
At the end of last October the European Commission presented the work program for the 2019, a year that will see the renewal of the European Parliament in May and the end of the current Commission's mandate in October.
Three priorities indicated for next year:
the rapid achievement of an agreement on the legislative proposals already presented to implement the ten political priorities;
the adoption of a limited number of new initiatives to tackle the pending challenges;
the presentation of various initiatives with a future perspective.
After the first presentation, which took place at the September meeting of the Noise Expert Group, the Final Repot related to the evaluation and impact assessment study of the 2000 / 14 / CE 'External Noise' Directive was further refined, improved and corrected. in some parts.
The consolidated version of this Final Report will be made available in the coming weeks.
The results of the Final Report will be used to set the revision of the Directive.
A technical training seminar to take stock of the application of the Directive, in view of the 22 July 2019, date on which the restrictions will be applicable to all EEE. Free participation for ANIMA Members.
The European Commission has made available the preparatory documents concerning the possible revision of the 2000 / 14 / CE Directive on the acoustic emissions of machinery and equipment designed to operate outdoors
The documents discussed at the last meeting of the Noise Expert Group are as follows:
• The evaluation final report
• The impact assessment final report
The main elements of the preparatory documents are: