Our Environmental, Safety & Health team is pleased to share with you the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure; providing bite-size updates on EU and UK law, procedure and policy.
This month’s edition includes the following:
- COVID-19 route maps published.
- Consultation issued on proposed amendments to domestic food law.
- Home Office launches registry for Modern Slavery Act 2015 statements.
- UK Supreme Court reverses court of appeal decision in Okpabi Nigerian pollution case.
- The Dasgupta Review calls for changes in how we think, act and measure economic success to protect and enhance biodiversity.
- The Interim Environmental Governance Secretariat (IEGS) is now open.
- Draft regulations for UK emissions trading scheme (UKETS) auctioning have been published, and UKETS guidance has been updated.
- Government circular confirms “nearly zero” energy requirements for new buildings.
- Recent EA high-profile publications and statements highlight a number of key issues.
- New UK-only system to apply for RoHS exemptions is launched.
- A new report on UK Regulation after Brexit. Council serves injunction on illegal waste site in Kent.
- 25 businesses and chemical industry associations write to government calling for a re-think on post-Brexit chemicals regime.
- EU Court’s advisor suggests the Commission’s decision refusing to review the authorisation of the plasticiser DEHP (bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate) should be annulled.
- EU court dismisses appeal regarding the authorisation of lead chromate pigments, confirms burden of proof for REACH authorisations.
- EU member states further discuss position on chemicals strategy.
- ECHA committee agrees with new classification of Bisphenol A (BPA).
- Discussions around the Single-use Plastics Directive continue.