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06/14/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/14/2018 01:26

Highlights - 2018 UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland (COP24) - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

The draft report consists of 12 amendments to the proposal. The rapporteur, while generally supporting the Commission proposal, seeks to align the POPs Regulation with REACH Regulation, with a view to ensure clarity and consistency for all concerned actors, including citizens and industries whose activities are affected by this recast. In this framework, the rapporteur proposes to introduce a new Annex VII, whose content is taken from the REACH Regulation. The rapporteur also seeks the insertion into the recast of provisions on carrying out impact assessments of POPs proposals, which is also in keeping with Better Regulation principles. Finally, the draft report introduces into the recast the most recent decisions taken within the framework of the Stockholm Convention and the POPs Protocol, in order for Union legislation on POPs to be in line with most recent international regulatory standards.