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Legislation updates for July 2019

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The Persistent Organic Pollutants (Various Amendments) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019 No. 1099) supplement Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants (recast). Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 replaces and repeals Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 on persistent organic pollutants. 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.

Published: 9 July 2019

 

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