frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure

    View Authors April 2018

    Our Environmental, Safety & Health team is pleased to share with you the fourth 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:

    • Civil engineering and heating firms fined total of £2 million following conviction.
    • Surveyor fined following failure to detect asbestos.
    • Consultation on Proposal to Allow Pet Food Production in Food Establishments.
    • Fine reduced by Court of Appeal from £475,000 to £200,000 to reflect agreement between parties.
    • Logistics company fined £373,000 following conviction for health and safety breach.
    • New Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) Codes of Practice in force from 16 April 2018.
    • £40,000 fine after two employees injured in fire at adhesive manufacturer.
    • The new European acrylamide legislation came into effect on 11 April 2018.
    • EU Regulation on criteria for endocrine disruptors under pesticides regime published and coming into force on 10 May 2018.
    • European Parliament adopts four proposals of circular economy package.
    • New measures to ensure lower emission lorries will pay less to use UK roads.
    • VW to face spotlight as group action gets green light.
    • EU will seek “non-regression” clause to tie UK to environmental standards.
    • Industry reacts to ECHA proposal to list lead as a REACH substance of very high concern (SVHC).
    • Nations meeting at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have adopted an initial strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
    • The European Commission has published new technical guidance on the classification of hazardous waste.
    • The European Parliament has approved the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPDB).
    • Government consults on changes to exclusions and exemptions for flood risk activities.