Environment calendar – October 2005

United Kingdom

The environment calendar highlights key dates for proposed and existing legislation and policy and closing dates for consultation papers relating to major environment issues in the EU and England.

It will provide a useful tool for environment managers tracking new legislation for the purpose of implementing an environment management system such as ISO 14001 or EMAS. It will also be helpful for those in environment technologies industries seeking new opportunities by highlighting upcoming legislation.

Key developments this month:

  • Consultation on changes to the packaging regulations: the closing date for responses is on 3 October 2005
  • Regulation 648/2004 on detergents: the Regulation will come into force on 8 October 2000
  • Directive 2004/42/EC on the limitation of VOCs due to the use of organic solvents in certain paints and varnishes: EU Member States must implement the Directive by 30 October 2005