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Austria
• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancial
companies – 22-Jun-2020 [82201]
• Radiation protection measures restructured and updated – 29-Jul-2020 [82453]
• Reorganisation and addition of safety standards for protection from the
dangers of ionising radiation adopted – 17-Jun-2020 [81835]

Belgium
• Amended Cooperation agreement on the prevention and management of
packaging waste adopted – 15-Jul-2020 [82535]
• BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION: Deadlines for (re-)application for environmental
permits extended due to COVID-19 outbreak – 16-Jun-2020 [81697]
• Facilities involved in transport of dangerous goods of class 7 can benefit from
the extended deadline for completing the practical training for its radiation
protection agents leading the physical control service due to the COVID-19
outbreak – 12-Jun-2020 [81836]
• FEDERAL: Criteria updated for reporting significant events concerning
radiation protection and/or the safety of workers, the public and the
environment to the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control – 03-Aug-2020
[82820]
• FLEMISH REGION: Facilities can use standard procedure when submitting
digital EWSR (EVOA) transport notification at OVAM as of 1 August 2020 –
10-Jul-2020 [82094]
• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancial
companies – 22-Jun-2020 [82202]

Bulgaria
• Compulsory EIA for all facilities operating installations for waste incineration
and co-incineration or testing new methods for waste treatment adopted –
19-Jun-2020 [81337]
• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancial
companies – 22-Jun-2020 [82203]

Croatia
• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancial
companies – 22-Jun-2020 [82214]

Estonia
• Facilities operating heating and air-conditioning systems to comply with new
energy efficiency measures as of 1 July 2020. – 30-Jun-2020 [81855]
• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancial
companies – 22-Jun-2020 [82208]
• Structural changes to the Environmental Board as of 1 January 2021 without
substantive change for facilities – 10-Jul-2020 [81995]
European Union
• Commission Decision amending Decision 2007/589/EC in order to include
new monitoring and reporting guidelines for GHG emissions published –
21-Sep-2011 [82738]
• Companies operating aircraft subject to the EU emissions trading system
(ETS) do not have to surrender allowances for incoming flights from
aerodromes in Switzerland to aerodromes in the EEA – 21-Jul-2020 [82791]
• Companies producing, importing or exporting hydrofluorocarbons (HFC)
exceeding specified quantities have to report additional information – 26-Jul-
2017 [82802]
• Directive amending Council Directive 80/181/EEC on units of measurement
published – 07-May-2009 [82805]
• Electronic templates pursuant to the monitoring and reporting and guidelines
for GHG emissions under the EU ETS for aviation activities available – 23-Apr-
2009 [82745]
• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancial
companies – 22-Jun-2020 [82210]
• Member States competent authorities to monitor the presence of 9
substances in water resources – 06-Aug-2020 [82458]

Finland
• Companies may now be granted state support for improving the status of
water bodies – 26-Jun-2020 [81575]
• Finland implemented ICAO-TI 2019-2020 with updates to requirements for
transporting of dangerous goods by air – 12-Jun-2020 [81627]
• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancial
companies – 22-Jun-2020 [82211]

France
• Companies operating in mixed-use buildings can access from their energy
supplier information on their heating and cooling consumption of their heating
installation semi-annually – 21-Jul-2020 [82305]
• Companies operating non-collective water sanitation systems have to submit
a more thorough application file to be authorised to operate – 02-Jul-2020
[81802]
• Companies operating non-road mobile machinery are monitored for their
emissions of polluting gases and particles – 11-Jun-2020 [81174]
• Companies operating water treatment facilities benefit from a simplified
administrative regime – 02-Jul-2020 [81919]
• Extended deadlines to set up a protection system against malicious acts
when operating sources of ionising radiation – 18-Jul-2020 [82063]
• Facilities must comply with new requirements related to the inspection of the
heat and air conditioning system – 31-Jul-2020 [82345] [82536]
• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancial
companies – 22-Jun-2020 [82212]
• Large boilers systems between 4 kilowatts and 20 megawatts have to comply
with a more thorough inspection and maintenance procedure – 31-Jul-2020
[82513] [82708]
• Tertiary buildings must comply with new automated heat regulation systems
21-Jul-2020 [82042]
• Thresholds and substance table for wastewater discharges measured in
water streams (canals, watercourses and marine waters) updated to include
several new substances – 02-Jul-2020 [81796]

Germany
• Calculation of amount of renewable energy surcharge amended and capped
for 2021 and 2022 – 24-Jul-2020 [82379]
• Companies can expect a right to compensation if electricity prices increase
due to coal exit – 13-Aug-2020 [82543]
• Companies have to pay higher fees for chimney sweeping and inspection
services and can apply for reduced sweeping of certain solid-fuel furnaces –
08-Jul-2020 [81739]
• Contact restrictions prolonged and temporary simplification of approval
procedures implemented – 28-May-2020 [81243]
• New Act on the Saving of Energy in Buildings merges and repeals Act on
Energy Saving and Renewable Energies Heat Act – 13-Aug-2020 [82801]
• Requirements on information about waste characteristics and authorized
waste on waste landfills adapted – 03-Jul-2020 [81760]
• Wastewater discharge requirements for wood materials, chemicals and nonferrous
metals industries updated – 23-Jun-2020 [81822]

Hungary
• Companies could be subject to stricter GHG emissions and energy
consumption rules in future following the start of the Government’s work on
achieving updated targets including full climate neutrality by 2050 – 03-Jun-
2020 [81842]
• Companies may be required to comply with bans or restrictions on single-use
plastics from 2021 and will benefit from lower environmental product fee to
be paid based on biodegradable plastic carrier bags – 03-Jul-2020 [82609]
• Companies operating certain types of equipment, such as gas cylinders,
storage tanks of hazardous liquids or pressure equipment must comply with
updated requirements – 16-Jul-2020 [82636]
• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancial
companies – 22-Jun-2020 [82215]

Italy
• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancial
companies – 22-Jun-2020 [82217]
• Large companies face stricter rules on mandatory energy efficiency audits in
line with EU requirements – 14-Jul-2020 [81801]

Lithuania
• Companies to draw up a pollutants location scheme and mark stationary
sources of air pollution as of 1 May 2020 – 20-Jan-2020 [81440]
• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancial
companies – 22-Jun-2020 [82218]

Netherlands
• Amended Environmental Management Act provides new definitions and
changed conditions, such as bio-waste, extended producer responsibility and
end-of-waste and by-products, among other things, following EU regulation –
27-May-2020 [82061]
• Facilities falling under the 4th trading period under the EU ETS must draw up
an activity level report, newcomers to the EU ETS must submit a monitoring
methodology plan, following the amended Rule on Trade in Emission
Allowances – 09-Jun-2020 [81433]

Poland
• Annual percentage of the energy coming from renewable sources that facilities
are to confirm with the redeemed certificates of origin for 2021 published –
27-Aug-2020 [83027]

Portugal
• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancial
companies – 22-Jun-2020 [82224]
• Portuguese government to adopt measures to reduce energy consumption
and greenhouse gas emissions – 10-Jul-2020 [82753]

Slovenia
• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancial
companies – 22-Jun-2020 [82227]
• Thresholds for environmental interventions subject to the preliminary
procedure (PP) raised – 27-Jul-2020 [83057]

Spain
• Companies shipping waste within Spain subject to additional obligations –
19-Jun-2020 [81678]
• End-of-waste criteria adopted for recovered paper and cardboard for recycling
21-May-2020 [81582]
• Further restrictions adopted for the disposal of waste in landfills – 08-Jul-2020
[82101]
• MADRID: Periodic measurements of sulphur dioxide no longer required for
emissions produced during gas oil combustion – 03-Aug-2020 [82135]

Sweden
• As of 1 January 2022 failure to report hazardous waste records in Sweden
can result in environmental sanctions – 01-Jul-2020 [82827]
• Obligations of waste producers specified in and definitions added to the
Environmental Code as of 1 August 2020 – 26-Jun-2020 [82115]
• Recycling and waste reporting requirements for producers of packaging
and waste paper specified as of 1 August 2020 – 02-Jul-2020 [82366]
• Updated Waste Ordinance introduces strengthened requirements for
hazardous waste and building and demolition waste – 25-Jun-2020
[82013] [82141

Turkey
• Radiation emergency management requirements introduced – 18-Jun-
2020 [81241]
• Updated requirements related to internal emergency for upper-tier
establishments published – 11-Aug-2020 [82623]

United Kingdom
• Companies must remove equipment containing PCB from use by end of 2025
at the latest – 05-May-2020 [81102]