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Monitoring and Analysing the Impact of Industry on the Environment
Monitoring and Analysing the Impact of Industry on the Environment
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Enhesa is a partner to multinational corporations that want to help make the world a better place. We help our clients be true and trustworthycontributing members of society with comprehensive EHS and product compliance intelligence.
Equipping them with essential regulatoryknowledge on emerging and evolving EHS regulations from over 300 jurisdictions in 30 languages, we empower businesses to be relevantand resolute in taking care of the environment, health, and safety of their collective – globally and locally. From our approach to centralised,standardised global compliance, companies establish common ground across their entire global business – ensuring site-to-site consistencyand collaboration. Simply put, we are here to help you comply with confidence; today, tomorrow, across the globe.
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Austria• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancialcompanies – 22-Jun-2020 • Radiation protection measures restructured and updated – 29-Jul-2020 • Reorganisation and addition of safety standards for protection from thedangers of ionising radiation adopted – 17-Jun-2020 
Belgium• Amended Cooperation agreement on the prevention and management ofpackaging waste adopted – 15-Jul-2020 • BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGION: Deadlines for (re-)application for environmentalpermits extended due to COVID-19 outbreak – 16-Jun-2020 • Facilities involved in transport of dangerous goods of class 7 can benefit fromthe extended deadline for completing the practical training for its radiationprotection agents leading the physical control service due to the COVID-19outbreak – 12-Jun-2020 • FEDERAL: Criteria updated for reporting significant events concerningradiation protection and/or the safety of workers, the public and theenvironment to the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control – 03-Aug-2020• FLEMISH REGION: Facilities can use standard procedure when submittingdigital EWSR (EVOA) transport notification at OVAM as of 1 August 2020 –10-Jul-2020 • Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancialcompanies – 22-Jun-2020 
Bulgaria• Compulsory EIA for all facilities operating installations for waste incinerationand co-incineration or testing new methods for waste treatment adopted –19-Jun-2020 • Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancialcompanies – 22-Jun-2020 
Croatia• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancialcompanies – 22-Jun-2020 
Estonia• Facilities operating heating and air-conditioning systems to comply with newenergy efficiency measures as of 1 July 2020. – 30-Jun-2020 • Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancialcompanies – 22-Jun-2020 • Structural changes to the Environmental Board as of 1 January 2021 withoutsubstantive change for facilities – 10-Jul-2020 European Union• Commission Decision amending Decision 2007/589/EC in order to includenew monitoring and reporting guidelines for GHG emissions published –21-Sep-2011 • Companies operating aircraft subject to the EU emissions trading system(ETS) do not have to surrender allowances for incoming flights fromaerodromes in Switzerland to aerodromes in the EEA – 21-Jul-2020 • Companies producing, importing or exporting hydrofluorocarbons (HFC)exceeding specified quantities have to report additional information – 26-Jul-2017 • Directive amending Council Directive 80/181/EEC on units of measurementpublished – 07-May-2009 • Electronic templates pursuant to the monitoring and reporting and guidelinesfor GHG emissions under the EU ETS for aviation activities available – 23-Apr-2009 • Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancialcompanies – 22-Jun-2020 • Member States competent authorities to monitor the presence of 9substances in water resources – 06-Aug-2020 
Finland• Companies may now be granted state support for improving the status ofwater bodies – 26-Jun-2020 • Finland implemented ICAO-TI 2019-2020 with updates to requirements fortransporting of dangerous goods by air – 12-Jun-2020 • Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancialcompanies – 22-Jun-2020 
France• Companies operating in mixed-use buildings can access from their energysupplier information on their heating and cooling consumption of their heatinginstallation semi-annually – 21-Jul-2020 • Companies operating non-collective water sanitation systems have to submita more thorough application file to be authorised to operate – 02-Jul-2020• Companies operating non-road mobile machinery are monitored for theiremissions of polluting gases and particles – 11-Jun-2020  • Companies operating water treatment facilities benefit from a simplifiedadministrative regime – 02-Jul-2020 • Extended deadlines to set up a protection system against malicious actswhen operating sources of ionising radiation – 18-Jul-2020 • Facilities must comply with new requirements related to the inspection of theheat and air conditioning system – 31-Jul-2020  • Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancialcompanies – 22-Jun-2020 • Large boilers systems between 4 kilowatts and 20 megawatts have to complywith a more thorough inspection and maintenance procedure – 31-Jul-2020 • Tertiary buildings must comply with new automated heat regulation systems21-Jul-2020 • Thresholds and substance table for wastewater discharges measured inwater streams (canals, watercourses and marine waters) updated to includeseveral new substances – 02-Jul-2020 
Germany• Calculation of amount of renewable energy surcharge amended and cappedfor 2021 and 2022 – 24-Jul-2020 • Companies can expect a right to compensation if electricity prices increasedue to coal exit – 13-Aug-2020 • Companies have to pay higher fees for chimney sweeping and inspectionservices and can apply for reduced sweeping of certain solid-fuel furnaces –08-Jul-2020 • Contact restrictions prolonged and temporary simplification of approvalprocedures implemented – 28-May-2020 • New Act on the Saving of Energy in Buildings merges and repeals Act onEnergy Saving and Renewable Energies Heat Act – 13-Aug-2020 • Requirements on information about waste characteristics and authorizedwaste on waste landfills adapted – 03-Jul-2020 • Wastewater discharge requirements for wood materials, chemicals and nonferrousmetals industries updated – 23-Jun-2020 
Hungary• Companies could be subject to stricter GHG emissions and energyconsumption rules in future following the start of the Government’s work onachieving updated targets including full climate neutrality by 2050 – 03-Jun-2020 • Companies may be required to comply with bans or restrictions on single-useplastics from 2021 and will benefit from lower environmental product fee tobe paid based on biodegradable plastic carrier bags – 03-Jul-2020 • Companies operating certain types of equipment, such as gas cylinders,storage tanks of hazardous liquids or pressure equipment must comply withupdated requirements – 16-Jul-2020 • Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancialcompanies – 22-Jun-2020 
Italy• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancialcompanies – 22-Jun-2020 • Large companies face stricter rules on mandatory energy efficiency audits inline with EU requirements – 14-Jul-2020 
Lithuania• Companies to draw up a pollutants location scheme and mark stationarysources of air pollution as of 1 May 2020 – 20-Jan-2020 • Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancialcompanies – 22-Jun-2020 
Netherlands• Amended Environmental Management Act provides new definitions andchanged conditions, such as bio-waste, extended producer responsibility andend-of-waste and by-products, among other things, following EU regulation –27-May-2020 • Facilities falling under the 4th trading period under the EU ETS must draw upan activity level report, newcomers to the EU ETS must submit a monitoringmethodology plan, following the amended Rule on Trade in EmissionAllowances – 09-Jun-2020 
Poland• Annual percentage of the energy coming from renewable sources that facilitiesare to confirm with the redeemed certificates of origin for 2021 published –27-Aug-2020 
Portugal• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancialcompanies – 22-Jun-2020 • Portuguese government to adopt measures to reduce energy consumptionand greenhouse gas emissions – 10-Jul-2020 
Slovenia• Further sustainability disclosure obligations adopted for financial and nonfinancialcompanies – 22-Jun-2020 • Thresholds for environmental interventions subject to the preliminaryprocedure (PP) raised – 27-Jul-2020 
Spain• Companies shipping waste within Spain subject to additional obligations –19-Jun-2020 • End-of-waste criteria adopted for recovered paper and cardboard for recycling21-May-2020 • Further restrictions adopted for the disposal of waste in landfills – 08-Jul-2020• MADRID: Periodic measurements of sulphur dioxide no longer required foremissions produced during gas oil combustion – 03-Aug-2020 
Sweden• As of 1 January 2022 failure to report hazardous waste records in Swedencan result in environmental sanctions – 01-Jul-2020 • Obligations of waste producers specified in and definitions added to theEnvironmental Code as of 1 August 2020 – 26-Jun-2020 • Recycling and waste reporting requirements for producers of packagingand waste paper specified as of 1 August 2020 – 02-Jul-2020 • Updated Waste Ordinance introduces strengthened requirements forhazardous waste and building and demolition waste – 25-Jun-2020 [82141
Turkey• Radiation emergency management requirements introduced – 18-Jun-2020 • Updated requirements related to internal emergency for upper-tierestablishments published – 11-Aug-2020 
United Kingdom• Companies must remove equipment containing PCB from use by end of 2025at the latest – 05-May-2020 
Enhesa is an international environmental, health and safety consulting firm providing EHS and product regulatory assurance support to businesses worldwide. Over the past 20 years Enhesa has built a knowledgebase of EHS regulations, which includes the What of business requirements, the How to develop cost-effective solutions and the When of enforcement activities. Headquartered in Brussels and Washington, DC, Enhesa’s team of highly trained and experienced, multilingual consultants has the extensive expertise to keep companies ahead of the latest regulatory policy issues as they unfold in over 200 jurisdictions around the world.
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