Legislative instrument details: Persistent Organic Pollutants regulation

Classification
Legal name Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on persistent organic pollutants and amending Directive 79/117/EEC as amended by Council Regulations (EC) No 1195/2006, 172/2007 and 323/2007
Short name Persistent Organic Pollutants regulation
CELEX reference 32004R0850 (32006R1195, 32007R0172, 32007R0323)
Identification number 850/2004
Issued by European Parliament and Council
URL to issuer http://ec.europa.eu/environment/pops/ind...
Parent legislative instrument
Valid from 20/05/2004
Abstract Taking into account, in particular, the precautionary principle, the objective of this Regulation is to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants by prohibiting, phasing out as soon as possible, or restricting the production, placing on the market and use of substances subject to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, hereinafter ‘the Convention’, or the 1998 Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants, hereinafter ‘the Protocol’, and by minimising, with a view to eliminating where feasible as soon as possible, releases of such substances, and by establishing provisions regarding waste consisting of, containing or contaminated by any of these substances.

The Regulation has been amended by:
-Council Regulation (EC) No 1195/2006 of 18 July 2006 amending Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on persistent organic pollutants.
-Council Regulation (EC) No 172/2007 of 16 February 2007 amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on persistent organic pollutants.
-Commission Regulation (EC) No 323/2007 of 26 March 2007 amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on persistent organic pollutants and amending Directive 79/117/EEC.
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Chemicals
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