Brussels reviews environmental data reporting

The European Commission is considering changing the requirements for how environmental data is reported in the EU to reduce the burden on national authorities

The European Commission is considering changing the requirements for how environmental data is reported in the EU to reduce the burden on national authorities.

The Commission is considering repealing the 1991 Standardised Reporting Directive which sets EU-wide rules for monitoring and reporting on a range of metrics including air quality, noise and waste, a consultation launched this week indicated.

Part of the changes will mean certain reporting requirements are scaled back, the Commission said. The overhaul is being considered under a ‘fitness check’ as part of its Better Regulation agenda.

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