Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
8th parliamentary term - January 2017
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ANNEX V : POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF STANDING COMMITTEES
VIII.    Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Committee responsible for:

1.   environmental policy and environmental protection measures, in particular concerning:

(a)   climate change,
(b)   air, soil and water pollution, waste management and recycling, dangerous substances and preparations, noise levels and the protection of biodiversity,
(c)   sustainable development,
(d)   international and regional measures and agreements aimed at protecting the environment,
(e)   restoration of environmental damage,
(f)   civil protection,
(g)   the European Environment Agency,
(h)   the European Chemicals Agency;

2.   public health, in particular:

(a)   programmes and specific actions in the field of public health,
(b)   pharmaceutical and cosmetic products,
(c)   health aspects of bioterrorism,
(d)   the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control;

3.   food safety issues, including in particular:

(a)   the labelling and safety of foodstuffs,
(b)   veterinary legislation concerning protection against risks to human health; public health checks on foodstuffs and food production systems,
(c)   the European Food Safety Authority and the European Food and Veterinary Office.

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