Written Answers. - EU Directives.

Frances Fitzgerald

Question:

362 Ms Fitzgerald asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the EU directives coming wholly or partly under the aegis of his Department which are not currently fully implemented; the reference numbers and subject matter of each directive; the deadline for implementation set out in each directive; if he will implement the directives by means of a Bill or statutory instrument; and when he will implement the directives in this regard. [1556/99]

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table.

Title of Directive

Date by which Directive is to be implemented

Implementation by Act or Statutory Instrument (S.I.)

Expected date of completion

Council Directive 95/53/EC of 25 October 1995 fixing the principles governing the organisation of official inspections in the field of animal nutrition

30 April 2998

S.I.

May 1999

Council Directive 95/69/EC of 22 December 1995 laying down conditions and arrangements for approving and registering certain establishments operating in the animal feed sector

1 April 1998

S.I.

February 1999

Council Directive 96/24/EC of 29 April 1996 amending Directive 79/373/EC on the marketing of compound feedingstuffs

1 July 1998

S.I.

April 1999

Council Directive 96/25/EC of 29 April 1996 on the circulation of feed materials

30 June 1998

S.I.

April 1999

Council Directive 96/43/EC of 26 June 1996 amending and consolidating Directive 85/73/EEC in order to ensure financing of veterinary inspections and controls on live animals and certain animal product

1 July 19961 January 19971 July 1997

S.I.

February 1999

Council Directive 96/51/EC of 23 July 1996 amending Directive 70/524/EEC concerning additives in feedingstuffs.

1 April 19981 October

S.I.

July 1999

Council Directive 96/93/EC of 17 December 1996 on the certification of animals and animal products

1 January 1998

S.I.

June 1999

Council Directive 97/12/EC of 17 March 1997 (as amended by Council Directive 98/99/EC of 14 December 1998) amending and updating Directive 64/432/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in bovine animals and swine

1 January 19991 July 1999

S.I.

June 1999

Title of Directive

Date by which Directive is to be implemented

Implementation by Act or Statutory Instrument (S.I.)

Expected date of completion

Council Directive 97/76/EC of 16 December 1997 amending Directive 77/99/EEC and Directive 72/462/EEC with regard to the rules applicable to minced meat, meat preparations and certain other products of animal origin

1 January 1999

S.I.

June 1999

Council Directive 97/78/EC of 18 December 1997 laying down the principles governing the organisation of veterinary checks on products entering the Community from third countries.

1 July 1999

S.I.

June 1999

Council Directive 97/79/EC of 18 December 1997 amending Directives 71/118/EEC, 72/462/EEC, 85/73/EEC, 91/67/EEC as regards the organisation of veterinary checks on products entering the Community from third countries

1 July 1999

S.I.

June 1999

Commission Directive 98/38/EC of 3 June 1998 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 74/151/EEC on certain components and characteristics of wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors.

1 May 1999

S.I.

March 1999

Commission Directive 98/39/EC of 5 June 1998 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 75/321/EEC relating to the steering equipment of wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors

30 April 1999

S.I.

March 1999

Commission Directive 98/40/EC of 8 June 1998 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 74/346/EEC relating to rear-view mirrors for wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors

30 April 1999

S.I.

March 1999

Council Directive 98/46/EC of 24 June 1998 amending Annexes A, D (Chapter I) and F to Directive 64/432/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in bovine animals and swine.

1 July 1999

S.I.

June 1999

Commission Directive 98/51/EC of 9 July 1998 laying down certain measures for implementing Council Directive 95/69/EC laying down the conditions and arrangements for approving and registering certain establishments and intermediaries operating in the animal feed sector

1 January 1999

S.I.

February 1999

Council Directive 98/56/EC of 20 July 1998 on the marketing of propagating material of ornamental plants

1 July 1999

S.I.

June 1999

Council Directive 98/57/EC of 20 July 1998 on the control of Ralstonia solanacearum (Smith) Yabuuchi et al

21 August 1999

S.I.

August 1999

Council Directive 98/58/EC of 20 July 1998 concerning the protection of animals kept for farming purposes

31 December 1999

Not yet decided

December 1999

Commission Directive 98/64/EC of 3 September 1998 establishing Community methods of analysis for the determination of amino-acids, crude oils and fats, and olaquindox in feedingstuffs and amending Directive 71/393/EC

31 December 1998

S.I.

April 1999

Commission Directive 98/67/EC of 7 September 1998 amending Directives 80/511/EEC, 82/475/EEC and Council Directive 96/25/EC and repealing Directive 92/87/EEC (Animal feedingstuffs)

31 December 1998

S.I.

April 1999

Commission Directive 98/68/EC of 10 Sepember 1998 laying down the standard document referred to in Article 9(1) of Council Directive 95/53/EC and certain rules for checks at the introduction into the Community of feedingstuffs from third countries

31March 1999

S.I.

May 1999

Commission Directive 98/82/EC of 27 October 1998 amending the Annexes to Council Directives 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC on the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereals, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively

30 April 1999

S.I.

April 1999

Title of Directive

Date by which Directive is to be implemented

Implementation by Act or Statutory Instrument (S.I.)

Expected date of completion

Commission Directive 98/87/EC of 13 November 1998 amending Council Directive 79/373/EEC on the marketing of compound feedingstuffs

30 June 1999

S.I.

April 1999

Commission Directive 98/88/EC of 13 November 1998 establishing guidelines for the microscopic identification and estimation of constituents of animal origin for the official control of feedingstuffs

1 September 1999

S.I.

April 1999

Commission Directive 98/89/EC of 20 November 1998 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 74/152/EEC relating to the maximum design speed and load platforms of wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors

31 December 1999

S.I.

December 1999

Council Directive 98/92/EC of 14 December 1998 amending Directive 70/524/EEC concerning additives in feedingstuffs and Directive 95/69/EC laying down the conditions and arrangements for approving and registering certain establishments and intermediaries operating in the animal feed sector

31 March 1999

S.I.

February 1999

Council Directive 98/99/EC of 14 December 1998 amending Directive 97/12/EC amending and updating Directive 64/432/EC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in bovine animals and swine

1 January 19991 July 1999

S.I.

June 1999

Commission Directive 98/100/EC of 21 December 1998 amending Directive 92/76/EC recognising protected zones exposed to particular plant health risks in the Community

1 January 1999

S.I.

February 1999