Tuesday, 2 March 2004

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Phil Hogan

Question:

200 Mr. Hogan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the measures her Department has transposed following direction from the European Union since June 2002; and the measures which remain to be transposed into law. [6532/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Enterprise)

The following tables detail the directives, under the aegis of my Department, that have been transposed in the period 1 June 2002 to date and are awaiting transposition.

A total of 41 directives were transposed in the period 1 June 2002 to date. The position of directives remaining to be transposed indicates a total of 23 directives to be implemented. Details of the directives still to be transposed, including, in so far as it has been decided, the proposed transposition instruments, are available on my Department's website atwww.entemp.ie/ecd/eudirectives.htm.

I am satisfied that my Department is giving all due priority to the task of implementing the provisions of EU directives in light of the available resources.

Directives transposed since June 2002 to date

Directive Number

Title

1998/6/EC

Directive 1998/6/EC on requirements to indicate product prices Directive S.I. No. 639 of 2002

1998/50/EC

Council Directive 98/50/EC of 29 June 1998 amending Directive 77/187/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the safeguarding of employees’ rights in the event of transfers of undertakings, businesses or parts of businesses S.I. No. 131 of 2003

1998/71/EC

Directive 1998/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 1998 on the legal protection of designs S.I. No. 39 of 2001

1999/44/EC

Directive 1999/44/EC on certain aspects of the sale of consumer goods and associated guarantees S.I. No. 11 of 2003

1999/45/EC

Directive 1999/45/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31st May 1999 concerning the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations S.I. No. 62 of 2004

1999/70/EC

Council Directive 1999/70/EC concerning the framework agreement on fixed-term work concluded by ETUC, UNICE and CEEP Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act, 2003

1999/92/EC

Directive 1999/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 1999 on minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres (15th individual directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) S.I. No. 258 of 2003

1999/103/EC

Directive 1999/103/EC on units of measurement S.I. No. 619 of 2002

2000/13/EC

Directive 2000/13/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs S.I. No. 483 of 2002

2000/31/EC

Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 2002 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market S.I. No. 68 of 2003

2000/35/EC

Directive 2000/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating late payment in commercial transactions S.I. No. 388 of 2002

2001/7/EC

Commission Directive 2001/7/EC of 29 January 2001 adapting for the third time to technical progress Council Directive 94/55/EC on the approximation of the laws of Member States with regard to the transport of dangerous goods by road S.I. No. 29 of 2004

2001/17/EC

Directive 2001/17/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2001 on the reorganisation and winding-up of insurance undertakings S.I. No. 168 of 2003

2001/29/EC

Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society S.I. No. 16 of 2004

2001/41/EC

Directive 2001/41/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 June 2001 amending for the twenty-first time, Council Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations, as regards substances classified as carcinogens, mutagens or substances toxic to reproduction S.I. No. 220 of 2003

2001/58/EC

Commission Directive 2001/58/EC of 27 July 2001 amending for the second time Directive 91/155/EEC defining and laying down the detailed arrangements for the system of specific information relating to dangerous preparations in implementation of Article 14 of European Parliament and Council Directive 1999/45/EC and relating to dangerous substances in implementation of Article 27 of Council Directive 67/548/EEC (safety data sheets) S.I. No. 116 of 2003

2001/59/EC

Commission Directive 2001/59/EC of 6 August 2001 adapting to technical progress for the 28th time Council Directive 67/548/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances. S.I. No. 116 of 2003

2001/60/EC

Commission Directive 2001/60/EC of 7 August 2001 adapting to technical progress Directive 1999/45/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations S.I. No. 62 of 2004

2001/62/EC

Commission Directive 2001/62/EC of 9 August 2001 amending Directive 90/128/EEC relating to materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs S.I. No. 542 of 2002

2001/90/EC

Council Directive 2001/90/EC of 26 October 2001 adapting to technical progress for the seventh time Annex 1 to Council Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (creosote) S.I. No. 220 of 2003

2001/91/EC

Commission Directive 2001/91/EC of 29 October 2001 adapting to technical progress for the eighth time Annex 1 to Council Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (hexachloroethane) S.I. No. 220 of 2003

2001/101/EC

Commission Directive 2001/101/EC amending Directive 2000/13/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs S.I. No. 257 of 2003

2001/107/EC

Directive 2001/107/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 January 2002 amending Council Directive 85/611/EEC on the co-ordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) with a view to regulating management companies and simplified prospectuses S.I. No. 497 of 2003

2001/108/EC

Directive 2001/108/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 January 2002 amending Council Directive 85/611/EEC on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS), with regard to investments of UCITS S.I. No. 212 of 2003

2002/16/EC

Directive 2002/16/EC of 20 February 2002 on the use of certain epoxy derivatives in materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs S.I. No. 76 of 2003

2002/17/EC

Directive 2002/17/EC of 21 February 2002 amending Directive 90/128/EEC relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs S.I. No. 542 of 2002

2002/45/EC

Directive 2002/45/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 June 2002, amending for the twentieth time Council Directive 76/769/EEC relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (short-chain chlorinated paraffins) S.I. No. 220 of 2003

2002/51/EC

Directive 2002/51/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 July, 2002 relating to the reduction of the level of pollutant emissions from two or three-wheel motor vehicles and amending Directive 97/24/EC S.I. No. 570 of 2002

2002/61/EC

Directive 2002/61/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 July, 2002, amending for the nineteenth time Council Directive 76/769/EEC relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (azocolourants) S.I. No. 220 of 2003

2002/62/EC

Commission Directive 2002/62/EC of 9 July, 2002 adapting to technical progress for the ninth time Annex I to Council Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (organostannic compounds) S.I. No. 220 of 2003

2002/78/EC

Commission Directive 2002/78/EC of 1 October, 2002 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 71/320/EEC relating to the braking devices of certain categories of motor vehicles and their trailers S.I. No. 570 of 2002

2002/80/EC

Commission Directive 2002/80/EC adapting to technical progress Council Directive 70/220/EEC relating to measures to be taken against air pollution by emissions from motor vehicles S.I. No. 570 of 2002

2003/2/EC

Commission Directive 2003/2/EC of 6 January 2003, relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of arsenic (tenth adaptation to technical progress to Council Directive 76/769/EEC) S.I. No. 503 of 2003

2003/3/EC

Commission Directive 2003/3/EC of 6 January 2003, relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of “blue colourant” (twelfth adaptation to technical progress to Council Directive 76/769/EEC) S.I. No. 503 of 2003

2003/11/EC

Commission Directive 2003/11/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 February 2003, amending for the 24th time Council Directive 76/769/EEC relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances S.I. No. 503 of 2003

2003/19/EC

Commission Directive 2003/19/EC adapting to technical progress European Parliament and Council Directive 97/27/EC relating to the masses and dimensions of certain categories of motor vehicles and their trailers S.I. No. 421 of 2003

2003/28/EC

Commission Directive 2003/28/EC of 7 April 2003 Adapting to Technical Progress for 4th time to technical progress Council Directive 94/55/EC on the approximation of the laws of Member States with regard to the transport of dangerous goods by road S.I. No. 29 of 2004

2003/34/EC

Directive 2003/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003; amending for the 23rd time Council Directive 76/796/EEC relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (substances classified as carcinogens, mutagens or substances toxic to reproduction) S.I. No. 503 of 2003

2003/36/EC

Directive 2003/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003; amending for the 25th time Council Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (substances classified as carcinogens, mutagens or substances toxic to reproduction -c/m/r) S.I. No. 503 of 2003

2003/76/EC

Commission Directive 2003/76/EC of 11 August, 2003 amending Council Directive 70/220/EEC relating to measures to be taken against air pollution by emissions from motor vehicles S.I. No. 421 of 2003

2003/77/EC

Commission Directive 2003/77/EC of 11 August, 2003 amending Directives 97/24/EC and 2002/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to the type-approval of two or three-wheel motor vehicles S.I. No. 421 of 2003

Directives awaiting Transposition

Directive Number

Title

1994/48/EC

Directive 94/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 December 1994 amending for the 13th time Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations

1999/36/EC

Council Directive 1999/36/EC of 29 April 1999 on transportable pressure equipment

2000/34/EC

Directive 2000/34/EC amending Council Directive 93/104/EC concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time to cover sectors and activities excluded from that Directive

2001/2/EC

Commission Directive 2001/2/EC of 4 January 2001 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 1999/36/EC on transportable pressure equipment

2001/45/EC

Directive 2001/45/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2001 amending Council Directive 89/655/EEC concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for the use of work equipment by workers at work (second individual directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC).

2001/65/EC

Directive 2001/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 September 2001 amending Directives 78/660/EEC, 83/349/EEC and 86/635/EEC as regards the valuation rules for the annual and consolidated accounts of certain types of companies as well as of banks and other financial institutions

2001/84/EC

Directive 2001/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 September 2001 on the resale right for the benefit of the author of an original work of art

2001/86/EC

Council Directive 2001/86/EC supplementing the Statute for a European company with regard to the involvement of employees

2001/95/EC

Directive 2001/95/EC to amend Directive 92/59/EEC adopted in June 1992 to harmonise the measures of the Member States aimed at imposing a general obligation to market only safe products, to ensure both a consistent and high level of protection of consumer health and safety throughout the EU and the proper functioning of the internal market.

2002/14/EC

Directive 2002/14/EC establishing a general framework for informing and consulting employees in the European Community

2002/44/EC

Directive 2002/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 June 2002 on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (vibrations) (sixteenth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC)

2002/50/EC

Commission Directive 2002/50/EC of 6 June 2002 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 1999/36/EC on transportable pressure equipment

2002/74/EC

Amending Council Directive 80/987/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the protection of employees in the event of the insolvency of their employer

2003/6/EC

Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2003 on insider dealing and market manipulation (market abuse)

2003/10/EC

Directive 2003/10/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (noise) (seventeenth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC)

2003/18/EC

Directive 2003/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 March 2003, amending the Council Directive 83/477/EEC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work.

2003/53/EC

Directive 2003/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2003: amending for the 26th time Council Directive 76/769/EEC relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (nonylphenol, nonylphenol ethoxylate and cement)

2003/58/EC

Directive 2003/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2003 amending Council Directive 68/151/EEC as regards the disclosure requirements in respect of certain types of companies

2003/72/EC

Council Directive 2003/72/EC supplementing the Statute for a European Cooperative Society with regard to the involvement of employees

2003/105/EC

Commission Decision of 17 February 2003 recognising in principle the completeness of the dossiers submitted for detailed examination in view of the possible inclusion of spiromesifen and metrafenone in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC

2004/1/EC

Commission Directive 2004/1/EC amending Directive 2002/72/EC as regards the suspension of the use of azodicarbonamide as blowing agent

2004/13/EC

Commission Directive 2004/13/EC amending Directive 2002/16/EC on the use of certain epoxy derivatives in materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

2004/14/EC

Commission Directive 2004/14/EC amending Directive 93/10/EEC relating to materials and articles made of regenerated cellulose film intended to come into contact with foodstuffs