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Document 52007PC0509

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 95/50/EC as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission

/* COM/2007/0509 final - COD 2007/0184 */

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 17/06/2008

52007PC0509

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 95/50/EC as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission /* COM/2007/0509 final - COD 2007/0184 */


[pic] | COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES |

Brussels, 11.9.2007

COM(2007) 509 final

2007/0184 (COD)

Adaptation to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny Proposal for a

DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

amending Directive 95/50/EC as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission

(presented by the Commission)

2007/0184 (COD)

Adaptation to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny Proposal for a

DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

amending Directive 95/50/EC as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 71 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission[1],

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee[2],

Having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions[3],

Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty[4],

Whereas:

(1) Directive 95/50/EC of 6 October 1995 on uniform procedures for checks on the transport of dangerous goods by road[5] provides that certain measures are to be adopted in accordance with Council Decision 1999/468/EC of 28 June 1999 laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission[6].

(2) Decision 1999/468/EC has been amended by Decision 2006/512/EC, which introduced a regulatory procedure with scrutiny for measures of general scope designed to amend non-essential elements of a basic instrument adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the Treaty, including by deleting some of those elements or by supplementing the instrument by the addition of new non-essential elements.

(3) In accordance with the joint statement of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission[7] on Decision 2006/512/EC, for this new procedure to be applicable to instruments adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty which are already in force, those instruments must be adjusted in accordance with the applicable procedures.

(4) As regards Directive 95/50/EC , power should be conferred on the Commission in particular to adapt the Annexes to scientific and technical progress. Since those measures are of general scope and are designed to amend non-essential elements of Directive 95/50/EC, they must be adopted in accordance with the regulatory procedure with scrutiny provided for in Article 5a of Decision 1999/468/EC.

(5) Directive 95/50/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(6) Since the amendments to be made to Directive 95/50/EC by this Directive are adaptations which only concern the committee procedures, they do not need to be transposed by the Member States. It is therefore not necessary to lay down provisions to that effect,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1

Article 9a and 9b of Directive 95/50/EC are replaced by the following:

"Article 9a

The Commission shall adapt the Annexes to scientific and technical progress in the fields covered by this Directive, in particular to take account of amendments to Directive 94/55/EC. These measures designed to amend non-essential elements of this Directive shall be adopted in accordance with the regulatory procedure with scrutiny referred to in Article 9b(2).

Article 9b

1. The Commission shall be assisted by the committee on the transport of dangerous goods set up by the Article 9 of Directive 94/55/EC.

2. Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5a(1) to (4), and Article 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply, having regard to the provisions of Article 8 thereof."

Article 2

This Directive shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union .

Article 3

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, […]

For the European Parliament For the Council

The President The President

[…] […]

[1] OJ C […], […], p. […].

[2] OJ C […], […], p. […].

[3] OJ C […], […], p. […].

[4] OJ C […], […], p. […].

[5] OJ L 249, 17.10.1995, p. 35. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2004/112/EC (OJ L 367, 14.12.2004, p. 23)

[6] OJ L 184, 17.7.1999, p. 23. Decision as amended by Decision 2006/512/EC (OJ L 200, 22.7.2006, p. 11).

[7] OJ C 255, 21.10.2006, p. 1.

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