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Document 52016PC0799

Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

COM/2016/0799 final - 2016/0400 (COD)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 20/06/2019

Brussels, 14.12.2016

COM(2016) 799 final

2016/0400(COD)

Proposal for a

REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

(Text with EEA relevance)


EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

1.CONTEXT OF THE PROPOSAL

The Treaty of Lisbon has substantially modified the structure as regards the powers that can be conferred on the Commission by the legislator. It provides a clear distinction between acts of a quasi-legislative nature, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, acts which implement the provisions of a basic act. It also provides an entirely different legal framework for each type of act.

The two provisions in question are Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (hereinafter “TFEU”), as introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon that entered into force on 1 December 2009 1 . They entail substantial modifications of the procedures known so far as the “comitology procedures”.

In terms of the wording, the definition of delegated acts in Article 290(1) is very similar to that of acts which, under Decision 1999/468/EC 2 , as amended by Council Decision 2006/512/EC, ("the Comitology Decision"), are subject to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny (RPS) established in Article 5a of that Decision. In both cases, the acts in question are of general application and seek to amend or supplement certain non-essential elements of the legislative instrument.

For this reason, the revision of the Comitology Decision by Regulation 182/2011 3 ("the Comitology Regulation"), which was adopted on the basis of Article 291(3) TFEU on implementing powers, left out of its scope Article 5a of the Comitology Decision. Article 5a establishing the RPS had therefore to be provisionally maintained for the purposes of existing basic acts referring to this Article.

Consequently, the RPS still appears in the 168 existing basic acts covered by this proposal and continues to apply (in line with Article 5a of the Comitology Decision) in those acts until they are formally amended and adapted to the Lisbon Treaty.

At the time of adoption of Regulation 182/2011 the Commission made a commitment to review the provisions attached to this procedure, in order to adapt them in due course according to the criteria laid down in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 4 . In line with this commitment the Commission made three horizontal alignment legislative proposals in 2013 (Omnibus I, II and III) 5  .

The European Parliament adopted its legislative resolutions on these proposals on 25 February 2014 6 , proposing a number of amendments to Omnibus I and III, but broadly agreeing with the proposals by the Commission. The Council in contrast did not support the Commission proposals, in particular because the approach to foresee an automatic alignment from RPS to delegated acts was rejected in the absence of stronger guarantees that Member State experts would be systematically consulted in the preparation of delegated acts.

Due to the stagnation of the interinstitutional negotiations on these files, the Commission, as announced in its 2015 Work Programme 7 , withdrew them 8 .

The question of the alignment was taken up again in the discussions on the revision of the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making 9 . All institutions acknowledged the need for the alignment and the Commission committed to submit by the end of 2016 a new proposal for the alignment of legislative acts which still contain references to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny. The present proposal responds to this commitment.

At the same time, the Interinstitutional Agreement and the Common Understanding on delegated acts annexed to it also improve the framework for delegated acts and thereby respond to the key concern that often prevented acceptance of delegated acts on the Council side, namely the consultation of Member State experts. The Agreement now provides for a clear commitment to a systematic consultation of experts from the Member States in the preparation of delegated acts, including on the draft text, thereby fulfilling a key condition for a successful second attempt to align the old RPS provisions to the Lisbon Treaty. This commitment is now explicitly included in the new standard clauses that are to be used in the drafting of empowerments for the Commission. The Agreement also clearly recognises the important role of early cooperation and exchange of views with the European Parliament in relation to delegated acts. It confirms that the European Parliament must receive all documents at the same time as Member State experts, including the draft delegated acts, and provides for systematic and facilitated access of European Parliament experts to the meetings of Commission expert groups preparing delegated acts. Finally, the Agreement envisages that the Commission may be invited to meetings in the European Parliament (or the Council) in order to have further exchange of views in the preparation of delegated acts.

2. METHOD OF THE Alignment and main elements of the proposal 

The starting point for determining the scope of this proposal is the legal acts covered in the three legislative alignment proposals adopted by the Commission in 2013. Acts on which individual legislative proposals have been made in the meantime are not included in the present proposal 10 . In one case an act which was not covered by the 2013 proposal, but which requires alignment, has been added to this proposal.

This proposal does not concern eight pieces of legislation in the area of pesticides and food 11 . As these basic acts are currently structured, alignment to delegated acts as the Commission had proposed in 2013 would be the correct approach. The Commission has not however at this stage included these acts in the present proposal as it is reflecting on whether there is a more appropriate way to structure these acts as concerns individual authorisations/setting of values/listing of specific substances based on the specific criteria set out in the act, bearing in mind the improved approach recently adopted by the co-legislators in the novel food legislation 12 and the ongoing REFIT review of the pesticides basic acts, as well as pending work to assess the democratic legitimacy of existing procedures for the adoption of certain secondary acts (as announced in the Commission Work Programme 2017).

In the 2013 alignment proposals, the legislative approach chosen was not to amend the basic acts in question individually, but to generally provide that the references to the RPS contained in the basic acts are to be read as references to Article 290, respectively Articles 290 or 291. Under this approach each individual basic act would have always had to be read together with the relevant Omnibus regulation, had it been adopted.

Given the difficulties that notably the Council had with that technique, the approach chosen in this proposal is different. It is now proposed to amend each basic act concerned. This is similar to the approach chosen when the RPS provisions were introduced in a similar exercise in 2007 13 . Accordingly, to each basic act a number of amendments are made. The empowering provision, i.e. the text containing the substantive empowerment for the RPS, is reworded and follows the wording agreed in the standard clauses for articles delegating powers. The standard article on the exercise of the delegation, so the procedural article, is inserted in each basic act and references to the RPS are deleted. It is for each act explicitly mentioned if the empowerment allows for an amendment of the basic act. The new standard clauses providing for consultation of Member State experts in the preparation of delegated acts are now included in each basic act. No empowerments provide for amendments of other acts.

As regards the choice between delegated and implementing acts empowerments, the 2013 alignment proposals started from the assumption that the measures covered by the regulatory procedure with scrutiny in principle correspond to those which can be covered by delegations of power as referred to in Article 290 TFEU. Only in a few cases in Omnibus III, on the basis of a case-by-case assessment carried out at the time, the alignment to Article 291 instead of Article 290 was proposed.

The general assumption underlying the new proposal is that the assessment made in the 2013 Omnibus proposals remains valid. Neither the negotiations on the 2013 Omnibus, nor the case-law on the topic 14 , nor the outcome of the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making resulted in new criteria that would have called for a global reassessment.

In case of alignment to implementing acts an introductory remark is added. In addition to the cases in which already in 2013 alignment to implementing acts was proposed only few further cases are added in this proposal. This concerns empowerments for determining formats in the field of statistics.

Table 1: Overview of acts for which alignment to implementing acts is proposed for certain empowerments

Number Annex

Title Act

2

Decision No 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the effort of Member States to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Community’s greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments up to 2020*

6

Decision No 626/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 June 2008 on the selection and authorisation of systems providing mobile satellite services (MSS Decision)*

53

Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS), repealing Regulation (EC) No 761/2001 and Commission Decisions 2001/681/EC and 2006/193/EC*

58

Council Regulation (EC) No 530/1999 of 9 March 1999 concerning structural statistics on earnings and on labour costs

59

Regulation (EC) No 2150/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2002 on waste statistics*

60

Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 February 2003 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air

61

Regulation (EC) No 450/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 February 2003 concerning the labour cost index*

64

Regulation (EC) No 1552/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on statistics relating to vocational training in enterprises*

67

Regulation (EC) No 716/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2007 on Community statistics on the structure and activity of foreign affiliates*

69

Regulation (EC) No 1445/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2007 establishing common rules for the provision of basic information on Purchasing Power Parities and for their calculation and dissemination*

70

Regulation (EC) No 177/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 February 2008 establishing a common framework for business registers for statistical purposes and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 2186/93*

73

Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning

74

Regulation (EC) No 453/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on quarterly statistics on Community job vacancies*

89

Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC*

99

Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products*

104

Council Directive 97/70/EC of 11 December 1997 setting up a harmonised safety regime for fishing vessels of 24 meters in length and over*

114

Regulation (EC) No 725/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on enhancing ship and port facility security*

143

Directive 2002/46/EC of 10 June 2002 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to food supplements*

144

Directive 2002/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 setting standards of quality and safety for the collection, testing, processing, storage and distribution of human blood and blood components and amending Directive 2001/83/EC*

147

Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on genetically modified food and feed*

151

Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 November 2003 on the control of salmonella and other specified food-borne zoonotic agents

154

Directive 2004/23/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on setting standards of quality and safety for the donation, procurement, testing, processing, preservation, storage and distribution of human tissues and cells*

158

Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods*

159

Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 of 20 December 2006 on the addition of vitamins and minerals and of certain other substances to foods*

165

Regulation (EC) No 470/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 laying down Community procedures for the establishment of residue limits of pharmacologically active substances in foodstuffs of animal origin repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 and amending Directive 2001/82/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council*

166

Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the placing on the market and use of feed, amending European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 and repealing Council Directive 79/373/EEC, Commission Directive 80/511/EEC, Council Directives 82/471/EEC, 83/228/EEC, 93/74/EEC, 93/113/EC and 96/25/EC and Commission Decision 2004/217/EC*

167

Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 laying down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002 (Animal by-products Regulation)*

*    for these acts alignment to implementing acts of some provisions was already proposed in 2013.

Number

Annex

Title Act

2

Decision No 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the effort of Member States to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Community’s greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments up to 2020

7

Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid*

36

Council Directive 98/83/EC of 3 November 1998 on the quality of water intended for human consumption

54

Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the EU Ecolabel*

57

Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 of 19 May 1998 concerning short-term statistics

66

Regulation (EC) No 458/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 April 2007 on the European system of integrated social protection statistics (ESSPROS)

92

Directive 2009/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 relating to common provisions for both measuring instruments and methods of metrological control

133

Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing common rules concerning the conditions to be complied with to pursue the occupation of road transport operator and repealing Council Directive 96/26/EC

168

Decision No 70/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 on a paperless environment for customs and trade

*    for these acts deletion of some provisions was already proposed in 2013.

3. LIST OF BASIC ACTS REFERRING TO THE RPS WHICH ARE CURRENTLY SUBJECT TO A SEPARATE REVISION or for which a revision is envisaged

Table 3: Proposals adopted by the Commission

Field

Instrument

Reference of the Proposal

CLIMA

Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC

COM(2015) 337

CNECT

Directive 2002/19/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on access to, and interconnection of, electronic communications networks and associated facilities (Access Directive). 

COM(2016) 0590

CNECT

Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (Framework Directive). 

COM(2016) 0590

CNECT

Directive No 2002/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on universal service and users' rights relating to electronic communications networks and services (Universal Service Directive).

COM(2016) 0590

ENER

Directive 2008/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 concerning a Community procedure to improve the transparency of gas and electricity prices charged to industrial end-users (recast)

COM (2015) 496

GROW

Regulation (EC) No 595/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 on type-approval of motor vehicles and engines with respect to emissions from heavy duty vehicles (Euro VI) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information and amending Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 and Directive 2007/46/EC and repealing Directives 80/1269/EEC, 2005/55/EC and 2005/78/EC

COM (2014) 28 final

GROW

Directive 2007/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 September 2007 establishing a framework for the approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles (Framework Directive)

COM (2016) 31 final

GROW

Directive 97/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 1997 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to measures against the emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants from internal combustion engines to be installed in non-road mobile machinery

COM (2014) 581 final

GROW

Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2007 on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information

COM (2014) 28 final

ENV

Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives (Waste Framework Directive)

COM(2015)595

ENV

Council Directive 1999/31/EC of 26 April 1999 on the landfill of waste

COM(2015)594

ENV

European Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste

COM(2015)593

ENV

Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 of 9 December 1996 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein

COM(2012)0403

ESTAT

Regulation (EC) No 1177/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 June 2003 concerning Community statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC)

Repeal proposed by COM(2016)551

MOVE

Directive 2006/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2016 laying down technical requirements for inland waterway vessels

COM (2013) 0622

MOVE

Directive 2002/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 March 2002 on the establishment of rules and procedures with regard to the introduction of noise related operating restrictions at Community airports

COM (2011) 0828

MOVE

Council Directive 96/50/EC of 23 July 1996 on the harmonization of the conditions for obtaining national boatmasters' certificates for the carriage of goods and passengers by inland waterway in the Community

COM (2016) 82 final

MOVE

Council Directive 91/672/EEC of 16 December 1991 on the reciprocal recognition of national Boatmasters' certificates for the carriage of goods and passengers by inland waterway

COM (2016) 82 final

MOVE

Directive 2009/45/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 on safety rules and standards for passenger ships (Recast)

COM (2016) 0369

MOVE

Council Directive 1999/35/EC of 29 April 1999 on a system of mandatory surveys for the safe operation of regular ro-ro ferry and high-speed passenger craft services

COM(2016)371

MOVE

Council Directive 98/41/EC of 18 June 1998 on the registration of persons sailing on board passenger ships operating to or from ports of the Member States of the Community

COM(2016)370

SANTE

Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 laying down Community procedures for the authorisation and supervision of medicinal products for human and veterinary use and establishing a European Medicines Agency

COM(2014)0557

The instruments listed hereunder referring to the RPS for which a separate substantial revision is envisaged, but not yet adopted. Their alignment will be part of those envisaged revisions.

Field

Instrument

AGRI

Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 1576/89

CLIMA

Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the geological storage of carbon dioxide and amending Council Directive 85/337/EEC, European Parliament and Council Directives 2000/60/EC, 2001/80/EC, 2004/35/EC, 2006/12/EC, 2008/1/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006

ENER

Regulation (EC) No 713/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing an Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

ENER

Regulation (EC) No 714/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on conditions for access to the network for cross-border exchanges in electricity and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1228/2003

ENER

Directive 2009/72/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity and repealing Directive 2003/54/EC

ENV

Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on persistent organic pollutants and amending Directive 79/117/EEC

ENV

Council Directive 86/278/EEC of 12 June 1986 on the protection of the environment, and in particular of the soil, when sewage sludge is used in agriculture

ESTAT

Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on farm structure surveys and the survey on agricultural production methods and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 571/88

ESTAT

Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS)

4. LEGAL BASIS, SUBSIDIARITY

This proposal is based on the legal bases of all the basic acts amended.

This initiative exclusively relates to the procedures to be applied at Union level in adopting acts based on conferred powers.

2016/0400 (COD)

Proposal for a

REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 33, Article 43(2), Article 53(1), Article 62, Article 64(2), Article 91, Article 100(2), Article 114, Article 153(2)(b), Article 168(4) (a), Article 168(4)(b), Article 172, Article 192(1), Article 207, Article 214(3), and Article 338(1) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee 15 ,

Having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions 16 ,

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure,

Whereas:

(1)The Treaty of Lisbon introduced a distinction between powers delegated to the Commission to adopt non-legislative acts of general application to supplement or amend certain non-essential elements of a legislative act (delegated acts), and the powers conferred upon the Commission to adopt acts to ensure uniform conditions for implementing legally binding Union acts (implementing acts).

(2)The measures which may be covered by delegations of powers, as referred to in Article 290(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), correspond in principle to those covered by the regulatory procedure with scrutiny established by Article 5a of Council Decision 1999/468/EC 17 .

(3)Earlier proposals relating to the alignment of legislation referring to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny with the legal framework introduced by the Lisbon Treaty 18 were withdrawn 19 due to the stagnation of the interinstitutional negotiations.

(4) The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission subsequently agreed on a new framework for delegated acts in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016 20 and acknowledged the need to align all existing legislation to the legal framework introduced by the Lisbon Treaty. In particular, they agreed on the need to give high priority to the prompt alignment of all basic acts which still refer to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny. The Commission gave a commitment to prepare a proposal for that alignment by the end of 2016.

(5)The majority of empowerments in basic acts which provide for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny fulfil the criteria in Article 290(1) TFEU and should be adapted to that provision.

(6)Other empowerments in basic acts which provide for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny fulfil the criteria in Article 291(2) of the TFEU and should be adapted to that provision.

(7)Where implementing powers are conferred on the Commission, those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council 21 .

(8)In a few basic acts which currently provide for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny certain empowerments have become obsolete and should therefore be deleted.

(9)This Regulation should not affect pending procedures in which the committee has already delivered its opinion in accordance with Article 5a of Decision 1999/468/EC before the entry into force of this Regulation.

(10)Since the adaptations and amendments to be made concern procedures at Union level only, they do not, in the case of directives, need to be transposed by the Member States.

(11)The acts concerned should therefore be amended accordingly.

HAVE ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The acts listed in the Annex are amended as set out therein.

Article 2

This Regulation shall not affect pending procedures in which a committee has already delivered its opinion in accordance with Article 5a of Decision 1999/468/EC.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels,

For the European Parliament    For the Council

The President    The President

(1) OJ C 306, 17.12.2007
(2) OJ L 184, 17.7.1999, p. 23.
(3) OJ L 55, 28.2.2011, p. 13.
(4) OJ L 55 of 28.2.2011, p. 19.
(5) COM(2013) 451 final, COM(2013) 452 final and COM(2013) 751 final
(6) A7-0010/2014, P7_TA-PROV(2014)0114, A7-0011/2014, P7_TA-PROV(2014)0112
(7) COM(2014) 910 final
(8) (2015/C 80/08), OJ C 80 of 7.02.2015, p. 17.
(9) OJ L 123, 12.05.2016, p.1.
(10) Those acts are listed for information under point 3.
(11) Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 establishing a common authorisation procedure for food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings (OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, p. 1); Regulation (EC) No 1332/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on food enzymes and amending Council Directive 83/417/EEC, Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999, Directive 2000/13/EC, Council Directive 2001/112/EC and Regulation (EC) No 258/97 (OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, p. 7); Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on food additives (OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, p. 16); Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on flavourings and certain food ingredients with flavouring properties for use in and on foods and amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 1601/91, Regulations (EC) No 2232/96 and (EC) No 110/2008 and Directive 2000/13/EC (OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, p. 34); Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC and 89/109/EEC (OJ L 338, 13.11.2004, p. 4); Council Regulation (EEC) No 315/93 of 8 February 1993 laying down Community procedures for contaminants in food (OJ L 37, 13.2.1993, p. 1); Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 February 2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin and amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC (OJ L 70, 16.3.2005, p. 1) and Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC (OJ L 309, 24.11.2009, p. 1).
(12) Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 on novel foods, amending Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1852/2001 (OJ L 327, 11.12.2015, p. 1).
(13) Regulation (EC) No 1137/2008, OJ L 311, 21.11.2008, p.1.
(14) Case C-88/14 Commission v European Parliament and Council, Case C-286/14 European Parliament v Commission and Case C-472/12 Commission v European Parliament and Council
(15) OJ C , , p. .
(16) OJ C , , p. .
(17) Council Decision 1999/468/EC of 28 June 1999 laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission, (OJ L 184, 17.7.1999, p. 23).
(18) COM(2013) 451 final, COM(2013) 452 final and COM(2013) 751 final
(19) (2015/C 80/08), OJ C 80 of 7.02.2015, p. 17.
(20) OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.
(21) Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers (OJ L 55, 28.2.2011, p. 13).
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Brussels, 14.12.2016

COM(2016) 799 final

ANNEX

to the

Proposal for a

REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union


ANNEX

I.    CLIMATE ACTION 

1.Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the geological storage of carbon dioxide and amending Council Directive 85/337/EEC, European Parliament and Council Directives 2000/60/EC, 2001/80/EC, 2004/35/EC, 2006/12/EC, 2008/1/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 1

In order to ensure swift technical adaptation of Directive 2009/31/EC, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission in respect of the necessary amendments to adapt the Annexes to that Directive. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2009/31/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 29 is replaced by the following:

"Article 29

Amendments of Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 29a amending the Annexes."

(2) the following Article 29a is inserted:

"Article 29a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 29 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 29 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 29 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(3) Article 30 is deleted.

2.Decision No 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the effort of Member States to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Community’s greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments up to 2020 2

In order to ensure the accurate accounting of transactions under Decision No 406/2009/EC, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement that Decision with requirements applicable to Member States' registries and the Central Administrator as regards the handling of transactions. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of Decision No 406/2009/EC, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission in order to determine the annual emission allocations. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Experience has shown that an empowerment relating to the modalities of certain transfers is not needed.

Accordingly, Decision No 406/2009/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 3 is amended as follows:

(a) in paragraph 2, the fourth and fifth subparagraphs are replaced by the following:

"When the relevant reviewed and verified emission data are available, the Commission shall determine the annual emission allocations for the period from 2013 to 2020 in terms of tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent by means of implementing act. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 13(2)."; 

(b) paragraph 6 is deleted;

(2) in Article 11, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 12a concerning the application of paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article.";

(3) the following Article 12a is inserted:

"Article 12a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 11(3) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 11(3) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 11(3) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(4) in Article 13, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council* shall apply."

_________________________

* Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission's exercise of implementing powers (OJ L 55, 28.2.2011, p. 13).".    



3.Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer 3  

In order to ensure compliance with the Union’s obligations as party to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and to ensure the proper functioning of intra-Union and external trade in substances that deplete the ozone layer and products and equipment containing or relying on those substances, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to:

-amend Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 to include certain substances in Part A and Part B of Annex II;

-amend that Regulation to make the necessary technical adaptations to Annex III and to the maximum amounts of controlled substances;

-amend Annex V to that Regulation in order to meet the commitments under the Montreal Protocol;

-amend Annex VI to that Regulation;

-amend the list of items on licensing of imports and exports;

-amend Annex VII to that Regulation to take new technological developments into account;

-amend the reporting requirements;

-supplement that Regulation with a list of products and equipment for which the recovery of controlled substances or destruction of products and equipment without prior recovery of controlled substances is to be considered technically and economically feasible;

-supplement that Regulation with a mechanism for the allocation of quotas to producers and importers;

-supplement that Regulation with rules on the form and content of labels of containers for certain controlled substances;

-supplement that Regulation as regards the monitoring of illegal trade;

-supplement that Regulation as regards the release for free circulation in the Union of certain products and equipment imported from States not party to the Protocol;

-supplement that Regulation with minimum qualification requirements;

-supplement that Regulation with a list of technologies or practices to be used by undertakings to prevent and minimise leakage and emissions of controlled substances. 

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 7(2), the second subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a concerning the form and content of the label to be used.";

(2) Article 8 is amended as follows:

(a) in paragraph 3, the second subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a concerning the form and content of the label to be used.";

(b) paragraph 5 is replaced by the following:

"5. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a amending the following, in the light of new information or technical developments or decisions taken by the Parties:

(a) Annex III;

 

(b) the maximum amount of controlled substances that may be used as process agents or emitted from process agent uses as referred to in the second and third subparagraphs of paragraph 4.";

(3) Article 10 is amended as follows:

(a) in paragraph 3, the second and third subparagraphs are replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a concerning the form and content of the label to be used.

Controlled substances referred to in the first subparagraph shall only be placed on the market and further distributed under the conditions set out in Annex V.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a amending Annex V in order to meet the commitments under the Protocol.";

(b) in paragraph 6, the third subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a concerning a mechanism for the allocation of quotas to producers and importers.";

(4) in Article 13, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2.The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a amending Annex VI regarding modifications and time-frames for the phasing out of the critical uses by defining cut-off dates for new applications and end dates for existing applications in case technically and economically feasible alternatives or technologies that are acceptable from the standpoint of environment and health are not available within the timeframe set out in that Annex or where necessary to ensure compliance with international obligations."; 

(5) in Article 18, paragraph 9 is replaced by the following:

"9.The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a amending the list of items mentioned in paragraph 3 of this Article and in Annex IV in order to meet the commitments under the Protocol or to facilitate their application.";

(6) Article 19 is replaced by the following:

"Article 19
Measures for monitoring of illegal trade

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a concerning additional measures for the monitoring of controlled substances or new substances and of products and equipment containing or relying on controlled substances placed under temporary storage, customs warehousing or free zone procedure or in transit through the customs territory of the Union and subsequently re-exported, on the basis of an evaluation of the potential risks of illegal trade linked to such movements, taking into account the environmental benefits and socio-economic impacts of such measures.";

(7) in Article 20, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a concerning the rules, in line with decisions taken by the Parties, applicable to the release for free circulation in the Union of products and equipment imported from any State not party to the Protocol which were produced using controlled substances but do not contain substances which can be positively identified as controlled substances. The identification of such products and equipment shall comply with periodical technical advice given to the Parties."; 

(8) Article 22 is amended as follows:

(a) paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a amending Annex VII in order to take new technological developments into account.";

(b) in paragraph 4, the second and third subparagraphs are replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a concerning a list of products and equipment, in line with decisions taken by the Parties, for which the recovery of controlled substances or destruction of products and equipment without prior recovery of controlled substances shall be considered technically and economically feasible, specifying, if appropriate, the technologies to be applied.

Any draft delegated act establishing such a list shall be accompanied and supported by a full economic assessment of costs and benefits, taking into account the individual circumstances of Member States."; 

(c) in paragraph 5, the second and third subparagraphs are replaced by the following:

"The Commission shall evaluate the measures taken by the Member States and is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a concerning those minimum qualification requirements, in the light of that evaluation and of technical and other relevant information.";

(9) Article 23 is amended as follows:

(a) paragraph 4 is amended as follows:

(i) in the first subparagraph, the second sentence is replaced by the following:

"In the light of an evaluation of those measures taken by the Member States and of technical and other relevant information, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a concerning the harmonisation of those minimum qualification requirements.";

(ii) the second subparagraph is deleted.

(b) paragraph 7 is replaced by the following:

"7. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a establishing a list of technologies or practices to be used by undertakings to prevent and minimise any leakage and emissions of controlled substances.";

(10) in Article 24, paragraphs 2 and 3 are replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a amending Part A of Annex II to include substances that are included in Part B of that Annex that are found to be exported, imported, produced or put on the market in significant quantities and that are found by the Scientific Assessment Panel under the Protocol to have a significant ozone-depleting potential, and, if appropriate, to determine possible exemptions from paragraph 1.

3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a amending Part B of Annex II to include any substances that are not controlled substances but that are found by the Scientific Assessment Panel under the Protocol or another recognised authority of equivalent stature to have a significant ozone-depleting potential, in the light of relevant scientific information.";

(11) after the title of Chapter VII, the following Article 24a is inserted:

"Article 24a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 7(2), Article 8(3) and (5), Article 10(3) and (6), Article 13(2), Article 18(9), Article 19, Article 20(2), Article 22(3), (4) and (5), Article 23(4) and (7), Article 24(2) and (3), Article 26(3) and Article 27(10) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 7(2), Article 8(3) and(5), Article 10(3) and (6), Article 13(2), Article 18(9), Article 19, Article 20(2), Article 22(3), (4) and(5), Article 23(4) and (7), Article 24(2) and (3), Article 26(3) and Article 27(10) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 7(2), Article 8(3) and(5), Article10(3) and (6), Article 13(2), Article 18(9), Article 19, Article 20(2), Article 22(3), (4) and (5), Article 23(4) and (7), Article 24(2) and (3), Article 26(3) and Article 27(10) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p 1.";

(12) in Article 25, paragraph 3 is deleted;

(13) in Article 26, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a amending the reporting requirements laid down in paragraph 1 of this Article in order to meet the commitments under the Protocol or to facilitate their application.";

(14) in Article 27, paragraph 10 is replaced by the following:

"10. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a concerning amendments to the reporting requirements laid down in paragraphs 1 to 7 of this Article in order to meet the commitments under the Protocol or to facilitate their application.".



II. Communication Networks, Content and Technology

 

4.Directive 2002/58/EC of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications) 4

In order to ensure an equivalent level of protection of fundamental rights and freedoms, with respect to the processing of personal data in the electronic communication sector and to ensure the free movement of such data and of electronic communication equipment and services in the Union, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement Directive 2002/58/EC in respect of circumstances, format and procedures applicable to the information and notification requirements. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2002/58/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 4, paragraph 5 is replaced by the following:

"5. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 14b, concerning the circumstances, format and procedures applicable to the information and notification requirements referred to in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of this Article, following consultation with the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), the Working Party on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data established by Article 29 of Directive 95/46/EC and the European Data Protection Supervisor.";

(2) Article 14a is deleted;

(3) the following Article 14b is inserted:

"Article 14b
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 4(5) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [from the date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 4(5) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 4(5) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.".

5.Regulation (EC) No 733/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 April 2002 on the implementation of the .eu Top Level Domain 5

In order to set out the conditions for the implementation of the .eu country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) established by Regulation (EC) No 733/2002, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement that Regulation with the criteria and the procedure for the designation of the Registry, and with public policy rules concerning the implementation and function of the .eu Top Level Domain (TLD) and the public policy principles on registration. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 733/2002 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 3(1), point (a) is replaced by the following:

"(a) adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 5a establishing the criteria and the procedure for the designation of the Registry.

Where, in the case of establishing the criteria and the procedure for the designation of the Registry imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 5b shall apply to delegated acts pursuant to this Article;";

(2) Article 5 is amended as follows:

(a) in paragraph 1, the first subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"After consulting the Registry, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 5a setting out public policy rules on the implementation and function of the .eu TLD and public policy principles on registration.";

(b) in paragraph 2, the third subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"Where a Member State or the Commission within 30 days of publication raises an objection to an item included in a notified list, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 5a, to remedy the situation.";

(3) the following Articles 5a and 5b are inserted:

"Article 5a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 3(1) and Article 5(1) and (2) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 3(1) and Article 5(1) and (2) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 3(1) and Article 5(1) and (2) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    

Article 5b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and to the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 5a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or by the Council.

___________________________
*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(4) in Article 6, paragraphs 3 and 4 are deleted.



6.Decision No 626/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 June 2008 on the selection and authorisation of systems providing mobile satellite services (MSS Decision) 6

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of Decision No 626/2008/EC, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission concerning appropriate modalities for coordinated application of the rules on enforcement. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Accordingly, Decision No 626/2008/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 9, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission may adopt, by means of implementing act, measures defining any appropriate modalities for coordinated application of the rules on enforcement referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article, including rules for the coordinated suspension or withdrawal of authorisations for breaches of the common conditions provided for in Article 7(2). Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 10(3).";

(2) in Article 10, paragraph 4 is deleted.



III. Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection    

7.Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid 7

Since its adoption in 1996, no measures have ever had to be adopted by the Commission in accordance with the regulatory procedure with scrutiny in order to amend non-essential elements of Regulation (EC) No 1257/96. There does not seem to be any foreseeable need to do so in the future. The possibility to adopt implementing measures in accordance with the regulatory procedure with scrutiny should therefore be removed from Regulation (EC) No 1257/96, without there being a need to empower the Commission to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 15, paragraph 1 is deleted;

(2) in Article 17, paragraph 4 is deleted.



IV.    Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

8.Council Directive 89/391/EEC of 12 June 1989 on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work 8

In order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation, technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend, in a technical way, the Annex to Directive 89/391/EEC. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 89/391/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) the following Article 16a is inserted:

"Article 16a
Amendments to the Annex

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 17b amending, in a technical way, the Annex in order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation and technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings.";

(2)    Article 17 is deleted;

(3)    the following Article 17b is inserted:

"Article 17b
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 16a shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of the entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 16a may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 16a shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

____________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".

9.Council Directive 89/654/EEC of 30 November 1989 concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for the workplace (first individual directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) 9  

In order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation of the design, manufacture or construction of parts of workplaces, technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and knowledge with regard to the workplaces, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend, in a technical way, the Annexes to Directive 89/654/EEC. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-Institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 89/654/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 9 is replaced by the following:

"Article 9
Amendments to the Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a amending the Annexes, in a technical way, in order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation of the design, manufacture or construction of parts of workplaces, technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and knowledge with regard to workplaces.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 9b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2)    the following Articles 9a and 9b are inserted:

"Article 9a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 9 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 9 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 9 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 9b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 9a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
_____________________
*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".

10.Council Directive 89/656/EEC of 30 November 1989 on the minimum health and safety requirements for the use by workers of personal protective equipment at the workplace (third individual directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) 10

In order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation, technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and knowledge with regard to personal protective equipment, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend, in a technical way, the Annexes to Directive 89/656/EEC. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 89/656/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 9 is replaced by the following:

"Article 9
Amendments to the Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a amending the Annexes, in a technical way, in order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation relating to personal protective equipment, technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and knowledge in the field of personal protective equipment.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 9b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2)    the following Articles 9a and 9b are inserted:

"Article 9a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 9 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 9 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 9 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 9b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 9a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.

____________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".

11.Council Directive 90/269/EEC of 29 May 1990 on the minimum health and safety requirements for the manual handling of loads where there is a risk particularly of back injury to workers (fourth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) 11

In order to take account of technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and knowledge with regard to manual handling of loads where there is a risk particularly of back injury to workers, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to Directive 90/269/EEC, in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 90/269/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 8 is replaced by the following:

"Article 8
Amendments to the Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 8a amending, in a technical way, the Annexes in order to take account of technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and knowledge in the field of the manual handling of loads.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 8b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2)    the following Articles 8a and 8b are inserted:

"Article 8a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 8 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 8 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 8 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 8b 
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 8a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
_____________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".    



12.Council Directive 90/270/EEC of 29 May 1990 on the minimum safety and health requirements for work with display screen equipment (fifth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) 12

In order to take account of technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and knowledge with regard to display screen equipment, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annex to Directive 90/270/EEC, in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 90/270/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 10 is replaced by the following:

"Article 10
Amendments to the Annex

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a amending the Annex, in a technical way, in order to take account of technical progress, developments in international regulations or specifications and knowledge in the field of display screen equipment.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 10b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2) the following Articles 10a and 10b are inserted:

"Article 10a 
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 10 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 10 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 10 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 10b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 10a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
____________________
*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".



13.Council Directive 92/29/EEC of 31 March 1992 on the minimum safety and health requirements for improved medical treatment on board vessels 13  

In order to take account of technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings with regard to medical treatment on board vessels, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to Directive 92/29/EEC in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 92/29/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 8 is replaced by the following:

"Article 8
Amendments to the Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 8a amending the Annexes, in a technical way, in order to take account of technical progress or changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings concerning medical treatment on board vessels.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 8b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2) the following Articles 8a and 8b are inserted:

"Article 8a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 8 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 8 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 8 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 8b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 8a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.

____________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".



14.Council Directive 92/57/EEC of 24 June 1992 on the implementation of minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites (eighth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) 14

In order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and knowledge with regard to temporary or mobile construction sites, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annex IV to Directive 92/57/EEC in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 92/57/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 13 is replaced by the following:

"Article 13
Amendments to Annex IV

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 13a amending Annex IV in a technical way in order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation regarding temporary or mobile construction sites, as well as technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications or knowledge in the field of temporary or mobile construction sites.

Where, in the case of imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 13b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2)    the following Articles 13a and 13b are inserted:

"Article 13a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 13 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 13 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 13 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 13b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 13a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
_____________________
*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".



15.Council Directive 92/58/EEC of 24 June 1992 on the minimum requirements for the provision of safety and/or health signs at work (ninth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) 15

In order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation, technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and knowledge with regard to safety and health signs at work, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to Directive 92/58/EEC in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 92/58/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 9 is replaced by the following:

"Article 9
Amendments to the Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a amending the Annexes, in a technical way, in order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation concerning the design and manufacture of safety and/or health signs or devices at work, as well as technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and advances in knowledge in the field of safety and health signs or devices at work.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 9b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2)    the following Articles 9a and 9b are inserted:

"Article 9a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 9 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 9 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 9 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 9b 
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 9a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.

____________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".



16.Council Directive 92/91/EEC of 3 November 1992 concerning the minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers in the mineral- extracting industries through drilling (eleventh individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) 16

In order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation, of technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and knowledge with regard to the mineral-extracting industries through drilling, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annex to Directive 92/91/EEC in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 92/91/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 11 is replaced by the following:

"Article 11
Amendments to the Annex

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11a amending the Annex, in a technical way, in order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation concerning the mineral-extracting industries through drilling, as well as technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and knowledge with regard to the mineral-extracting industries through drilling.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 11b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2)    the following Articles 11a and 11b are inserted:

"Article 11a 
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 11 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 11 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 11 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 11b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 11a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
_____________________
*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".



17.Council Directive 92/104/EEC of 3 December 1992 on the minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers in surface and underground mineral-extracting industries (twelfth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) 17

In order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation, technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings concerning the surface and underground mineral-extracting industries, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annex to Directive 92/104/EEC in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 92/104/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 11 is replaced by the following:

"Article 11
Amendments to the Annex

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11a amending the Annex , in a technical way, in order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation concerning the surface and underground mineral-extracting industries, as well as technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings concerning the surface or underground mineral-extracting industries.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 11b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2)    the following Articles 11a and 11b are inserted:

"Article 11a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 11 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 11 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 11 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 11b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 11a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
____________________
*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".



18.Council Directive 93/103/EC of 23 November 1993 concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for work on board fishing vessels (thirteenth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) 18

In order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation, technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings in the field of safety and health on board fishing vessels, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to Directive 93/103/EC in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 93/103/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 12 is replaced by the following:

"Article 12
Amendments to the Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 12a amending the Annexes, in a technical way, in order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation concerning certain aspects of safety and health on board fishing vessels, as well as technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings in the field of safety and health on board fishing vessels.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 12b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2)    the following Articles 12a and 12b are inserted:

"Article 12a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 12 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 12 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 12 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 12b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 12a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
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*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".



19.Council Directive 94/33/EC of 22 June 1994 on the protection of young people at work 19

In order to achieve adequate protection of young people at work and to take account of technical progress, changes in international standards or specifications and new findings, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annex to Directive 94/33/EC in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 94/33/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 15 is replaced by the following:

"Article 15
Amendments of the Annex

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 15a amending the Annex, in a technical way, in the light of technical progress, changes in international rules or specifications and advances in knowledge concerning the protection of young people at work.";

(2)    the following Article 15a is inserted:

"Article 15a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 15 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 15 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 15 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

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*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".

20.Council Directive 98/24/EC of 7 April 1998 on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the risks related to chemical agents at work (fourteenth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) 20

In order to achieve adequate protection of workers from risks to their health and safety and to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation, technical progress, changes in international standards or specifications and new findings concerning chemical agents, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to Directive 98/24/EC, in a technical way, and to supplement that Directive by establishing or revising indicative occupational exposure limit values. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 98/24/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 3(2), the second subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 12a concerning the establishment or revision of indicative occupational exposure limit values, taking into account the availability of measurement techniques.

Member States shall keep workers' and employers' organisations informed of indicative occupational exposure limit values set at Union level.

Where, in the case of exceptional possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 12b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this paragraph."

(2)     in Article 12, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 12a amending the Annexes, in a technical way, in order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation concerning chemical agents, as well as technical progress, changes in international standards or specifications and new findings with regard to chemical agents.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 12b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(3)    the following Articles 12a and 12b are inserted:

"Article 12a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 3(2) and Article 12(1) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 3(2) and Article 12(1) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 3(2) and Article 12(1) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 12b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 12a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
_____________________
*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".

21.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) 21

In order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation in the field of explosion protection, technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings on the prevention of and protection against explosions, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to Directive 1999/92/EC in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 1999/92/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 10 is replaced by the following:

"Article 10
Amendments to the Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a amending the Annexes, in a technical way, in order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation in the field of explosion protection, technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings with regard to the prevention of and protection against explosions.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 10b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2)    the following Articles 10a and 10b are inserted:

"Article 10a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 10 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 10 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 10 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 10b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph

2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 10a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
_____________________
*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".

22.Directive 2000/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents at work (seventh individual directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) 22

In order to take account of technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings with regard to exposure to biological agents, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to Directive 2000/54/EC in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2000/54/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 19 is replaced by the following:

"Article 19
Amendments to the Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 19a amending the Annexes, in a technical way, in order to adapt them to technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings in the field of exposure to biological agents.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 19b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2)    the following Articles 19a and 19b are inserted:

"Article 19a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 19 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 19 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 19 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 19b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 19a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
_____________________
*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".

23.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 (vibration) (sixteenth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) 23

In order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation with regard to the design, building, manufacture or construction of work equipment and workplaces, technical progress, changes in harmonised European standards or specifications and new findings concerning mechanical vibration, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annex to Directive 2002/44/EC in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2002/44/EC is amended as follows:

(1)    Article 11 is replaced by the following:

"Article 11
Amendments to the Annex

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11a amending the Annex, in a technical way, in order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation with regard to the design, building, manufacture or construction of work equipment and workplaces, technical progress, changes in harmonised European standards or specifications and new findings concerning mechanical vibration.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 11b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2)    the following Articles 11a and 11b are inserted:

"Article 11a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 11 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 11 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 11 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 11b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 11a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
________
____________
*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3)    Article 12 is deleted.

24.Directive 2003/10/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 February 2003 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) 24

In order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation with regard to the design, building, manufacture or construction of work equipment and workplaces, technical progress, changes in harmonised European standards or specifications and new findings concerning noise, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend, in a technical way, Directive 2003/10/EC. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2003/10/EC is amended as follows:

(1)    Article 12 is replaced by the following:

"Article 12
Amendments to the Directive

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 12a amending, in a technical way, this Directive in order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation with regard to the design, building, manufacture or construction of work equipment and workplaces, technical progress, changes in harmonised European standards or specifications and new findings concerning noise.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 12b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2)    the following Articles 12a and 12b are inserted:

"Article 12a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 12 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 12 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 12 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 12b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 12a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
_____________________
*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) Article 13 is deleted.

25.Directive 2004/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work (Sixth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Council Directive 89/391/EEC) 25  

In order to take account of technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings with regard to carcinogens or mutagens, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty Union should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annex II to Directive 2004/37/EC in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2004/37/EC is amended as follows:

(1)    Article 17is replaced by the following:

"Article 17
Amendment of Annex II

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 17a amending Annex II, in a technical way, in order to take account of technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings with regard to carcinogens or mutagens.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 17b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2)    the following Articles 17a and 17b are inserted:

"Article 17a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 17 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 17 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 17 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 17b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 17a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
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*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".



26.Directive 2006/25/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2006 on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to risks arising from physical agents (artificial optical radiation) (19th individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) 26

In order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation with regard to the design, building, manufacture or construction of work equipment or workplaces, technical progress, changes in harmonised European standards or international specifications and new scientific findings concerning occupational exposure to optical radiation, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to Directive 2006/25/EC in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2006/25/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 10 is replaced by the following:

"Article 10
Amendment of the Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a amending the Annexes, in a technical way, in order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation with regard to the design, building, manufacture or construction of work equipment or workplaces, technical progress, changes in harmonised European standards or international specifications and new scientific findings concerning occupational exposure to optical radiation.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 10b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article."

(2)    the following Articles 10a and 10b are inserted:

"Article 10a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 10 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 10 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 10 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 10b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 10a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
_____________________
*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3)    Article 11 is deleted.



27.Directive 2009/104/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 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) 27

In order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation, technical progress and changes in international regulations or specifications or knowledge in the field of work equipment, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annexes I and II to Directive 2009/104/EC in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2009/104/EC is amended as follows:

(1)    Article 11 is replaced by the following:

" Article 11
Amendment of the Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11a amending Annexes I and II, in a technical way, in order to take account of technical harmonisation and standardisation of work equipment, as well as technical progress and changes in international regulations or specifications or knowledge in the field of work equipment.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 11b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(2)     the following Articles11a and 11b are inserted:

"Article 11a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 11 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 11 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 11 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 11b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 11a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
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*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".


1.

28.Directive 2009/148/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work 28  

In order to take account of technical progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annex I to Directive 2009/148/EC in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2009/148/EC is amended as follows:

(1)    Article 9 is deleted;

(2)    in Article 18, paragraph 2is replaced by the following:

"2.   An assessment of each worker’s state of health must be available prior to the beginning of exposure to dust arising from asbestos or materials containing asbestos at the place of work.

That assessment shall include a specific examination of the chest. Annex I gives practical recommendations to which the Member States may refer for the clinical surveillance of workers. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a amending Annex I, in a technical way, to adapt it to technical progress.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to workers' health and safety arising from exposure to asbestos at work, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 18b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this paragraph.

A new assessment must be available at least once every 3 years for as long as exposure continues.

An individual health record shall be established in accordance with national laws and/or practices for each worker referred to in the first subparagraph.";

(3)    the following Articles 18a and 18b are inserted:

"Article 18a

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 18(2) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of the entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 18(2) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 18(2) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 18b

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 18a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
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*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".



V.    Energy

29.Directive 2009/73/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 13 July 2009 concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas and repealing Directive 2003/55/EC 29  

In order to ensure an internal market in natural gas, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement Directive 2009/73/EC with the necessary guidelines setting out the details of a number of procedures concerning gas market rules. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2009/73 EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 6, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

"4. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 50a establishing Guidelines for regional cooperation in a spirit of solidarity.";

(2) in Article 11, paragraph 10 is replaced by the following:

"10. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 50a establishing Guidelines setting out the details of the procedure to be followed for the application of this Article.";

(3) in Article 15, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 50a establishing Guidelines to ensure full and effective compliance of the transmission system owner and of the storage system operator with paragraph 2 of this Article.";

(4) in Article 36, paragraph 10 is replaced by the following:

"10. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 50a establishing Guidelines for the application of the conditions laid down in paragraph 1 of this Article and setting out the procedure to be followed for the application of paragraphs 3, 6, 8 and 9 of this Article.";

(5) in Article 42, paragraph 5 is replaced by the following:

"5. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 50a establishing Guidelines on the extent of the duties of the regulatory authorities to cooperate with each other and with the Agency.";

(6) in Article 43, paragraph 9 is replaced by the following:

"9. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 50a establishing Guidelines setting out the details of the procedure to be followed by the regulatory authorities, the Agency and the Commission as regards the compliance of decisions taken by regulatory authorities with the Guidelines referred to in this Article.";

   

(7) in Article 44, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

"4. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 50a establishing Guidelines which specify the methods and arrangements for record keeping as well as the form and content of the data that shall be kept.";

(8) the following Article 50a is inserted:

"Article 50a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 6(4), Article 11(10), Article 15(3), Article 36(10), Article 42(5), Article 43(9) and Article44(4) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 6(4), Article 11(10), Article 15(3), Article 36(10), Article 42(5), Article 43(9) and Article 44(4) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to in Article 6(4), Article 11(10), Article 15(3), Article 36(10), Article 42(5), Article 43(9) and Article 44(4) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council."

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(9) in Article 51, paragraph 3 is deleted.    



30.Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1775/2005 30  

In order to ensure conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 with necessary guidelines setting out procedural details, measures covering highly complex technical arrangements and measures specifying details of certain provisions of that Regulation. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 3, paragraph 5 is replaced by the following:

"5. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 27a establishing Guidelines setting out the details of the procedure to be followed for the application of paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article.";

(2) in Article 6(11), the second subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"Where the Commission proposes to adopt a network code on its own initiative, the Commission shall consult the Agency, the ENTSO for Gas and all relevant stakeholders in regard to the draft network code during a period of no less than two months. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 27a adopting such network codes.";

(3) in Article 7, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 27a to establish, amendments to any network code adopted under Article 6 taking account of the Agency’s proposals.";

(4) in Article 12, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. For the purposes of achieving the goals set out in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 27a determining the geographical area covered by each regional cooperation structure, taking into account existing regional cooperation structures. For that purpose, the Commission shall consult the Agency and the ENTSO for Gas.

Each Member State shall be allowed to promote cooperation in more than one geographical area.";

(5) in Article 23(2), the second subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 27a establishing Guidelines on the issues listed in paragraph 1 of this Article and amending the Guidelines referred to in points (a), (b) and (c) thereof.";

(6) the following Article 27a is inserted:

"Article 27a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 3(5), Article 6(11), Article 7(3), Article 12(3) and Article 23(2) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 3(5), Article 6(11), Article 7(3), Article 12(3) and Article 23(2) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 3(5), Article 6(11), Article 7(3), Article 12(3) and Article 23(2) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council."

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(7) Article 28 is deleted.



31.Regulation (EC) No 1222/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other essential parameters 31

In order to make the necessary technical adaptations to Regulation (EC) No 1222/2009 the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to that Regulation to adapt them to technical progress. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1222/2009 is amended as follows:

(1) Article 11 is replaced by the following:

"Article 11
Amendments and adaptations to technical progress

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 12a amending this Regulation in respect of the following:

(a)introduction of information requirements with respect to wet grip grading of C2 and C3 tyres, provided that suitable harmonised testing methods are available;

(b)adaptation, where relevant, of grip grading to the technical specificities of tyres primarily designed to perform better in ice and/or snow conditions than a normal tyre with regard to their ability to initiate, maintain, or stop vehicle motion;

(c)adaptation of Annexes I to V to technical progress.";

(2) the following Article 12a is inserted:

"Article 12a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 11 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time [from the entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 11 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 11 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
_______________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) Article 13 is deleted.



VI.    Environment

32.Council Directive 91/271/EEC of 21 May 1991 concerning urban waste-water treatment 32

In order to adapt Directive 91/271/EEC to technical and scientific progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annex I to that Directive. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 91/271/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 3, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. Collecting systems referred to in paragraph 1 shall satisfy the requirements of section A of Annex I.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 17a amending those requirements.";

(2) in Article 4, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. Discharges from urban waste water treatment plants referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall satisfy the relevant requirements of section B of Annex I.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 17a amending those requirements.";

(3) in Article 5, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. Discharges from urban waste water treatment plants referred to in paragraph 2 shall satisfy the relevant requirements of section B of Annex I.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 17a amending those requirements.";

(4) in Article 11, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. Regulations and specific authorisations shall satisfy the requirements set out in section C of Annex I.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 17a amending those requirements.";

(5) in Article 12, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. Prior regulations and specific authorisations of discharges from urban waste water treatment plants made pursuant to paragraph 2 within agglomerations of 2 000 to 10 000 p.e. in the case of discharges to fresh waters and estuaries, and within agglomerations of 10 000 p.e. or more in respect of all discharges, shall contain conditions to satisfy the relevant requirements of section B of Annex I.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 17a amending those requirements.";

(6) the following Article 17a is inserted:

"Article 17a

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 3(2), Article 4(3), Article 5(3), Article 11(2) and Article 12(3) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 3(2), Article 4(3), Article 5(3), Article 11(2) and Article 12(3) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 3(2), Article 4(3), Article 5(3), Article 11(2) and Article 12(3) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(7) in Article 18, paragraph 3 is deleted.

33.Council Directive 91/676/EEC of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources 33

In order to adapt Directive 91/676/EEC to scientific and technical progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to that Directive. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 91/676/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 8 is replaced by the following:

"Article 8

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 8a amending the Annexes to adapt them to scientific and technical progress.";

(2) the following Article 8a is inserted:

"Article 8a

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 8 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 8 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 8 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(3) in Article 9, paragraph 3 is deleted.

34.European Parliament and Council Directive 94/63/EC of 20 December 1994 on the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions resulting from the storage of petrol and its distribution from terminals to service stations 34

In order to ensure that the specifications for bottom loading equipment laid down in Directive 94/63/EC are revised where appropriate and to adapt the Annexes to technical progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to that Directive. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 94/63/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 4(1), the sixth subparagraph is replaced by the following:

“All terminals with loading facilities for road tankers shall be equipped with at least one gantry which meets the specifications for bottom loading equipment laid down in Annex IV. The Commission shall re-examine those specifications at regular intervals and is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 7a amending Annex IV in the light of the result of that re-examination.";

(2) Article 7 is replaced by the following:

Article 7
Adaptation to technical progress

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 7a amending the Annexes to adapt them to technical progress, with the exception of the limit values laid down in point 2 of Annex II.”;

(3) the following Article 7a is inserted:

"Article 7a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 4(1) and Article 7 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 4(1) and Article 7 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 4(1) and Article 7 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1. ";

(4)     Article 8 is deleted.

35.Council Directive 96/59/EC of 16 September 1996 on the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls and polychlorinated terphenyls (PCB/PCT) 35

In order to establish additional technical rules necessary for the disposal of PCB and PCT pursuant to Directive 96/59/EC, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement that Regulation by:

-fixing the reference methods of measurement to determine the PCB content;

-determining, for certain purposes, other less hazardous substitutes for PCBs;

-fixing, for certain purposes, technical standards for the other methods of disposing of PCBs.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016, in particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 96/59/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 10, paragraph 2, is replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10b:

(a)    to fix the reference methods of measurement to determine the PCB content of contaminated materials;

(b)     if necessary, to determine, solely for the purposes of points (b) and (c) of Article 9(1), other less hazardous substitutes for PCBs;

(c)    to fix technical standards for the other methods of disposing of PCBs referred to in the second sentence of Article 8(2).

For the purposes of point (a) of the first subparagraph measurements effected before the determination of the reference methods shall remain valid.";

(2) in Article 10a, paragraph 3 is deleted;

(3) the following Article 10b is inserted:

"Article 10b

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 10(2) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 10(2) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 10(2) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016.p.1.".

36.Council Directive 98/83/EC of 3 November 1998 on the quality of water intended for human consumption 36

In order to adapt Directive 98/83/EC to scientific and technical progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annexes II and III to that Directive. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

The empowerment laid down in Annex I, part C, Note 10 to set monitoring frequencies and monitoring methods for radioactive substance has become obsolete due to the adoption of Council Directive 2013/51/EURATOM 37 .

As far as the empowerment laid down in Annex III, part A, second paragraph is concerned, the possibility to amend Annex III by delegated acts is already foreseen under Article 11(2) of Directive 98/83/EC.

Accordingly, Directive 98/83/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 11, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11a amending Annexes II and III, where necessary, to adapt them to scientific and technical progress.";

(2) the following Article 11a is inserted:

"Article 11a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 11(2) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 11(2) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 11(2) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016.p.1.";

(3) in Article 12, paragraph 3 is deleted;

(4) in Annex I, Part C is amended as follows:

(a)the part of the table entitled "Radioactivity" is deleted;

(b)notes 8, 9 and 10 are deleted;

(5) in Annex III, Part A, the second paragraph is deleted.

37.Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on end-of life vehicles 38

In order to ensure that Directive 2000/53/EC remains up to date and to establish additional technical measures with regard to end-of life vehicles, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission:

-to amend the Annexes to that Directive;

-to supplement that Directive with minimum requirements for the certificate of destruction;

-to supplement that Directive with rules necessary to control compliance of Member States with the targets and standards for component and material coding.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2000/53/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 4(2), point (b) is replaced by the following:

"(b) The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 9a amending Annex II on a regular basis to adapt it to technical and scientific progress, in order to:

(i) as necessary, establish maximum concentration values up to which the existence of the substances referred to in point (a) in specific materials and components of vehicles is to be tolerated;

(ii) exempt certain materials and components of vehicles from point (a) if the use of those substances is unavoidable;

(iii) delete materials and components of vehicles from Annex II if the use of these substances is avoidable;

(iv) under points (i) and (ii) designate those materials and components of vehicles that can be stripped before further treatment and require them to ; be labelled or made identifiable by other appropriate means. ";

(2) in Article 5, paragraph 5 is replaced by the following:

"5. Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that their competent authorities mutually recognise and accept the certificates of destruction issued in other Member States in accordance with paragraph 3.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning minimum requirements for the certificate of destruction.";

(3) in Article 6, paragraph 6 is replaced by the following:

"6. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a amending Annex I to adapt it to technical and scientific progress.";

(4) in Article 7(2), the third subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the detailed rules necessary to control compliance of Member States with the targets set out in the first subparagraph. When preparing such rules, the Commission shall take into account all relevant factors, inter alia, the availability of data and the issue of exports and imports of end-of-life vehicles.";

(5) in Article 8, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the standards referred to in paragraph 1. When preparing such standards, the Commission shall take account of the work going on in this area in the relevant international forums and contribute to this work as appropriate.";

(6) the following Article 9a is inserted:

"Article 9a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred to the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 4(2)(b), Article 5(5), Article 6(6), Article 7(2) and Article 8(2) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 4(2)(b), Article 5(5), Article 6(6), Article 7(2) and Article 8(2) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 4(2)(b), Article 5(5), Article 6(6), Article 7(2) and Article 8(2) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(7) in Article 11, paragraph 3 is deleted.

38.Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy 39

In order to adapt Directive 2000/60/EC to scientific and technical progress and to establish additional technical rules necessary for Union action in the field of water policy, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission in respect of the following:

-to amend Annexes I and III and section 1.3.6 of Annex V to that Directive;

-to supplement that Directive, with technical specifications and standardised methods for analysis and monitoring of water status;

-to supplement that Directive by setting out the results of the intercalibration exercise and establishing the values of the Member State monitoring system classifications.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2000/60/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 8, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 20a laying down technical specifications and standardised methods for analysis and monitoring of water status.";

(2) in Article 20(1), the first subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 20a amending Annexes I and III and section 1.3.6 of Annex V to adapt them to scientific and technical progress taking account of the periods for review and updating of the river basin management plans as referred to in Article 13.";

(3) the following Article 20a is inserted:

"Article 20a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 8(3), in the first subparagraph of Article 20(1) and in Annex V, paragraph 1.4.1, point (ix), shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 8(3), in the first subparagraph of Article 20(1) and in Annex V, paragraph 1.4.1, point (ix), may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament and the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified by that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of the delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Marking of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 8(3), the first subparagraph of Article 20(1 and Annex V, paragraph 1.4.1, point (ix), shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016.p.1. ";    

(4) in Article 21, paragraph 3 is deleted;

(5) in Annex V, paragraph 1.4.1, point (ix) is replaced by the following:

"(ix) The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 20a setting out the results of the intercalibration exercise and establishing the values of the Member State monitoring system classifications in accordance with points (i) to (viii). It shall be published within six months of the completion of the intercalibration exercise.".

39.Directive 2002/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 June 2002 relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise 40  

In order to adapt Directive 2002/49/EC to technical and scientific progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to that Directive. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2002/49/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 6 is amended as follows:

     (a) paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2.The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 12a amending Annex II in order to establish common assessment methods for the determination of Lden and Lnight.";

(b) in paragraph 3, the following second subparagraph is added:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 12a, amending Annex III in order to establish common assessment methods for the determination of harmful effects.";

(2) Article 12 is replaced by the following:

"Article 12
Adaptation to technical and scientific progress

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 12a amending point 3 of Annex I and Annexes II and III to adapt them to technical and scientific progress.";

(3) the following Article 12a is inserted:

"Article 12a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 6(2) and (3) and Article 12 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 6(2) and (3) and Article 12 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 6(2) and (3) and Article 12 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1";

(4) in Article 13, paragraph 3 is deleted;

(5) in Annex III, the first sentence of the introductory wording is replaced by the following:

"The dose-effect relations introduced by future revisions of this Annex will concern in particular:".



40.Directive 2004/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on the limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds due to the use of organic solvents in certain paints and varnishes and vehicle refinishing products and amending Directive 1999/13/EC 41

In order to ensure the use of up-to-date analytical methods for determining compliance with volatile organic compounds content limit values, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annex III to Directive 2004/42/EC to adapt it to technical progress. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2004/42/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 11 is replaced by the following:

Article 11

Adaptation to technical progress

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11a amending Annex III to adapt it to technical progress.”

(2) the following Article 11a is inserted:

"Article 11a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 11 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 11 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 11 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016. p.1.";

(3) in Article 12, paragraph 3 is deleted.

41.Directive 2004/107/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 2004 relating to arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air 42  

In order to take account of scientific and technical developments, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Directive 2004/107/EC. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2004/107/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 4, paragraph 15 is replaced by the following:

"15. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 5a amending this Article, Section II of Annex II, III, IV and V respectively and Section V of Annex V to adapt them to scientific and technical progress.

However, the amendments may not result in any direct or indirect changes to target values.";

(2) the following Article 5a is inserted:

"Article 5a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 4(15) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 4(15) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant Article 4(15) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
_______________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(3)    in Article 6, paragraph 3 is deleted;

(4) in Annex V, Section V is replaced by the following:

   "Reference air quality modelling techniques cannot be specified at present.".



42.Directive 2006/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 February 2006 concerning the management of bathing water quality and repealing Directive 76/160/EEC 43

In order to adapt Directive 2006/7/EC to scientific and technical progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission:

-to amend Annex I to that Directive as regards the methods of analysis for the parameters set out in that Annex;

-to amend Annex V to that Directive;

-to supplement that Directive by specifying the EN/ISO standard on the equivalence of microbiological methods.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2006/7/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 15, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 15a:

(a) specifying the EN/ISO standard on the equivalence of microbiological methods for the purposes of Article 3(9);

(b) amending Annex I, where necessary in the light of scientific and technical progress, as regards the methods of analysis for the parameters set out in that Annex;

(c) amending Annex V where necessary in the light of scientific and technical progress.";

(2) the following Article 15a is inserted:

"Article 15a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 15(2) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 15(2) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 15(2) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(3) in Article 16, paragraph 3 is deleted.

43.Directive 2006/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the management of waste from extractive industries and amending Directive 2004/35/EC 44  

In order to further develop the technical provisions of Directive 2006/21/EC and to adapt it to scientific and technical progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission:

-to amend the Annexes to that Directive to adapt them to scientific and technical progress;

- to supplement that Directive with technical requirements for the purposes of Article13(6);

-to supplement that Directive to complete the technical requirements for waste characterisation contained in Annex II to supplement that Directive with an interpretation of the definition in point 3 of Article 3,

-to supplement that Directive with criteria for the classification of waste facilities in accordance with Annex III,

-to supplement that Directive with harmonised standards for sampling and analysis methods,

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2006/21/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 22, paragraphs 2 and 3 are replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 22a necessary for the following:

(a) the elaboration of the technical requirements for the purposes of Article 13(6), including technical requirements relating to the definition of weak acid dissociable cyanide and its measurement method;

(b) the completion of the technical requirements for waste characterisation contained in Annex II;

(c) the interpretation of the definition contained in point 3 of Article 3;

(d) the definition of the criteria for the classification of waste facilities in accordance with Annex III;

(e) the determination of any harmonised standards for sampling and analysis methods needed for the technical implementation of this Directive.

When exercising the delegation of power provided for in the first subparagraph, the Commission shall give priority to the activities referred to in points (b), (c) and (d).

3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 22a amending the Annexes to adapt them to scientific and technical progress. Those amendments shall be made with a view to achieving a high level of environmental protection.";

(2) the following Article 22a is inserted:

"Article 22a
 Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 22(2) and (3) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 22(2) and (3) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 22(2) and (3) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(3) in Article 23, paragraph 3 is deleted.

44.Directive 2006/118/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration 45

In order to adapt Directive 2006/118/EC to scientific and technical progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annexes II, III and IV to that Directive and to add new pollutants or indicators. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2006/118/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 8 is replaced by the following:

"Article 8
Technical adaptations

1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 8a amending Parts A and C of Annex II, and Annexes III and IV to adapt them to scientific and technical progress, taking into consideration the period for reviewing and updating river basin management plans, as referred to in Article 13(7) of Directive 2000/60/EC.

2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 8a amending Part B of Annex II in order to add new pollutants or indicators.";

(2) the following Article 8a is inserted:

"Article 8a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 8 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 8 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament and the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified by that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of the delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Marking of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 8 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    

*    OJ L 123,12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3)    Article 9 is deleted.



45.Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 January 2006 concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register and amending Council Directives 91/689/EEC and 96/61/EC 46

In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 to technical progress and to the evolution of international law, and to ensure better reporting, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annexes II and III to that Regulation to adapt them to scientific or technical progress or as a result of the adoption by the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol of any amendment of the Annexes to the UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers, as well as to supplement that Regulation by initiating reporting on releases of relevant pollutants from one or more diffuse sources. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 8, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

“3. Where it determines that no data on the releases from diffuse sources exist, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a to initiate reporting on releases of relevant pollutants from one or more diffuse sources using, where appropriate, internationally approved methodologies.”;

(2) Article 18 is replaced by the following:

"Article 18

Amendments to the Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a to amend Annexes II and III for the following purposes:

(a) to adapt them to scientific or technical progress;

(b) to adapt them as a result of the adoption by the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol of any amendment to the Annexes to the Protocol.";

(3) the following Article 18a is inserted:

"Article 18a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 8(3) and Article 18 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 8(3) and Article 18 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 8(3) and Article 18 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(4) in Article 19, paragraph 3 is deleted.



46.Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) 47

In order to update and further develop the technical rules applicable to the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the Union, as set out in Directive 2007/2/EC, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission:

-to amend the description of the existing data themes in Annexes I, II and III to that Directive;

-to supplement that Directive with technical arrangements for the interoperability and, where practicable, harmonisation of data sets and services;

-to supplement that Directive with technical specifications for certain services and minimum performance criteria for spatial data services;

-to supplement that Directive with certain obligations;

-to supplement that Directive with harmonised conditions for access to spatial data sets and services.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2007/2/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 4, paragraph 7 is replaced by the following:

"7. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 21a amending the description of the existing data themes set out in Annexes I, II and III, in order to take into account the evolving needs for spatial data in support of Union policies that affect the environment.";

(2) in Article 7, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 21a laying down technical arrangements for the interoperability and, where practicable, harmonisation of spatial data sets and services. Relevant user requirements, existing initiatives and international standards for the harmonisation of spatial data sets, as well as feasibility and cost-benefit considerations shall be taken into account in the development of those arrangements.

Where organisations established under international law have adopted relevant standards to ensure interoperability or harmonisation of spatial data sets and services, those standards shall be integrated, and the existing technical means shall be referred to, if appropriate, in the delegated acts mentioned in the first subparagraph.";

(3) Article 16 is replaced by the following:

"Article 16

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 21a concerning rules, laying down, in particular, the following to supplement this Chapter:

(a)

technical specifications for the services referred to in Articles 11 and 12 and minimum performance criteria for those services, taking account of existing reporting requirements and recommendations adopted within the framework of environmental legislation of the Union, existing e-commerce services and technological progress;

(b) the obligations referred to in Article 12.";

t

(4) in Article 17, paragraph 8 is replaced by the following:

"8.   Member States shall provide the institutions and bodies of the Union with access to spatial data sets and services in accordance with harmonised conditions.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 21a laying down rules governing those conditions. Those rules shall fully respect the principles set out in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this Article.";

(5) the following Article 21a is inserted:

"Article 21a

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 4(7), Article 7(1), Article 16 and Article 17(8) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 4(7), Article 7(1), Article 16 and Article 17(8) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 4(7), Article 7(1), Article 16 and Article 17(8) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(6) in Article 22, paragraph 3 is deleted.

47.Directive 2007/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on the assessment and management of flood risks 48

In order to take account of scientific and technical progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annex to Directive 2007/60/EC. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2007/60/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 11, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11a amending the Annex to adapt it to scientific and technical progress, taking into account the periods for reviewing and updating set out in Article 14.";

(2) the following Article 11a is inserted:

"Article 11a

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 11(2) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 11(2) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament and the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified by that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of the delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Marking of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 11(2) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.        

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) in Article 12, paragraph 3 is deleted.



48.Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 49

In order to take account of technical developments, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annexes I to VI, VIII, IX, X and XV to Directive 2008/50/EC in order to adapt them to technical progress. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2008/50/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 28 is amended as follows:

(a)    the title is replaced by the following:

"Amendments and implementing measures";

(b) in paragraph 1, the first subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 28a amending Annexes I to VI, VIII, IX, X and XV to adapt them to technical progress.";

 

(2) the following Article 28a is inserted:

"Article 28a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 28(1) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 28(1) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 28(1) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) in Article 29, paragraph 3 is deleted.

49.Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive) 50

In order to adapt Directive 2008/56/EC to scientific and technical progress, to ensure consistency and to allow for comparison between marine regions or sub-regions, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annexes III, IV and V to that Directive and to supplement that Directive with criteria and methodological standards and specifications and standardised methods for monitoring and assessment to be used by the Member States. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2008/56/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 9, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a laying down, by 15 July 2010, criteria and methodological standards to be used by the Member States, on the basis of Annexes I and III, in such a way as to ensure consistency and to allow for comparison between marine regions or sub-regions of the extent to which good environmental status is being achieved.

Before proposing such criteria and standards the Commission shall consult all interested parties, including Regional Sea Conventions.";

(2) in Article 11, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

"4. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a laying down specifications and standardised methods for monitoring and assessment, which take into account existing commitments and ensure comparability between monitoring and assessment results.";

(3) in Article 24, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a amending Annexes III, IV and V to adapt them to scientific and technical progress, taking into account the periods for the review and updating of marine strategies laid down in Article 17(2).";

(4) the following Article 24a is inserted:

"Article 24a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 9(3), Article 11(4) and Article 24(1) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 9(3), Article 11(4) and Article 24(1) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 9(3), Article 11(4) and Article 24(1) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(5) in Article 25, paragraph 3 is deleted.



50.Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 51  

In order to ensure that Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 is regularly updated, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission:

-to amend Annex VI to that Regulation to harmonise the classification and labelling of substances;

-to amend that Regulation by adding an Annex relating to emergency health response;

-to amend certain provisions of that Regulation and Annexes I to VIII to that Regulation in order to adapt them to technical and scientific progress.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 37, paragraph 5 is replaced by the following:

"5. The Commission shall without undue delay adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 53a, where it finds that the harmonisation of the classification and labelling of the substance concerned is appropriate, to amend Annex VI by inclusion of that substance together with the relevant classification and labelling elements in Table 3.1 of Part 3 of Annex VI and, where appropriate, the specific concentration limits or M-factors.

A corresponding entry shall be included in Table 3.2 of Part 3 of Annex VI subject to the same conditions, until 31 May 2015.

Where , in the case of harmonisation of classification and labelling of substances, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 53b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this paragraph.";

(2) in Article 45, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

"4. By 20 January 2012 the Commission shall carry out a review to assess the possibility of harmonising the information referred to in paragraph 1, including establishing a format for the submission of information by importers and downstream users to appointed bodies. On the basis of this review, and following consultation with relevant stakeholders such as the European Association of Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT), the Commission is empowered to adopt a delegated Regulation, in accordance with Article 53a, amending this Regulation by adding an Annex.";

(3) in Article 53, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 53a amending Article 6(5), Article 11(3), Article 12, Article 14, Article 18(3)(b), Article 23, Articles 25 to 29, the second and third subparagraphs of Article 35(2) and Annexes I to VIII in order to adapt them to technical and scientific progress, taking due account of the further development of the GHS, in particular any UN amendments relating to the use of information on similar mixtures, and considering the developments in internationally recognised chemical programmes and of the data from accident databases.

Where imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 53b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this paragraph.";

 

(4) the following Articles 53a and 53b are inserted:

"Article 53a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 37(5), Article 45(4) and Article 53(1) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Articles 37(5), Article 45(4) and Article 53(1) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 37(5), Article 45(4) and Article 53(1) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

Article 53b

Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and to the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 53a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or by the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(5) in Article 54, paragraphs 3 and 4 are deleted.

51.Directive 2009/126/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 on Stage II petrol vapour recovery during refuelling of motor vehicles at service stations 52

In order to ensure consistency with relevant standards drawn up by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN), the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend certain provisions of Directive 2009/126/EC in order to adapt them to technical progress. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2009/126/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 8 is replaced by the following:

Article 8

Technical adaptations

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 8a, amending Articles 4 and 5 to adapt them to technical progress where necessary to ensure consistency with any relevant standard drawn up by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN).

The delegation of power referred to in the first paragraph shall not apply to the petrol vapour capture efficiency and vapour/petrol ratio specified in Article 4 and the time periods specified in Article 5.”;

(2)    the following Article 8a is inserted:

"Article 8a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 8 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 8 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 8 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3)    Article 9 is deleted.

52.Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds 53

In order to adapt Directive 2009/147/EC to technical and scientific progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annexes I and V to that Directive. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2009/147/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 15 is replaced by the following:

"Article 15

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 15a amending Annexes I and V to adapt them to technical and scientific progress.";

(2) the following Article 15a is inserted:

"Article 15a

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 15 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 15 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 15 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) Article 16 is deleted.

53.Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS), repealing Regulation (EC) No 761/2001 and Commission Decisions 2001/681/EC and 2006/193/EC 54

In order to update Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 and to establish evaluation procedures, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to that Regulation and to supplement it with procedures for carrying out the peer evaluation of the EMAS Competent Bodies. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission concerning the harmonisation of certain procedures and in relation to sectoral reference documents. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 16, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

"4. Guidance documents referring to harmonisation procedures approved by the Forum of Competent Bodies shall be adopted by the Commission by means of implementing acts. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 49(2).

Those documents shall be made publicly available.";

(2) in Article 17, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 48a concerning the procedures for carrying out the peer evaluation of the EMAS Competent Bodies, including appropriate appeals procedures against decisions taken as a result of the peer evaluation.";

(3) in Article 30, paragraph 6 is replaced by the following:

"6. The Commission shall adopt guidance documents referring to harmonisation procedures approved by the Forum of the Accreditation and Licensing Bodies by means of implementing acts. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 49(2).

Those documents shall be made publicly available. ";

(4) in Article 46, paragraph 6 is replaced by the following:

"6. The Commission shall adopt the sectoral reference documents referred to in paragraph 1 and the guide referred to in paragraph 4 by means of implementing acts in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 49(2).";

(5) Article 48 is replaced by the following:

"Article 48

Amendment of Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 48a amending the Annexes where appropriate, in the light of experience gained in the operation of EMAS, in response to identified needs for guidance on EMAS requirements and in the light of any changes in international standards or new standards which are of relevance to the effectiveness of this Regulation.";

(6) the following Article 48a is inserted:

"Article 48a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 17(3) and Article 48 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 17(3) and Article 48 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 17(3) and Article 48 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.”;

(7) in Article 49, paragraph 3 is deleted.





54.Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the EU Ecolabel 55

In order to update Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 and to establish additional technical rules necessary for the EU Ecolabel, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission:

-to amend the Annexes to that Regulation;

-to supplement that Regulation with measures granting certain derogations;

-to supplement that Regulation with measures establishing specific EU Ecolabel criteria.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

As regards the development of EU Ecolabel criteria for food and feed, in 2011 the Commission published a study on the feasibility of developing Ecolabel criteria for food and feed products.  Based on the final report of that feasibility study and the opinion of the European Union Ecolabelling Board, the Commission does not intend to develop Ecolabel criteria for food and feed products at this time. Therefore, it is not necessary to delegate power to the Commission to decide for which food and feed groups the development of Ecolabel criteria is feasible.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 is amended as follows:

(1) Article 6 is amended as follows:

(a) in paragraph 5, the second subparagraph is deleted;

(b) paragraph 7 is replaced by the following:

"7. For specific categories of goods containing substances referred to in paragraph 6, and only in the event that it is not technically feasible to substitute them as such, or via the use of alternative materials or designs, or in the case of products which have a significantly higher overall environment performance compared with other goods of the same category, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 15a granting derogations from paragraph 6 of this Article.

No derogation shall be given concerning substances that meet the criteria of Article 57 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 and that are identified in accordance with the procedure set out in Article 59(1) of that Regulation, present in mixtures, in an article or in any homogeneous part of a complex article in concentrations higher than 0,1 % (weight by weight).";

(2) in Article 8, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 15a laying down, no later than nine months after consulting the EUEB, measures to establish specific EU Ecolabel criteria for each product group. These measures shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

In exercising the delegated power referred to in the first subparagraph, the Commission shall take into account the comments of the EUEB and shall clearly highlight, document and provide explanations for the reasoning behind any changes in its final proposal compared to the proposal for draft criteria following the consultation of the EUEB.";

(3) Article 15 is replaced by the following:

"Article 15

Amendment of Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 15a amending the Annexes.

As regards modifications of the maximum fees provided for in Annex III the Commission shall take into account the need for fees to cover the costs of running the scheme.";

(4) the following Article 15a is inserted:

"Article 15a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 6(7), Article 8(2) and Article 15 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 6(7), Article 8(2) and Article 15 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 6(7), Article 8(2) and Article 15 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.”;

(5)    Article 16 is deleted.



VII.     Eurostat

55.Council Regulation (EEC) No 3924/91 of 19 December 1991 on the establishment of a Community survey of industrial production 56

In order to adapt Regulation (EEC) No 3924/91 to technical progress the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement that Regulation by:

-updating the Prodcom list and the information actually collected for each heading;

-adopting detailed rules for applying Article 3(3);

-deciding that for certain headings in the Prodcom list monthly or quarterly surveys are to be conducted;

-defining the arrangements related to the content of survey questionnaires and the detailed rules in accordance with which Member States are to process the completed questionnaires or information from other sources.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EEC) No 3924/91 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 2, paragraph 6 is replaced by the following:

“6. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a updating the Prodcom list and the information actually collected for each heading.”;

(2) in Article 3, paragraph 5 is replaced by the following:

“5. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning detailed rules for applying paragraph 3 of this Article, including for the adjustment to technical progress.”;

(3) in Article 4, the second paragraph is replaced by the following:

“However, for certain headings in the Prodcom list, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a providing that monthly or quarterly surveys are to be conducted.”;

(4) in Article 5, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

“1. The required information shall be collected by the Member States using survey questionnaires the content of which shall comply with the arrangements defined by the Commission. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning those arrangements.”;

(5) Article 6 is replaced by the following:

“Article 6

Processing of results    

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the detailed rules in accordance with which Member States shall process the completed questionnaires referred to in Article 5(1) or the information from other sources referred to in Article 5(3).”;

(6) the following Article 9a is inserted:

"Article 9a    

Exercise of the delegation



1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 2(6), Article 3(5), Article 4, Article 5(1) and Article 6 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time [from the entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 2(6), Article 3(5), Article 4, Article 5(1) and Article 6 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 2(6), Article 3(5), Article 4, Article 5(1) and Article 6 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
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*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.”;

(7) in Article 10, paragraph 3 is deleted.



56.Council Regulation (EEC) No 696/93 of 15 March 1993 on the statistical units for the observation and analysis of the production system in the Community 57

In order to adapt Regulation (EEC) No 696/93 to economic and technical developments the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the statistical units of the production system, the criteria used and the definitions specified in the Annex to that Regulation. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EEC) No 696/93 is amended as follows:

(1) Article 6 is replaced by the following:

“Article 6

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 6a amending in particular the statistical units of the production system, the criteria used and the definitions specified in the Annex in order to adapt them to economic and technical developments.”;

(2) the following Article 6a is inserted:

“Article 6a

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 6 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time [from the entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 6 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 6 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.”    
______________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1."; 

(3) in Article 7, paragraph 3 is deleted.

57.Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 of 19 May 1998 concerning short-term statistics 58

In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 to economic and technical developments, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to:

-amend the Annexes to that Regulation to update the list of variables, the definitions and the appropriate forms of the transmitted variables;

-amend the list of activities;

-supplement that Regulation concerning the approval and application of the European sample schemes;

-supplement that Regulation with the criteria for the measurement of quality;

-supplement that Regulation with the conditions for assuring the necessary data quality;

-supplement that Regulation by determining the terms for applying a European sample scheme;

-supplement that Regulation with the use of other observation units;

-supplement that Regulation with the list of variables to be transmitted in working-day adjusted form;

-supplement that Regulation with the terms of the allocation of a European sample scheme.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Several empowerments only needed for transitional measures have now become obsolete.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 3, the following paragraph 3 is added:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a amending the Annexes to update the list of variables, the definitions and the appropriate forms of the transmitted variables.";

(2) in Article 4(2), the second subparagraph is replaced by the following:

The details of the schemes referred to in the first subparagraph shall be as specified in the Annexes. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a concerning their approval and application.";

(3) in Article 10, the following paragraph 5 is added:

"5. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a concerning the criteria for the measurement of quality.";

(4) Article 17 is deleted;

(5) the following Article 18a is inserted:

"Article 18a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 3(3), Article 4(2), Article 10, Annex A points (a), (b) 3, (c) 2, (c) 10, (d) 2, (f) 8 and 9, Annex B points (b) 4 and (d) 2, Annex C points (b) 2, (d) 2 and (g) 2 and Annex D points (b) 2 and (d) 2. shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time [from the entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 3(3), Article 4(2), Article 10, Annex A points (a), (b) 3, (c) 2, (c) 10, (d) 2, (f) 8 and 9, Annex B points (b) 4 and (d) 2, Annex C points (b) 2, (d) 2 and (g) 2 and Annex D points (b) 2 and (d) 2 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 3(3), Article 4(2), Article 10, Annex A points (a), (b) 3, (c) 2, (c) 10, (d) 2, (f) 8 and 9, Annex B points (b) 4 and (d) 2, Annex C points (b) 2, (d) 2 and (g) 2 and Annex D points (b) 2 and (d) 2 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
____________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1. ”. 

(6) Annex A is amended as follows:

(i) point (a) is replaced by the following:

"(a) This Annex applies to all activities listed in Sections B to E of NACE Rev. 2, or, as the case may be, to all products listed in Sections B to E of the CPA. The information is not required for 37, 38.1, 38.2 and 39 of NACE Rev. 2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a amending the list of activities.";

   (ii) point (b) 3. is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a concerning the use of other observation units.";

     (iii) point (c) 2. is replaced by the following:

"2. The information on output prices for non-domestic markets (No 312) and import prices (No 340) may be compiled using unit values for products originating from foreign trade or other sources only if there is no significant deterioration in quality compared to specific price information. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a concerning the conditions for assuring the necessary data quality.";

(iv) point (c) 4. is replaced by the following:

"4. Starting from the beginning of the first reference period the information on persons employed (No 210) may be approximated by the number of employees (No 211). This approximation is permitted for a period of five years from the date of entry into force of the Regulation.";

     (v) point (c) 10. is replaced by the following:

"10. The information on output prices and import prices (Nos 310, 311, 312 and 340) is not required for the following groups or classes of NACE Rev. 2 respectively CPA: 07.21, 24.46, 25.4, 30.1, 30.3, 30.4 and 38.3. In addition, the information on import prices (No 340) is not required for divisions 09, 18, 33 and 36 of CPA. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a amending the list of activities.";

     (vi) point (d) 2. is replaced by the following:

"2. In addition, the production variable (No 110) and the hours-worked variable (No 220) are to be transmitted in working-day adjusted form. Wherever other variables show working-day effects, Member States may also transmit those variables in working-day adjusted form. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a concerning the amendment of the list of variables to be transmitted in working-day adjusted form.";

(vii) point (f) 8. is replaced by the following:

"8.For the import price variable (No 340), the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a concerning the determination of the terms for applying a European sample scheme as defined in point (d) of the first subparagraph of Article 4(2).";

(viii) point (f) 9. is replaced by the following:

"9. The variables on the non-domestic markets (Nos 122 and 312) are to be transmitted according to the distinction into euro-zone and non-euro- zone. The distinction is to be applied to the total industry defined as NACE Rev. 2 Sections B to E, the MIGs, the Section (1 letter) and Division 2-digit level of NACE Rev. 2. The information on NACE Rev. 2 D and E is not required for variable 122. In addition, the import price variable (No 340) is to be transmitted according to the distinction into euro-zone and non-euro-zone. The distinction is to be applied to the total industry defined as CPA Sections B to E, the MIGs, the Section (1 letter) and Division 2-digit level of CPA. For the distinction into the euro-zone and non-euro-zone, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a concerning the determination of the terms for applying European sample schemes as defined in point (d) of the first subparagraph of Article 4(2). The European sample scheme may limit the scope of the import price variable to the import of products from non-euro-zone countries. The distinction into the euro-zone and non- euro-zone for the variables 122, 312 and 340 does not need to be transmitted by those Member States that have not adopted the euro as their currency.";

(7) Annex B is amended as follows:

(i) point (b) 4. is replaced by the following:

"4. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a concerning the use of other observation units.";

   (ii) point (c) 3. is replaced by the following:

"3. Starting from the beginning of the first reference period the information on persons employed (No 210) may be approximated by the number of employees (No 211). This approximation is permitted for a period of five years from the date of entry into force of the Regulation. ";

   (iii) in point (c) 6. , the fourth subparagraph is deleted.

     (iv) point (d) 2. is replaced by the following:

"2. In addition, the production variable (Nos 110, 115, 116) and the hours-worked variable (No 220) are to be transmitted in working-day adjusted form.

Wherever other variables show working-day effects, Member States may also transmit those variables in working-day adjusted form. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a concerning the amendment of the list of variables to be transmitted in working-day adjusted form.";

(9) Annex C is amended as follows:

(i) point (b) 2. is replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a concerning the use of other observation units.";

   (ii) point (c) 3. is replaced by the following:

“3. Starting from the beginning of the first reference period the information on persons employed (No 210) may be approximated by the number of employees (No 211). This approximation is permitted for a period of five years from the date of entry into force of the Regulation.;

     (iii) in point (c) 4. , the last paragraph is deleted;

     (iv) point (d) 2. is replaced by the following:

"2. The turnover variable (No 120) and the volume of sales variable (No 123) are also to be transmitted in a working-day adjusted form. Wherever other variables show working-day effects, Member States may also transmit those variables in working-day adjusted form. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a concerning the amendment of the list of variables to be transmitted in working-day adjusted form.";

     (v) point (g) 2. is replaced by the following:

“2. The variables shall be transmitted for turnover (No 120) and the deflator of sales/volume of sales (No 330/123) within one month for the level of detail specified in paragraph 3 under heading (f) of this Annex. Member States may choose to participate for the turnover and deflator of sales/ volume of sales variables No 120 and 330/123 with contributions according to the allocation of a European sample scheme as defined in point (d) of the first subparagraph of Article 4(2). The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a concerning the terms of the allocation of a European sample scheme.”;

(10) Annex D is amended as follows:

(i) point (b) 2. is replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a concerning the use of other observation units.";

     (ii) point (c) 2 is replaced by the following:

“2. Starting from the beginning of the first reference period the information on persons employed (No 210) may be approximated by the number of employees (No 211). This approximation is permitted for a period of five years from the date of entry into force of the Regulation.”;

   (iii) in point (c) 4. , the third subparagraph is deleted.

     (iv) point (d) 2. is replaced by the following:

"2. The turnover variable (No 120) is also to be transmitted in working-day adjusted form. Wherever other variables show working-day effects, Member States may also transmit those variables in working-day adjusted form. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a concerning the amendment of the list of variables to be transmitted in working-day adjusted form may be amended by the Commission.”;

     (v) in point (e) the fourth subparagraph is deleted.

     (vi) point (f) 6. is deleted.

58.Council Regulation (EC) No 530/1999 of 9 March 1999 concerning structural statistics on earnings and on labour costs 59

In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 530/1999 with a view to taking account of economic and technical changes, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement that Regulation with the definition and breakdown of the information to be provided and the quality evaluation criteria. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 530/1999 concerning the technical format for the transmission of results implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 530/1999 is amended as follows:

(1)    in Article 6, the following paragraph 3 is added:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a concerning the definition and breakdown of the information to be provided under paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article. These delegated acts shall be adopted for each reference period at least nine months before the beginning of the reference period.";

(2) Article 9 is replaced by the following:

"Article 9
Forwarding of results

The results shall be forwarded to the Commission (Eurostat) within a period of 18 months from the end of the reference year. The Commission shall adopt the appropriate technical format for the transmission of these results by means of implementing act. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 12(2).";

(3)    in Article 10, the following paragraph 3 is added:

"3.The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a concerning the quality evaluation criteria. Those delegated acts shall be adopted for each reference period at least nine months before the beginning of the reference period.";

(4) the following Article 10a is inserted:

"Article 10a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 6(3) and Article 10(3) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 6(3) and Article 10(3) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 6(3) and Article 10(3) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(5)    Article 11 is deleted;

(6)    in Article 12, paragraph 3 is deleted.

59.Regulation (EC) No 2150/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2002 on waste statistics 60

In order to update Regulation (EC) No 2150/2002 with a view to taking account of economic and technical developments in the collection and statistical processing of waste statistics, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission:

-to amend that Regulation in order to adjust it to economic and technical developments in the collection and statistical processing of data;

-to amend the processing and the transmission of results and the adaptation of the specifications listed in Annexes I, II and III to that Regulation;

-to supplement that Regulation by defining the minimum requirement for the coverage according to Annexes I and II, Section 7, point 1;

-to supplement that Regulation by establishing a table of equivalence between the statistical nomenclature of Annex III to that Regulation and the list of waste established by Commission Decision 2000/532/EC 61 and by defining the quality and accuracy conditions.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Provisions relating to transitional measures have become obsolete.

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 2150/2002 concerning the production of results, the appropriate format for the transmission of results and the contents of the quality reports implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 2150/2002 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 1, paragraph 5 is replaced by the following:

"5. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 5b concerning the establishment of a table of equivalence between the statistical nomenclature of Annex III to this Regulation and the list of waste established by Commission Decision 2000/532/EC.*

____________________

* Commission Decision of 3 May 2000 replacing Decision 94/3/EC establishing a list of wastes pursuant to Article 1(a) of Council Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Council Decision 94/904/EC establishing a list of hazardous waste pursuant to Article 1(4) of Council Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste (OJ L 226, 6.9.2000, p. 3). ";

(2) Article 3 is amended as follows:

(a) in paragraph 1, the second subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 5b concerning the definition the quality and accuracy conditions.";

(b) in paragraph 4, the following subparagraph is added:

"For each item listed in Section 8 (activities and household) of Annex I, as well as for the characteristics listed in Section 3 and for each item amongst the types of operations listed in Section 8(2) of Annex II, Member States shall indicate the percentage to which the compiled statistics represent the universe of waste of the respective item. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 5b supplementing this Regulation by defining the minimum requirement for the coverage.";

(3) Articles 4 and 5 are deleted;

(4) the following Articles 5a and 5b are inserted:

"Article 5a

Adjustment to economic and technical developments

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 5b concerning the adjustment to economic and technical developments in the collection and statistical processing of data, as well as the processing and the transmission of results and the adaptation of the specifications listed in the Annexes.

Article 5b

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 1(5), Article 3(1) and (4) and Article 5a, shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 1(5), Article 3(1) and (4) and Article 5a, may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 1(5), Article 3(1) and (4) and Article 5a shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

   *    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(5) Article 6 is replaced by the following:

"Article 6

Implementing measures

The Commission shall adopt implementing acts necessary for the implementation of this Regulation concerning in particular:

(a) the production of results in accordance with Article 3(2), (3) and (4), taking into account the economic structures and technical conditions in a Member State. Such implementing acts may allow an individual Member State not to report certain items in the breakdown, provided the impact on the quality of the statistics is proven to be limited. In all cases where exemptions are given, the total amount of waste for each item listed in Sections 2(1) and 8(1) of Annex I shall be compiled;

(b) the appropriate format for the transmission of results by Member States within two years from the date of entry into force of this Regulation;

(c) the contents of the quality reports as referred to in Section 7 of Annex I and Section 7 of Annex II.

Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 7(2).";

(6) in Article 7, paragraph 3 is deleted;

(7) in Article 8, paragraphs 2 and 3 are deleted;

(8) in Annex I, point 1 of Section 7 is deleted;

(9) in Annex II, point 1 of Section 7 is deleted.

60.Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 February 2003 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air 62

In order to update Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 with a view to taking account of economic and social developments, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the data collection characteristics and the specifications in the Annexes to that Regulation and to supplement that Regulation by establishing other standards of accuracy. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 concerning the data files for the transmission, the description of the data codes and the medium to be used for data transmission, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 3, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1. Each Member State shall collect statistical data relating to the following variables:

(a) passengers;

(b) freight and mail;

(c) flight stages;

(d) passenger seats available ;

(e) aircraft movements.

The statistical variables in each area, the nomenclatures for their classification, their periodicity of observation and the definitions are set out in the Annexes.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a amending the data collection characteristics and the specifications in the Annexes.";

(2) Article 5 is replaced by the following:

"Article 5

Accuracy of statistics

The collection of data shall be based on complete returns.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a concerning the establishment of other standards of accuracy.";

(3) in Article 7, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. The results shall be transmitted according to the data files shown in Annex I for which the description shall be specified by the Commission by means of implementing act.

The Commission shall also specify by means of implementing act the description of the data codes and the medium to be used for transmission.

Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 11(2).";

(4) Article 10 is deleted;

(5) the following Article 10a is inserted:

"Article 10a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated referred to in Article 3(1) and Article 5 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 3(1) and Article 5 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 3(1) and Article 5 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

   *    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(6) in Article 11, paragraph 3 is deleted.

61.Regulation (EC) No 450/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 February 2003 concerning the labour cost index 63  

In order to update Regulation (EC) No 450/2003 with a view to taking account of economic and social developments, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to:

-amend that Regulation by redefining the technical specification of the index and revising the weighting structure, by including certain economic activities;

-supplement that Regulation by identifying the economic activities in which the data is to be broken down and the economic activities in which the index is to be broken down;

-supplement that Regulation by establishing separate quality criteria and the methodology for chaining the index.


It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 450/2003 concerning the content of the quality report, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 450/2003 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 2, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

"4. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11a concerning amendments to redefine the technical specification of the index and revise the weighting structure.";

(2) in Article 3, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2.  The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11a concerning the amendments for the inclusion of economic activities defined by NACE Rev.2 sections O to S in the scope of this Regulation, taking into account the feasibility studies defined in Article 10.";

(3) Article 4 is replaced by the following:

"Article 4
Breakdown of variables

1. Taking account of contributions to total employment and to labour costs at Union and national levels, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11a concerning the identification of the economic activities defined by NACE Rev. 2 sections and by further disaggregations, not beyond the level of NACE Rev. 2 divisions (2-digit level) or groupings of divisions in which the data shall be broken down taking account of economic and social developments.

Labour cost indices shall be provided separately for the following labour cost categories:

(a) total labour costs;

(b) wages and salaries, defined by reference to item D.11 in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1726/1999;

(c) employers’ social contributions plus taxes paid by the employer less subsidies received by the employer, as defined by the sum of items D.12 and D.4 less D.5 in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1726/1999.

2. An index estimating total labour costs, excluding bonuses, where bonuses are defined by D.11112 in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1726/1999, shall be provided broken down by economic activities determined by the Commission, and shall be based on the NACE Rev. 2 classification.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11a concerning the determination of these economic activities, taking into account the feasibility studies defined in Article 10.

3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11a concerning the establishment of the methodology for chaining the index.";

(4) Article 8 is replaced by the following:

"Article 8

Quality

1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11a concerning the definition of separate quality criteria. The current data and back data transmitted shall satisfy these quality criteria.

2. The Member States shall provide annual quality reports to the Commission, beginning in 2003. The content of the reports shall be defined by the Commission by means of implementing act. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 12(2).";

(5) Article 10 is amended as follows:

(a)    paragraph 5 is replaced by the following:

"5. The Commission shall adopt measures pursuant to the results of the feasibility studies by means of implementing act. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 12(2). Those measures shall respect the principle of cost-effectiveness, as defined in Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 223/2009, including the minimisation of the burden on respondents.";

(b)     paragraph 6 is deleted;

(6) Article 11 is deleted;

(7) the following Article 11a is inserted:

"Article 11a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 2(4), Article 3(2) and Article 4 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 2(4), Article 3(2) and Article 4 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 2(4), Article 3(2) and Article 4 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

   *    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(8) in Article 12, paragraph 3 is deleted;

(9) in the Annex, point 3 is deleted.

62.Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) 64

In order to update Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 and with a view to ensuring the comparability of regional statistics and a consistent management of the NUTS classification, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to:

-amend Annex II to that Regulation and adapt it to the changes of the administrative units;

-amend the NUTS classification and the list of the time series and their length referred to in Annex III to that Regulation;

-supplement that Regulation with decisions concerning certain non-administrative units deviating from the thresholds.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 is amended as follows:

(1) Article 3 is amended as follows:

(a) paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

"4. The existing administrative units used for the NUTS classification are laid down in Annex II. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 6a amending Annex II to adapt it to the changes of those administrative units.";

(b) in paragraph 5, the third subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 6a concerning non-administrative units that may deviate from those thresholds because of particular geographical, socio-economic, historical, cultural or environmental circumstances, especially in the islands and the outermost regions.";

(2) in Article 4, paragraph 1 the second subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 6a amending Annex III.";

(3) in Article 5, paragraphs 4 and 5 are replaced by the following:

"4. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 6a amending the NUTS classification.

Amendments to the NUTS classification shall be adopted in the second half of the calendar year, not more frequently than every three years, on the basis of the criteria laid down in Article 3. Nevertheless, in the case of a substantial reorganisation of the relevant administrative structure of a Member State, the amendments to the NUTS classification may be adopted at intervals of less than three years.

The delegated acts referred to in the first subparagraph shall be applicable, with regard to the transmission of the data to the Commission, from 1 January of the second year after their adoption.

5. When an amendment is made to the NUTS classification, the Member State concerned shall transmit to the Commission the time series for the new regional breakdown, to replace data already transmitted. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 6a concerning the list of the time series and their length, taking into account the feasibility of providing them. The time series are to be supplied within two years of the amendment of the NUTS classification.";

(4) the following Article 6a is inserted:

"Article 6a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 3(4) and (5), Article 4(1) and Article 5(4) and (5) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 3(4) and (5), Article 4(1) and Article 5(4) and (5) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 3(4) and (5), Article 4(1) and Article 5(4) and (5) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(5) Article 7 is deleted.



63.Regulation (EC) No 808/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 concerning Community statistics on the information society 65

In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 808/2004 to economic and technical developments, in particular concerning the content of the modules, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission with respect to supplementing the modules of that Regulation concerning the selection and the specification, the adjustment and the modification of subjects and their characteristics, the coverage, the reference periods and breakdowns of characteristics, the periodicity and timing of data provision and the deadlines for transmission of results.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 808/2004 is amended as follows:

(1) Article 8 is replaced by the following:

“Article 8

Delegated powers

1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 8a supplementing the modules of this Regulation concerning the selection and specification, the adjustment and modification of subjects and their characteristics, the coverage, reference periods and breakdowns of characteristics, the periodicity and timing of data provision and the deadlines for transmission of results.

Those delegated acts shall take account of economic and technical changes and take into account Member States’ resources and the burden on respondents, technical and methodological feasibility and reliability of results.  

2. Delegated acts shall be adopted at least nine months before the start of a data collection period.";

(2)    the following Article 8a is inserted:

"Article 8a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 8 (1) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [the entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 8 (1) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 8 (1) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
____________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1."; 

(3) Article 9 is deleted;

(4) in Annex I, point 3 is replaced by the following:

“3. Duration and periodicity of data provision

Statistics shall be provided annually for up to 15 reference years from 20 May 2004. Not all characteristics shall necessarily be provided each year; the periodicity of provision for each characteristic shall be specified and agreed upon as part of the delegated acts adopted pursuant to Article 8(1).”

(5) in Annex II, point 3 is replaced by the following:

“3. Duration and periodicity of data provision

Statistics shall be provided annually for up to 15 reference years from 20 May 2004. Not all characteristics shall necessarily be provided each year; the periodicity of provision for each characteristic shall be specified and agreed upon as part of the delegated acts adopted pursuant to Article 8(1).”.

64.Regulation (EC) No 1161/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2005 on the compilation of quarterly non-financial accounts by institutional sector 66  

In order to ensure the quality of the quarterly non-financial accounts for the Union and the euro area compiled under Regulation (EC) No 1161/2005, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to:

-amend that Regulation to adapt the time-period of transmission for certain items;

-amend that Regulation to adapt the proportion of the Union total;

-supplement that Regulation with a timetable for the transmission of certain items specified in the Annex, with decisions to require a breakdown of the transactions listed in the Annex by counterpart sector and with common quality standards.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1161/2005 is amended as follows:

(1) Article 2 is amended as follows:

(a)    paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

" 2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 7a concerning the timetable for the transmission of items P.1, P.2, D.42, D.43, D.44, D.45, and B.4G, and any decision to require a breakdown of the transactions listed in the Annex by counterpart sector. Any such decision shall only be adopted after the Commission has reported to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of this Regulation pursuant to Article 9.";

(b)     paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

"4. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 7a to amend paragraph 3 to adjust, by a maximum of five days, the time of transmission specified in that paragraph.";

(2) in Article 3, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 7a amending paragraph 1 of this Article as regards the proportion of the Union total." ;

(3) in Article 6, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 7a concerning the adoption of common quality standards.

Member States shall take all measures necessary to ensure that the quality of transmitted data improves over time to meet these common quality standards.";

 

(4) the following Article 7a is inserted:

"Article 7a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 2(2) and (4), Article 3(3) and Article 6(1) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 2(2) and (4), Article 3(3) and Article 6(1) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 2(2) and (4), Article 3(3) and Article 6(1) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

   ______________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(5) in Article 8, paragraph 3 is deleted.



65.Regulation (EC) No 1552/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on statistics relating to vocational training in enterprises 67

In order to update Regulation (EC) No 1552/2005 with a view to taking account of economic and technical developments, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement that Regulation:

-by extending the definition of statistical unit;

-by determining the sampling and precision requirements, the sample sizes needed to meet those requirements and the detailed specifications of the NACE Rev. 2 and size categories into which the results can be broken;

-by determining the specific data to be collected with respect to training and non-training enterprises and to the different forms of vocational training;

-by specifying the quality requirements for the data to be collected and transmitted for European statistics on vocational training in enterprises, and any measures necessary for assessing or improving quality of data;

-by determining the first reference year and the measures necessary concerning the collection, transmission and processing of the data.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1552/2005 concerning the structure of the quality reports, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1552/2005 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 5, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. Having regard to the specific national size distribution of enterprises and the evolution of policy needs, Member States may extend the definition of the statistical unit in their country.

In addition, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 13a concerning the extension of that definition, if such extension would substantially enhance the representativeness and the quality of the result of the survey in the Member States concerned.";

(2) in Article 7, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3.The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 13a determining the sampling and precision requirements, the sample sizes needed to meet those requirements, and the detailed specifications of the NACE Rev. 2 and size categories into which the results can be broken down.";

(3) in Article 8, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2.  The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 13a concerning the specific data to be collected with respect to training and non-training enterprises and to the different forms of vocational training.";

(4) Article 9 is amended as follows:

(a) paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

"4. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 13a concerning the quality requirements for the data to be collected and transmitted for European statistics on vocational training in enterprises, and any measures necessary for assessing or improving the quality of the data.";

(b) the following paragraph 5 is added:

"5. The Commission shall determine the structure of the quality reports referred to in paragraph 2 by means of implementing act. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 14(2).";

(5) in Article 10, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 13a concerning the determination of the first reference year for which the data are to be collected.";

(6) in Article 13, the first paragraph is replaced by the following:

 " The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 13a to supplement this Regulation to take account of economic and technical developments concerning the collection, transmission and processing of the data.";

(7) the following Article 13a is inserted:

"Article 13a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 5(2), Article 7(3), Article 8(2), Article 9(4), Article 10(2) and Article 13 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 5(2), Article 7(3), Article 8(2), Article 9(4), Article 10(2) and Article 13 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 5(2), Article 7(3), Article 8(2), Article 9(4), Article 10(2) and Article 13 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(8) in Article 14, paragraph 3 is deleted.



66.Regulation (EC) No 1893/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 establishing the statistical classification of economic activities NACE Revision 2 and amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3037/90 as well as certain EC Regulations on specific statistical domains 68  

In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 1893/2006 to technological and economic developments and to align NACE Rev. 2 with other economic and social classifications, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annex to that Regulation. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1893/2006 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 6, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2.The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 6a amending the Annex to take account of technological or economic developments or to align it with other economic and social classifications.";

(2) the following Article 6a is inserted:

"Article 6a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 6(2) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 6(2) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 6(2) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) in Article 7, paragraph 3 is deleted.

67.Regulation (EC) No 458/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 April 2007 on the European system of integrated social protection statistics (ESSPROS) 69

In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 458/2007 to technological and economic developments, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend that Regulation by updating the rules on dissemination and to supplement it by establishing the first year for which full data should be collected and by adopting measures relating to the detailed classification of data covered and the definitions to be used. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 458/2007 is amended as follows:

(1) Article 5, paragraph 2 is deleted.

(2) in Article 7, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 7a establishing the first year for which full data shall be collected, and adopting measures relating to the detailed classification of data covered and the definitions to be used.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 7a amending this Regulation to update the rules for dissemination.";

(3) the following Article 7a is inserted:

"Article 7a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 7(3) and Annex I, point 1.1.2.4. shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 7(3) and Annex I, point 1.1.2.4. may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 7(3) and Annex I, point 1.1.2.4. shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(4) in Article 8, paragraph 3 is deleted;

(5) in Annex I, point '1.1.2.4. Other receipts' is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 7a to provide data covered (with reference to detailed classification)."



68.Regulation (EC) No 716/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2007 on Community statistics on the structure and activity of foreign affiliates 70

In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 716/2007 to economic and technical developments the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the definitions in Annexes I and II and the level of detail in Annex III and to supplement that Regulation with measures concerning inward and outward statistics on foreign affiliates. 

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 716/2007, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission in order to define the contents and periodicity of the quality reports. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 716/2007 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 2, the following paragraphs are added:

“The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a amending the definitions in Annexes I and II and the level of detail in Annex III.

Particular consideration shall be given to the principle that the benefits of such measures must outweigh their costs, and to the principle that any additional financial burden on Member States or enterprises should remain within a reasonable limit.”;

(2) in Article 5, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

“4. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the necessary measures for inward and outward statistics on foreign affiliates, on the basis of the conclusions of the pilot studies.

Particular consideration shall be given to the principle that the benefits of such measures must outweigh their costs, and to the principle that any additional financial burden on Member States or enterprises should remain within a reasonable limit.”;

(3) in Article 6, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

“3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning common quality standards.";

(4) Article 9 is amended as follows:

(a) paragraph 1 is amended as follows:

(i) between point (a) and point (b), the word "and" is deleted;

(ii) the following point (c) is added:

"(c) defining the contents and periodicity of the quality reports.";

(b) paragraph 2 is deleted;

(5) the following Article 9a is inserted:

"Article 9a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 2, Article 5(4) and Article 6(3) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time [from the entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 2, Article 5(4) and Article 6(3) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 2, Article 5(4) and Article 6(3) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
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*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1."; 

(6) in Article 10, paragraph 3 is deleted.

69.Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 on Community statistics on migration and international protection and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 311/76 on the compilation of statistics on foreign workers 71

In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 to technological and economic developments, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend that Regulation to update certain definitions and to supplement it by determining the groupings of data and additional disaggregations and laying down rules on accuracy and quality standards. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 is amended as follows:

(1) the following Article 9a is inserted:

"Article 9a

Delegated acts

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a amending the definitions set out in Article 2(1).

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a:

(a) defining the categories of groups of country of birth, groups of country of previous and next usual residence and groups of citizenship as provided for in Article 3(1);

(b) defining the categories of the reasons for the permit as provided for in Article 6(1)(a);

(c) defining the additional disaggregations and the levels of disaggregations to be applied to the variables as provided for in Article 8;

(d) laying down the rules on accuracy and quality standards.";

(2)    in Article 10, paragraph 2 is deleted;

(3) the following Article 10a is inserted:



"Article 10a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 9a shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 9a may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 9a shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(4) in Article 11, paragraph 3 is deleted.

70.Regulation (EC) No 1445/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2007 establishing common rules for the provision of basic information on Purchasing Power Parities and for their calculation and dissemination 72

In order to update Regulation (EC) No 1445/2007 with a view to taking account of economic and technical changes for the calculation and dissemination of Purchasing Power Parities, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend that Regulation to adapt the definitions and to amend the basic headings in Annex II and to supplement that Regulation with quality criteria. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1445/2007 implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission to adopt the structure of the quality reports. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1445/2007 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 3, the following paragraph is added:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a amending the definitions and amending the list of basic headings in Annex II to take account of economic and technical changes, insofar as this does not involve a disproportionate increase in costs for the Member States.";

(2) Article 7 is amended as follows:

(a) paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

"4.  The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a concerning common criteria on which the quality control is based.";

(b) the following paragraph 5 is added:

"5. The Commission shall adopt the structure of the quality reports, as specified in point 5.3 of Annex I, by means of implementing acts. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 11 (2).";

(3) the following Article 10a is inserted:

"Article 10a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 3 and Article 7(4) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 3 and Article 7(4) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 3 and Article 7(4) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(4) in Article 11, paragraph 3 is deleted;

(5) in Article 12, paragraph 3 is deleted.

71.Regulation (EC) No 177/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 February 2008 establishing a common framework for business registers for statistical purposes and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 2186/93 73  

In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 177/2008 to economic and technical developments, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the list of register characteristics, their definition and their continuity rules in the Annex to that Regulation and to supplement that Regulation with common quality standards and rules for updating registers and by determining the extent to which certain enterprises and enterprise groups are to be included in the registers, specifying units consistent with those for agricultural statistics. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 177/2008, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission concerning the content and periodicity of the quality reports. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 177/2008 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 3, paragraph 6 is replaced by the following:

“6. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 15a determining the extent to which enterprises with less than half a person employed and all resident enterprise groups of no statistical importance to the Member States are to be included in the registers, and the definition of units consistent with those for agricultural statistics.”;

(2) in Article 5, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

“2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 15a amending the Annex to update the list of register characteristics and their definition and their continuity rules taking into account the principle that the benefits of the updating must outweigh its cost and the principle that the additional resources involved either for Member States or for enterprises remain reasonable.”;

(3) in Article 6, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

“3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 15a concerning common quality standards.

The Commission shall adopt decisions concerning the content and periodicity of the quality reports by means of implementing act. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 16(2).

The Commission shall take into account the cost of compiling the data.”;

(4) in Article 8, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

“3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 15a concerning the rules for updating registers.”;

(5) in Article 15, paragraph 1 is deleted;

(6) the following Article 15a is inserted:

"Article 15a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 3(6), Article 5(2), Article 6(3) and Article 8(3) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time [from the entry into force of the Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 3(6), Article 5(2), Article 6(3) and Article 8(3) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 3(6), Article 5(2), Article 6(3) and Article 8(3) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
___________________-

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1."; 

(6) in Article 16, paragraph 3 is deleted.

72.Regulation (EC) No 295/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2008 concerning structural business statistics 74  


In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 295/2008 to economic and technical developments, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement that Regulation: 

-as regards the scope, the list of characteristics, the reference period, the activities to be covered and the quality requirements of the flexible module;

-with the measures necessary on the basis of the evaluation of the pilot studies;

-with the component national results produced by Member States ;

-as regards the reference period for certain modules;

-with the review of the rules for the CETO flag and grouping the Member States;

-by updating the lists of characteristics, and preliminary results;

-as regards the frequency of the compilation of the statistics;

-as regards the first reference year for the compilation of the results;

-supplement that Regulation with the division 66 of NACE Rev. 2, the transmission of preliminary results or estimates;

-as regards the breakdown of results, in particular the classifications to be used and the combinations of the size;

-by updating the periods of time for the transmission of data;

-by adapting the breakdown of activities to amendments or revisions of the NACE and the breakdown of products to amendments or revisions of the CPA, the change of the lower limit for the reference population;

-with criteria for the evaluation of quality.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 295/2008 is amended as follows:

(1)    in Article 3(4), the first subparagraph is replaced by the following:

“The use of the flexible module referred to in point (j) of paragraph 2 shall be planned in close cooperation with Member States. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning its scope, list of characteristics, reference period, activities to be covered and quality requirements. The delegated act shall be adopted at least 12 months before the beginning of the reference period.

The Commission shall also specify the need for the information and the impact of the data collection in respect of the burden on businesses and the costs to the Member States.”;

(2) in Article 4, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

“4. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning the measures necessary on the basis of the evaluation of the pilot studies.”;

(3) in Article 7, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

“2. In order that Union aggregates may be compiled, Member States shall produce component national results according to the levels of NACE Rev. 2 laid down in the Annexes to this Regulation or in delegated acts. The Commission is empowered to adopt such delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b.”;

(4)    Article 8 is amended as follows:

(a) paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

 

“2. The results shall be transmitted in an appropriate technical format, within a period of time starting from the end of the reference period. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning the reference period for the modules provided for in Article 3(2)(a) to (h) and (j) and this period shall be no longer than 18 months. For the module provided for in Article 3(2)(i), the period of time shall be no longer than 30 months or 18 months as laid down in Annex IX, Section 9. In addition, a small number of estimated preliminary results shall be transmitted within a period of time starting from the end of the reference period which shall be laid down in accordance with that procedure for the modules provided for in Article 3(2)(a) to (g) and shall be no longer than 10 months.

For the module provided for in Article 3(2)(i), the period of time for preliminary results shall be no longer than 18 months.”;

(b) in paragraph 3, the second subparagraph is replaced by the following:

“The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning the review of the rules for the CETO flag and grouping the Member States, by 29 April 2013 and every five years thereafter.”;

(5) in Article 11, paragraph 2 is deleted;

(6) the following Articles 11a and 11b are inserted:

Article 11a

Delegated acts 

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning:

(a) the update of the lists of characteristics, and preliminary results in so far as such updating, after a quantitative assessment, does not imply an increase in the number of units surveyed nor a burden on the units which is disproportionate to the anticipated results (Articles 4 and 8 and Annex I, Section 6, Annex II, Section 6, Annex III, Section 6, Annex IV, Section 6);

(b) the frequency of the compilation of the statistics (Article 3);

(c) the first reference year for the compilation of the results (Article 8 and Annex I, Section 5);

(d) the breakdown of results, in particular the classifications to be used and the combinations of the size classes (Article 7 and Annex VIII, Section 4, paragraphs 2 and 3, Annex IX, Section 8, paragraphs 2 and 3, and Annex IX, Section 10);

(e) the update of the periods of time for the transmission of data (Article 8 and Annex I, Section 8, paragraph 1, and Annex VI, Section 7);

(f) the adaptation of the breakdown of activities to amendments or revisions of the NACE and the breakdown of products to amendments or revisions of the CPA;

(g) the change of the lower limit for the reference population (Annex VIII, Section 3);

(h) and the criteria for the evaluation of quality (Article 6 and Annex I, Section 6, Annex II, Section 6, Annex III, Section 6 and Annex IV, Section 6).”

Article 11b

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 3(4), Article 4(4), Article 7(2), Article 8(2) and (3), Article 11a, Annex I, Sections 5, 6, 8(1) and (2), Section 6, of Annexes II, III and IV, Annex VI, Section 7, Annex VIII , Sections 3, 4(2) and (3), Annex IX Sections 8(2) and (3) and 10(2), shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time [from the entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 3(4), Article 4(4), Article 7(2), Article 8(2) and (3), Article 11a, Annex I, Sections 5, 6, 8(1) and (2), Section 6, of Annexes II, III and IV, Annex VI, Section 7, Annex VIII , Sections 3, 4(2) and (3), Annex IX Sections 8(2) and (3) and 10(2), may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 3(4), Article 4(4), Article 7(2), Article 8(2) and (3), Article 11a, Annex I, Sections 5, 6, 8(1) and (2), Section 6, of Annexes II, III and IV, Annex VI, Section 7, Annex VIII , Sections 3, 4(2) and (3), Annex IX Sections 8(2) and (3) and 10(2), shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.”
____________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1."; 

(7) in Article 12 paragraph 3 is deleted;

(8)    Annex I is amended as follows:

(a) sections 5 and 6 are replaced by the following:

“SECTION 5

First reference year

The first reference year for which statistics are compiled is the calendar year 2008. Data will be compiled according to the breakdown in Section 9. However, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning the first reference year for which statistics on the activity classes covered by the NACE Rev. 2 groups 64.2, 64.3 and 64.9 and division 66 are to be compiled.

SECTION 6

Report on the quality of statistics

For each of the key characteristics Member States will indicate the degree of precision by reference to a confidence level of 95 %, which the Commission will include in the report provided for in Article 13, taking account of the application in each Member States of that Article. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning the key characteristics.”

(b) section 8 is amended as follows:

(i) paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

“1. The results are to be transmitted within 18 months of the end of the calendar year of the reference period, except for the NACE Rev. 2 activity classes 64.11 and 64.19. For the NACE Rev. 2 activity classes 64.11 and 64.19 the transmission delay is 10 months. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning the transmission delay of the results on the activity classes covered by the NACE Rev. 2 groups 64.2, 64.3 and 64.9 and division 66.”;

(ii) in paragraph 2, the last paragraph is replaced by the following:

“These preliminary results or estimates are to be broken down to NACE Rev. 2, 3-digit level (group). The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning the division 66 of NACE Rev. 2, the transmission of preliminary results or estimates.”;

(9)    in Annex II, section 6 is replaced by the following:

“SECTION 6

“Report on the quality of statistics

For each key characteristic Member States will indicate the degree of precision by reference to a confidence level of 95 % which the Commission will include in the report provided for in Article 13, taking account of the application in each Member State of that Article. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning the key characteristics.”;

(10)    in Annex III, section 6 is replaced by the following:

“SECTION 6

Report on the quality of statistics

For each key characteristic Member States will indicate the degree of precision by reference to a confidence level of 95 % which the Commission will include in the report provided for in Article 13, taking account of the application in each Member State of that Article. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning the key characteristics.”;

(11)    in Annex IV, section 6 is replaced by the following:

“SECTION 6

Report on the quality of statistics

For each key characteristic Member States will indicate the degree of precision by reference to a confidence level of 95 % which the Commission will include in the report provided for in Article 13, taking account of the application in each Member State of that Article. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning the key characteristics.”;

(12)    in Annex VI, section 7 is replaced by the following:

“SECTION 7

Transmission of results

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning the transmission delay of the results that will not be longer than 10 months starting from the end of the reference year.”;

(13)    Annex VIII is amended as follows:

(a) in Section 3, the fifth sentence is replaced by the following:

"On the basis of this study, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning the changing of the lower limit.”;

   

(b) in section 4, in paragraphs 2 and 3, in table ‘Breakdown of turnover by product type’, the sentence in the column ‘Comment’ is replaced by the following:

“The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning the determination of product breakdown.”;

(14) Annex IX is amended as follows:

(a) in section 8, paragraphs 2 and 3 are replaced by the following:

“2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning some results that shall also be broken down into size classes to the level of detail listed in Section 10, except for NACE Rev. 2 Sections L, M and N, where the breakdown is required only to the group level.

3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning some results that shall also be broken down according to legal form to the level of the detail listed in Section 10, except for NACE Rev. 2 Sections L, M and N, where the breakdown is required only to the group level.”;

(b) in section 10, at the end of paragraph 2, the subsection "Special aggregates" is replaced by the following:

Special aggregates

To enable Union statistics on business demography to be compiled for the Information and Communication Technology sector, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11b concerning a number of special aggregates of the NACE Rev. 2 to be transmitted.”.

73.Regulation (EC) No 451/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 establishing a new statistical classification of products by activity (CPA) and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 3696/93 75

In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 451/2008 to technological or economic developments and align it with other economic and social classifications, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annex to that Regulation. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 451/2008 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 6, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 6a amending the Annex:

(a) to take account of technological or economic developments;

(b) to align it with other economic and social classifications.";

(2) the following Article 6a is inserted:

"Article 6a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 6(2) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 6(2) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 6(2) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) in Article 7, paragraph 3 is deleted.

74.Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning 76

In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 to policy or technical developments, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement that Regulation by selecting and specifying the subjects of the statistics, their characteristics, the breakdown of characteristics, the observation period and deadlines for transmission of results, the quality requirements including the required precision. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 452/2008, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission concerning the quality reporting framework. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 6, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1.    The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 6a concerning:

(a)    the selection and specification of subjects covered by the domains and their characteristics in response to policy or technical needs;

(b)    the breakdown of characteristics;

(c)    the observation period and deadlines for transmission of results;

(d)    the quality requirements, including the required precision;

Where those delegated acts require a significant enlargement of existing data collections or new data collections or surveys, delegated acts shall be based on a cost-benefit analysis as part of a comprehensive analysis of the effects and implications, taking into account the benefit of the measures, the costs for the Member States and the burden on respondents.

The Commission shall adopt measures concerning the quality reporting framework by means of implementing acts. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 7(2).";

 

(2) the following Article 6a is inserted:

"Article 6a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 6(1) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 6(1) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 6(1) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) in Article 7, paragraph 3 is deleted.

75.Regulation (EC) No 453/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on quarterly statistics on Community job vacancies 77

In order to update Regulation (EC) No 453/2008 with a view to providing regular quarterly statistics on job vacancies, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement that Regulation by defining the concepts of ‘active steps to find a suitable candidate’ and ‘specific period of time’, by determining certain reference dates, by setting out the framework for feasibility studies and by adopting any appropriate acts based on the results of those studies. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 453/2008 concerning the format for transmission of data and metadata, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 453/2008 is amended as follows:

(1) Article 2 is amended as follows:

(a) point 1 is replaced by the following:

"1.    ‘job vacancy’ shall mean a paid post that is newly created, unoccupied, or about to become vacant:

(a)    for which the employer is taking active steps and is prepared to take further steps to find a suitable candidate from outside the enterprise concerned; and

(b)    which the employer intends to fill either immediately or within a specific period of time.

The statistics provided shall distinguish, on an optional basis, between vacancies for fixed-term and permanent jobs.";

(b) the following second paragraph is added:

"For the purposes of point 1 of the first paragraph, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 8a defining the concepts ‘active steps to find a suitable candidate’ and ‘specific period of time.";

(2) in Article 3, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1. Member States shall compile the quarterly data with reference to specific reference dates. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 8a determining those specific reference dates.";

(3) in Article 5, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 8a determining the date of the first reference quarter as well as the transmission deadlines. Any revision of quarterly data for previous quarters shall be transmitted at the same time.

Member States shall transmit the data and metadata to the Commission (Eurostat) according to a format determined by the Commission by means of implementing act. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 9(3).";

(4) in Article 7, paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 are replaced by the following:

"1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 8a concerning the appropriate framework for the establishment of a series of feasibility studies.

Those studies shall be undertaken by those Member States that have difficulties in providing data for:

(a) units with fewer than 10 employees; and/or

(b) the following activities:

(i) public administration and defence; compulsory social security;

(ii) education;

(iii) human health and social work activities;

(iv) arts, entertainments and recreation;

(v) activities of membership organisations, repair of computers and personal and household goods and other personal service activities.

2. Member States undertaking feasibility studies shall each submit a report on the results of those studies within 12 months of the entry into force of the delegated acts referred to in paragraph 1.

3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 8a supplementing this Regulation by adopting the necessary measures as soon as possible after the results of the feasibility studies become available, in dialogue with the Member States, and within a reasonable time frame.";

(5) the following Article 8a is inserted:

"Article 8a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 2, Article 3(1), Article 5(1) and Article 7(1) and (3) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 2, Article 3(1), Article 5(1) and Article 7(1) and (3) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 2, Article 3(1), Article 5(1) and Article 7(1) and (3) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(6) in Article 9, paragraph 2 is deleted.

76.Regulation (EC) No 763/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 on population and housing censuses 78

In order to update Regulation (EC) No 763/2008, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement that Regulation by establishing subsequent reference years and adopting the programme of the statistical data and the metadata. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 763/2008 is amended as follows:

(1) Article 5 is amended as follows:

(a) paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1.   Each Member State shall determine a reference date. The reference date shall fall in a year specified on the basis of this Regulation (reference year). The first reference year shall be 2011.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 7a concerning the establishment of the subsequent reference years. Reference years shall fall during the beginning of every decade";

(b) paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3.   The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 7a concerning establishing a programme of the statistical data and of the metadata to be transmitted to fulfil the requirements of this Regulation.";

(2) in Article 7, paragraph 2 is deleted;

(3) the following Article 7a is inserted:

"Article 7a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 5(1) and (3) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 5(1) and (3) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 5(1) and (3) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(4)    in Article 8, paragraph 3 is deleted.

77.Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 on energy statistics 79

In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 to technical progress and new needs, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission

-to amend the list of data sources and the applicable clarifications or definitions in that Regulation;

-to amend the arrangements for the transmission of the national data in that Regulation;

-to supplement that Regulation with the annual nuclear statistics;

-to supplement that Regulation with the renewable energy statistics, as well as the final energy consumption statistics.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 3, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a amending the list of data sources.";

(2) in Article 4, paragraphs 2 and 3 are replaced by the following:

"2. Applicable clarifications or definitions of the technical terms used are provided in the individual Annexes and also in Annex A (Clarifications of terminology).

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a further clarifying the terminology by adding relevant NACE references after a revision of the NACE classification has entered into force.

3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a amending the data to be forwarded and the applicable clarifications or definitions.";

(3) in Article 5, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a amending the arrangements for the transmission of the national statistics.";

(4) in Article 8, the second paragraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a regarding the set of annual nuclear statistics.";

(5) Article 9 is amended as follows:

(a)    paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a regarding the set of renewable energy statistics and the set of final energy consumption statistics.";

(b)    paragraph 3 is deleted;

(6) in Article 10, paragraph 1 is deleted;

(7) the following Article 10a is inserted:

"Article 10a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 3(3), Article 4(2) and (3), Article 5(3), Article 8, and Article 9(2) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 3(3), Article 4(2) and (3), Article 5(3), Article 8 and Article 9(2) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 3(3), Article 4(2) and (3), Article 5(3), Article 8 and Article 9(2) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(8) in Article 11, paragraph 2 is deleted;

(9)    in Annex A, the 'Note' in point 2 is deleted.

78.Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on farm structure surveys and the survey on agricultural production methods and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 571/88 80

In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 to technical progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the list of characteristics set out in Annex III to that Regulation and to supplement that Regulation with coefficients for the livestock units and the definition of the characteristics. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 is amended as follows:

(1) Article 2 is amended as follows:

(a)    point (b) is replaced by the following:

"(b) ‘livestock unit’ means a standard measurement unit that allows the aggregation of the various categories of livestock in order to enable them to be compared. Livestock units are defined on the basis of the feed requirements of the individual animal categories.";

(b)    the following second paragraph is added:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 14b concerning the coefficients for the individual animal categories referred to in point (b) of the first paragraph.";

(2) Article 7 is amended as follows:

 

(a)    paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 14b amending the list of characteristics set out in Annex III for the farm structure surveys for 2013 and 2016.".

(b)    paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

"4. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 14b concerning the definitions of the characteristics.";

(3) in Article 11, paragraph 7 is replaced by the following:

"7.The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 14b concerning the definitions of the characteristics.".

(4)     the following Article 14b in inserted:

"Article 14b

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 2, Article 7(2) and (4) and Article 11(7) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 2, Article 7(2) and (4) and Article 11(7) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 2, Article 7(2) and (4) and Article 11(7) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(5)    Article 15 is deleted.    

79.Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work 81

In order to enhance the application of Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement that Regulation by laying down the variables, definitions and classifications of the subjects, referred to in Annexes I to V and their breakdown as well as the reference periods, intervals and time limits for the provision of data and the provision of metadata. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 6, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. Whenever the adoption of a delegated act is envisaged in accordance with Article 9a, a cost-benefit analysis, taking into account the benefits of the availability of the data in relation to the cost of the data collection and the burden on Member States, shall be carried out.";

(2) in Article 7, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2.   Member States shall transmit the data and metadata required by this Regulation in electronic form, in accordance with an interchange standard agreed between the Commission (Eurostat) and the Member States.

The data shall be provided in accordance with the time limits set out, at the intervals provided for, and in respect of the reference periods which are indicated in the Annexes or in delegated acts. The Commission is empowered to adopt such delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a."; 

(3) in Article 9, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1.   The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning:

(a) the characteristics, namely variables, definitions and classifications of the subjects, referred to in Annexes I to V;

(b)    the breakdown of those characteristics;

(c)    the reference periods, intervals and time limits for data provision;

(d)    the provision of metadata.

Those acts shall take account of, in particular, the provisions of Article 5, Article 6(2) and (3) and Article 7(1), as well as the availability, suitability and the legal context of existing Union data sources after examination of all sources related to the respective domains and subjects.";

(4) the following Article 9a is inserted:

"Article 9a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 6(2), Article 7(2) and Article 9(1) and in points (c), (d) and (e) of Annexes I, II, III, IV and V shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 6 (2), Article 7(2) and Article 9(1) and in points (c), (d) and (e) of Annexes I, II, III, IV and V may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 6(2), Article 7(2) and Article 9(1) and in points (c), (d) and (e) of Annexes I, II, III, IV and V shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(5)    in Article 10, paragraph 2 is deleted;

(6)    Annex I is amended as follows:

   (a) point (c) is replaced by the following:

"(c) Reference periods, intervals and time limits for data provision

Statistics shall be provided every five years from the EHIS; a different frequency may be needed for other data collections, such as those on morbidity or accidents and injuries, as well as for some specific survey modules. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the measures relating to the first reference year, the interval and the time limit for provision of the data.";

   (b) in point (d), the second paragraph is replaced by the following:

"Not all subjects are necessarily to be covered at the time of each data provision. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the measures relating to the characteristics, namely variables, definitions and classifications of the subjects listed above, and the breakdown of characteristics.";

   (c) point (e) is replaced by the following:

"(e) Metadata

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the measures relating to the provision of metadata, including metadata concerning characteristics of surveys and other sources used, population covered and information about any national specificity essential for the interpretation and compilation of comparable statistics and indicators.";

(7)    Annex II is amended as follows:

   (a) point (c) is replaced by the following:

"(c) Reference periods, intervals and time limits for data provision

Statistics shall be provided annually. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the measures relating to the first reference year, the interval and the time limit for provision of the data.";

   (b) in point (d) the fourth paragraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the measures relating to the characteristics, namely variables, definitions and classifications of the subjects listed above, and the breakdown of characteristics.";

   (c) point (e) is replaced by the following:

"(e) Metadata

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the measures relating to the provision of metadata, including metadata concerning characteristics of sources and compilations used, population covered and information about any national specificity essential for the interpretation and compilation of comparable statistics and indicators.";

(8)    Annex III is amended as follows:

   

   (a) point (c) is replaced by the following:

"(c) Reference periods, intervals and time limits for data provision

Statistics shall be provided annually. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the measures relating to the first reference year. The data shall be submitted no later than 24 months after the end of the reference year. Provisional or estimated data can be provided earlier. In the case of public-health incidents, additional special data collections may be established, either for all deaths or for specific causes of death.";

   (b) in fourth paragraph of point (d) is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the measures relating to the characteristics, namely variables, definitions and classifications of the subjects listed above, and the breakdown of characteristics.";

   (c) point (e) is replaced by the following:

"(e) Metadata

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the measures relating to the provision of metadata, including metadata concerning population covered and information about any national specificity essential for the interpretation and compilation of comparable statistics and indicators.";

(9)    Annex IV is amended as follows:

   

   (a) point (c) is replaced by the following:

"(c)Reference periods, intervals and time limits for data provision

Statistics shall be provided annually. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the measures relating to the first reference year. The data shall be submitted no later than 18 months after the end of the reference year.";

   (b) in point (d) the fourth paragraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the measures relating to the characteristics, namely variables, definitions and classifications of the subjects listed above, and the breakdown of characteristics.";

   (c) point (e) is replaced by the following:

" (e) Metadata

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the measures relating to the provision of metadata, including metadata concerning population covered, the declaration rates for accidents at work and, when relevant, sampling characteristics, as well as information about any national specificity essential for the interpretation and compilation of comparable statistics and indicators.";

(10) Annex V is amended as follows:

   

   (a) point (c) is replaced by the following:

"(c) Reference periods, intervals and time limits for data provision

For occupational diseases, statistics shall be provided annually and submitted no later than 15 months after the end of the reference year. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the measures relating to the reference periods, the intervals and the time limits for provision of the other data collections.";

   (b) in point (d) the fourth paragraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the measures relating to the characteristics, namely variables, definitions and classifications of the subjects listed above, and the breakdown of characteristics.";

   (c) point (e) is replaced by the following: 

"(e) Metadata

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9a concerning the measures relating to the provision of metadata, including metadata concerning population covered and information about any national specificity essential for the interpretation and compilation of comparable statistics and indicators.".

80.Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 concerning statistics on pesticides 82

In order to update Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the requirements relating to the provision of the quality reports referred to in Section 6 of Annexes I and II respectively and the list of substances to be covered and their classification in categories of products and chemical classes as set out in Annex III and to supplement that Regulation with a definition of the ‘area treated’ as referred to in Section 2 of Annex II. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 is amended as follows:

(1)    Article 5 is amended as follows:

(a)    in paragraph 1, the second subparagraph is deleted;

(b)the following paragraph 1a is inserted:

"1a. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 5a amending the requirements relating to the provision of the quality reports referred to in Section 6 of Annexes I and II respectively."

(c)    paragraphs 2 and 3 are replaced by the following: 

 

2.  The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 5a supplementing Section 2 of Annex II in respect of the definition of ‘area treated’.

3.  The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 5a amending the list of substances to be covered and their classification into categories of products and chemical classes as set out in Annex III on a regular basis and at least every five years.";

(2)    the following Article 5a is inserted:

"Article 5a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 5(1a), (2) and (3)shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of the entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 5(1a), (2) and (3) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 5(1a), (2) and (3)) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3)    in Article 6, paragraph 3 is deleted.



VIII.    Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

81.Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 July 2002 on the application of international accounting standards 83

In order to decide on the applicability within the Union of international accounting standards developed by the International Accounting Standards Board, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002 is amended as follows:

(1) Article 3 is amended as follows:

   (a) paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 5a concerning the applicability within the Union of international accounting standards.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to the stability of financial markets, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 5b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this paragraph.";

   (b) paragraph 3 is deleted;

(2) the following Articles 5a and 5b are inserted:

"Article 5a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2.The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 3(1) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time [from the entry into force of this Omnibus].

3.The delegation of power referred to in Article 3(1) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4.Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5.As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 3(1) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    

Article 5b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and to the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 5a(6) In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or by the Council.

_____________________
*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) Articles 6 and 7 are deleted.

82.Council Directive 2009/110/EC of 16 September 2009 on the taking up, pursuit and prudential supervision of the business of electronic money institutions amending Directives 2005/60/EC and 2006/48/EC and repealing Directive 2000/46/EC 84    

In order to adapt Directive 2009/110/EC to take account of inflation or technological and market developments, and to ensure a convergent application of certain exemptions set out in that Directive, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend that Directive. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2009/110/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 14 is replaced by the following:

"Article 14
Delegated acts

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 14a:

a) amending this Directive in order to take account of inflation or technological and market developments;

b) amending Article 1(4) and (5) to ensure the convergent application of the exemptions referred to in those provisions.";

(2) the following Article 14a is inserted:

"Article 14a 
Exercise of the delegation



1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 14 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time [from the entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 14 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4.    Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5.    As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6.    A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 14 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
_________________________________________________________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.”;    

(3) Article 15 is deleted.



IX.    Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs 

83.Council Directive 75/324/EEC of 20 May 1975 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to aerosol dispensers 85    

In order to take into account new developments in aerosol dispenser technology and ensure a high level of safety, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Directive 75/324/EEC to adapt it to technical progress. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 75/324/EEC is amended as follows:

 (1) Article 5 is replaced by the following:

"Article 5

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a amending the Annex to adapt it to technical progress.";

(2) Articles 6 and 7 are deleted;

(3) in Article 10(3), the first subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a amending this Directive to ensure necessary technical adaptations concerning the hazard analysis, the technical characteristics of aerosol dispensers, the physical and chemical properties of the contents, the labelling and flammability requirements and test methods and procedures for aerosol dispensers.

(4) the following Article 10a is inserted:

"Article 10a

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 5 and Article 10(3) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 5 and Article 10(3) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 5 and Article 10(3) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
_______________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.".    

84.Council Directive 76/211/EEC of 20 January 1976 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making-up by weight or by volume of certain prepackaged products 86

In order to adapt Directive 76/211/EC to technical progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annexes I and II to that Directive. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 76/211/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 6 is replaced by the following:

"Article 6

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 6a amending Annexes I and II to adapt them to technical progress."

(2) the following Article 6a is inserted:

"Article 6a

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 6 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 6 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 6 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
_______________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.".

85.Directive 80/181/EEC of the Council of 20 December 1979 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to units of measurement and on the repeal of Directive 71/354/EEC 87  

In order to adapt Directive 80/181/EEC to technical progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annex to that Directive and to supplement that Directive with supplementary indications. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 80/181/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 6a is replaced by the following:

Article 6a

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 6c establishing supplementary indications.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 6c amending Chapter I of the Annex to adapt it to technical progress.

(2) the following Article 6c is inserted:

"Article 6c

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 6a shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 6a may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 6a shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
_______________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.".



86.Directive 97/67/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 1997 on common rules for the development of the internal market of Community postal services and the improvement of quality of service 88  

In order to ensure swift technical adaptation of the quality-of-service standards, in particular on routing times and on the regularity and reliability of cross-border services, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to Directive 97/67/EC to adapt them to technical progress and to supplement that Directive with standardised conditions for performance monitoring. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 97/67EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 16, the third and fourth paragraphs are replaced by the following:

"Those standards shall be set by:

(a) the Member States in the case of national services;

(b) the European Parliament and the Council in the case of intra-Union cross-border services (see Annex II).

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 21a amending Annex II to adapt the standards for intra-Union cross-border services to technical progress or market developments.

Independent performance monitoring shall be carried out at least once a year by external bodies having no links with the universal service providers under standardised conditions and shall be the subject of reports published at least once a year.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 21a specifying such standardised conditions.";

(2) the title of Chapter 8 is replaced by the following:

"Delegated and implementing acts";

(3) after the title of Chapter 8, the following Article 20a is inserted:

"Article 20a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 16 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 16 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 16 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(4) in Article 21, the second paragraph is deleted.



87.Directive 2000/14/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 May 2000 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors 89    

In order to adapt Directive 2000/14/EC to technical progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annex III to that Directive. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2000/14/EC is amended as follows:

(1) the following Article 17a is inserted:    

"Article 17a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 18a shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 18a may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 18a shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.        

*    OJ L 123, 12. 5. 2016, p.1.";    

(2) in Article 18, paragraph 2 is deleted;

(3) Article 18a is replaced by the following:    

"Article 18a
Amendments to Annex III

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 17a amending Annex III to adapt it to technical progress. Those delegated acts shall not have any direct impact on the measured sound power level of equipment listed in Article 12, in particular through the inclusion of references to relevant European standards.";

(4) in Article 19, point (b) is deleted.    

88.Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 relating to fertilisers 90  


In order to adopt the necessary technical adaptations to Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annexes I to IV to that Regulation for the purpose of adapting and modernising the measuring, sampling and analysis methods and specifying the control measures and to amend Annex I to that Regulation to include new types of fertilisers. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.    

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 29, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

"4. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 31a amending Annexes I to IV for the purpose of adapting and modernising the measuring, sampling and analysis methods and shall, wherever possible, use European standards.

     The Commission is also empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 31a amending Annexes I to IV for the purpose of specifying the control measures provided for in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this Article and in Articles 8, 26 and 27. Such acts shall in particular address the question of the frequency with which tests need to be repeated, as well as measures that are designed to ensure that the fertiliser put on the market is identical with the fertiliser tested.";

(2) Article 31 is amended as follows:

(a) paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 31a amending Annex I to include new types of fertilisers.";

(b) paragraph 4 is deleted;

(3) the following Article 31a is inserted:

"Article 31a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 29(4) and Article 31(1) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 29(4) and Article 31(1) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 29(4) and Article 31(1) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

   *    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".

   



89.Directive 2004/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 on the inspection and verification of good laboratory practice (GLP) 91

   In order to adopt the necessary technical adaptation to Directive 2004/9/EC, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission:

- to amend that Directive in order to resolve disagreements in relation to GLP compliance;

- to amend the endorsement formula in that Directive;

- to amend Annex I to that Directive to take account of technical progress.

   It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

 

Accordingly, Directive 2004/9/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 6, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 6a amending this Directive in order to resolve the matters referred to in paragraph 1.";

(2) the following Article 6a is inserted:

"Article 6a

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 6(3) and Article 8(2) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 6(3) and Article 8(2) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 6(3) and Article 8(2) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

   *    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) in Article 7, paragraph 3 is deleted;

(4) in Article 8, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 6a amending:

(a) the formula in Article 2(2);

(b) Annex I, to take account of technical progress.".



90.Directive 2004/10/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 on the harmonisation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the application of the principles of good laboratory practice and the verification of their applications for tests on chemical substances 92

In order to ensure the necessary technical adaptations to Directive 2004/10/EC, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annex I to that Directive in order to adapt it to technical progress with regard to the principles of good laboratory practice, and to amend that Directive in order to introduce necessary technical adaptations. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2004/10/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 3a is replaced by the following:

"Article 3a

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 3b amending Annex I to adapt it to technical progress, with regard to principles of GLP.";

(2) the following Article 3b is inserted:

"Article 3b

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 3a and Article 5(2) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 3a and Article 5(2) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 3a and Article 5(2) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(3) Article 4 is deleted;

(4) in Article 5(2), the third and fourth subparagraphs are replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 3b amending this Directive to introduce necessary technical adaptations.".

91.Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC 93

In order to take into account new developments, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the indicative list of safety components in Annex V to Directive 2006/42/EC. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of Directive 2006/42/EC, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission concerning necessary measures to deal with potentially hazardous machinery. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Accordingly, Directive 2006/42/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 8, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 21a amending Annex V to update the indicative list of safety components.";

(2) in Article 9(3), the second and third subparagraphs are replaced by the following:

"Taking due account of the results of that consultation, the Commission shall adopt the necessary measures by implementing acts. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 22(3).";

(3) the following Article 21a is inserted:

"Article 21a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 8(1) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 8(1) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 8(1) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
_____________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(4) in Article 22, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011of the European Parliament and of the Council* shall apply.    
____________________

*    Regulation (EU) No 182/2011of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission's exercise of implementing powers (OJ L 55, 28.2.2011, p. 13).".



92.Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market     94

In order to ensure swift technical adaptation of Directive 2006/123/EC, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement that Directive with common criteria and certain time-limits. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2006/123/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 23, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

"4. For the implementation of paragraph 1, the Commission may, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 40(2), establish a list of services which exhibit the characteristics referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 39a establishing common criteria for defining, for the purposes of the insurance or guarantees referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, what is appropriate to the nature and extent of the risk.";

(2) Article 36 is replaced by the following:

"Article 36

Delegated and implementing acts

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 39a in order to specify the time-limits provided for in Articles 28 and 35.

The Commission shall also adopt, by means of implementing acts, the practical arrangements for the exchange of information by electronic means between Member States, and in particular the interoperability provisions for information systems. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 40(2).";

(3) the following Article 39a is inserted:

"Article 39a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 23(4) and Article 36 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 23(4) and Article 36 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 23(4) and Article 36 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

_______________________
*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(4) in Article 40, paragraph 3 is deleted.

93.Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC 95  

The power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission:

-to amend Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 in order to vary the percentage of dossiers selected for compliance checking and to amend or include further criteria for their selection;

-to amend the Annexes to that Regulation in certain cases;

-to supplement that Regulation with rules on test methods.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 13, paragraphs 2 and 3 are replaced by the following:

 

“2. The methods referred to in paragraph 1 shall be regularly reviewed and improved with a view to reducing testing on vertebrate animals and the number of animals involved. The Commission, following consultation with relevant stakeholders, shall, as soon as possible, amend if appropriate Commission Regulation (EC) No 440/2008*, and the Annexes to this Regulation, if relevant, so as to replace, reduce or refine animal testing. To that end the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 131a to amend that Commission Regulation and to amendment the Annexes to this Regulation.

3. Where tests on substances are required to generate information on intrinsic properties of substances, they shall be conducted in accordance with the test methods laid down in a Commission Regulation or in accordance with other international test methods recognised by the Commission or the Agency as being appropriate.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 131a laying down test methods.

Information on intrinsic properties of substances may be generated in accordance with other test methods provided that the conditions set out in Annex XI are met.
____________________
*    Commission Regulation (EC) No 440/2008 of 30 May 2008 laying down test methods pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) (OJ L 142 31.5.2008, p. 1)";

(2) in Article 41, paragraph 7 is replaced by the following:

“7. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 131a, after consulting with the Agency, to vary the percentage of dossiers selected and to amend or include further criteria in paragraph 5.";

(3) Article 58 is amended as follows:

     (a) in paragraph 1, the introductory wording are replaced by the following:

“The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 131a amending Annex XIV to include substances referred to in Article 57. Those acts shall specify for each substance:";

(b) paragraph 8 is replaced by the following:

“8. The Commission shall adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 131a amending Annex XIV to remove substances which, as a result of new information, no longer meet the criteria of Article 57.”;

(4) in Article 68, paragraphs 1 and 2 are replaced by the following:

“1. The Commission shall adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 131a amending Annex XVII in order to introduce new restrictions or adapt current restrictions for the manufacture, use or placing on the market of substances on their own, in mixtures or in articles, pursuant to the procedure set out in Articles 69 to 73, when there is an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment, arising from the manufacture, use or placing on the market of such substances, which needs to be addressed on a Union-wide basis. Any such act shall take into account the socio-economic impact of the restriction, including the availability of alternatives.

The first subparagraph shall not apply to the use of a substance as an on-site isolated intermediate.

2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 131a amending Annex XVII in relation to restrictions on consumer use in respect of a substance on its own, in a mixture or in an article which meets the criteria for classification in the hazard classes carcinogenicity, germ cell mutagenicity or reproductive toxicity, category 1A or 1B, and could be used by consumers. Articles 69 to 73 shall not apply.”;

(5) Article 131 is replaced by the following:    

"Article 131
Amendments to the Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 131a amending the Annexes.";

(6) the following Article 131a is inserted:

"Article 131a

Exercise of the Delegation

“1. The power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission is subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 13(2) and (3), Article 41(7), Article 58(1) and (8),    Article 68(1) and (2), Article 131 and Article 138(9) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 13(2) and (3), Article 41(7), Article 58(1) and (8), Article 68(1) and (2), Article 131 and Article 138(9) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 13(2) and (3), Article 41(7), Article 58(1) and (8), Article 68(1) and (2), Article 131 and Article 138(9) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(7) in Article 133, paragraph 4 is deleted;

(8) Article 138 is amended as follows:

(a) paragraph 5 is deleted;

(b) in paragraph 9, the second sentence is replaced by the following:

“The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 131a amending those testing requirements on the basis of that review, while ensuring a high level of protection of health and the environment.”.

94.Directive 2009/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 relating to common provisions for both measuring instruments and methods of metrological control 96

In order to ensure that the necessary technical adaptations are made to Directive 2009/34/EC, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to that Directive to adapt them to technical progress. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

As far as the empowerment in Article 5(3) is concerned, which provides that Member States which have granted limited EC pattern approval are to apply for adjustment to technical progress of Annexes I and II, such limited EC pattern approvals no longer exist. The empowerment in Article 5(3) should therefore be deleted.

Accordingly, Directive 2009/34/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 5, paragraph 3 is deleted;

(2) Article 16 is replaced by the following:

"Article 16

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 16a amending Annexes I and II to adapt them to technical progress.";

(3) the following Article 16a is inserted:    

"Article 16a

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 16 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 16 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 16 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.        

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(4)     Article 17 is deleted.



95.Directive 2009/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 simplifying terms and conditions of transfers of defence-related products within the Community 97

In order to ensure that the list of defence-related products set out in the Annex to Directive 2009/43/EC strictly corresponds to the Common Military List of the European Union, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend that Annex and to amend that Directive as regards the circumstances in which Member States may exempt transfers of defence-related products from the obligation of prior authorisation. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2009/43/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 4, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 13a, at the request of a Member State or on its own initiative, amending paragraph 2, in order to include cases where:

(a) the transfer takes place under conditions which do not affect public policy or public security;

(b) the obligation of prior authorisation has become incompatible with international commitments of the Member States subsequent to the adoption of this Directive;

(c) it is necessary for intergovernmental cooperation, as referred to in Article 1(4).";

(2) Article 13 is replaced by the following:

"Article 13
Amendment of the Annex

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 13a amending the list of defence-related products set out in the Annex, so that it strictly corresponds to the Common Military List of the European Union.

Where imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 13b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article.";

(3) the following Articles 13a and 13b are inserted:

"Article 13a 
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 4(3) and Article 13 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from the [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 4(3) and Article13 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 4(3) and Article 13 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    


Article 13b

Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and to the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 13a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or by the Council.

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(4)     Article 14 is deleted.

96.Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 on the safety of toys 98

In order to harmonise the safety levels of toys throughout the Union and to remove obstacles to trade in toys between Member States, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend:

-Annex I, points 11 and 13 of Part III of Annex II, and Annex V to Directive 2009/48/EC; to adapt them to technical and scientific developments;

-Appendix C to Annex II to that Directive so as to lay down specific limit values for chemicals used in toys for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth;

-Appendix A to Annex II to that Directive so as to lay down permitted uses in toys of substances or mixtures classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction of category 1A, 1B or 2 under Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.    

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2009/48/EC is amended as follows:

(1)    Article 46 is replaced by the following:

"Article 46
Amendments to the Annexes

1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 46a amending Annex I, points 11 and 13 of Part III of Annex II, and Annex V to adapt them to technical and scientific developments.

2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 46a amending Appendix C to Annex II in order to lay down specific limit values for chemicals used in toys for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth, taking into account the packaging requirements for food as laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 and the related specific measures for particular materials, as well as the differences between toys and materials which come into contact with food.

3. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 46a amending Appendix A to Annex II in order to decide upon permitted uses in toys of substances or mixtures that are classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction of category 1A, 1B or 2 under Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 and that have been evaluated by the relevant Scientific Committee.";

(2) the following Article 46a is inserted:

"Article 46a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 46 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 46 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 46 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";    

(3)    Article 47 is deleted.

97.Regulation (EC) No 79/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 January 2009 on type-approval of hydrogen-powered motor vehicles, and amending Directive 2007/46/EC 99

In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 79/2009 to technical progress as regards the safety of hydrogen powered vehicle, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement that Regulation with technical requirements for such vehicles as well as with administrative provisions, templates for administrative documents and models for markings. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States’ experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 79/2009 is amended as follows:

(1) Article 12 is replaced by the following:

Article 12

Delegated powers

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 12a in the light of technical progress concerning:

(a)    detailed rules for the test procedures set out in Annexes II to V;

(b)    detailed rules concerning the requirements for the installation of hydrogen components and systems set out in Annex VI;

(c)    detailed rules concerning the requirements for the safe and reliable functioning of hydrogen components and systems set out in Article 5;

(d)    specifications for requirements relating to any of the following:

(i)    the use of pure hydrogen or a mixture of hydrogen and natural gas/biomethane;

(ii)    new forms of hydrogen storage or usage;

(iii)    the impact protection of vehicles with regard to the integrity of hydrogen components and systems;

(iv)    integrated system safety requirements, covering at least the detection of leakage and requirements relating to purge gas;

(v)    electrical isolation and electric safety;

(e)    administrative provisions for the EC type-approval of vehicles, with regard to hydrogen propulsion, and hydrogen components and systems;

(f)    rules on the information to be provided by manufacturers for the purposes of the type-approval and inspection referred to in Article 4(4) and (5);

(g)    detailed rules for the labelling or other means of clear and rapid identification of hydrogen-powered vehicles referred to in point 16 of Annex VI;

and

(h)    other measures necessary for the application of this Regulation.

(2) the following Article 12a is inserted:

Article 12a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 12 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 12 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 12 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

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*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";    

(3) Article 13 is deleted.



98.Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the coordination of procedures for the award of certain works contracts, supply contracts and service contracts by contracting authorities or entities in the fields of defence and security, and amending Directives 2004/17/EC and 2004/18/EC 100

In order to adapt Directive 2009/81/EC to rapid technical, economic and regulatory developments, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the threshold amounts for contracts in order to align them to those laid down in Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council 101 , to amend the references to the Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV nomenclature) and to amend certain reference numbers in the CPV nomenclature and the procedures for reference in notices to certain headings in the CPV nomenclature. As the technical details and characteristics of the devices for electronic receipt should be kept up to date with technological developments, it is also necessary to empower the Commission to amend the technical details and characteristics of devices for electronic receipt. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2009/81/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 68(1) is amended as follows:

   (a) the second subparagraph is replaced by the following:

   "The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 66a amending the thresholds as provided for in the first subparagraph;";

(b) the following third subparagraph is inserted:

   "Where it is necessary to revise the thresholds as provided for in the first subparagraph, and time constraints prevent the use of the procedure set in Article 66a and therefore imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 66b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this paragraph.";

(2) in Article 69, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 66a amendimg:

(a) the reference numbers in the CPV nomenclature set out in Annexes I and II, insofar as this does not change the material scope of this Directive, and the procedures for reference in the notices to particular headings in the CPV nomenclature within the categories of services listed in those Annexes;

(b) the technical details and characteristics of the devices for electronic receipt referred to in points (a), (f) and (g) of Annex VIII.";

(3) the following Articles 66a and 66 b are inserted:

"Article 66a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 68(1) and Article 69(2) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 68(1) and Article 69(2) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 68(1) and Article 69(2) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

Article 66b
Urgency procedure


1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and to the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 66a (6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act without delay following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or by the Council.

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   *    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";    

(6) in Article 67, paragraphs 3 and 4 are deleted.



99.Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for the setting of eco-design requirements for energy- related products 102

In order to improve the environmental impact of energy-related products and achieve energy savings, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to supplement Directive 2009/125/EC with specific ecodesign requirements for selected environmental aspects which have a significant environmental impact. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2009/125/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 15 is amended as follows:

(a) paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1. Where a product meets the criteria listed in paragraph 2, it shall be covered by a delegated act or by a self-regulation measure in accordance with paragraph 3(b).

The Commission is empowered to adopt such delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a.";

   (b) paragraph 3 is replaced by the following

"3. In preparing a delegated act the Commission shall take into account:

(a) Union environmental priorities, such as those set out in Decision No 1600/2002/EC or in the Commission's European Climate Change Programme

(ECCP);

(b) relevant Union legislation and self-regulation, such as voluntary agreements, which, following an assessment in accordance with Article 17, are expected to achieve the policy objectives more quickly or at lesser expense than mandatory requirements.";

   (c) paragraph 10 is replaced by the following:

"10. Where appropriate a delegated act laying down ecodesign requirements shall include provisions on the balancing of various environmental aspects.";

(2) in Article 16(2), the second subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt those measures by delegated acts in accordance with Article 18a.";

(3) the following Article 18a is inserted:

"Article 18a

Delegated acts

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 15(1) and Article 16(2) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 15(1) and Article 16(2) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 15(1) and Article 16(2) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

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*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";    

(6) in Article 19, the third paragraph is deleted.



100.Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 concerning type-approval requirements for the general safety of motor vehicles, their trailers and systems, components and separate technical units intended therefore 103

In order to adapt Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 to technical progress the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend certain limit values and Annex IV and to supplement that Regulation with technical requirements for motor vehicles, systems, components and separate technical units, as well as with administrative provisions, templates for administrative documents and models for markings. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States’ experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) 661/2009 is amended as follows:

(1) the title of Chapter IV is replaced by the following:

"Delegation of powers";

(2)    Article 14 is replaced by the following:

Article 14

Delegated powers

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 14a required in the light of technical progress in respect of:

(a)    detailed rules concerning the specific procedures, tests and technical requirements for the type-approval of motor vehicles, their trailers and components and separate technical units with regard to the provisions of Articles 5 to 12;

(b)    detailed rules concerning specific safety requirements for vehicles intended for the transport of dangerous goods by road within or between Member States, taking account of UNECE Regulation 105;

(c)    a more precise definition of the physical characteristics and performance requirements a tyre must fulfil to be defined as ‘special use tyre’, ‘off-road professional tyre’, ‘reinforced tyre’, ‘extra load tyre’, ‘snow tyre’, ‘T-type temporary-use spare tyre’ or ‘traction tyre’ in accordance with points 8 to 13 of the second paragraph of Article 3;

(d)    measures amending the limit values on rolling resistance and rolling noise laid down in Parts B and C of Annex II insofar as is necessary as a result of changes in test procedures and without lowering the level of protection of the environment;

(e)    detailed rules on the procedure for the determination of the noise levels referred to in point 1 of Part C of Annex II;

(f)    measures amending Annex IV to include the UNECE Regulations that are mandatory under Article 4(4) of Decision 97/836/EC;

(g)    administrative provisions concerning the specific procedures, tests and technical requirements for the type-approval of motor vehicles, their trailers and components and separate technical units with regard to the provisions of Articles 5 to 12;

(h)    measures exempting certain vehicles or classes of vehicles of categories M2, M3, N2 and N3 from the obligation to install advanced vehicle systems referred to in Article 10 where, following a cost/benefit analysis and taking into account all relevant safety aspects, the application of those systems proves not to be appropriate to the vehicle or class of vehicles concerned;

(i)    other measures necessary for the application of this Regulation.";

(2) the following Article 14a is inserted:

Article 14a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 14 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 14 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 14 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
____________________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";    

(3) Article 15 is deleted.    

101.Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products 104  

In order to ensure that Regulation (EU) No 1223/2009 is adapted to technical and scientific progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission:

-to amend the definition of nanomaterials in that Regulation;

-to amend that Regulation in respect of notification requirements;

-to amend that Regulation to extend the scope of Annex IV to hair colouring products;

-to amend the Annexes to that Regulation in relation to substances that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction;

-to amend the notification information in that Regulation and to amend Annexes II and III in relation to nanomaterials;

-to amend Annexes II to VI to that Regulation where there is a potential risk to human health, arising from the use of substances in cosmetic products, which needs to be addressed on a Union-wide basis;

-to amend Annexes III to VI and VIII to that Regulation for the purpose of adapting them to techncial and scientific progress;

-to supplement that Regulation with a list of common criteria for claims.    

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of the relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 concerning derogations in relation to animal testing, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission to adopt decisions authorising derogations from the prohibition on animal testing. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Accordingly, Regulation (EU) No 1223/2009 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 2, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

“3. In view of the various definitions of nanomaterials published by different bodies and the constant technical and scientific developments in the field of nanotechnologies, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 31a amending paragraph 1(k) to adjust and adapt that point to technical and scientific progress and to definitions subsequently agreed at international level.”;

(2) in Article 13, paragraph 8 is replaced by the following:

“8. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 31a amending paragraphs 1 to 7 of this Article by adding requirements, taking into account technical and scientific progress and specific needs related to market surveillance.";

(3) in Article 14, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

“2. Subject to a decision of the Commission to extend the scope of Annex IV to hair colouring products, such products shall not contain colorants intended to colour the hair, other than those listed in Annex IV and colorants intended to colour the hair which are listed there but not used in accordance with the conditions laid down in that Annex.

To adopt the decision referred to in the first subparagraph, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 31a amending Annex IV.”;

(4) Article 15 is amended as follows:

(a) paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

“1. The use in cosmetic products of substances classified as CMR substances, of category 2, under Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 shall be prohibited.

However, a substance classified in category 2 may be used in cosmetic products where the substance has been evaluated by the SCCS and found safe for use in cosmetic products.

For the purposes of this paragraph the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 31a amending the Annexes to this Regulation.";

(b) in paragraph 2, the fourth and fifth subparagraphs are replaced by the following:

"For the purposes of this paragraph, the Commission shall adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 31a amending the Annexes to this Regulation within 15 months of the inclusion of the substances concerned in Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.

Where, in case of risk to human health arising from the use of substances in cosmetic products, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 31b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this Article .";

(5) Article 16 is amended as follows:

(a)     paragraphs 6 and 7 are replaced by the following:

"6. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 31a amending Annexes II and III, taking into account the opinion of the SCCS, and where there is a potential risk to human health, including when there is insufficient data.

7. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 31a amending paragraph 3 by adding requirements, taking into account technical and scientific progress.";

(b)     paragraph 8 is deleted;

(c)     paragraph 9 is replaced by the following:

"9. Where, in case of risk to human health arising from the use of substances in cosmetic products, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 31b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to paragraphs 6 and 7.";

(6) in Article 18(2), the ninth subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"The measures referred to in the sixth subparagraph shall be adopted by means of implementing acts. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 32(2).";

(7) in Article 20(2), the second subparagraph is replaced by the following:

"The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 31a establishing a list of common criteria for claims which may be used in respect of cosmetic products, after consulting the SCCS or other relevant authorities and taking into account the provisions of Directive 2005/29/EC.";

(8) Article 31 is replaced by the following:

"Article 31
Amendment of the Annexes

1.  The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 31a, after consulting the SCCS, amending Annexes II to VI where there is a potential risk to human health, arising from the use of substances in cosmetic products, which needs to be addressed on a Union-wide basis.

Where, in case of a potential risk to human health arising from the use of substances in cosmetic products, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 31b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant this paragraph.

2.  The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 31a, after consulting the SCCS, amending Annexes III to VI and VIII for the purposes of adapting them to technical and scientific progress.

3.  The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 31a, after consulting the SCCS, amending Annex I where it appears necessary, in order to ensure the safety of cosmetic products placed on the market.";

(9) the following Articles 31a and 31b are inserted:

"Article 31a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 2(3), Article 13(8), Article 14(2), Article 15(1) and (2), Article 16 (8) and (9), Article 20(2) and Article 31(1), (2) and (3) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 2(3), Article 13(8), Article 14(2), Article 15(1) and (2), Article 16(8) and (9), Article 20(2) and Article 31(1), (2) and (3), may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 2(3), Article 13(8), Article 14(2), Article 15(1) and (2), Article 16 (8) and (9), Article 20(2) and Article 31(1), (2) and (3) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    

Article 31b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and to the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 31a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or by the Council.    

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(10) in Article 32, paragraphs 3 and 4 are deleted.



X. Justice and Consumers

102.Council Directive 92/85/EEC of 19 October 1992 on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding (tenth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) 105

In order to take account of technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annex I to Directive 92/85/EEC in a technical way. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 92/85/EEC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 13, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 13a amending Annex I, in a technical way, in order to take account of technical progress, changes in international regulations or specifications and new findings.

Where, in the case of possible imminent risks to the health or safety of pregnant workers, workers who have recently given birth or breastfeeding workers, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 13b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this paragraph.";

(2)    the following Articles 13a and 13b are inserted:

"Article 13a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 13(1) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of the entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 13(1) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 13(1) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 13b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and to the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 13a(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or by the Council.

____________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".



103.Directive 2008/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on credit agreements for consumers and repealing Council Directive 87/102/EC 106  

In order to update Directive 2008/48/EC, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend that Directive to add additional assumptions for the calculation of the annual percentage rate or to modify the existing assumptions. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2008/48/EC is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 19, paragraph 5 is replaced by the following:

"5. Where necessary, the additional assumptions set out in Annex I may be used in calculating the annual percentage rate of the charge.

If the assumptions set out in this Article and in Part II of Annex I do not suffice to calculate the annual percentage rate of the charge in a uniform manner or are no longer adapted to the commercial situations in the market, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 24a amending this Article and Annex I to add the necessary additional assumptions for the calculation of the annual percentage rate of charge or to modify the existing ones.";

(2) the following Article 24a is inserted:

"Article 24a

Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 19(5) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [the entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 19(5) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 19(5) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

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*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(3) Article 25 is deleted.



XI.    Mobility and Transport

104.Council Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 of 16 December 1991 on the harmonization of technical requirements and administrative procedures in the field of civil aviation 107

In order to adapt Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 to scientific and technical progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annex III to that Regulation. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 11, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11a amending Annex III in order to adapt it to scientific and technical progress.

Where imperative grounds of urgency so require, the procedure provided for in Article 11b shall apply to delegated acts adopted pursuant to this paragraph.";

(2) the following Articles 11a and 11b are inserted:

"Article 11a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 11(1) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 11(1) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before the adoption of a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 11(1) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 11b
Urgency procedure

1. Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act to the European Parliament and the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.

2. Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 12b(6). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act immediately following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.    
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*
   OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.1.";

(3) in Article 12, paragraphs 3 and 4 are deleted.

   

105.Council Directive 95/50/EC of 6 October 1995 on uniform procedures for checks on the transport of dangerous goods by road 108

In order to adapt Directive 95/50/EC to scientific and technical progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to that Directive, in particular to take account of amendments to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council 109 . It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 95/50/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 9a is replaced by the following:

"Article 9a

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9aa amending the Annexes in order to adapt them to scientific and technical progress in the fields covered by this Directive, in particular to take account of amendments to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council*.
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*    Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 September 2008 on the inland transport of dangerous goods (OJ L 260, 30.9.2008, p. 13).";

(2) the following Article 9aa is inserted:

"Article 9aa

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 9a shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 9a may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 9a shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

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*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) Article 9b is deleted.    

106.Council Directive 97/70/EC of 11 December 1997 setting up a harmonised safety regime for fishing vessels of 24 meters in length and over 110  

In order to adapt Directive 97/70/EC to the evolution of international law, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend that Directive in order to apply subsequent amendments to the Torremolinos Protocol. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of Directive 97/70/EC, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission to adopt provisions for a harmonised interpretation of those provisions of the Annex to the Torremolinos Protocol which have been left to the discretion of the administrations of individual contracting parties, as far as necessary to ensure their consistent implementation in the Union. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

Accordingly, Directive 97/70/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 8 is replaced by the following:

"Article 8
Delegated and implementing acts

1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 8a amending Articles 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 and the Annexes in order to apply, for the purposes of this Directive, subsequent amendments to the Torremolinos Protocol.

2. The Commission may establish a harmonised interpretation of those provisions of the Annex to the Torremolinos Protocol which have been left to the discretion of the administrations of individual contracting parties, as far as necessary to ensure their consistent implementation in the Union, by means of implementing acts. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 9(2).

3. The amendments to the international instrument referred to in Article 2(4) may be excluded from the scope of this Directive, pursuant to Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 2099/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council*.    
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*    Regulation (EC) No 2099/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 November 2002 establishing a Committee on Safe Seas and the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (COSS) and amending the Regulations on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships (OJ L 324, 29.11.2002, p. 1).";



(2) the following Article 8a is inserted:

"Article 8a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 8(1) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 8(1) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 8(1) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
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*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) in Article 9, paragraph 3 is deleted.

107.Directive 2000/59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2000 on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residue 111  

In order to improve the regime established by Directive 2000/59/EC and to adapt that Directive to the evolution of other Union and international instruments, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission:

-to amend that Directive in order to adapt the references to Union and IMO instruments to bring them into line with Union or IMO measures which have entered into force;

-to amend the Annexes to that Directive.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2000/59/EC is amended as follows:

(1) the following Article 13a is inserted:

"Article 13a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 15 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 15 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 15 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
_____________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(2) Article 14 is deleted;

(3) Article 15 is replaced by the following:

"Article 15
Amendments

1.The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 13a amending the references to Union and IMO instruments in this Directive in order to bring them in line with Union or IMO measures which have entered into force, in so far as such amendments do not broaden the scope of this Directive.

2.The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 13a amending the Annexes where necessary in order to improve the regime established by this Directive, in so far as such amendments do not broaden the scope of this Directive.

3.The amendments to the international instruments referred to in Article 2 may be excluded from the scope of this Directive pursuant to Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 2099/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council*.

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*    Regulation (EC) No 2099/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 November 2002 establishing a Committee on Safe Seas and the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (COSS) and amending the Regulations on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships (OJ L 324, 29.11.2002, p. 1).".



108.Directive 2001/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 December 2001 establishing harmonised requirements and procedures for the safe loading and unloading of bulk carriers 112  

In order to adapt Directive 2001/96/EC to the evolution of Union and international rules and to improve the applicable procedures, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend that Directive in respect of:

-certain definitions;

-the references to international conventions and codes and to IMO Resolutions and Circulars, the references to ISO standards and the references to Union instruments and the Annexes thereto;

-the procedures between bulk carriers and terminals;

-certain reporting obligations. 

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2001/96/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 14 is deleted;

(2) Article 15 is replaced by the following:

"Article 15
Amendments

1. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 15a amending the definitions set out in points (1) to (6) and (15) to (18) of Article 3, the references to international conventions and codes and to IMO Resolutions and Circulars, the references to ISO standards and the references to Union instruments in order to bring them into line with international and Union instruments which have been adopted, amended or brought into force after the adoption of this Directive, provided that the scope of this Directive is not thereby broadened.

2. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 15a amending Article 8 concerning the procedures between bulk carriers and terminals, the reporting obligations referred to in Article 11(2), and the Annexes, provided that such acts do not broaden the scope of this Directive.

3. The amendments to the international instruments referred to in Article 3 may be excluded from the scope of this Directive, pursuant to Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 2099/2002.    
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*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) the following Article 15a is inserted:

"Article 15a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 15 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 15 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 15 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
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*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";



109.Directive 2002/59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2002 establishing a Community vessel traffic monitoring and information system and repealing Council Directive 93/75/EEC 113  

In order to adapt Directive 2002/59/EC to the evolution of Union and international law and to the experience gained in its implementation, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend:

-the references to Union and IMO instruments in that Directive, in order to bring them into line with provisions of Union or international law,

-certain definitions in that Directive, in order to bring them into line with other provisions of Union or international law;

-Annexes I, III and IV to that Directive in the light of technical progress and experience gained with that Directive.

It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2002/59/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 27 is replaced by the following:

"Article 27
Amendments

1.The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 27a amending references to Union and IMO instruments in this Directive and the definitions in Article 3 and the Annexes in order to bring them into line with provisions of Union or international law which have been adopted or amended or which have entered into force, in so far as such amendments do not broaden the scope of this Directive.

2.The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 27a amending Annexes I, III and IV in the light of technical progress and experience gained with this Directive, in so far as such amendments do not broaden its scope.";

(2) the following Article 27a is inserted:

"Article 27a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 27 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 27 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 27 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
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*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) Article 28 is deleted.

110.Regulation (EC) No 2099/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 November 2002 establishing a Committee on Safe Seas and the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (COSS) and amending the Regulations on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships 114  

In order to update the list of Union acts referring to the Committee on Safe Seas and the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (COSS) in Regulation (EC) No 2099/2002, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend that Regulation to include a reference to the Union acts conferring powers on the COSS that have entered into force. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Regulation (EC) No 2099/2002 is amended as follows:

(1) in Article 3, paragraph 3 is deleted;

(2) Article 7 is replaced by the following:

"Article 7
Powers of COSS and amendments

COSS shall exercise the powers conferred on it by virtue of the Union maritime legislation in force.

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 7a amending Article 2(2) in order to include a reference to the Union acts conferring powers on COSS that have entered into force following the adoption of this Regulation.";

(3) the following Article 7a is inserted:

"Article 7a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 7 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of the entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 7 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 7 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
_____________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.".

111.Directive 2003/25/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 April 2003 on specific stability requirements for ro-ro passenger ships 115

In order to adapt Directive 2003/25/EC to technical progress, to developments at international level and to experience gained in its implementation, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annexes to that Directive. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2003/25/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 10 is replaced by the following:

"Article 10
Amendment of Annexes

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10a amending the Annexes in order to take account of developments at international level, in particular in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), and to improve the effectiveness of this Directive in the light of experience and technical progress.";

(2) the following Article 10a is inserted:

"Article 10a     
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 10 is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 10 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 10 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 10 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
_____________________
   
*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) Article 11 is deleted.

112.Directive 2003/59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2003 on initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles for the carriage of goods or passengers, amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3820/85 and Council Directive 91/439/EEC and repealing Council Directive 76/914/EEC 116

In order to adapt Directive 2003/59/EC to scientific and technical progress, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission to amend Annexes I and II to that Directive. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

Accordingly, Directive 2003/59/EC is amended as follows:

(1) Article 11 is replaced by the following:

"Article 11
Adaptation to scientific and technical progress

The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 11a amending Annexes I and II in order to adapt them to scientific and technical progress.";

(2) the following Article 11a is inserted:

"Article 11a
Exercise of the delegation

1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 11 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [date of entry into force of this Omnibus].

3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 11 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016*.

5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 11 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.    
_____________________

*    OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.";

(3) Article 12 is deleted.

113.Regulation (EC) No 782/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 April 2003 on the prohibition of organotin compounds on ships 117

In order to further develop the control of harmful anti-fouling systems on ships, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should be delegated to the Commission:

-to amend the references to the AFS