Dáil Éireann - Volume 517 - 11 April, 2000

Written Answers. - EU Directives.

162. Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development the number of EU Directives which are currently outstanding and have yet to be implemented by his Department through regulation or legislation; the timescale for implementing these directives; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10398/00]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table.

While every effort is made to implement directives by the due implementation date, the demands on staff and other resources as well as specific legal difficulties have led to delays in certain cases.

Title of Directive

Date by which Directive is to be implemented

Expected date of completion

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

1 January 1999

1 July 1999

May 2000

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

1 July 1999

June 2000

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

1 July 1999

June 2000

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

1 January 1999

1 July 1999

May 2000

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

31 December 1999

June 2000

Commission Directive 1999/8/EC of 18 February 1999 amending Council Directive 66/402/EEC on the marketing of cereal seed.

1 February 2000

Completion is dependent on Commission implementing provisions which are as yet unavailable.

Directive 1999/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 February 1999 relating to coffee extracts and chicory extracts.

13 September 2000

September 2000

[1415] Title of Directive

Date by which Directive is to be implemented

Expected date of completion

Council Directive 1999/40/EC of 6 May 1999 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 79/622/EEC relating to the roll-over protection structures of wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors (static testing).

30 June 2000

June 2000

Commission Directive 1999/54/EC of 26 May 1999 amending Council Directive 66/402/EEC on the marketing of cereal seed.

1 July 2000

Completion is dependent on Commission implementing provisions which are as yet unavailable.

Commission Directive 1999/55/EC of 1 June 1999 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 77/536/EEC relating to the roll-over protection structures of wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors.

30 June 2000

June 2000

Commission Directive 1999/56/EC of 3 June 1999 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 78/933/EEC relating to the installation of lighting and light-signalling devices on wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors.

30 June 2000

June 2000

Commission Directive 1999/57/EC of 7 June 1999 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 78/7564/EEC relating to the driver's seat on wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors.

30 June 2000

June 2000

Commission Directive 1999/58/EC of 7 June 1999 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 79/533/EEC relating to coupling and reversing devices for wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors.

30 June 2000

June 2000

Council Directive 1999/74/EC of 19 July 1999 laying down minimum standards for the protection of laying hens.

1 January 2002

December 2001

Council Directive 1999/86/EC of 11 November 1999 adapting to technical progress Directive 76/763/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to passenger seats for wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors.

1 January 2001

December 2000

Commission Directive 2000/1/EC of 14 January 2000 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 89/173/EEC as regards certain components and characteristics of wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors.

30 June 2000

June 2000

Commission Directive 2000/2/EC of 14 January 2000 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 75/322/EEC relating to the suppression of radio interference produced by spark-ignition engines fitted to a wheeled agricultural or forestry tractor and Council Directive 74/150/EEC relating to the type approval of wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors.

31 December 2000

December 2000

Commission Directive 2000/10/EC of 1 March 2000 including an active substance (fluroxypyr) in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market.

1 June 2001

May 2001