Dáil Éireann - Volume 552 - 18 April, 2002

Written Answers. - EU Directives.

  16. Mr. J. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development the European directives affecting his Department currently awaiting implementation; and the reasons for the delay. [11908/02]

  Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): The list of directives is set out in a tabular statement which I propose to circulate with the official report. Of the 27 directives awaiting implementation, six are overdue, although two of the overdue directives have been partially implemented. 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.

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Title of Directive

Date by which Directive is to be implemented

Expected date of implementation

Council Directive 2001/112/EC of 20 December 2001 relating to fruit juices and certain similar products intended for human consumption (OJL 10, 12.01.2001, p.58)

12 July 2003

Before 12 July 2003

Council Directive 2001/113/EC of 20 December 2001 relating to fruit jams, jellies and marmalades and sweetened chestnut purée intended for human consumption (OJL 10, 12.01.2001, p.67)

12 July 2003

Before 12 July 2003

Council Directive 2001/114/EC of 20 December 2001 relating to certain partly or wholly dehydrated preserved for human consumption (OJL 15, 17.01.2001, p.19)

12 July 2003

Before 12 July 2003

Council Directive 2001/110/EC of 20 December 2001 relating to honey (OJL 10, 12.01.2001, p.47)

1 August 2003

Before 1 August 2003

Directive 2000/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 June 2000 relating to cocoa and chocolate products intended for human consumption (OJL 197, 03.08.2000, p.19)

3 August 2003

Before 3 August 2003

Commission Directive 2001/93/EC of 9 November 2001 amending Directive 91/630/EEC laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs (OJL 316, 01.12.2001, p.36)

1 January 2003

Before 1 January 2003

Council Directive 2002/11/EC of 14 February 2002 amending Directive 68/193/EEC on the marketing of material for the vegetative propagation of the vine and repealing Directive 74/649/EEC (OJL 53, 23.02.2002, p.20)

23 February 2003

Before 23 February 2003

Directive 2002/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2002 amending Council Directive 79/373/EEC on the circulation of compound feedingstuffs and repealing Commission Directive 91/357/EEC (OJL 63, 06.03.02, p.23)

6 March 2003

Before 6 March 2003

Commission Directive 2001/103/EC of 28 November 2001 amending Annex 1 to Council Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market to include 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid (2,4-D) as an active substance (OJL 313, 30.11.2001, p.37)

1 April 2003

Before 1 April 2003

Commission Directive 2002/18/EC of 22 February 2002 amending Annex 1 to Council Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market to include isoproturon as an active substance (OJL 55, 26.02.2002, p.29)

30 June 2003

Before 30 June 2003

Council Directive 2001/111/EC of 20 December 2001 relating to certain sugars intended for human consumption (OJL 10, 12.01.2001, p.53)

12 July 2003

Before 12 July 2003

Commission Directive 2002/23/EC of 26 February 2002 amending the Annexes to Council Directive 86/362/EEC, 86/363/EEC and 90/642/EEC as regards the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on cereal's, foodstuffs of animal origin and certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively (OJL 64, 07.03.2002, p.13)

31 August 2002

Before 31 August 2002

Directive 2001/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2002 amending Council Directive 95/53/EC fixing the principles governing the organisation of official inspections in the field of animal nutrition and Directives 70/524/EEC, 96/25/EC and 1999/29/EC on animal nutrition (OJL 234, 01.09.2001, p.55)

1 September 2002

Before 1 September 2002

Commission Directive 2002/5/EC of 30 January 2002 amending Annex II to Council Directive 90/642/EEC as regards the fixing of maximum levels for pesticide residues in and on certain products of plant origin, including fruit and vegetables respectively (OJL 34, 05.02.2002, p.7)

1 September 2002

Before 1 September 2002

Council Directive 2001/89/EC of 23 October 2001 on Community measures for the control of classical swine fever (OJL 316, 01.12.2001, p.5)

31 October 2002

Before 31 October 2002

Commission Directive 2002/1/EC of 7 January 2002 amending Directive 94/39/EC as regards animal feedingstuffs for the support of liver function in case of chronic liver insufficiency (OJL 5, 09.01.2002, p.8)

20 November 2002

Before 20 November 2002

Council Directive 2001/88/EC of 23 October 2001 amending Directive 91/630/EEC laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs (OJL 316, 01.12.2001, p.1)

1 January 2003

Before 1 January 2003

Commission Directive 2002/29/EC of 19 March 2002 amending Directive 2001/32/EC as regards certain protected zones exposed to particular plant health risks in the Community (OJL 77, 20.03.2002, p.26)

31 March 2002

End of April 2002

Commission Directive 2001/36/EC of 16 May 2001 amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market (OJL 164, 20.06.2001, p.1)

1 May 2002

Before 1 May 2002

Commission Directive 2001/3/EC of 8 January 2001 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 74/150/EEC relating to the type-approval of wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors and Council Directive 75/322/EEC relating to the suppression of radio interference produced by spark-ignition engines fitted to wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors (OJL 028, 30.01.2001, p.1)

30 June 2002

Before 30 June 2002

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Title of Directive

Date by which Directive is to be implemented

Expected date of implementation

Council Directive 2001/44/EC of 15 June 2001 amending Directive 76/308/EEC on mutal assistance for the recovery of claims resulting from operations forming part of the system of financing the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund and of agricultural levies and customs duties and in respect of value added tax and certain excise duties (OJL 175, 28.06.01, p.17)

30 June 2002

Before 30 June 2002

Council Directive 2001/102/EC of 27 November 2001 amending Directive 1999/29/EC on the undesirable substances and products in animal nutrition (OJL 6, 10.01.2002, p.45)

1 July 2002

Before 1 July 2002

Council Directive 97/12/EC of 7 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 amimals and swine (OJL L 109, 25.04.1997, p.1)

1 January 1999

1 July 1999

The Directive has been implemented with the exception of a computer database for swine, which will be operational by July 2002

Council Directive 98/95/EC of 14 December amending, in respect of the consolidation of the internal market, genetically modified plant varieties and plant genetic resources, Directives 66/400/EEC, 66/401/EEC, 66/402/EEC, 66/403/EEC, 69/208/EEC, 70/457/EEC and 70/458/EEC on the marketing of beet seed, fodder plant seed, cereal seed, seed potatoes, seed of oil and fibre plants and vegetable seed and on the common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species (OJL L 25, 01.02.1999, p.1)

31 December 1999

The Directive has been implemented with the exception of the provisions relating to fodder plant seed, seed of oil and fibre plants and common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species, which will be implemented by the end of May 2002

Council Directive 2001/64/EC of 31 August 2001 amending Directive 64/401/EEC on the marketing of fodder plant seed and Directive 66/402/EEC on the marketing of cereal seed (OJL 234, 01.09.2001, p.60)

1 March 2002

End of May 2002

Commission Directive 2002/8/EC of 6 February 2002 amending Directive 72/168/EEC and 72/180/EEC concerning the characteristics and minimum conditions for examining vegetable and agricultural varieties respectively (OJL 37, 07.02.2002, p.7)

31 March 2002

End of June 2002

Commission Directive 2002/28/EC of 19 March 2002 amending certain annexes to Council Directive 2002/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant procducts and against their spread within the Community (OJL 77, 20.03.2002, p.23)

31 March 2002

End of April 2002