Dáil Éireann - Volume 637 - 05 July, 2007

Written Answers. - Waste Management.

Deputy Eamon Gilmore asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the status of negotiations with the European Commission regarding its assessment of the Irish legislation transposing Directive 2002/96/EC of the Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on waste electrical and electronic equipment as amended by Directive 2003/108/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 December 2003; the issues that have been raised by the Commission in its assessment; and when he expects these negotiations to be concluded. [19395/07]

  Deputy John Gormley: Article 12(2) of Directive 2002/96/EC of the [2162] European Parliament and of the Council on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) requires Member States to transmit to the European Commission a report on the implementation of this Directive at three-year intervals within nine months of the end of each three year period covered by it. The first of these reports, which are to be based on the questionnaire prescribed by Commission Decision 2004/249/EC of 11 March 2004 (OJ L78 of 16 March 2004, Pages 56 to 59), will cover the period 2004 to 2006. The Commission has yet to raise any issues as the reports are not due to be submitted until the end of September 2007.