Dáil Éireann - Volume 492 - 16 June, 1998

Written Answers. - EU Directives.

241. Ms Fitzgerald asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government the EU directives coming wholly or partly under the auspices of his Department that were not fully implemented as of 1 June 1998; the reference number and subject matter of each directive; the deadline for implementation set out in the directive; whether it is proposed to implement the directive by means of a Bill or by statutory instrument; and when it is proposed to implement the directive. [13953/98]

Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Dempsey): The directives in question are set out in the following table:

Ref. No.

Subject

Date of Adoption

Deadline for Transposition

Mode of Transposition

Current Position

91/156/EEC (Amending 75/442/EEC

Waste

18/3/91

1/4/93

Primary legislation (Waste Management Act, 1996) and Statutory Instrument (S.I.)

Majority of provisions already implemented; balance to be implemented by regulations in 1998

94/12/EC

Packaging and Packaging Waste

20/12/94

30/6/96

Primary legislation (Waste Management Act, 1996) and S.I.

Majority of provisions already implemented; further draft regulations to complete transposition notified to European Commission in April 1998

[929]94/12/EC

Air pollution by emission from motor vehicles (amending Directive 70/220/EC

23/3/94

1/7/94

S.I.

[930]S.I. in place effecting partial transposition S.I. in preparation to give full effect to implementation.

96/20/EC

Permissible sound level and exhaust system of motor vehicles

27/3/96

1/10/96

S.I.

Regulations to be made in 1998

96/69/EC

Air Pollution by emissions from Motor Vehicles (amending Directive 70/220/EEC)

8/10/96

1/4/9

S.I.

Regulations to be made in 1998

96/62/EC

Ambient Air Quality Assessment and management

27/9/96

21/5/98

S.I.

Regulations to be made in 1998

97/68/EC

Air pollution by emissions from non road mobile machinery

16/12/97

30/6/98

S.I.

Regulations to be made in 1998

96/61/EC

Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control

24/9/96

29/10/99

Primary Legislation

Will be implemented by means of amendment to EPA Act, 1992

97/11/EC

Environmental Impact Assessment

3/3/97

14/3/99

S.I.

Regulations to be made in 1998

91/439/EC

Driving Licences

29/7/91

1/7/96

S.I.

Majority of provisions already implemented; balance to be implemented in 1998

97/26/EC

Driving Licences

2/6/97

1/1/98

S.I.

Regulations to be made in 1998

96/96/EC (Consolidated Text)

Road-worthiness testing of private cars

20/12/96

21/6/93 (under parent Directive)

S.I.

Regulations to be made in 1998

96/53/EC (Consolidated Text)

Plating of certain vehicles with their maximum weights and dimensions

25/7/96

17/9/97

S.I.

Regulations to be made in 1998