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Environmental Directives

Volume 449: debated on Monday 24 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which environmental directives have been agreed and published since May 1997; and what the date or expected date of transposition is of each. (84060)

DEFRA was formed in June 2001. Between 8 June 2001 and 30 June 2006, 30 EU environmental directives, for which the Department has responsibility for implementation, were adopted. These are shown in the following table.

Directive number

Directive name

Transposition deadline

Date UK transposition completed/or expected to be completed

2001/080/EC

Limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from large combustion plants

27 November 2002

9 September 2003

2001/081/EC

National emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants

1 March 2002

13 March 2003

2001/091/EC

Restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (hexachloroethane)

31 December 2002

30 June 2003

2002/003/EC

Relating to ozone in ambient air

9 September 2003

26 February 2004

2002/031/EC

Energy labelling of household air conditioners

1 January 2003

14 March 2003

2002/040/EC

Commission Directive 2002/040/EC implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household electric ovens

31 December 2002

14 March 2003

2002/045/EC

Relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (short-chain chlorinated paraffins)

6 July 2003

23 December 2003

2002/049/EC

Assessment and management of environmental noise

18 July 2004

October 2006

2002/062/EC

Adapting to technical progress for the ninth time Annex I to Council Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States on marketing and use of (organostannic compounds)

31 October 2002

14 March 2003

2003/002/EC

Relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of arsenic

30 June 2003

23 December 2003

2003/004/EC

On public access to environmental information and repealing 90/31 3/EEC

14 February 2005

04 January 2006

2003/011/EC

Relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (pentabromodiphenyl ether octabromodiphenyl ether)

15 February 2004

22 March 2004

2003/035/EC

Providing for public participation in respect of the drawing up of certain plans and programmes relating to the environment

25 June 2005

October 2007

2003/066/EC

Energy labelling of household electric refrigerators, freezers and their combinations

30 June 2004

1 July 2004

2003/087/EC

Establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community

31 December 2003

23 December 2004

2004/008/EC

On the promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internal energy market

21 February 2006

September 2006

2004/012/EC

Packaging and packaging waste

18 August 2005

September 2006

2004/035/EC

Environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage

30 April 2007

April 2007

2004/042/EC

Limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds due to use of organic solvents in certain paints and varnishes and vehicle refinishing products

30 October 2005

25 October 2005

2004/098/EC

Restrictions on the marketing and use of pentabromodiphenyl ether in aircraft emergency evacuation systems

1 January 2005

22 December 2004

2004/101/EC

A scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community

13 November 2005

September 2006

2004/107/EC

Relating to arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air

15 February 2007

February 2007

2005/032/EC

Establishing a framework for setting ecodesign requirements for energy-using products

11 August 2007

August 2007

2005/033/EC

The sulphur content of marine fuels

11 August 2006

August 2006

2005/059/EC

Restrictions on marketing and use of certain dangerous substances (Toluene and Trichlorobenzene)

15 December 2006

December 2006

2005/069/EC

Marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations

29 December 2006

December 2006

2006/007/EC

Bathing water quality

24 March 2008

March 2008

2006/011/EC

Pollution caused by dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the community (codified version)

n/a

n/a

2006/012/EC

Waste (codified version)

n/a

n/a

2006/032/EC

Energy end-use efficiency and energy services

17 May 2008

May 2008

I am placing in the Library of the House a list which itemises the directives adopted together with:

(a) the EU deadline for transposition into domestic legislation.

(b) where, appropriate, the final or expected United Kingdom transposition date.

Details of all Directives in force can be found on the Eur-Lex database available on the European Union’s website at: http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex.