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18 June 2012
PE 478.717v02-00 A7-0201/2012

on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 64/432/EEC as regards computer databases which are part of the surveillance networks in the Member States

(COM(2011)0524 – C7-0229/2011 – 2011/0228(COD))

Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Rapporteur: Sophie Auconie

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 OPINION of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
 PROCEDURE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 64/432/EEC as regards computer databases which are part of the surveillance networks in the Member States

(COM(2011)0524 – C7-0229/2011 – 2011/0228(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2011)0524),

–   having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 43(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C7-0229/2011),

–   having regard to Article 294(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–   having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 7 December 2011(1)

–   having regard to Rule 55 of its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and the opinion of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (A7-0201/2012),

1.  Adopts its position at first reading hereinafter set out;

2.  Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it intends to amend its proposal substantially or replace it with another text;

3.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.

Amendment  1

Proposal for a directive

Article 1 – point 1

Directive 64/432/EEC

Article 14 - paragraph 3 - part C - point 1 - indent 8

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

– date of death and slaughter,

– date of death and/or slaughter,

Amendment  2

Proposal for a directive

Article 1 – paragraph 1

Directive 64/432/EEC

Article 14 – paragraph 3 – part C – point 1 – indent 9 a (new)

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

electronic identification code;

Justification

If this is not added, there is a risk that there may be differences in some cases between the visual and electronic identification codes.

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

Purpose of the proposal for a directive:

Under Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000 establishing a system for the identification and registration of bovine animals and regarding the labelling of beef and beef products and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 820/97, and in accordance with Directive 64/432/EEC, Member States have set up ‘computerised databases’ containing information on bovine animals on their territory. As yet these databases do not take into account the emergence of technology for the electronic identification (EID) of bovine animals. Since the review of Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000 currently under way favours the gradual and harmonised development of this new technology, the principles governing the collection of such data should also be adapted to make them compatible with both methods for the identification of bovine animals. It is therefore necessary to amend Directive 64/432/EEC.

Rapporteur's position

The rapporteur supports the Commission’s proposed amendment to the provisions on databases. This revision, which follows on directly from the amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000, is necessary and appropriate.

However, over and above the Commission’s proposal, the rapporteur proposes to add ‘means of identification used’ to the information farmers are required to supply concerning their holdings. The aim of this amendment is to guarantee the availability of precise and up-to-date knowledge of the extent to which the two available means of identifying bovine animals are used.

(1)

OJ C 43, 15.2.2012, p. 64..


OPINION of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (26.4.2012)

for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council Directive 64/432/EEC as regards computer databases which are part of the surveillance networks in the Member States

(COM(2011)0524 – C7-0229 – 2011/0228(COD))

Rapporteur: James Nicholson

SHORT JUSTIFICATION

The elements of the computer databases laid down in Directive 64/432/EEC do not include so far any reference to electronic means of identification. In light of the Commission's proposals to recognise EID as a means of bovine identification in Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000, it is necessary to amend Council Directive 64/432/EEC as regards computer databases which are part of the surveillance networks in the Member States.

The draftsperson considers that the Commission's proposals in this regard are sufficient. In the interests of simplification and the desire to minimise bureaucratic burden, the draftsperson does not wish to add any elements to the proposal.

AMENDMENT

The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development calls on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, as the committee responsible, to incorporate the following amendment in its report:

Amendment  1

Proposal for a directive

Article 1 – paragraph 1

Directive 64/432/EEC

Article 14 – paragraph 3 – part C – point 1 – indent 9 a (new)

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

- electronic identification code;

Justification

If this is not added, there is a risk that there may be differences in some cases between the visual and electronic identification codes.

PROCEDURE

Title

Amendment of Council Directive 64/432/EEC as regards computer databases which are part of the surveillance networks in the Member States

References

COM(2011)0524 – C7-0229/2011 – 2011/0228(COD)

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

ENVI

15.9.2011

 

 

 

Committee(s) asked for opinion(s)

       Date announced in plenary

AGRI

15.9.2011

 

 

 

Rapporteur(s)

       Date appointed

James Nicholson

23.11.2011

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

20.3.2012

 

 

 

Date adopted

24.4.2012

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

19

0

0

Members present for the final vote

José Bové, Luis Manuel Capoulas Santos, Michel Dantin, Paolo De Castro, Albert Deß, Herbert Dorfmann, Julie Girling, Martin Häusling, Esther Herranz García, Elisabeth Köstinger, Mairead McGuinness, James Nicholson, Wojciech Michał Olejniczak, Georgios Papastamkos, Britta Reimers, Giancarlo Scottà, Czesław Adam Siekierski, Alyn Smith, Marc Tarabella

Substitute(s) present for the final vote

María Auxiliadora Correa Zamora


PROCEDURE

Title

Amendment of Council Directive 64/432/EEC as regards computer databases which are part of the surveillance networks in the Member States

References

COM(2011)0524 – C7-0229/2011 – 2011/0228(COD)

Date submitted to Parliament

30.8.2011

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

ENVI

15.9.2011

 

 

 

Committee(s) asked for opinion(s)

       Date announced in plenary

AGRI

15.9.2011

 

 

 

Rapporteur(s)

       Date appointed

Sophie Auconie

28.9.2011

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

30.1.2012

8.5.2012

 

 

Date adopted

30.5.2012

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

60

0

0

Members present for the final vote

Kriton Arsenis, Sophie Auconie, Pilar Ayuso, Paolo Bartolozzi, Sergio Berlato, Lajos Bokros, Milan Cabrnoch, Martin Callanan, Chris Davies, Esther de Lange, Anne Delvaux, Bas Eickhout, Edite Estrela, Jill Evans, Karl-Heinz Florenz, Elisabetta Gardini, Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Matthias Groote, Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines, Satu Hassi, Jolanta Emilia Hibner, Karin Kadenbach, Christa Klaß, Holger Krahmer, Jo Leinen, Corinne Lepage, Peter Liese, Kartika Tamara Liotard, Zofija Mazej Kukovič, Linda McAvan, Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė, Miroslav Ouzký, Vladko Todorov Panayotov, Andres Perello Rodriguez, Mario Pirillo, Pavel Poc, Anna Rosbach, Oreste Rossi, Dagmar Roth-Behrendt, Kārlis Šadurskis, Carl Schlyter, Richard Seeber, Theodoros Skylakakis, Bogusław Sonik, Salvatore Tatarella, Anja Weisgerber, Åsa Westlund, Glenis Willmott, Sabine Wils

Substitute(s) present for the final vote

Inés Ayala Sender, Gaston Franco, James Nicholson, Justas Vincas Paleckis, Vittorio Prodi, Britta Reimers, Michèle Rivasi, Alda Sousa, Bart Staes, Marita Ulvskog, Andrea Zanoni

Date tabled

18.6.2012

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