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Wednesday, 16 February 2000 - Strasbourg OJ edition
Additives in feedingstuffs *

Proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 70/524/EEC concerning additives in feedingstuffs (COM(1999) 388 - C5-0134/1999 - 1999/0168(CNS) )

The proposal was amended as follows(1) :

Text proposed by the Commission(2)   Amendments by Parliament
(Amendment 1)
Citation 1
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 37 thereof,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 152 thereof,
(Amendment 2)
Recital 4a (new)
(4a) Whereas if, on 1 April 1998, there was more than one person responsible for putting an additive into circulation, each such person will hold a provisional authorisation linked to it during the re-evaluation procedure, provided he makes an application for authorisation in accordance with Article 9g(5);
(Amendment 4)
ARTICLE -1 (new)
Article 7a (Directive 70/524/EEC )
Article -1
Article 7a of Directive 70/524/EEC is replaced by the following:
“Article 7a
1. If an additive consists of or contains genetically modified organisms within the meaning of Article 2(1) and (2) of Council Directive 90/220/EEC of 23 April 1990 on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms( 1 ), it shall be authorised only if it is safe for human health and the environment.
2.In the case of genetically modified organisms pursuant to paragraph 1, an environmental impact assessment shall be carried out in accordance with Directive 90/220/EEC .
3.The procedures ensuring that the environmental impact assessment and other relevant elements meet the requirements of Directive 90/220/EEC shall be introduced, on a proposal by the Commission, in a Council Regulation based on the relevant legal basis in the Treaty. Pending the entry into force of such a Regulation, genetically modified organisms in feedingstuffs may be authorised only if they have been authorised for placing on the market pursuant to Directive 90/220/EEC .
4.Articles 11 to 18 of Directive 90/220/EEC shall no longer apply to genetically modified organisms authorised in conformity with the Regulation referred to in paragraph 3.
5.The technical and scientific details for carrying out the environmental impact assessment shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure under Article 23.
( 1 ) OJ L 117, 8.5.1990, p. 15; as last amended by Directive 97/35/EC (OJ L 169, 27.6.1997, p. 72).”
(Amendment 3)
Article 9g (5), 2nd subparagraph (new) (Directive 70/524/EEC )
For persons responsible, on 1 April 1998, for putting an additive into circulation, but not being the person referred to in paragraph 2, the provisional authorisation referred to in paragraph 1 shall be replaced by a provisional authorisation in accordance with paragraph 4, which will remain valid until the end of the evaluation of the dossier submitted by that person in accordance with this paragraph.
(Amendment 5)
ARTICLE 1a (new)
Articles 14, 15 and 16 (Directive 70/524/EEC )
Article 1a
The following paragraph is added to Article 14, Article 15 and Article 16 of Directive 70/524/EEC :
“Genetically modified additives shall be clearly identified as such on any label or any document, official or otherwise, which, under the provisions of this Directive, is affixed to or accompanies the additive, the premixture or the feedingstuff.”

(1) The matter was then referred back to committee pursuant to Rule 69(2).
(2)OJ C 307 E, 26.10.1999, p. 38.

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