REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, as regards the implementing powers conferred to the Commission

    14.5.2007 - (COM(2006)0915 – C6‑0021/2007 – 2006/0303(COD)) - ***I

    Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
    Rapporteur: Karl-Heinz Florenz

    Procedure : 2006/0303(COD)
    Document stages in plenary
    Document selected :  
    A6-0187/2007
    Texts tabled :
    A6-0187/2007
    Debates :
    Texts adopted :

    DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

    on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, as regards the implementing powers conferred to the Commission

    (COM(2006)0915 – C6‑0021/2007 – 2006/0303(COD))

    (Codecision procedure: first reading)

    The European Parliament,

    –   having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2006)0915)[1],

    –   having regard to Article 251(2) and Article 95 of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C6‑0021/2007),

    –   having regard to Rule 51 of its Rules of Procedure,

    –   having regard to the report of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (A6‑0187/2007),

    1.  Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

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

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

    Text proposed by the CommissionAmendments by Parliament

    Amendment 1

    ARTICLE 1, POINT (1) (B)

    Article 5, paragraph 1, subparagraph 2 (Directive 2002/95/EC)

    The measures referred to in the first subparagraph, designed to amend non-essential elements of this Directive, shall be adopted in accordance with the regulatory procedure with scrutiny referred to in Article 7(2).

    The measures referred to in points (a) to (c), designed to amend non-essential elements of this Directive, shall be adopted in accordance with the regulatory procedure with scrutiny referred to in Article 7(2).

    Justification

    This amendment aims at clarifying the scope of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny in Article 5(1).

    • [1]  OJ C ... / Not yet published in OJ.

    EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

    The adjustment of the Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment to the revised Comitology Decision 1999/468/EEC shall take fully into account the newly introduced regulatory procedure with scrutiny. The references to this procedure should be clear and include the standard time limits.

    PROCEDURE

    Title

    Hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (implementing powers conferred on the Commission)

    References

    COM(2006)0915 - C6-0021/2007 - 2006/0303(COD)

    Date submitted to Parliament

    22.12.2006

    Committee responsible

           Date announced in plenary

    ENVI

    17.1.2007

    Rapporteur(s)

           Date appointed

    Karl-Heinz Florenz

    27.2.2007

     

     

    Discussed in committee

    8.5.2007

     

     

     

    Date adopted

    8.5.2007

     

     

     

    Result of final vote

    +:

    –:

    0:

    35

    0

    0

    Members present for the final vote

    Adamos Adamou, Georgs Andrejevs, Margrete Auken, Johannes Blokland, John Bowis, Frieda Brepoels, Hiltrud Breyer, Chris Davies, Avril Doyle, Satu Hassi, Jens Holm, Caroline Jackson, Dan Jørgensen, Christa Klaß, Urszula Krupa, Marie-Noëlle Lienemann, Marios Matsakis, Linda McAvan, Riitta Myller, Miroslav Ouzký, Daciana Octavia Sârbu, Karin Scheele, Carl Schlyter, Bogusław Sonik, María Sornosa Martínez, Antonios Trakatellis, Evangelia Tzampazi, Thomas Ulmer

    Substitute(s) present for the final vote

    Giovanni Berlinguer, Christofer Fjellner, Genowefa Grabowska, Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, Kartika Tamara Liotard, Caroline Lucas, Andres Tarand