Select Committee on European Union Progress of Scrutiny Twenty-First Report


SUB-COMMITTEE D

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman: Lord Renton of Mount Harry

Co-opted Members:

Lord Cameron of Dillington, Lord Christopher, Lord Haskins, Lord Lewis of Newnham, Lord Livsey of Talgarth, Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, Earl Peel, Lord Plumb, Lord Sewel.

(For further information please contact the Clerk, Robert Preston, 020 7219 3015)

i.  Documents awaiting consideration by the Sub-Committee
*13401/06 + ADD 1 & 2 13388/06 Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection; Staff Working Document - Impact Assessment of the Thematic Strategy on Soil Protection; Summary of Impact Assessment; Draft Instrument concerning a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the protection of soil and amending Directive 2004/35/EC (Defra)
Sifted 24 October 2006
*13574/06 13672/06Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Regulation from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on a Community energy-efficiency labelling programme for office equipment (Recast); Document concerning a proposal for a Council Decision concerning conclusion of the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the European Community on the coordination of energy-efficient labelling programmes for office equipment (Defra)
Sifted 31 October 2006
*13764/06 13767/06Draft Instrument regarding a proposal for a Council Decision concerning the provisional prohibition of the use and sale in Austria of genetically modified maize (Zea mays L. line T25) pursuant to Directive 2001/18/EC, Draft Instrument regarding a proposal for a Council Decision concerning the provisional prohibition of the use and sale in Austria of genetically modified maize (Zee mays L. line MON 810) pursuant to Directive 2001/18/EC (Defra)
Sifted 31 October 2006

ii.  Awaiting the outcome of Correspondence with Ministers, or held under scrutiny
10665/02 Agrileg 147Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the Economic and Social Committee:- Towards a thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides (Defra) (COM(02) 349)
Sifted 23 July 2002

(Awaiting Supplementary EM)

12985/03 Env 477Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of groundwater against pollution (Defra) (COM(03) 550)
Sifted 21 October 2003

Supplementary EM sifted 13 January 2004

Letter to the Government 17 June 2005

Letters to the Chairman 7 March 2005, 31 May, 20 June, 20 July, 4 August 2006

12200/04 Env 456Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council introducing humane trapping standards for certain animal species (Defra) (COM(04) 532)
Sifted 2 November 2004

Letters to the Government 20 December, 17 March 2006

Letters to the Chairman 4 February 2005, 14 April 2006

14181/04Proposal for a Council Regulation on electronic recording and reporting of fishing activities and on means of remote sensing (Defra) (COM(04) 724)
Sifted 7 December 2004

Letters to the Government 26 January 2005, 17 March 2006, 10 July

Letters to the Chairman 28 February 2005, 22 February 2006, 14 June

14686/04Proposal for a Council Directive on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel (Defra) (COM(04) 716)
Sifted 11 January 2005
8399/05Proposal for a Council Directive on the control of potato cyst nematodes (Defra) (COM(05) 151)
Sifted 14 June 2005

Letter to the Chairman 5 June 2006

Letter to the Government 10 July 2006

9606/05 + Add 1Proposal for a Council Directive laying down minimum rules for the protection of chickens kept for meat production, (COM(05) 221); and Add 1: Commission Staff Working Document - Annex with Impact Assessment, (SEC(05) 801) (Defra)
Sifted 19 July 2005
9606/05[Supplementary EM] Proposal for a Council Directive laying down minimum rules for the protection of chickens kept for meat production; and

Add 1 of 13 June 2005 concerning a Commission staff working document: Annex to the proposal for a Council Directive laying down minimum rules for the protection of chickens kept for meat production - Impact Assessment (Defra)

Sifted 7 February 2006

Letter to the Government 16 March

Letter to the Chairman 23 May

11408/05Communication from the Commission - "TSE Roadmap" (Defra)
Sifted 6 December 2005

Letter to the Chairman 22 May 2006 [+ full RIA]

Letter to the Government 15 June 2005

13759/05 + Add 1,

13700/05 + Add 1

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environment Policy (Marine Strategy Directive)

Commission staff working document: Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment and Proposal for a Council Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environmental Policy (Marine Strategy Directive)

Commission Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment

Commission staff working document: Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment and Proposal for a Council Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environmental Policy (Marine Strategy Directive) (Defra)

Sifted 22 November 2005

(Awaiting RIA)

13759/05 + Add 1

13700/05 + Add 1

(Supplementary EM) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environment Policy (Marine Strategy Directive)

Commission staff working document: Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment and Proposal for a Council Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environmental Policy (Marine Strategy Directive)

Commission Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment

Commission staff working document: Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment and Proposal for a Council Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environmental Policy (Marine Strategy Directive) (Defra)

Sifted 6 December 2005
5047/06 + Add 1 & 2Communication: "Taking sustainable use of resources forward: A Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste"; and Commission Staff Working Document Annex to the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and Communication from the Commission - Taking Sustainable Use of Resources Forward: A Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste - Impact Assessment on the Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of waste and immediate implementing measures; and Commission Staff Working Document Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Taking Sustainable use of Resources Forward: A Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste - Technical Annexes to the Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste (Defra)
Sifted 24 January 2006
5050/06 + Add 1Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and; Communication from the Commission - Taking Sustainable Resources Forward: A Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste Impact Assessment on the Thematic Strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste and immediate implementing measures (Defra)
Sifted 24 January 2006
5050/06 + Add 1[Supplementary EM] Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste; Commission Staff Working Document Annex to the Proposal for a Directive of the European Council on waste and Communication from the Commission - Taking sustainable resources forward: A Thematic Strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste - Impact Assessment on the Thematic strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste and the immediate implementing measures (Defra)
Sifted 24 April 2006
5058/06Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Directive on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel (Defra)
Sifted 31 January 2006

(Awaiting RIA)

5101/06Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation on organic production and labeling of organic products and a Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto in agricultural products and foodstuffs (Defra)
Sifted 31 January 2006

Letters to the Government 16 February, 23 June

Letter to the Chairman 1 May

5403/06Council Regulation establishing a management plan for fisheries exploiting stocks of plaice and sole in the North Sea (Defra)
Sifted 14 February 2006
5403/06[Supplementary EM] Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a management plan for fisheries exploiting stocks of plaice and sole in the North Sea. (Defra)
Sifted 25 May 2006

Letter to the Government 15 June

6693/06 + Add 1Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending council Directive 76/769/EEC relating to restrictions on the marketing of certain measuring devices containing mercury; + Impact Assessment (Defra)
Sifted 21 March 2006

Letter to the Government 24 April (awaiting RIA)

Letters to the Chairman 2 June, 11 October

8296/06 + Add 1Draft Instrument of 7 April 2006 concerning a proposal for a Council Regulation concerning use of alien and locally absent species in aquaculture; Draft Instrument of 7 April concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Annex to the Proposal for a Council Regulation on the use of alien and locally absent species in aquaculture. (Defra)
Sifted 16 May 2006

Held under scrutiny at meeting 24/05/06

Letter to the Chairman 6 July

9898/06Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on improving consultation on Community fisheries management (Defra)
Sifted 20 June 2006 Letter to the Government 20 July
10851/06 + Add 1 + Add 2Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - "Towards a sustainable European wine sector"; and

Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - "Towards a sustainable European wine sector" Summary of the Impact Assessment annexed to the communication; and

Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the Council and The European Parliament - "Towards a sustainable European wine sector" Commission Staff Working Document - Annex to the Communication: Impact Assessment (Defra)

Sifted 18 July 2006 Letter to the Government 20 July
10930/06 10931/06 10932/06 10933/06 10934/06 10935/06 10936/06 10937/06 Draft instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC to included azinphos-methyl as active substance; and

Draft instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC to included carbendazim as active substance; and

Draft instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC to included dinocap as active substance; and

Draft instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC to included fenarimol as active substance; and

Draft instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC to included flusilazole as active substance; and

Draft instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC to included methamidophos as active substance; and

Draft instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC to included procymidone as active substance; and

Draft instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC to included vinclozolin as active substance (Defra)

Sifted 18 July 2006 Letter to the Government 20 July Letter to the Chairman 8 August, 9 October, 25 October
10014/06Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Council Regulation laying down rules for voluntary modulation of direct payments provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 (Defra)
Sifted 20 June 2006 Letter to the Government 20 July
10016/06Draft Instrument concerning a Proposal for a Council Decision laying down the amount of Community support to rural development for the period from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013, its annual breakdown and the minimum amount to be concentrated in regions eligible under the Convergence Objective (Defra)
Sifted 13 June 2006

Letters to the Government 15 June, 20 July Letter to the Chairman 28 June

11640/06Council Decision regarding the placing on the market in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of oilseed rape products (Brassica napus L., lines Ms8 Rf3 and Ms8xRf3) genetically modified for tolerance to the herbicide glufosinate-ammonium (Defra) [11.01.06]
Sifted 17 January 2006

Letter to the Government 16 February

Letters to the Chairman 27 March, 4 October

†11755/06 + ADD 1 + ADD 2-12 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market; Draft Instrument concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Summary Report on the impact assessment for a Regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products; Draft Instrument concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Report on the impact assessment for a Regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products; Draft Instrument concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Report on the impact assessment for a Regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products- Annex 1; Draft Instrument concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Report on the impact assessment for a Regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products- Annex 2, Part 1-6; Draft Instrument concerning a Commission Staff Working Document - Report on the impact assessment for a Regulation replacing Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products- Annex 3, 4 and 5 (Defra)
Sifted 10 October 2006 Considered at meeting 25 October
†11816/06 + ADD1 11847/06Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy and amending Directive 2000/60/EC; Document concerning a Commission Staff Working Document Impact Assessment - Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy and amending Directive 2000/60/EC; Document concerning a Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament integrated prevention and control of chemical pollution of surface waters in the European Union (Defra)
Sifted 10 October 2006 Considered at meeting 25 October
†11896/06 + ADD 1 Draft Instrument concerning a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action to achieve a sustainable use of pesticides; Document concerning the commission Staff Working Paper - Accompanying the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action to achieve a sustainable use of pesticides - The impact assessment of the thematic strategy on the sustainable use of pesticides; Defra)
Sifted 10 October 2006 Considered at meeting 25 October
*12917/06Document concerning a communication from the Commission to the Council - Fishing Opportunities for 2007: Policy Statement from the European Commission (Defra)
Sifted 24 October 2006 (Awaiting revised EM)








iii  Documents under scrutiny

In connection with the Sub-Committee's Scrutiny of the Nuclear Package
12386/04 Part 1Amended proposal for a Council Directive (Euratom) laying down basic obligations and general principles on the safety of nuclear installations (DTI) (COM(04) 526)
Sifted 19 October 2004

Letter to the Government (Defra & DTI) 13 February 2006

Letters to the Chairman 6 March (Defra), 7 March (DTI)

12386/04 Part 2Amended proposal for a Council Directive (Euratom) on the safe management of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste (Defra) (COM(04) 526)
Sifted 26 October 2004
14074/04Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council Report on the use of financial resources earmarked for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants (DTI) (COM(04) 719)
Sifted 30 November 2004

Debated on Thursday 23rd March in the House (still under scrutiny) in connection with Sub-Committee D's Report: Too much or too little? Changes to the EU Sugar Regime, 18th Report, HL Paper 80, Session 2005-06 published 13th December 2005, the Government response has been received on 17th February 2006
10598/05 + Add 1Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing accompanying measures for Sugar Protocol countries affected by the reform of the EU sugar regime (DFID)
Sifted 18 October 2005

Letters to the Government (Defra and DFID) 10 November, 1 December (DFID), 5 June (DFID)

Letters to the Chairman 22 November (Defra), 23 November (DFID), 9 December (Defra), 15 February 2006 (Defra), 23 May (Defra) enclosing RIA




 
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