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Legislative timetable - Annex 1

Directives under negotiation

Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) of the Dangerous Preparations and Safety Data Sheets Directives, adoption expected in summer 2001 with 12 months to implement.

Continuing negotiations on the Dangerous Substances Directive, 28th ATP agreed and publication expected 2000/01, 29th ATP, agreement expected 2001/02.

Chapter 19 of Agenda 21 (implications for international control of chemicals): harmonisation of classification and labelling of dangerous chemicals. Adoption at international level.

Asbestos: EU proposals for amendments to the worker protection directive likely 2001/02.

Proposals for a European Parliament and Council Directive on Physical Agents (Vibration). Likely to be adopted early 2001/02 with an implementation date of early 2004/05. CD expected 2002/03.

A Swedish Presidency proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on Physical Agents (Noise) was put forward in January 2001.

Anticipated Directive on Pipelines, decision unlikely before May 2001.

Proposal to amend Marketing and Use Directive in relation to Azodyes - negotiations started second half of 2000.

Proposal to replace Regulation on Export and Import of Dangerous Chemicals to implement Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent (PIC) 2000/01 - 2001/02.

Proposal for Review Regulation on Biocidal Products - discussion on adoption of second Review Regulation.

Proposal for a Directive on inter-operability of conventional rail systems - DETR lead. Adoption expected summer/autumn 2001.

Proposal for a third Amendment to the Machinery Directive expected in Swedish Presidency - DTI lead (EC proposals published January 2001).

Proposal for an EU Chemical Strategy - White Paper published February 2001. Council Conclusions to be agreed before end of Swedish Presidency.

Proposal for a Commission Directive on a second list of Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values. 26 substances with possible adoption at the end of 2001.

Amendments to the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail Directive 96/49. DETR lead. Implementation 2003.

Amendments to the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road Directive 94/55. DETR lead. Implementation 2003.

Amendments to UN Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. DETR lead. Complete 2002.

Proposal for an EC Amendment to the COMAH Regulations 1999 under SEVESO Directive (96/82/EC). Expected by 2002 for UK Implementation.

Updated 2011-03-23