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Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht

Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals

2:15 pm

Photo of Noel CoonanNoel Coonan (Tipperary North, Fine Gael)
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We now continue our consideration of EU proposals: COM (2014) 397, which is on schedule A, and COM (2013) 943, COM (2014) 226, COM (2014) 290, COM (2014) 291, COM (2014) 459 and COM (2014) 466, which are on schedule B.

There is one proposal in schedule A which is COM (2014) 397. This is a proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending directives 2008/98/EC on waste, 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste, 1993/31/EC on the landfill of waste, 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, 2006/66/EC on batteries, waste batteries and accumulators, and 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment. It is proposed that this proposal does not warrant further scrutiny. Is this agreed? Agreed.

There are six proposals on schedule B. The first is COM (2013) 943, a proposal for a Council regulation laying down maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination of food and feed following a nuclear accident or any other case of radiological emergency. It is proposed that this proposal does not warrant further scrutiny. Is this agreed? Agreed.

COM (2014) 226 is a proposal for a Council decision determining the composition of the Committee of the Regions. It is proposed that this proposal does not warrant further scrutiny. Is this agreed? Agreed.

COM (2014) 290 relates to the conclusion on behalf of the European Union of the agreement between the European Union and its member states and Iceland concerning Iceland's participation in the joint fulfilment of commitments of the European Union, its member states and Iceland in the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It is proposed that this proposal does not warrant further scrutiny. Is this agreed? Agreed.

COM (2014) 291 is a proposal for a Council decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, of the agreement between the European Union and its member states and Iceland concerning Iceland's participation in the joint fulfilment of commitments of the European Union, its member states and Iceland in the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It is proposed that this proposal does not warrant further scrutiny. Is this agreed? Agreed.

COM (2014) 459 is a proposal for a Council decision amending Decision 2007/198/EURATOM establishing the European joint undertaking for ITER, the development of fusion energy and conferring advantages upon it. It is proposed that this proposal does not warrant further scrutiny. Is this agreed? Agreed.

COM (2014) 466 is a proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to a reduction in the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels, that is, codification. It is proposed that this proposal does not warrant further scrutiny. Is this agreed? Agreed.

I propose we suspend for a few moments to allow the first set of witnesses to take their seats, after which we will consider the general scheme of the national cultural institutions (National Concert Hall) Bill 2014 with officials from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and representatives from the National Concert Hall.

Sitting suspended at 2.40 p.m. and resumed at 2.41 p.m.