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European Union - Forty-Seventh Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 18 November 2003.


CONTENTS

PART 1: SUMMARY OF THE REPORT

PART 2: INTRODUCTION

What is this Report about?

Background

EU waste initiatives

Waste prevention

Reuse and Recycling

Improving final disposal and monitoring

PART 3: ANALYSIS AND OPINION

Reaction to the Commission's draft Waste and Recycling Strategy

Legislative procedure for waste proposals

Co-decision (EC Treaty Article 251)

Technical Adaptation Committees

The Waste Acceptance Criteria

Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

Definitions

Baseline data

Impact Assessment

Reporting Requirements

The role of the European Environment Agency

Conduct of negotiations in Brussels

Transposition and Implementation

Project planning

Role of the Environment Agency

Devolved and local government

Co-ordination of Government

Will the Commission's strategy achieve its objectives?

PART 4: SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommendations to the Government

Co-ordination of Government and the need for a strategic approach

Regulatory Impact Assessment

Technical Adaptation Committees

The Role of the Environment Agency

Data collection

Recommendations to the Commission

Technical Adaptation Committees

Definitions

Data

Harmonised reporting and the role of the European Environment Agency

Impact Assessment

Recommendation to the House

Box 1: Co-decision and Transposition

Box 2: Technical Adaptation Committees

Box 3: Comitology: Key Recommendations

Box 4: Legislative Consistency: Key Recommendations

Box 5: Data needed to Support Policy-Making:Key Recommendations

Box 6: Impact Assessment

Box 7: The UK's Influence on EU Policy-Making:Key Recommendations

Box 8: Project planning: Recommendations of the Better Regulation Task Force

Box 9: Extract from Environment Agency and Defra concordat

Box 10: Disposal of Refrigerators: conclusions of the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, 4th Report (2001-02)

Box 11: Example of good practice: the WEEE Directive

Box 12: Example of good practice: the Integra Project

Box 13: The Commission's Waste and Recycling Strategy Key Requirements for Reform

Appendix 1 Membership of Sub-Committee D

Appendix 2 Call for Evidence

Appendix 3 List of Witnesses


 
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