Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 79/2005 of 10 June 2005 amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) and Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement


Published: 2005-06-10

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13.10.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 268/10

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 79/2005
of 10 June 2005
amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) and Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement
THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE,
Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, as amended by the Protocol adjusting the Agreement on the European Economic Area, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Agreement’, and in particular Article 98 thereof,
Whereas:

(1)

Annex II to the Agreement was amended by Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 36/2005 of 11 March 2005 (1).

(2)

Annex XX to the Agreement was amended by Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 43/2005 of 11 March 2005 (2).

(3)

Directive 2004/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on the limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds due to the use of organic solvents in certain paints and varnishes and vehicle refinishing products and amending Directive 1999/13/EC (3) is to be incorporated into the Agreement,
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:
Article 1
The following point shall be inserted after point 8 (European Parliament and Council Directive 94/63/EC) of Chapter XVII of Annex II to the Agreement:

‘9.

32004 L 0042: Directive 2004/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on the limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds due to the use of organic solvents in certain paints and varnishes and vehicle refinishing products and amending Directive 1999/13/EC (OJ L 143, 30.4.2004, p. 87).
The provisions of the Directive shall, for the purposes for the present Agreement, be read with the following adaptation:
In Article 3(4), the words “, and for Iceland for a period of 36 months following the latter date in Annex II, to finish the Icelandic stocks” shall be inserted after the word “force”.’
Article 2
The following shall be added in point 21ab (Council Directive 1999/13/EC) of Annex XX to the Agreement:
‘, as amended by:



32004 L 0042: Directive 2004/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 (OJ L 143, 30.4.2004, p. 87).’
Article 3
The texts of Directive 2004/42/EC in the Icelandic and Norwegian languages, to be published in the EEA Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, shall be authentic.
Article 4
This Decision shall enter into force on 11 June 2005, provided that all the notifications under Article 103(1) of the Agreement have been made to the EEA Joint Committee (4).
Article 5
This Decision shall be published in the EEA Section of, and in the EEA Supplement to, the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 10 June 2005.


For the EEA Joint Committee


The President

Richard WRIGHT




(1)  OJ L 198, 28.7.2005, p. 30.

(2)  OJ L 198, 28.7.2005, p. 45.

(3)  OJ L 143, 30.4.2004, p. 87.

(4)  No constitutional requirements indicated.