of 7 June 1990
amending for the fourth time the Annex to Council Directive 79/117/EEC prohibiting the placing on the market and use of plant protection products containing certain active substances
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community,
Having regard to Council Directive 79/117/EEC of 21 December 1978 prohibiting the placing on the market and use of plant protection products containing certain active substances (1), as last amended by Directive 89/365/EEC (2), and in particular Article 6 thereof,
Whereas the development of scientific and technical knowledge makes necessary certain amendments to the Annex to Directive 79/117/EEC;
Whereas it seems desirable to delete a certain number of temporary derogations from the prohibitions laid down in the Directive since less hazardous treatments are now available;
Whereas all Member States have informed the Commission that they do not intend or no longer intend to avail themselves of these derogations;
Whereas the measures provided for in this Directive are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plant Health,
HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:
The Annex to Directive 79/117/EEC is hereby amended as follows:
1. In Part A, 'Mercury compounds':
(a) Under item 4, 'Alkyl mercury compounds', the text in column 2 is deleted;
(b) under item 5, 'Alkoxyalkyl and aryl mercury compounds', the text in column 2 is replaced by: 'Seed treatment cereals'.
2. In part B, 'Persistent organo-chlorine compounds':
(a) under item 1, 'Aldrin', the text in column 2 is deleted;
(b) under item 5, 'Endrin', the text in column 2 is deleted.
Member States shall, not later than 1 January 1991, bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive. They shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.
This Directive is addressed to the Member States.
Done at Brussels, 7 June 1990.
For the Commission
Ray MAC SHARRY
Member of the Commission
(1) OJ No L 33, 8. 2. 1979, p. 36.
(2) OJ No L 159, 10. 6. 1989, p. 58.