Commission Directive 90/335/EEC 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


Published: 1990-06-07

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COMMISSION DIRECTIVE
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
(90/335/EEC)
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:
Article 1
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.
Article 2
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.
Article 3
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.

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