|Legal name||Council Directive 87/217/EEC of 19 March 1987 on the prevention and reduction of environmental pollution by asbestos as amended by Council Directive 91/692/EEC (further amended by Council Regulation 1882/2003/EC), and Council Regulation 807/2003/EC.|
|Short name||Asbestos Directive (consolidated)|
|CELEX reference||31987L0217 (31991L0692 (32003R1882), 32003R0807)|
|Issued by||European Council|
|URL to issuer||http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemical...|
|Parent legislative instrument|
The objectives of the directive are to reduce exposure to asbestos so as to lessen the risk of diseases occurring and to establish limit values and specific harmonised minimum requirements for the protection of workers.
The Directive has been amended by:
-Directive 91/692/EEC of 23 December 1991 standardizing and rationalizing reports on the implementation of certain Directives relating to the environment further amended by Regulation 1882/2003/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 September 2003 adapting to Council Decision 1999/468/EC (Celex N°31999D0468) the provisions relating to committees which assist the Commission in the exercise of its implementing powers laid down in instruments subject to the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the EC Treaty.
-Council Regulation 807/2003/EC of 14 April 2003 adapting to Decision 1999/468/EC the provisions relating to committees which assist the Commission in the exercise of its implementing powers laid down in Council instruments adopted in accordance with the consultation procedure (unanimity).
|DG Env review of reporting theme||IPPPC|
|Comments||The questionnaire mentionned in the Article 13 of the Directive is outlined in the Council Directive 91/692/EEC, standardizing and rationalizing reports on the implementation of certain Directives relating to the environment.|