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29.12.

2000 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 377/159

Wednesday 15 March 2000

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council
directive relating to ozone in ambient air (COM(1999) 125 C5-0048/1999 1999/0068(COD))

(Codecision procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

 having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council
(COM(1999) 125),

 having regard to Article 251(2) and Article 175(1) of the EC Treaty pursuant to which the Commi-
ssion submitted the proposal to Parliament (C5-0048/1999),

 having regard to Rule 67 of its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the report of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy
and the opinion of the Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy (A5-0062/2000),

1. Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

2. Asks to be consulted again should the Commission intend to amend its proposal substantially or
replace it with another text;

3. Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.

11. Atmospheric pollutants ***I

A5-0063/2000

Proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on national emission ceilings for certain
atmospheric pollutants (COM(1999) 125 C5-0047/1999 1999/0067(COD))

The proposal was amended as follows:

TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
BY THE COMMISSION BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 1)
Recital 10

(10) The Commission should continue to examine further (10) The Commission should continue to examine further
appropriate Community measures which may be cost-effective appropriate Community measures which may be cost-effective
means of attaining the environmental objectives. means of attaining the environmental objectives. It is necess-
ary above all to establish rules for the most important
sources of emissions of ozone precursors which are the
subject of internal market rules and for products which
are freely traded on the internal market and which, when
used, produce significant emissions of ozone precursors.