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ANNEX IV

THE PROVISION OF FUEL CONSUMPTION DATA IN PROMOTIONAL LITERATURE

The Member States shall ensure that all promotional literature contains the official fuel consumption data
of the vehicles to which it refers. This information should, as a minimum, meet the following requirements:

1.Ùit should be easy to read and no less prominent than the main part of the information provided in the
promotional literature;

2.Ùit should be easy to understand even on superficial contact;

3.Ùofficial fuel consumption data should be provided for all different car versions to which the promotional
material covers. If more than one version is specified then either the official fuel consumption data for
all versions can be included or the range between the worst and best fuel consumption can be stated.
Fuel consumption is to be expressed in either litres per 100 kilometres (l/100 km), in miles per gallon
(mpg), kilometres per litre (km/l) or an appropriate combination of these. All numerical data should be
quoted to one decimal place.

If the promotional literature only contains reference to the brand name of the make, and not to any
particular version or vehicle, then fuel consumption data need not be provided.

Amended proposal for a Council Directive amending Directives 66/400/EEC, 66/401/EEC,


66/402/EEC, 66/403/EEC, 69/208/EEC, 70/457/EEC and 70/458/EEC on the marketing of
beet seed, fodder plant seed, cereal seed, seed potatoes, seed of oil and fibre plants and vegetable
seed and on the common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species

(98/C 305/03)

COM(1998) 499 final — 97/0217(CNS)

(Submitted by the Commission pursuant to Article 189a(2) of the EC Treaty on 7 August 1998)

In response to the opinion delivered by the European (i)Ùthe inspectors, shall:


Parliament at its plenary session of 11 to 15 May 1998
on the proposal for a Council Directive submitted on
25 July 1997 amending Directives 66/400/EEC, (a)Ùhave the necessary technical qualifications,
66/401/EEC, 66/402/EEC, 66/403/EEC, 69/208/EEC,
70/457/EEC and 70/458/EEC on the marketing of beet (b) derive no private gain in connection with the
seed, fodder plant seed, cereal seed, seed potatoes, seed carrying out of the inspections,
of oil and fibre plants and vegetable seed and on the
common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant
species, and in accordance with Article 189a(2) of the (c) have been officially licensed and sworn in by
EC Treaty the Commission has decided to amend the the seed certification authority of the
aforementioned proposal as follows: Member State concerned,

1.ÙArticle 1(2) is replaced by the following: (d) carry out inspections under official super-
vision in accordance with the rules applicable
‘2.ÚÙThe following paragraphs are added after to official inspections;
Article 2(2):

‘‘3.ÚÙWhen the examination under official super- (ii)Ùthe seed crop to be inspected shall be grown
vision referred to in paragraph 1(C)(d)(ii) is carried from seed which has undergone official post
out, the following requirements shall be complied control, the results of which have been satis-
with: factory;
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(iii)Ùa proportion of the seed crop shall be checked by (ii)Ùthe seed crop to be inspected shall be grown
official inspectors. That proportion shall be 10Ø% from seed which has undergone official post
for self-pollinated crops and 20Ø% for cross- control, the results of which have been satis-
pollinated crops or, for those species for which factory;
Member States provide for official laboratory
seed-testing using morphological, physiological (iii)Ùa proportion of the seed crop shall be checked by
or, where appropriate, biochemical procedures to official inspectors. That proportion shall be 10Ø%
identify the variety and establish purity, 5Ø% and for self-pollinated crops and 20Ø% for cross-
15Ø% respectively; pollinated crops or, for those species for which
Member States provide for official laboratory
(iv) a proportion of samples from the seed lots seed-testing using morphological, physiological
harvested from the seed crops shall be drawn for or, where appropriate, biochemical procedures to
official post control and, where appropriate, for identify the variety and establish purity, 5Ø% and
official laboratory seed-testing in respect of 15Ø% respectively;
varietal identity and purity;
(iv) a proportion of samples from the seed lots
(v) the seed certification authority shall immediately harvested from the seed crops shall be drawn for
withdraw recognition referred to in paragraph official post control and, where appropriate, for
(3)(i)(c) from officially licensed inspectors who official laboratory seed-testing in respect of
are found guilty of deliberately or negligently varietal identity and purity;
contravening the rules governing official exam-
inations. Any certification of the seed examined (v) the seed certification authority shall immediately
shall immediately be annulled in the event of withdraw recognition referred to in paragraph
such contravention. The Member States shall (3)(i)(c) from officially licensed inspectors who
determine the penalties applicable to in- are found guilty of deliberately or negligently
fringements of the rules governing examination contravening the rules governing official exam-
under official supervision. The penalties they inations. Any certification of the seed examined
provide for must be effective, proportionate and shall immediately be annulled in the event of
dissuasive. such contravention. The Member States shall
determine the penalties applicable to
infringements of the rules governing examination
4.ÚÙFurther measures applicable to the carrying out
under official supervision. The penalties they
of examinations under official supervision may be
provide for must be effective, proportionate and
adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down
dissuasive.
in Article 21.

Until such measures are adopted, the conditions set 4.ÚÙFurther measures applicable to the carrying out
out in Article 2 of Commission Decision 89/540/ of examinations under official supervision may be
EEC shall de adhered to.’’Ø’ adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down
in Article 21.
2.ÙArticle 2(3) is replaced by the following: Until such measures are adopted, the conditions set
out in Article 2 of Commission Decision 89/540/
‘3.ÚÙThe following paragraphs are added after EEC shall de adhered to.’’Ø’
Article 2(2):
3.ÙArticle 3(5) is replaced by the following:
‘‘3.ÚÙWhen the examination under official super-
vision referred to in paragraph 1(C)(d)(ii) is carried ‘5.ÚÙThe following paragraphs are added after
out, the following requirements shall be complied Article 2(2):
with:
‘‘3.ÚÙWhen the examination under official super-
(i)Ùthe inspectors, shall: vision referred to in paragraphs 1(E)(d)(ii), 1(F)(d)(ii)
and 1(G)(d)(ii) above is carried out, the following
(a)Ùhave the necessary technical qualifications, requirements shall be complied with:
(b) derive no private gain in connection with the (i)Ùthe inspectors, shall:
carrying out of the inspections,
(a)Ùhave the necessary technical qualifications,
(c) have been officially licensed and sworn in by
the seed certification authority of the (b) derive no private gain in connection with the
Member State concerned, carrying out of the inspections,

(d) carry out inspections under official super- (c) have been officially licensed and sworn in by
vision in accordance with the rules applicable the seed certification authority of the
to official inspections; Member State concerned,
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(d) carry out inspections under official super- (b) derive no private gain in connection with the
vision in accordance with the rules applicable carrying out of the inspections,
to official inspections; (c) have been officially licensed and sworn in by
(ii)Ùthe seed crop to be inspected shall be grown the seed certification authority of the
from seed which has undergone official post Member State concerned,
control, the results of which have been satis- (d) carry out inspections under official super-
factory; vision in accordance with the rules applicable
to official inspections;
(iii)Ùa proportion of the seed crop shall be checked by
official inspectors. That proportion shall be 10Ø% ii) the seed crop to be inspected shall be grown
for self-pollinated crops and 20Ø% for cross- from seed which has undergone official post
pollinated crops or, for those species for which control, the results of which have been satis-
Member States provide for official laboratory factory;
seed-testing using morphological, physiological (iii)Ùa proportion of the seed crop shall be checked by
or, where appropriate, biochemical procedures to official inspectors. That proportion shall be 10Ø%
identify the variety and establish purity, 5Ø% and for self-pollinated crops and 20Ø% for cross-
15Ø% respectively; pollinated crops or, for those species for which
Member States provide for official laboratory
(iv) a proportion of samples from the seed lots seed-testing using morphological, physiological
harvested from the seed crops shall be drawn for or, where appropriate, biochemical procedures to
official post control and, where appropriate, for identify the variety and establish purity, 5Ø% and
official laboratory seed-testing in respect of 15Ø% respectively;
varietal identity and purity;
(iv) a proportion of samples from the seed lots
(v) the seed certification authority shall immediately harvested from the seed crops shall be drawn for
withdraw recognition referred to in paragraph official post control and, where appropriate, for
(3)(i)(c) from officially licensed inspectors who official laboratory seed-testing in respect of
are found guilty of deliberately or negligently varietal identity and purity;
contravening the rules governing official exam-
inations. Any certification of the seed examined (v) the seed certification authority shall immediately
shall immediately be annulled in the event of withdraw recognition referred to in paragraph
such contravention. The Member States shall (3)(i)(c) from officially licensed inspectors who
determine the penalties applicable to are found guilty of deliberately or negligently
infringements of the rules governing examination contravening the rules governing official exam-
under official supervision. The penalties they inations. Any certification of the seed examined
provide for must be effective, proportionate and shall immediately be annulled in the event of
dissuasive. such contravention. The Member States shall
determine the penalties applicable to
4.ÚÙFurther measures applicable to the carrying out infringements of the rules governing examination
of examinations under official supervision may be under official supervision. The penalties they
adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down provide for must be effective, proportionate and
in Article 21. dissuasive.

Until such measures are adopted, the conditions set 4.ÚÙFurther measures applicable to the carrying out
out in Article 2 of Commission Decision 89/540/ of examinations under official supervision may be
EEC shall be adhered to.’’Ø’ adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down
in Article 21.
4.ÙArticle 5(7) is replaced by the following: Until such measures are adopted, the conditions set
out in Article 2 of Commission Decision 89/540/
‘7.ÚÙThe following paragraphs are added after
EEC shall de adhered to.’’Ø’
Article 2(2):
‘‘3.ÚÙWhen the examination under official super- 5.ÙThe following article is added after Article 8.
vision referred to in paragraphs 1(C)(d)(ii), ‘Article 8a
1(D)(d)(ii), 1(E)(d)(ii), 1(Ea)(d)(ii) and 1(F)(d)(ii)
above is carried out, the following requirements shall After not more than five years the Commission shall
be complied with: submit a detailed evaluation of the simplifications of
the certification procedures introduced with this
i) the inspectors, shall:
Directive. This evaluation shall focus in particular on
(a)Ùhave the necessary technical qualifications, the possible effects on the quality of the seed.’