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Abstract

Comitology is the strict procedure whereby decisions on the proposals from the EU member states and industry are voted into legislation. There are 2 types of committees concerned with implementing Directive 67/548/EEC in the European Union. The first type of committee is formal and is governed by a set of rules outlined in the Directive under Articles 28 and 29. In addition, there are other informal committees: groups dealing with health, environment and special areas such as pesticides; specialised experts and ad-hoc groups, all involved in classification and labelling procedures. These informal committees are not governed by a written set of rules, however, general unwritten procedures are followed to ensure transparency and coherency. In this paper, an overview of these formal and informal committees will be given together with a general outline of the procedures involved.

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Authors: MCGUINNESS S, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Protection of the Public and Private Workers provided by Directive 67/548/EEC
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40598 ORA
Record Number: 199710711 / Last updated on: 1997-06-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en